Susan has been with the firm since 2003, becoming a partner in 2016. Susan’s major practice areas include Estates and Estate Planning, Agricultural Law and Family Law. Susan also maintains a general practice, meeting the needs of her clients in a range of legal matters.

Susan is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in the area of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

Prior to joining the firm, she served as director of environment and health care policy at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives, and a Legislative Service Commission fellow.

Susan is a member of the Muskingum County Community Foundation Board of Directors, Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Muskingum County Republican Club, Muskingum County Farm Bureau, Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association, Ark Spring Baptist Church, and is a 4-H volunteer.

Susan was born in Zanesville, and is proud to have returned to her hometown. Susan is married to James A. McDonald. They live on the family farm. He owns and operates McDonald’s Greenhouse, Ltd. They have two sons.