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Matthew Mayne Donaldson

Matthew Mayne Donaldson

Practice areas:

Social Security, Personal Injury, Insurance, Criminal Defense, Workers Compensation… more 

Matthew Donaldson

About Me

Biography: Matthew M. Donaldson was born in New York City and raised in New Port Richey, Florida.  He and his wife enjoy spending time with their five children. Matthew Donaldson has been exclusively representing plaintiffs in insurance disputes and personal injury cases since 1993. 


Position: Matthew joined the firm in 2007 and is the lead attorney in the Spring Hill office.


Areas of Practice:



Professional Associations and Memberships:



  • Florida Bar, Member

  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member

  • American Association for Justice, Member

  • Clearwater Bar Association, Member

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


Education:



  • J.D. University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, with honors

  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, with honors

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Social Security: 70%
    3 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    3 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 5%
    3 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 5%
    3 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-33%), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

73 total 

  • Robert Anthony Green

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is both a well respected and competent legal counselor. The heart of Matt's success lies within his respect and integrity within our legal community. Matt is also extremely involved in our community outside work hours.

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    Robert Green Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Davidson Spence

    I endorse Matt Donaldson because he tenaciously pursues justice on behalf of his clients, and he gets them winning results in a cost-effective manner. I recommend Matt to anyone who wants an attorney that cares about their case and treats them with respect. Do yourself a favor, and call Matt if you need representation for a disability case. You will be impressed with his in-depth knowledge of the issues and his ability to get the results that you desire.

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    Andrew Spence Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett

4245 Rachel Blvd
Spring Hill, FL, 34607

The Law Offices of Carlson & Meissner

7614 Massachusetts Ave
New Port Richey, FL, 34653-3022

Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett

250 Belcher Rd North, Suite 102
Clearwater, FL, 33765

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199305/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Clent Ditictinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
"Nation's Top One Percent"National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
VA-Accredited AttorneyDept of Veteran Affairs2014
Avvo Clients' Choice AwardAvvo Professional Rating Services2012
Managing Attorney (S.H), 2012 Florida's Top Ranked Law FirmsMartindale Hubble/Wall Street Journal2012
Pre-eminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Avvo "Top Contributer Award, Social Security"Avvo Professional Rating Service2012
Avvo "Superb, Top Attorney, Social Security"Avvo Professional Rating Service2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing Attorney, Spring Hill OfficesCarlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett2007 - Present
Lead Injury Attorney (Tampa Office)Kennedy Law Group2003 - 2007
Managing PartnerRutger and Donaldson1993 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselAttorney Member2015 - Present
National Alliance on Mental IllnessAttorney Member2012 - Present
Hernando County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' RepresentativesAttorney Member2010 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2003 - 2007
Clearwater Bar AssociationAttorney Member1993 - 2003
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member1993 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersAttorney Member1993 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAttorney Member1993 - Present
Florda Justice AssociationLifetime Member1993 - Present
Florida BarAttorney Member1993 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
MK v. SS AdministrationFully Favorable
Over 1000 SS final hearingsFully Favorable or On The Record Awards

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Carlson/Meissner websiteThe Art of Jury Selection2012
Carlson/Meissner WebsiteThe 5 Step Sequential Evaluation Process2011
Carlson and Meissner WebsiteSlander and Libel Explained2011
Carlson & Meissner websiteOverview of Tort Litigation2011
Carlson and Meissner websiteAnimal Attack Cases (in Florida)2010
Carlson and Meissner websiteOverview of Tort Litigation2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of South FloridaPre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
7 Springs Civics Auditorium AssemblyJudicial Review and the importance of the interpretation of the laws passed by the other branches of our Government2013
The Great American Teach In"What Does it mean to be a Lawyer?"2012
Attorney Speaker; Public Forum, "Ask a Lawyer'Pitfalls of Homeowners and Health Insurance Policies2012
Attorney Speaker; Public Forum, "Ask a Lawyer"What really happens in a Jury trial?2012
Attorney Speaker; Hernando Bar Open Public Forum, "Ask a Lawyer"Personal Injury2012
Attorney Speaker; Hernando Bar Open Public Forum, "Ask a Lawyer"Social Security Disability2012
Attorney Speaker: Hernando County Forum, "Ask A Lawyer"Slip & Fall/Premises Liability2012
Attorney Speaker, Hernando Bar, "Ask a Lawyer" ConferenceUnderstanding your Auto Insurance2012
CLE Speaker: Introduction to Social Security Law:Social Security Disability Hearing Tactics2011