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David Antonio Donet Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Miami, FL

4.4   7 reviews

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%
    I am a Miami criminal defense lawyer. I specialize in defending criminal cases such as drug crimes, fraud crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, violent crimes and DUI.

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Federal crime
    20%

    26 years, 25 cases

  3. Appeals
    5%

    26 years, 10 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    5%

    26 years, 50 cases

  5. Military law
    5%

    26 years, 10 cases

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Licensed for 25 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact David

Donet, McMillan and Trontz P.A.
3250 Mary Street
Suite 406
Miami, FL, 33133

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Cristhian | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David is a true angel and a fighter for justice.
David fought for my case as a true experience skilled Lawyer. He make sure every time I went to court see the light of this horrible nightmare I went through in 2013. I appreciate his endless hours of work he did for my case. I did get a fair outcome of my case. I am almost at the end of the rope of my probation. David help me get reunited with my family. I will always be in debt with him. Trust me David is the lawyer you want to hire and handle your case. He will fight in court for you and will make sure you get a fair justice.
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Posted by gloria | December 10, 2014
Anthony's life saver
David, is not only a top notch attorney, he is an all around good person. Speaking as the mother of the gentleman he successfully defended in two successive DUI charges; he saved my son which in turn, provided my son with a new lease on life. I will forever remember the gracious, forthright and assertive manner in which he defended my son during trial. Thank you and Bless you David.
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Posted by Michele | April 29, 2013
Miami Criminal Matter
Larry did a great job helping our family out with a case my son was involved in. Larry was on top of the case from the very beginning and understood how important resolving the matter was to our son's future. I would highly recommend Larry to any family in the type of situation we found ourselves in being an out of state resident. Larry took the time to listen to our concerns and in the end the case was dismissed. We were thrilled with the results.
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Posted by Tim | May 18, 2011
Professional, courteous, and outstanding results
I hired David Donet to represent me after I received the worst traffic ticket of my life, standing accused of reckless driving. An undercover police officer in an unmarked vehicle tailgated me aggressively with his horn blaring, and I accelerated away from him, not realizing he was police, but instead thinking he was a citizen with road rage. A few miles later, 3 marked police cars pulled me over, and the undercover policeman made one of the uniformed officers write me a ticket for reckless driving, which is a criminal offense in Florida. I believed in David the second I hired him, and he patiently answered every single one of my emails and calls for the next two months, until the charges were dismissed. My career could have been severely hindered if I had somehow been convicted in this case. I will always appreciate the professional and courteous manner in which David represented me and supported me. I give him the highest possible recommendation. More recently, I brought a friend to David who needed to have an old case record expunged, because it was preventing him from obtaining a Florida Real Estate license and also hurting his opportunities for employment. David again handled this courteously, professionally and promptly. My friend is as satisfied as I am.
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Posted by Priscilla | April 27, 2011
If you are looking for hardworking, persistent and honest, David Donet is the right guy.
I worked with Mr. Donet at the State Attorney's Office and then on the other side of the table once he went into private practice. He is relentless in his defense of his clients. He is an honest and excellent advocate and one of the few defense attorneys I feel comfortable recommending to friends in need.
Posted by Eric A. McCRAY | April 8, 2011
Associate of the best lawfirm in Florida
It all started in May of 2007, my life came to a screeching hault. I was charged with Manufacturing Marijuna. Without my knowledge the house that I was watching for some friends was indeed a grow house. After my arrest and subsequent bond, the lawfirm of Donet McMillan and Trontz was reffered to me. What else can I say but Mr. Mcmillan, Mr. Donet and Mr. Trontz worked deligently to restore my good name. They are now good friends and I recommend them highly, they are true professionals.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
His firm scammed us
His firm will take your money, agree to represent you call mom promise to visit their client, and absolutely fail to do any of it. They know that you are desperate to get your loved one Jail and will gladly take your money while refusing to uphold their end of the deal. They are impossible to get in touch with they will ignore your phone calls your emails and if you do happen to get a hold of them they will laugh and blow you off with a phrase such as oh you know these things take time. Save your money. Find someone who’s actually willing to help. You guys make me sick. Preying on the desperate.
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Response from David Donet April 12, 2021
We're disappointed that you feel as you do. We will be happy to discuss your concerns with you. We go our of our way to provide excellent service and attention to our clients, as you can see from the other reviews here and elsewhere, so your comments come as a surprise.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Donet McMillan & Trontz, PA
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate
  • Thornton, Davis & Fein, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 2000

Education

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Florida International University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • FACDL
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2006
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2004
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (1)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr.Donet is an excellent litigator, he is well prepared, knows the issues and received an excellent result for his client. Bob Pardo"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Donet is extremely respected among his peers and he provides excellent representation for all of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a fantastic trial lawyer and an extremely experienced attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Donet is an honest, ethical and skilled lawyer. He really fights for his clients. I have and will continue to recommend clients to David and his firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for more than ten years. He is a superb attorney with a sound understanding of the law, and wonderful trial skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent lawyer and advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with David Donet at the State Attorney's Office. He works very hard for his clients. He is an unrelenting advocate. He is aggressive, yet is always a gentleman. Having been a prosecutor, he knows both sides of the case. He knows where to find weaknesses in the State's case. He is a pleasure to work with both as a collegue and now as an adversary. His firm is one of the few firms I feel comfortable referring friends and family that need a criminal lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David did a great job on a case that I referred to him involving a domestic violence restraining order that had been placed on a client. He did a good job convincing the judge to see the situation from the client's perspective and the judge removed the restraining order. David is a great advocate in the courtroom."
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Miami Criminal defense Lawyer David Antonio Donet Jr.
David Antonio Donet Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 25 years