MICHAEL J. WIGGINS
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. His most important work is as an advocate for children with cancer, and he is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cannonball Kids cancer Foundation (“CKc”), 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.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
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
University of Alabama, J.D., 1989
University of Alabama, B.A., 1986
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
Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Married to Melissa, with five children:
Olivia, Cannon, Arran James, Gray and Charlie.
McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A.
111 N. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
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