David M. McDonald


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David M. McDonald
David M. McDonald

Whether serving as lead trial attorney in a complex litigation case or in a leadership role in a variety of legal and civic activities, David McDonald brings considerable energy and ability to all his activities. In both state and federal courts, he has served as lead trial counsel in the areas of product liability, personal injury and wrongful death, insurance defense, environmental torts, commercial law and professional malpractice.

Phone:  305-670-2020
Fax: 305-662-6164
Email:  Email Me

Areas of Practice:

  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Environmental Torts
  • Commercial Law
  • General Liability

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1986
Honors: U.S. Justice Department, Organized Crime Strike Force, Legal Internship

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1983
Honors: U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Intern
Honors: Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Intern, Environmental Regulation

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014 - Present
  • Recipient, Pro Bono Service Award, Dade County Bar Association
  • The College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Senior Counsel, 2002
  • Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Rating
  • Superlawyers Magazine, Top Attorney 2006-Present
  • Florida Trend Magazine, Top Attorney 2006-Present
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2008-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • South Dade YMCA - Board of Directors
  • Coral Reef High School Baseball Booster Club - President
  • Howard Palmetto Khoury League - Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member
  • Dade County Bar Association - Legislative Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association - Civil Litigation Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association - Insurance Committee
  • ABOTA - American Board of Trial Advocates, 2019 to Present
  • Deering Estate Foundation, Board of Directors 2012-Present (President 2016 - 2018)


  • English
  • Spanish (conversational)