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Michael R N McDonnell

About me

If you have been injured, are facing criminal charges,
or are engaged in any  type of legal
dispute involving another person or business, experienced legal representation
is a must. At McDonnell Trial Law you’ll benefit from working with
attorneys who have more than 40 years of successful experience handling civil
disputes and criminal cases in Florida’s state and federal courts.

Although family law, business disputes and personal injury
claims comprise the bulk of our civil litigation practice, our attorneys have
successfully represented clients in matters involving everything from
administrative law, intellectual property law or international law to civil
rights violations, employment discrimination or commercial real estate law.

In addition to resolving civil disputes through mediation,
arbitration and litigation, our law firm also provides effective  defense on behalf of clients accused of
criminal violations

Whatever your legal issue or need, please feel free to call
to tell us about your case at no charge. We are dedicated to the preservation
of your rights and to the successful resolution of your legal concerns. We take
a thorough yet professional approach in every case, and we look forward to
serving your legal needs with our commitment to justice.



Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Litigation: 40%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%



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Payment types:

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Contact info

McDonnell Trial Law
5150 Tamiami Trl N Ste 203
Naples, FL, 341032822


FLMember in Good Standing197001/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Life MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Florida Super LawyersKey Professional Media, Inc.2011
Florida's Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Florida Super LawyersKey Professional Media, Inc.2009
Certified MediatorFlorida Supreme Court2005
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell1990
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerFlorida Supreme Court1984
"AV" ratedMartindale Hubble1984
RecipientWho's Who in Colleges & Universities1968
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorHodges University2003 - Present
AttorneyMcDonnell Trial Law1980 - Present
Administrative Law JudgeFlorida Department of Administrative Hearings1977 - 1979
PartnerSchryver & McDonnell1971 - 1977
Part time AttorneyPublic Defender's Office1971 - 1972
AssociateFogle & Wilson1970 - 1971
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Twentieth Circuit Grievance CommitteeMember2005 - 2007
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - Present
Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of CourtPresident1996 - 1997
Thomas S. Biggs Inns of CourtFounding Member1995 - Present
Trial Lawyers Section, Collier County Bar AssociationFounding Member1990 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember1980 - Present
Collier County Bar AssociationMember1971 - Present
Florida BarMember1970 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lamarr v. Corel5 Million Dollar Recovery
Loyer v. Home Depot3 million dollar recovery
Rodriguez v. Bernardo1.3 million dollar jury verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Naples Daily NewsJury duty: Avenging angels or adherents to the rule of law?2011
Naples Daily NewsCollaborative Divorce: The Wisdom of Compromise2010
The Dynamics of Jury SelectionCurrent Case Law1987
The Florida Bar JournalWhat Price Victory?1977
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawInternational LitigationLL.M - Master of Laws2002
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
United States Military AcademyArts and SciencesBS - Bachelor of Science1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial SkillsPreparing Witnesses for Testimony2006
Witness ExaminationThe Art of Cross Examination2004
Winter SeminarHumor in the Courtroom1991
Jury Selection SeminarCurrent Case Law in Jury Selection1987