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Douglas J. McCarron

Haggard Law Firm > Douglas J. McCarron

Partner Douglas J. McCarron is an accomplished trial lawyer with significant experience handling a wide variety of cases including negligent security, pool drowning, dram shop, and construction and auto accidents.

 

Douglas-J.-McCarron named a 2018 Best lawyerDoug served as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County for four years. While there, Doug was a member of the Career Criminal Unit where he distinguished himself in over 50 trials prosecuting violent crime. Upon leaving the State Attorney’s Office in 2000, Doug began to focus on representing victims of serious and catastrophic injury.

 

Doug joined The Haggard Law Firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2007. Since joining the firm, he has recovered over $100 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. In Garcia v. Arbors Apartments, Doug successfully obtained an $8 million jury verdict on behalf of the Garcia family. This negligent security/wrongful death case found the owners and managers of The Arbors apartment complex guilty of failing to provide adequate security on their property. Doug has been able to recover similar results in cases throughout Florida. Doug served as President of the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association in 2013 and was recently appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve on the Civil Standard Jury Instructions Committee. Doug is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Florida Justice Association.

 

Outside the office, Doug enjoys spending time with his wife Becky and their three boys, Jack, Finn and William Andrew (Drew). Doug and Becky are extremely active in a number of local charities and truly believe in giving back to the community. Doug was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey but moved to Miami as a young boy. He graduated from Miami Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School. Doug received his Bachelors of Science in 1993 and his Juris Doctorate in 1995, both with Honors, from Florida State University.

EDUCATION AND HONORS

PRACTICE

ADMISSIONS

-Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate (1995). Cum Laude

-Florida State University, Bachelor of Science (1993), Cum Laude

The Haggard Law Firm, Partner (2006-Present)

Feiler, Leach & McCarron, PL,  Partner (2003 – 2006)

McCarron, Fox & Eljaiek, PA,  Partner (2002)

McCarron & Fox, PA,  Partner (2001 – 2002)

Angones, Hunter, McClure, Lynch & Williams, P.A., Associate (2000 – 2001)

Assistant State Attorney, Miami-Dade County 11th Circuit (1996 – 2000)

Clerk, Judge James Wolf, First District Court of Appeals (1995)

State Bar of Florida (1996)

United States District Court, 11th Circuit (2000)

United States Court of Appeals, Southern District of Florida (2003)

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

CIVIC MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Listed, Best Lawyers in America

American Board of Trial Advocates, Member

Florida Bar Standard Jury Instructions Committee (Civil), Committee Member

Miami-Dade Justice Association, Committee Member, President (2013), President-Elect, Secretary, Board of Directors

Florida Justice Association, Member, Board of Directors, Membership Committee, Program Chair, Miami-Dade Task Force, 3rd DCA Key Contacts Chair

American Association for Justice , Member

Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member

National Crime Victim Bar Association, Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Cambridge Who’s Who, Member

Listed, Florida Trend Legal Elite

Member, Coral Gables Bar Association

Member, Miami-Dade County Bar Association, Member

Listed, Martindale-Hubbell, “AV” Preeminent Attorney

Listed, Super Lawyer

Listed, The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer List

Volunteer, Community Partnership for the Homeless

Judge, Ford Salute to Education Scholarship Program

Member, Seminole Boosters