Peter J. McDonald


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Sara Smith


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Pete McDonald focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. 

Pete was a law clerk to Judge Jerome Farris, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, from 2019 to 2020. Prior to law school, he taught ninth grade mathematics and robotics in Detroit, Michigan and was awarded a Fulbright teaching fellowship at the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation in Athens, Greece.


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2019
  Board of Student Advisers
  Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

University of Georgia, A.B.J., summa cum laude with Highest Honors, 2012
  Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker, 2012
  University Judiciary Parsons-Fincher Award for Ethical Leadership

Admissions and Certifications

State Bar of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Memberships and Affiliations

Houston Bar Association, Member

HBA/Communities in Schools Committee (2021-Present)
  Co-Chair & Mock Trial Lead (2022-2023)