Donald W. St. Denis


Donald W. St. Denis

St. Denis & Davey, P.A.

Donald St. Denis has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice by The Florida Bar since June 1, 2001. He is AV peer review rated by Martindale Hubbell.

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 law school on an NCAA Post-graduate Scholarship, graduating from a joint program at the University of Florida in law and linguistics in 1989. He was then an Instructor in Foreign Trade Law, Cross Cultural Negotiations and Managerial Accounting from 1989-1990 in Tianjin China at the Foreign Trade Institute, which is now part of Nankai University. Mr. St. Denis is also a member of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar.

His trial practice focuses on insurance defense, legal and accounting malpractice, as well as commercial 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.

Mr. St. Denis was selected as a Florida Super Lawyer in the State of Florida from 2008 through 2014. He is a life member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

In 2010 Mr. St. Denis was recognized by The Elite Lawyers of America as a civil trial lawyer who obtained multiple verdicts or settlements of at least Two Million Dollars.

Mr. St. Denis was awarded 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 distinction of obtaining jurisdiction over a United Nations contractor in the United States for a helicopter crash in Guatemala. 

Mr. St. Denis also belongs to several non-profit organizations, including Project Czech (President), Project Hungary (President), Friends of Hendricks (Board Member), and Eastside Community Church (Elder) in Jacksonville, Florida. When he is not practicing law, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and five children.

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