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About Me

Donald M. Hinkle specializes in civil trial practice and limits his practice to catastrophic injury and death cases in State and Federal Courts.  He has obtained jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars in medical malpractice, automobile accident, premises liability, product liability and civil rights cases.


Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 60%
    34 years, 100 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    34 years, 1 thousand cases



Contingent (20-40%), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

26 total 

  • Jay S. Grife

    A leader in the field and an attorney that seeks justice for clients at every turn.


    Jay Grife Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

3500 Financial Plaza, Suite 350
Tallahassee, FL, 32312


FLMember in Good Standing198009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Litigation Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2010
Chair-ElectChair-elect of Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubble Law Directory2009
MemberThe Best Lawyers in America2008
Civility AwardAmerican Board of Trial Advocates (Tallahassee Chapter)2002
Crystal EagleFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)2000
Shoe Leather AwardFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)1998
Graduation with HonorsFlorida State University College of Law1980
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHinkle & Foran2001 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tallahassee Bar AssociationPresident2005 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates (Tallahassee Chapter)President1999 - Present
American Association of JusticePresident's Club1978 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Griffin v. Kia Motors CorporationConfidential settlement after successful appeal
Murray v. MooreJury verdict affirmed on appeal
Jackson v. H.L. Bouton Co., Inc.Reversed summary judgment
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
No Law School providedN/AlawN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Board of Trial Advocates LuncheonFlorida's Standard Jury Instrucitons - New & Improved!2010
Workhorse Seminar10 Things I've Learned Handling Medical Malpractice Cases2009
Workhorse SeminarCross Examination of the Medical Witness2007
Annual ConventionPresenting and Simplifying Lengthy Medical Evidence2007
Masters In Trial (Team Captain)Team Captain in Mock Trial2006