Paula J. Mcgill

Paula J. Mcgill

The McGill Law Firm, LLC
  • Landlord Tenant, Employment Law, Business Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, New York
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Paula McGill provides personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable representing individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Moreover, Attorney McGill is not afraid to go after large corporations to force them to take personal responsibility for damages they cause. Her confidence in pursuing these companies comes from her 20+ years of experience. Furthermore, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of most budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family and friends.

Her experience spans small claims matters, contract disputes, consumer matters, federal employment matters, civil rights cases, and wrongful death cases. Attorney McGill is comfortable in front of judges in bench trials or juries. Extensive trial experience benefits clients because opposing attorneys know she is not afraid to take cases to trial, if needed.

She also has the theory that rushing the case through often doesn't benefit clients. 9 times out of 10, slow and steady wins the race.

The McGill Law Firm is based in Georgia and has numerous convenient locations to meet busy client.

For more information about the practice or about your particular legal issue, please use the contact information form provided on this website or contact Attorney McGill at You can also read more about the attorney and legal issues on her legal blog to obtain more information at

The McGill Law Firm is currently accepting landlord-tenant and corporate cases in Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett.

Practice Areas
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Collections
  • Consumer Law
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Small Claims
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept credit cards for initial consultations, dispossessory cases, and invoiced items for completed work. Credit cards are not accepted for retainers for new clients. Certified checks, money orders, cash apps and wires are accepted for retainers for new clients.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    After the 5 minute screening consultation, the potential client can schedule a paid office or phone consultation. Firm rates are discussed in my blog, Price sheets are also available by email to allow people to make informed decisions.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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New York
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
The McGill Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Lord Bissell & Brook (Now Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell)
Wallace King Marraro & Branson
Piper & Marbury (Now DLA Piper)
University of Pennsylvania
J.D. | Law
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Kennesaw State University
MBA | Finance
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Emory University
B.B.A. | Finance
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Legal Answers
386 Questions Answered

Q. The landlord sold the home, whom should I get eviction notice? Have only received a Symon from the landlord.
A: First, look at your lease. What does your lease say about sales? Some say the owner has the right to give you 30 or 60 day notice to vacate. Others are silent. If the lease is silent on a sale, the buyer takes subject to the lease. Therefore, they must comply with the lease as the new landlord. Second, regardless of the method of notice, the new owner cannot just throw out your things. This is a wrongful eviction and you should be able to sue him for money for several torts, and possibly bring criminal charges for conversion/trover. If the landlord enters your rental property and throws your items out and/or changes the locks, call the police to note the trespass and wrongful eviction. Thereafter, if you want, contact a lawyer. Click my name to contact me.
Q. My lease is up in one day. Can i be put out?
A: If you a residential tenant, you are not kicked out if you hold over. You will have to pay any rent or fees as a hold over tenant. If the landlord wants you out the following steps must be taken: (1) demand to vacate; (2) file dispossessory affidavit in court; (3) serve the affidavit on you (personally or through tack and mail) (4) give you 7 days to answer by filing in court (5) attend a hearing (6) give you 7 days to move out after a hearing (7) get a writ and schedule a time for a deputy sheriff to appear for the eviction This takes more than 3 weeks. However, you should (1) answer the dispossessory affidavit if served; and (2) attend the hearing even if you have moved out.
Q. How can stores require that I wear a mask with these laws in place. How can I do this without breaking the law.
A: Stores are private property. They can require customers to wear certain things to enter their store. Before the pandemic, you saw on certain store doors, "NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO SERVICE" It's the same concept.
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Contact & Map
2265 Roswell Rd.
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30062
Telephone: (770) 509-4837
Cell: (770) 367-1234
Notice: Flexible Business Hours. The Firm also has office meeting locations throughout the metro area. New cases will be accepted in Cobb, Fulton, Dekalb, and Gwinnett.