Grant McBride, Associate

Grant McBride, Associate

Phone: 770-957-3937
Fax: 770-957-9164

Year Started Practice: 2011

Law School: J.D., South Illinois University School of Law, 2011
Undergraduate: B.A., New York University, 2005

Grant McBride works in the litigation department of the McDonough office, primarily handling civil appellate work, eminent domain cases, and governmental and school litigation matters. Mr. McBride also handles a wide range of general civil litigation matters including business disputes, landlord-tenant issues, consumer protection litigation, bankruptcy and employment matters.

Mr. McBride has represented clients in the United States Supreme Court, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and several federal districts courts and state courts throughout Georgia. Mr. McBride also represents clients in arbitration, mediation, and Georgia administrative tribunals in the Department of Education, the Department of Audits, and the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. McBride attended New York University, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He has worked in the education field at New York University and the film and television industry with Chappelle’s Show.

Mr. McBride received his Juris Doctor degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law and graduated summa cum laude in 2011. As a law student, he served as President of the Student Bar Association and Vice President for Administrative Affairs on the Graduate and Professional Student Council. He was also an editor for the Southern Illinois University Law Journal and interned for the Honorable Bruce Stewart, Illinois 5th District Appellate Justice.

 Mr. McBride specializes in the following areas of law:

  • Education Law
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation
  • Litigation
  • Consumer Law and Employment Law

Reported Cases

  • Kelly v. Harris, 329 Ga. App. 752, 766 S.E.2d 146 (2014)
  • Steagald v. Eason, 300 Ga. 717, 717, 797 S.E.2d 838, 839 (2017)
  • Henry Cty. Bd. of Educ. v. S.G., 301 Ga. 794, 794, 804 S.E.2d 427, 429 (2017)
  • C.P.R. v. Henry Cty. Bd. of Educ., 329 Ga. App. 57, 57, 763 S.E.2d 725, 727 (2014)
  • Hankook Tire Co. v. White, 335 Ga. App. 453, 454, 781 S.E.2d 399, 400 (2016), cert. denied (May 9, 2016).
  • Ramsey v. Wallace Elec. Co., LLC, 653 F. App'x 675, 676 (11th Cir. 2016)
  • Lightfoot v. Henry Cty. Sch. Dist., 771 F.3d 764, 766 (11th Cir. 2014)
  • Petrenko v. Moseri, 333 Ga. App. 14, 775 S.E.2d 272 (2015)
  • England v. Simmons, 295 Ga. 1, 1, 757 S.E.2d 111, 112 (2014)

Court Admissions

  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia


  • Certified Georgia Neutral for General Civil Mediation since 2016

Client Results

  • Representation of school districts in the annual sales ratio study appeal process, leading to hundreds of thousand of dollars in additional school funding each year
  • Successfully defended client against appeal to the United States Supreme Court
  • Obtained $1MM judgment against tenant in commercial landlord dispute
  • Obtained $90,000.00 judgment for client in eminent domain jury trial (initial offer: $0)
  • Obtained favorable Georgia Supreme Court ruling that broadened ability of those injured by dogs to secure relief
  • Successfully litigated denial of bankruptcy discharge on behalf of creditor

Smith Welch Webb & White serve clients throughout the south metro Atlanta area including but not limited to McDonough, Stockbridge, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Henry County, Peach County, Jonesboro, Spalding County, Butts County, and Lamar County.

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