State Senator A. Donald McEachin is a graduate of American University and the University Of Virginia School Of Law. In May of 2008, he received his Masters of Divinity degree from Samuel Proctor Theological Seminary at Virginia Union University.
After practicing with Browder, Russell, Morris and Butcher and Morris and Morris in Richmond, he opened a law firm with the Gee brothers, McEachin and Gee. In 2001, Senator McEachin founded his own law firm, the McEachin Law Firm on Broad Street in Richmond before rejoining with his partner, Donald Gee, in 2006. The McEachin Gee Law Firm has successfully assisted many Virginians achieve the resources they need after accidents or injury. He has always stood up for working Virginians, families and children in need.
Senator McEachin is very active in the community, and is a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, the NAACP, the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been appointed to several boards and commissions.
Back in 1996, Senator McEachin was first elected to public office, to the Virginia House of Delegates. He served until 2001 when he gave up his seat to run for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. In a tough field of candidates, Donald won a resounding victory. Although he was not successful in the fall election, his participation on the ticket was a contributing factor to the victory of former Governor Warner. Then, in 2005, he was re-elected to his former seat in the House of Delegates. He was gratified that people remembered his hard work and dedication of years past and voted him their representative.
In 2007, Senator McEachin was elected to the Virginia State Senate with an overwhelming victory. Re-elected in 2011, Senator McEachin was honored by his colleagues and elected as Senate Democratic caucus Chair. In the State Senate, he is proud to be a leader in non-discrimination, environmental protection, women’s rights, energy efficiency, public education and job creation.
The Senator and his lovely wife Colette are the parents of three wonderful daughters. They live in Henrico County. Colette is also an attorney with extensive experience, presently working in the Richmond City Commonwealth’s attorney’s office.