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Matthew Mayne Donaldson

Personal injury Attorney at Brooksville, FL

5.0   225 reviews

also known as Matthew M. Donaldson

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
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OVER 28 YEARS EXPERIENCE SERVING PERSONAL INJURY AND DISABILITY CLIENTELE THROUGHOUT HERNANDO, PASCO AND CITRUS COUNTIES. CALL TODAY! (352) 796-0016

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, disability matters and personal injury cases since 1993. 

Position: Matthew joined the Lowman Law Firm in 2018

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Disability
  • Wrongful Death 
  • Social Security denials and appeals

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Florida Bar, Member
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, Member
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Hernando Bar Association
  • Hillsborough Bar Association
  • The American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

Education:

  • J.D. University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
  • B.A. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 6 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Matt Donaldson's 5 children

Location

Lowman Law Firm
275 S.E. US Highway 19
Crystal River, FL, 34427
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by George | August 27, 2022
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George Hiland recommends Matthew Donaldson
I recommend Lowman Law , especially Matthew Donaldson, he recently handled a case for me and I would definitely use their services again in the future, if needed. The thing that impressed me most is that he was very straightforward and told me what to expect each step of the way. He provided me with clear and practical legal advice and always responded to phone calls in an timely manner.
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Posted by Joy | March 14, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Donaldson was so supportive and professional in regards to my case. At any time I could contact his office and within mins receive an answer to any question I had. The staff were always very accommodating and sweet when ever I had to visit the office. This is by far the most caring firm I have ever had contact with. Mr. Donaldson was so knowledgeable at the time of my hearing. So very happy I chose them!
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Posted by Chris | December 11, 2022
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Amazing Lawyer
Mr. Donaldsons level of commitment throughout my case was very impressive. This man's knowledge of the Law and his ability to disseminate that information to me in a way I could understand it, was amazing. With every step of the process, he explained everything as it happened in a way that bestowed confidence in my mind that I was being represented by the best. The level of communication between Mr. Donaldsons team and myself, far exceeded my expectations. I couldn't be happier with the professionalism and overall friendly service I received from Matt and his team. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Pauline | November 16, 2022
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Lowman Law Firm
I’m so grateful and it was such a blessing from God to have Lowman Law Firm Represent me. Matt and Justine did a great Job talking to my Insurance Company to get the best offer in a short amount of time. I recommend Lowman Law Firm to anyone in need of an Accident Attorney.
Posted by Laura | July 15, 2022
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Laura Belfry
Matt worked diligently on my case. I was pregnant when I had my car accident and Matt was caring and compassionate about my pregnancy and how I was not able to see many doctors in the medical field at that time. He still worked my case and I was kept up to date on what was going on. He got me a great settlement and he was wonderful to work with. Thank you Matt!
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2022
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What an amazing attorney
Just want to start off by saying that Mr Donaldson was an amazing attorney by picking up a case that another big firm dropped. My overall experience was 10 Stars from the way that they were so attentive to us. They answered every single question we had and they always kept me informed on what was going on This is a real law firm not a bunch of paralegals
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2022
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The one worth hiring
Matthew is the lawyer that everyone wishes they could hire. But usually fail to find. From day one of my case he was right here explaining what was going on, where we were at in our process. He and his assistant never failed to return a phone call promptly. My case had a few complications but I never worried about it, he handled everything so professionally and got me a great out come. I highly recommend him if you want someone who truly cares about you and your needs.
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Posted by Mark M | April 5, 2022
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Professionalism at its best
We started with a concept be honest and true to yourself and all others in these matters we stuck to our guns it took a while but mister Donaldson came through he made me hold it together as he took care of the Tuff Stuff a job well done and just a thank you will never be enough thank you Matthew Donaldson thank you Lowman Law Firm
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Posted by David | February 13, 2022
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Lowman Law Firm, Matt, and Justine - helpful, caring, and thorough.
Matt Donaldson and Justine handled my personal injury case after a car accident. They explained the process clearly, were thorough and worked to get a satisfactory settlement for me. They replied to questions promptly, and kept me updated on the status of my case regularly. I’d highly recommend Matt and his team.
Posted by Jim | January 10, 2022
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SSD went Painless
Matt and his staff did a great job getting my Social Security Disability Application approved upon filing with the Agency. I had questions and clarification on a few things, and Kayla one of Matt's case managers got me the answers quickly and happily.
Posted by Tamara | December 28, 2021
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Great Attorney for Car Accidents
I was highly impressed with Matthew and his team. They were very thorough and didn't miss anything. Matt was very thoughtful and considerate and caring. So if you are unfortunate to be in a car accident, this is the Attorney to see!!! Thank you Matthew and your team for getting me as much as you possibly could for my injuries!!!
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Posted by Jennifer | December 6, 2021
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Wonderful & Caring Attorney
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Donaldson and his assistant, Justine, after a recent car accident. My calls, emails, and text were always responded to in a timely manner, they called me to keep me updated on the case and to see if there was anything I needed. They explained the process to me and handled everything so I didn't have to deal with additional stress! Thank you for not treating me like just another case and actually caring!
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Posted by Joel | December 3, 2021
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Best lawyer
Matthew Donaldson is the best lawyer I had so far. He over exceeded my expectations from Day one of my accident he been right by my side during the prosses by keeping me up to date and letting me know what to look forward for and what to do next. Personally I felt in good hands with Matthew Donaldson I personally would go back to him if I ever needed any help that would indicate me getting a lawyer and definitely recommending him to my friends and family after the way he helped me with my case.
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Posted by Dan | December 2, 2021
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Great Lawyer
Matt was always easy to talk to. Always throughly explain everything during the process. If you were in a car accident, this is the man that you want on your side. He will get results!!! Thanks Matt
Posted by MARISOL | November 17, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer
The reason I hired Matt to be my lawyer is because he’s very humble, caring, knowledgeable and straight forward. No beating around the bush and no sugarcoating. All the questions I asked he explained until I fully understood. He helped me file my application for SSD being that I wasn’t really sure how to go about it. As for his assistants Justine and Kayla. they were so nice and polite. They always kept on top of everything and made sure I did whatever they asked of me. Matt, you and the staff at Lowman Law firm helped me WIN my case!!! ❤️ I will forever grateful.❤️
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Posted by Gwendolyn | October 22, 2021
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Amazing Lawyer
I would highly recommend Mr Donaldson. From the beginning at our first meeting concerning Social Security Disability he guided me step by step thru the process. I was very frustrated before getting his services with the system. I had been a medical provider over 30 years but after a MVA I could no longer care or treat patients due to emotional and physical trauma from the accident. With Mr. Donaldson expertise and professionalism I have received my SSDI. I am so grateful for all the help and services he provided for me. He was always available at anytime for any of my questions and concerns. Again thank you Mr. Donaldson so very much.
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Posted by David | September 30, 2021
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A long shot case
Wow, where to start. I’d like to first start with Mr donaldsons demeanor. From the very beginning even though I was in pain and not mentally with it, Matt was able to bring in my focus and have a one on one with him. Kind, funny, and a feel of family is what I felt every time I saw Matt. It was never right to business Matt always had time for me. My case was extremely rough for any lawyer. From the very beginning Matt told me that these types of cases are rough. But that didn’t detour Matt he wanted it. If anything it seemed the harder the case the more he was intrigued. What people don’t understand is lawyers that work on SSD don’t make a lot of money. They need a flow of clients. I AM SHOCKED he was not slammed with cases. Absolutely SHOCKED. If you are hurt or in need of an amazing lawyer then look no further than Matt. I also have to mention his assistant Justine. Whenever there was a time that Matt needed something from us Justine was there if he didn’t do it himself. She was on top of everything. It’s not like most places of business where the assistants are running around with there heads cut off hoping to look like they belong. Justine showed professionalism at all times and when Matt needed something it was done and ready in her hand. This confidence in Matt’s team showed me I had made the right choice. Matt had won me my case. Thank you Matt you have changed my life and me and my family could not have done it without you!
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Posted by Tim | August 19, 2021
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Thanks matt
Mr. Donaldson is great .he helped with my disability case .made me feel at ease .he told me what was going totake place and was strait forward. And keptme informed every step . cant thank him enough.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2021
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5 stars
Mr. Donaldson helped me through a really rough time after a horrible car accident. He helped me get SSI at a young age very quickly. I would recommend him to anyone thank you again
Posted by Adrienne | May 6, 2021
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Amazing!!!
Mr. Donaldson is amazing as well as the rest of the staff at Loman. Very professional and no nonsense. His communication skills are above any lawyer I’ve ever dealt with. When this lawyer told you it’ll be done he gets it done. The staff were all very helpful very easy to deal With and answered all my questions quickly. I cannot praise this lawyer enough, He truly cares about his clients and you’re not just a number. Thank you Matt for helping me with my disability case.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Injury Attorney
  • Lowman Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Attorney, Spring Hill Offices
  • Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett
  • 2007 - 2017
  • Lead Injury Attorney (Tampa Office)
  • Kennedy Law Group
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Managing Partner
  • Rutger and Donaldson
  • 1993 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Over 1000 SS final hearings
  • Fully Favorable or On The Record Awards

Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hernando County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Florda Justice Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo Professional Rating Services
  • 2020
  • Disability “Top 10" Attorney selection, Florida
  • The American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • "Nation's Top One Percent"
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • VA-Accredited Attorney
  • Dept of Veteran Affairs
  • 2014
  • Managing Attorney (S.H), 2012 Florida's Top Ranked Law Firms
  • Martindale Hubble/Wall Street Journal
  • 2012
  • "Top Contributer Award, Social Security"
  • Avvo Professional Rating Service
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Carlson/Meissner Blog
  • The Art of Jury Selection
  • 2012
  • Carlson/Meissner Website
  • The 5 Step Sequential Evaluation Process
  • 2011
  • Carlson and Meissner Website
  • Slander and Libel Explained
  • 2011
  • Carlson & Meissner website
  • Overview of Tort Litigation
  • 2011
  • Carlson and Meissner website
  • Animal Attack Cases (in Florida)
  • 2010
  • Carlson and Meissner website
  • Overview of Tort Litigation
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Social Security Disability Law
  • Claimant Preperstion
  • 2017
  • The great American Teach In
  • Personal Injury Law
  • 2013
  • 7 Springs Civics Auditorium
  • Overview of The Three Branches of our Government
  • 2013
  • 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 Policies
  • 2012
  • 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 Injury
  • 2012
  • Attorney Speaker; Hernando Bar Open Public Forum, "Ask a Lawyer"
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2012
  • Attorney Speaker: Hernando County Forum, "Ask A Lawyer"
  • Slip & Fall/Premises Liability
  • 2012
  • Attorney Speaker, Hernando Bar, "Ask a Lawyer" Conference
  • Understanding your Auto Insurance
  • 2012
  • CLE Speaker: Introduction to Social Security Law
  • Social Security Law, the importance of the hearing brief
  • 2011
  • CLE Speaker: Introduction to Social Security Law
  • Social Security Disability, Vocational Expert cross examination
  • 2011
  • CLE Speaker: Introduction to Social Security Law
  • Social Security Disability, Attorney Fee recovery
  • 2011
  • CLE Speaker: Introduction to Social Security Law
  • Social Security Disability, client prep strategies
  • 2011
  • CLE Speaker: Introduction to Social Security Law
  • Social Security Disability Hearing Tactics
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (110)
Endorse Matthew
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt has been practicing law for more than twenty years; and, he has earned the respect of lawyers and judges in the community. He actively keeps himself up to date with the changing laws and he represents his clients with dedication and loyalty, also earning their trust and referrals. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is attentive to his clients and loved by them! He knows the law, the system and how to get the best results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is with pleasure that I highly endorse Matt Donaldson. I have known Matt for many years and he is not only a highly skilled and competent attorney but also someone who works well with clients and gets the job done. Matt is well respected in the legal community and known for his honesty and integrity. It is an honor to endorse Matt."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matthew Donaldson seeks social security benefits for the disabled. Anyone who has been disabled for any reason and is seeking SSI or SSDI benefits should seek the counsel of Mr. Donaldson."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Donaldson. He is excellent with his clients and has great reputation in the community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Donaldson as being highly skilled and knowledgeable in the areas of Social Security and Personal Injury Law."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew Donaldson is a talented and well respected social security attorney who I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a lawyer who really cares about his clients."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows the law and knows how to litgate on behalf of his clients. I appreciate that he is always well prepared. He is very professional as well."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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