Brendan McDonald



Brendan McDonald serves as Counsel in Singleton Schreiber’s Environmental Law practice. At Singleton Schreiber, Mr. McDonald will focus on major environmental issues and associated damages. He brings unwavering dedication and extensive experience to every case and every client.  

Prior to joining Singleton Schreiber, Mr. McDonald was a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, working within the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section’s Maritime and Policy Units. He also worked with the DEA’s Office of Chief Counsel in its Criminal Law and Policy Section and, before that, in the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Office of General Counsel. Before entering federal service, Mr. McDonald served as an Assistant Attorney General in both the Solicitor General’s Division and the Capital Litigation Unit at the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. He was a law clerk to former South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kaye G. Hearn.  

Over the course of his 16-year career as an attorney, Brendan has worked on approximately 30 appeals, including cases in both the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He is barred in the State of South Carolina, the District of South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit, and the Ninth Circuit. Mr. has served as a panelist and presenter for various governmental symposiums, particularly for the DEA.  

Mr. McDonald earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science & Legal Studies from Virginia Tech in 2004, where he was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Fraternities as well as a two-time captain and vice president of the Virginia Tech Ski Team. He graduated with his J.D. from the New England School of Law in 2008, where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta and participated in the New England School of Law Corporate Crimes Project.  


Virgina Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., Political Science and Legal Studies Option, 2004

New England School of Law, J.D., 2008


  • South Carolina 
  • United States District Courts for the District of South Carolina 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuit 
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