FRANCIS M. MCDONALD, JR.

Email:

fmcdonald@mtwlegal.com

 

Phone:

407-838-4065

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.

PRACTICE AREAS

Products Liability

Commercial Litigation

Medical Device Litigation

General Liability

Toxic Tort 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, 2005–2017 editions

•  Florida Super Lawyers, 2007–2017

•  Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011

•  Listed, Orlando Magazine's "Top Lawyer" Products Liability Defense, 2005–2017

EDUCATION

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1981

National Moot Court team member, 1981

Member, Stetson Law Review

University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1978

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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

        Fellow, 2008

        Florida State Committee, 2009–2014

        Florida State Committee, 2009–current

        State Committee Chairman (2017-2018)

BIOGRAPHY

Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1981–1982

Tel: 407.246.1800

Fax: 407.246.1895

McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A.

111 N. Magnolia Avenue

Suite 1200

Orlando, FL 32801

CORPORATE WEBMAIL

REMOTE LOGIN

© 2016 McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A. All rights reserved.