MM&H Law



James E. McDonald

Of Counsel


Phone: (305) 662-6160
Fax:     (305) 662-6164
Email:  Email Me

Areas of Practice:

Business LitigationConstruction Litigation
Government Investigations and White Collar Crime
Renewable Energy

Bar Admissions:

Florida, 1974
U.S. District Court Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd, 5th and 11th Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court


Fairfield University, B.A.
Catholic University of America, J.D.

Honors and Awards:

Top 100 Jury Verdicts of 2006 in United States (#22)
The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2012
Martindale-Hubble AV-Rated
South Florida Legal Guide & Legal Elite, 1998-2012

Professional Associations and Memberships:

 American Bar Association
Florida Bar
Miami-Dade Bar Association 

Seminars & Presentations:

 “Prospects for Biofuels in the United States and Globally”
International Chamber of Commerce and American Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2010
“Complying with U.S. Laws & Regulations – How Simple Steps Can Avoid Complex Legal Problems”
SACC E-Day, Gothenberg, Sweden, November 2010
“Breaking Business Barriers Towards a Rational Ethanol Marketplace”
Canning House, London, England, 2008
“Opportunities for the Production of Biofuels in America”
SACC E-Day, Sweden, 2007
“Preparing for Cuba: Business Opportunities and Obstacles”
St. Thomas University, 2007


 Lawyers Co-Op Practice Guide, American Institute of Court
Civil Procedure Series, Chapter 2, “Preliminary Considerations,” 1997

Prior Professional Experience:

 U.S. House of Representatives,
Select Committee on Assassinations, Senior Counsel
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Special Counsel to Governor of Florida
U.S. House of Representatives,
Select Committee on Crime, Assistant Counsel
FBI, Special Agent
Florida Client Advisory Board,
Westcott Financial Advisory Group, LLC
Morningstar Renewal Center, Pinecrest, FL
President, Board of Directors

Civic & Community Service:

 St. Thomas University, President’s Board of Advisors
International Biofuels Commission, General Counsel
Transportation Advisory Committee, Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Chairman
Catholic University of America Law School, Board of Visitors
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Vice Chairman
Newman Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
St. Thomas University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
The Florida Bar, Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law
Volvo Ocean Race, Miami Stopover (Ocean Race Miami, Chairman) 1998-2002
Pinecrest Business Association
Palmetto Bay Business Association


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