Michael McDonald has been a Florida BAR member for over 25 years.
“It’s called the criminal justice system but oftentimes, justice is forgotten. That’s why I’m here.”
Michael’s focus is criminal defense, estate planning, probate, and civil commitment.
For many years, he has represented criminal defense clients in a wide range of practice areas including juveniles in both the juvenile and adult system. He has defended those accused of misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses; including DUI, theft, grand theft, battery, burglary, sex offenses, premeditated attempted murder and many others. He has also represented clients with serious mental health issues and is familiar with the fields of Psychology, Psychiatry, and its experts. He tried the first sexual civil commitment trial in Dade County and led a challenge to the scientific reliability of recidivism actuarial instruments. Along with his years of experience, he has tried more than 100 cases in both the civil and criminal arena. He is extremely passionate about defending his clients and their constitutional rights. When he is not representing his clients, he enjoys exercise, meditation and spending time with his six children.
Prior to coming to Glantzlaw, Michael founded his own Estate Planning firm and helped families protect themselves, and loved ones, by creating will and trust based estate plans that preserved their assets and kept them out of court. He also assists families with probate matters to ensure the timely distribution of estate assets.
Protecting the personal rights and freedoms guaranteed by our constitution. Mindfulness practices, personal and community self-awareness and development. He is also passionate about mental health issues and services.