Gail Hughes Donaldson

Managing Partner

Montgomery & Opelika, Alabama
Phone: 1-877-581-3396
Fax: 334-230-5402.

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Gail Hughes Donaldson completed her undergraduate education at Auburn University at Montgomery with a Bachelor of Science in Justice and Public Safety in June, 1993. She began working with Bond & Botes, P.C. as a paralegal in August, 1993. She received her Juris Doctorate from Jones School of Law in April, 1999 and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in May, 2000. She is a member of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Section of the Alabama State Bar and a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association.


  • Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Montgomery, Alabama, 1999
    • Juris Doctor
      • Best Paper Award: Trial Advocacy, Summer Semester 1998
      • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama , 1993
    • Bachelor of Science in Justice and Public Safety
      • Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar May 2000
  • United States District Court of the Middle District of Alabama May 2000
  • United States District Court of the Southern District of Alabama June 2000
  • United States Tax Court April 2014

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Montgomery County Bar. (2000 to present)
  • Alabama State Bar Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force. (2008)
  • Past Member of the Attorney Advisory Group for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama. (2012 to 2013)
  • Alabama State Bar Pledge of Professionalism.
  • Member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. (2000 to present)
  • Attended the 11th Circuit Judicial Conference at the invitation of Judge Dwight H. Williams in May, 2013.
  • Guest attorney for the Beasley Allen Report numerous times to discuss Bankruptcy. (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Trainer for Bankruptcy Basics: The Nuts & Bolts for Legal Services of Alabama. (2012 and 2018)
  • Continuing Legal Education speaker on bankruptcy for the Montgomery Area Legal Professionals (MALS). (2013)
  • WSFA Business Break guest on topic of Bankruptcy. (2011, 2013)
  • Member of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Section of the Alabama Bar. (2000 to present)


  • Assisted writing article for Alabama State Bar Responds to Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis By Thomas J. Methvin (November 2008)

Legal Seminars & Presentations

  • Panel speaker on topic of “Proof of Claims filed by Debt Purchasers”, CLE Alabama , November 2016
  • CLE speaker for Montgomery Area Legal Professionals - 2021

Local Charity Participation

  • First Baptist Church, Active member of Sunday school, Pre-School teacher
  • Joy to Life, helped organize firm team to participate in 5K (2011); Volunteer (2014).
  • Montgomery Half Marathon participant (2011).
  • Morningview Baptist Church, finance committee, active member of Sunday school, Acteens teacher, Junior High Sunday School teacher, deacon search committee, served in various positions for community outreach for Fall Festival held at Garrett Coliseum (2000 to 2005).
  • Brantwood Children’s Home, organized church teens to volunteer time at Christmas. (2003)
  • Hillview Terrace Nursing Home, led church teens in singing Christmas carols for residents (2003)
  • Saint James School, Silver Sponsor of Sunset on the Quad (2015; 2016; 2017); Parents Admissions Network (PAN) member (2014 to present); Hosted Coffee at home for potential STJ families as a member of PAN (October 2014); Member of Parent Team for Annual Fund (2014); Co-Chairman of Fall Festival Bake Sale (2014, 2015); Chairman of wrist ticket sales for Fall Festival 2013; Sponsorship for Fall Festival Games (2013; 2014) Season Ticket Holder for Saint James Athletics; Room Mom (Current and various years past), Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) volunteer, Concessions worker, Trek for the Track participate.
  • Alabama Distinguished Young Women Host Family (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, member. (2012 to present)
  • 2013 and 2014 Montgomery Advertiser Reader’s Choice Award, firm recognized as one of the top three best law firms in Montgomery
  • Alabama DYW Host Family - 2020 and 2022

Favorite Local Restaurant

My favorite place to eat in Montgomery is Charles Anthony’s The Pub. I love the atmosphere and the great food. I also love Little Donkey—the chicken is delicious! My favorite place to eat in Auburn is Acre. It’s truly a must stop to eat fresh local farm to table.

What I like best about my job

The best part about my job is that I get to help people and see first-hand how they can relief from the financial pressures. There is nothing better than seeing someone realize that there is truly a way out of financial problems! I get to show them they aren’t alone with the curveballs we can all get by one change in circumstances, whether it’s a job loss, sickness or just plain mistakes! It happens but there is relief.

"5 Minutes With" Gail Donaldson from Bond & Botes, PC" on BUZZ TV

Gail Donaldson on "Ask the Attorney" on BUZZ TV

Gail Donaldson on Central Alabama Business Break

Gail Donaldson on the Beasley Allen Report

Office Locations
Bond, Botes, Shinn & Donaldson, P.C.

311 Catoma Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Tel: 1-877-581-3396
Fax: 334.264.3340

Bond, Botes, Shinn & Donaldson, P.C.

7130Avenue A
Opelika, AL 36801
Tel: 1-877-581-3396
Fax: (334) 230-5406

Mailing Address
Bond, Botes, Shinn & Donaldson, P.C.

P.O. Box 4479
Montgomery, AL 36103

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Alabama Offices


2107 5th Avenue North
Age-Herald Building
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 802-2200

Shelby County Location
15 Southlake Lane, Ste 140
Birmingham, AL 35244
Phone: (205) 802-2200

Florence Location
121 S. Court Street
Florence, AL 35630
Phone: (256) 760-1010

Huntsville Location
225 Pratt Avenue NE
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 539-9899

Montgomery Location
311 Catoma Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 264-3363

Decatur Location
605 Bank Street
Decatur, AL 35601
Phone: (256) 355-2447

Haleyville Location
914 19th St.
Haleyville, AL 35565
Phone: (205) 486-3580

Gadsden Location
430-B Chestnut Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: (256) 485-0195

Opelika Location
216 South 8th Street
Opelika 36801
Phone: (334) 887-7666

Anniston Location
1302 Noble St #2C
Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: (256) 344-3559

Cullman Location
200 Second Avenue SW
Cullman, AL 35055
Phone: (256) 739-9866

Mississippi Offices

Jackson Location
120 Southpointe Dr., A
Byram, MS 39272
Phone: (601) 353-5000

Hattiesburg Location
607 Corinne St, Ste B8
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 353-5000

Vicksburg Location
1212 Farmer Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 353-5000

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