The University of Southern Mississippi
Activities and Societies: Delta Zeta Sorority

Athens State College, Athens, Alabama
Bachelor of Science (BS), Criminal Justice/Psychology

Nashville School of Law
Jurisprudence Doctorate


Owner - Law Office of Elizabeth Earl McDonald
Law Office of Elizabeth Earl McDonald - since 2002 

Cumberland School of Technology
Instructor March 1993 – September 2000 

U.S. Army Reserve, 148th JAG Det, White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN - February 1989 – January 1997 
Senior Legal NCO
Prepared Powers of Attorney and Wills for deploying service members
Managed and trained enlisted personnel
Provided support for JAG officers


Rule 31 Listed Mediator in the field of Family Mediation
Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission

May 2009 – Present

Honors & Awards

USAR Army Achievement Medal
H. Lee Keesee, COL, JA, USAR Commanding April 1990

For outstanding performance as a legal specialist while preparing wills for mobilization exercise "Musket Fury 90" during the Period 22-25 March 1990.

USAR Certificate of Achievement
Douglas A. Brace, LTC., JAG, USAR, Commander, 148th JAG Det. December 1990

For superior accomplishment during the period 1 October 1990 to 1 December 1990, Specialist McDonald is recognized for the assistance which she provided to the 148th JAG Detachment in performing its mission to provide mutual support to units being alerted and activated in support of Operation Desert Shield. At all times, she demonstrated exceptional legal skills in the accurate and efficient preparation of wills and powers of attorney. During this critical time, she unselfishly worked additional hours to provide wills and powers of attorney to those personnel deploying.  Her devotion to duty is highly commended and is a credit to herself and the United States Army Reserve. 

USAR The Army Commendation Medal
Maurice K. Gordon II, COL, JA, USA Commanding August 1994

Exceptional meritorious service while serving as Legal NCO for the 148th JAG Detachment. The initiative, sound judgment and devotion to duty demonstrated by Sergeant McDonald contributed immeasurably to the successful accomplishment of the Detachment's mission and reflects great credit upon herself, the 148th JAG Detachment and the United States Army.

USAR The Army Achievement Medal
Willard N. Timm, Jr., COL, JA, USAR Commanding August 1994

For exceptional meritorious service while serving as the legal non-commissioned officer for Team 14 (Legal Assistance), 213 Legal Support Organization, for the period 1 September 93 to 1 August 94. Sergeant McDonald's performance of duty reflects great credit upon her, the Judge Advocate General's Corps and the United States Army Reserve.