MICHAEL J. WIGGINS

Email:

mwiggins@mtwlegal.com

 

Phone:

407-246-1800

Michael Wiggins is a founding member and senior partner of McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A.  He is counsel to manufacturers and corporations in the U.S. and internationally, and his litigation practice is devoted entirely to defending large damage and catastrophic injury cases for the automotive, consumer products, industrial equipment and medical device industries.  He is a nationally recognized trial lawyer that has defended and tried cases in over 20 states and federal jurisdictions around the country.  He is frequently retained as lead counsel in mass tort, class action and pattern litigation around the country, and he has extensive experience managing local counsel in the role as regional or national counsel.  Most recently, he has led or co-led trial teams in cases tried to verdict involving claims exceeding $100 million and is leading teams that are scheduled to defend catastrophic cases in Florida, California, Minnesota, Nevada and Massachusetts.  He is an advocate for children with cancer, and is a co-founder and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cannonball Kids cancer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation dedicated to funding medical clinical research. He is a frequent speaker on the reason and need for funding of research in cancers found primarily in children.  Michael lives in Orlando with his wife, Melissa, and their five children: Olivia, Cannon, Arran James, Gray and Charlie.

PRACTICE AREAS

Products Liability

Premise Liability

Large damage exposure

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Florida

Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

EDUCATION

University of Alabama, J.D., 1989

University of Alabama, B.A., 1986

  • B.A. Advertising and Public Relations

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

International Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

The Florida Bar

Alabama State Bar

Orange County Bar Association

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Selected to IADC Trial Academy Faculty, 2004, Stanford University
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2020
  • Listed, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2010-2020
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, “Florida Legal Elite”
  • Listed, Florida’s Best Lawyers, Product Liability, 2014-2019
  • Listed, Orlando Magazine, “Best Lawyers,” Product Liability Litigation, 2012-2020
  • Elected to Allen-Rogowicz Chapter of the  Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2007

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Married to Melissa, with five children:

Olivia, Cannon, Arran James, Gray and Charlie.

Tel: 407.246.1800

Fax: 407.246.1895

McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A.

111 N. Magnolia Avenue

Suite 1200

Orlando, FL 32801

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