FRANCIS M. MCDONALD, JR.
Throughout his entire career as a trial lawyer in private practice, Frank McDonald has defended product manufacturers and other business entities in complex tort litigation in state and federal courts throughout the southeastern United States. This practice has included the defense of motor vehicle companies in crashworthiness litigation as well as medical device companies, equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and other makers of consumer products in products liability matters. In 2008, he was invited to become a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has tried over 65 lengthy cases to verdict in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. Mr. McDonald started his legal career in Orlando after a clerkship at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals with the Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett. He has received numerous awards and honors for his legal accomplishments and has spoken at various seminars on topics that pertain to trial practice.
Medical device litigation
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
All Florida State Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
AWARDS AND HONORS
• AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
• Listed, Best Lawyers in America, in Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, 2005–2014 editions
• Florida Super Lawyers, 2007–2014
• Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
• Listed, Orlando Magazine's "Top Lawyer", 2005–2014
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1981
National Moot Court team member, 1981
Member, Law Review
University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1978
The Florida Bar
Litigation Section, American Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Product Liability Advisory Council
The Florida Defense Lawyers Association
American College of Trial Lawyers
Florida State Committee, 2009–2014
Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1981–1982
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111 N. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
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