Corey F. MacDonald

(603) 712-5226

Corey MacDonald is the founder of MacDonald Law, PC, and Black Lion Services, PLLC. MacDonald began his law practice in 2005 and is admitted to the bars of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Colorado, and the 1st Circuit Federal District Court.

MacDonald Law is a New Hampshire based litigation practice focusing on all aspects of family law from divorce to post-divorce and parenting disputes. The firm also provides representation in select criminal defense matters at the state level. With over 27 years of law and law enforcement and prosecutorial experience, Attorney MacDonald has put together a team of professionals who are considered among the top in the state at representing their clients.  MacDonald Law prides itself on taking on the hard cases receiving referrals from other attorneys in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  MacDonald Law often handles complex case litigation to include high net worth asset division, closely held business negotiations, parental alienation and domestic violence related matters. 


A wholly owned subsidiary of MacDonald Law, Black Lion Services, PLLC is a business law practice MacDonald started in 2020 providing outside general counsel services to businesses as well as individual clients. These clients include individuals and entities in sports and entertainment, as well as domestic and international supply chain operators in footwear and medical supply. MacDonald serves as outside general counsel to several companies to include USA Rugby, the National Governing Body for the sport in the United States as well as our Olympic rugby teams. Entertainment clients include serving as counsel and community coordinator for the Goonies House, LLC, from the famed 1985 classic movie.
Prior to practicing law full-time, MacDonald ran his practice part-time while serving for over 18 years in law enforcement.  He spent most of his law enforcement career as a detective rising to the position of Chief of Detectives for the City of Portsmouth and then Deputy Chief of Police.  He also served as the City Prosecutor for three years trying hundreds of cases throughout the District Court. MacDonald was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder's administration as the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Commander for the State of New Hampshire. MacDonald received an honorable early retirement as the Deputy Chief of Police to run his growing law practice on a full-time basis. 


Corey MacDonald was named one of NH's Top Forty Under 40 in 2011; as well as NH's Young Professional of the Year in 2014; and one of's “Top 10 to Watch” young professionals.  MacDonald serves on the New Hampshire Association for Justice Board of Directors and co-chairs the family law section.  In addition he serves on various non-profit boards throughout the seacoast focusing on wilderness preservation, youth at risk and the arts.  

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