Attorneys & Staff

James E. McDonald

James E. McDonald

Miami, Florida
Of Counsel

Phone: (305) 662-6160
Fax:     (305) 662-6164
Email:  Email Me


Areas of Practice:
Business Litigation
Construction Litigation
Government Investigations and White Collar Crime
Renewable Energy
Bar Admissions:
Florida, 1974
U.S. District Court Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd, 5th and 11th Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court
Fairfield University, B.A.
Catholic University of America, J.D.
Honors and Awards:
Top 100 Jury Verdicts of 2006 in United States (#22)

The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2012

Martindale-Hubble AV-Rated

South Florida Legal Guide & Legal Elite, 1998-2012
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

Florida Bar

Miami-Dade Bar Association
Seminars & Presentations:
“Prospects for Biofuels in the United States and Globally”
International Chamber of Commerce and American Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2010

“Complying with U.S. Laws & Regulations - How Simple Steps Can Avoid Complex Legal Problems”
SACC E-Day, Gothenberg, Sweden, November 2010

“Breaking Business Barriers Towards a Rational Ethanol Marketplace”
Canning House, London, England, 2008

“Opportunities for the Production of Biofuels in America”
SACC E-Day, Sweden, 2007

“Preparing for Cuba: Business Opportunities and Obstacles”
St. Thomas University, 2007
Lawyers Co-Op Practice Guide, American Institute of Court

Civil Procedure Series, Chapter 2, “Preliminary Considerations,” 1997
Prior Professional Experience:
U.S. House of Representatives,
Select Committee on Assassinations, Senior Counsel

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida

Special Counsel to Governor of Florida

U.S. House of Representatives,
Select Committee on Crime, Assistant Counsel

FBI, Special Agent

Florida Client Advisory Board,
Westcott Financial Advisory Group, LLC

Morningstar Renewal Center, Pinecrest, FL
President, Board of Directors

Civic & Community Service:
St. Thomas University, President’s Board of Advisors

International Biofuels Commission, General Counsel

Transportation Advisory Committee, Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Chairman

Catholic University of America Law School, Board of Visitors

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Vice Chairman

Newman Institute, Uppsala, Sweden

St. Thomas University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

The Florida Bar, Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law

Volvo Ocean Race, Miami Stopover (Ocean Race Miami, Chairman) 1998-2002

Pinecrest Business Association

Palmetto Bay Business Association