Donald M. Hinkle

Phone: 850-205-2055

Email: Contact Hinkle Law Here

Whether it's representing the injured or working with families who have experienced tragic losses, attorney Don Hinkle's track record of success in undeniable. When not representing clients, Don is often asked to lecture other attorneys regarding how to best handle serious automobile accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice cases.

Don Hinkle has obtained verdicts of more than a million dollars in medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, automobile crash, premises liability, dram shop (liquor liability), and civil rights cases.

In 2019, Mr. Hinkle received one of the top 10 jury verdicts ($30,840,015), and in 2020 the largest non-jury malpractice verdict ($4,725,962) in the State of Florida.

Areas Of Practice

Mr. Hinkle has obtained million dollar results for clients in each of the following areas:


Board Certifications

  • Civil Trial Practice, State Bar of Florida
  • Civil Trial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989


  • Florida State University College of Law, With Honors
  • Florida State University, B.S.


  • Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Florida, NBI
  • Determining and Proving Damages in Florida, NBI
  • Civil Trial Procedures in Florida, National Business Institute
  • Pleading Pitfalls in Medical Malpractice, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Tort Issues in Education, Leon County School Board
  • Personal Injury Practice, Bridge-the-Gap Seminar, Florida Bar Association
  • Deposition Practice, Florida State University College of Law
  • Premises Liability, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Mass Torts, National Association of Legal Investigators
  • Cross-Examination, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Surveillance, Association of Florida Trial Lawyers

Honors and Awards

  • AV rated by the Martindale-Hubble Law Directory; the highest rating possible
  • Selected by Law & Leading Attorneys, as a peer to whom members would refer a close friend or relative
  • Crystal Eagle Award, recipients have made a lifetime, individual commitment to protect the civil justice system. Florida Justice Association
  • Selected to Florida Super Lawyers
  • Selected Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America
  • Florida Trend and Florida Monthly - Top Civil Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Tallahassee Bar Association, Past President
  • The Capital City Justice Association, Past President
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Tallahassee President
  • American Association of Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Let Us Help You.

To us, the most important thing is when your case is resolved you are happy with the results. To schedule your free initial consultation, please call us  or send us an email. All cases are taken on contingency so you pay nothing unless you are compensated.

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Florida personal injury attorney serving communities throughout Florida including: Tallahassee, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Leon County.

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