Laura McDonnell Barron

Laura McDonnell Barron, Esq.

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Laura M. Barron has been practicing law since 2005 and is the most recent attorney to join Hill & Watchko, LLC. Before joining the firm, Laura spent sixteen years practicing personal injury litigation at a boutique law firm in Woodstock, where she litigated hundreds of civil matters throughout Georgia. Now, Laura assists clients with Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives, and fiduciary litigation matters involving Will/Trust disputes and breaches of fiduciary duty. She also assists with guardianships and conservatorships, including the appointment of a guardian or conservator for families with disabled children who have reached the age of 18.

Along with the firm's managing partner, Cleve Hill, Laura is a graduate of Sequoyah High School in Cherokee County. She graduated from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Medical Humanities. Laura attended Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, where she served as Student Bar Association treasurer, honor code representative, chairman of the budget committee, and co-chair of the honor code committee. Laura is admitted to practice before all Georgia courts, including probate, State, Superior, Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court.

From 2008 to 2015, Laura served as a board member and volunteer leader for Hope2Africa, a discipleship ministry that invests in the lives and communities of African youths. Additionally, Laura has served as a volunteer mentor to high school students forTeach One to Lead One®-a non-profit community mentoring program that teaches Universal Principles to lead students into a life of purpose and potential.

Laura has had the honor and privilege of providing free estate planning services for single parents and widows through First Baptist Church Woodstock's LoveLoud program.


  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
    • B.S. - 2001
    • Major: Psychology with a concentration in Medical Humanities

Practice Areas

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Medical Directives
  • Fiduciary Litigation Matters involving Will/Trust disputes and breaches of fiduciary duty

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia