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Donald Walter St Denis

Litigation Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

3.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Donald

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  1. Litigation
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    I repersent clients in all areas of litigation with a focus in representing victums of legal malpractice against there lawyers.

    35 years, 1,000 cases

I AM A BOARD CERTIFIED TRIAL LAWYER EXPERINCED IN HELPING VICTIMS OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE.

Donald W. St. Denis is Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice by The Florida Bar. He is AV peer review rated. Mr. St.Denis has a stong focus in representing victums of legal malpractice against their former lawyers and law firms.

 

In a time when most attorneys are not being relied upon by their clients to take their cases to trial, Mr. St. Denis picked five civil juries from May 2011 to July 2012.

 

Mr. St. Denis graduated with honors in 1984 from The University of Arkansas, where he was an Academic All-American and Athletic All-American. He then attended the University of Florida College of Law on an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and graduated from a joint program in law and linguistics in 1989. He went on to teach law and cross-cultural negotiation in China from 1989 to 1990. He then was an Adjunct Instructor in Business Law at The University of Florida Business School from 1990 to 1991. His practice focuses on legal and accounting malpractice, as well as commercial insurance defense and personal injury litigation. He has tried numerous cases defending corporations to defense verdicts in Florida, as well as in Georgia, Virginia and Ohio. Further, Mr. St. Denis has vast experience in representing automobile, motorcycle and boat dealerships in all types of litigation, including administrative hearings, throughout the State of Florida.

 

In 2010 Mr. St. Denis was recognized by The Elite Lawyers of America as a civil trial lawyer who obtained multiple verdicts or settlement of at least two million dollars.

 

Mr. St. Denis was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He is a life member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. Mr. St. Denis was awarded by a jury one of the largest verdicts to be upheld on appeal by the First District Court of Appeals in Florida under the Substantial Certainty Doctrine. He has the further distinctions of obtaining jurisdiction over a United Nations contractor in the United States for a helicopter crash in Guatemala. When he is not practicing law, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and five children.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

St Denis & Davey PA
1300 Riverplace Blvd Ste 401
Jacksonville, FL, 32207
St Denis & Davey PA
600 Brickell Avenue Suite 1715
Miami, FL, 33131
St Denis & Davey PA
601 Bayshore Blvd. Suite 630
Tampa, FL, 33606
St Denis & Davey PA
305 Cherry Street
Panama City, FL, 32401
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Posted by JAMES | July 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GREAT WORK
I was able to consult with, Donald St Denis. and partner Eric and had a very positive experience about my malpractice case the office gave me a quick call back and helped me and my questions about the law also was very polite.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
My lawyer told me i had a deposition the day before, so it did not go well. Communication has been horrible an he has always been hard to reach, never did deposition against defendent, or mediation but let them have a deposition on me. I have emails where he not responding for weeks. Now my case is worth 35,000 an he wants 40 percent of that an have not shown any fight whatsoever. An there is a lot of other inconsistency but i can not put them on here. I really need help
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • St. Denis & Davey, P.A.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Anderson, St.Denis & Glenn
  • 1995 - 2005

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Arkansas
  • BSBA
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hart v Berman Brothers
  • $3.8 million dollar verdict
  • Confidential
  • Settled day of oral arguments on appeal
  • Confidential
  • Resolved and Dismissed during Trial
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Associations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • N/A
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • N/A
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Gan

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Rated since 1989
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2006
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Publications

  • National Association of Dealer Counsel Newsletter
  • Product Liability
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Using anchors in corridor open and close and the new tort reform
  • 2023
  • Laguna Beach Conference
  • Jury Selection/Voir Dire Q & A
  • 2013
  • Chicago Conference
  • Product Liability
  • 2011
  • Travelers In House Tampa
  • Handleing Claims Dealing with Brain Syndrome and Post Tramatic Stess Syndrome
  • 2007
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Litigation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Don over 21 years. He has been a mentor of mine. I greatly respect his opinions on legal matters. Don is one of the most hard-working attorneys I know and is tenacious and committed to his cases and clients. He is a master litigation tactician and finds creative and effective solutions to complicated and challenging legal issues. He has helped my law firm achieve excellent results on some very difficult cases. On a personal level, Don is honest, approachable and hands-on with his clients. I highly recommend him."
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Jacksonville Litigation Lawyer Donald Walter St Denis
Donald Walter St Denis
Litigation Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 35 years