Donald  Hinkle

Hinkle & Foran
Hinkle & Foran
3500 Financial Plz Ste 350
TallahasseeFL 32312
(850) 205-2055

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.

• Member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum for obtained verdicts of more than a million dollars in personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, automobile crash, premises liability and civil rights cases.

When not practicing law, Don enjoys golf, travel, collecting art and his three delightful children.

Areas of Practice

• Personal Injury

• Medical Malpractice

• Products Liability

• Trial Practice

• Automobile Accidents

• Premises Liability

• Automobile Crash

Certified Legal Specialties

• Civil Trial Practice, State Bar of Florida, 1989

• Civil Trial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1991

Bar Admissions

• Florida, 1980

• U.S. Federal Court, 1980

• U.S. Supreme Court, 1989


• Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida

o J.D. - 1980

o Honors: With Honors

• Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

o B.S. - 1977

Published Works

• Criminal Assault: Civil Liability? City of Tallahassee, 1988

• Dalkon Shield Settlement: Two Views Miami Review, March, 1990

• Special Issues in Automobile Negligence Cases, NBI

• Voir Dire Examination, NBI

• Evidentiary Problems for Plaintiff and Defense, NBI


• 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

• Opening Statement, Florida Defense Lawyers Association

• 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, 2007 - 2014

• Selected Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year, 2010 - Present

• Selected to Best Lawyers in America

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