R. Michael O'Donnell
Mr. O'Donnell started his legal career in the State of Hawaii as a
deputy prosecutor for Maui County Hawaii. While in Hawaii, Michael gained
valuable trial experience working with law enforcement to keep Hawaii
safe from the criminal element. He subsequently joined the regional law
firm of Langa, Breen and Associates, a full service law firm located on
the island of Maui in the State of Hawaii, and worked in the civil litigation
department of the firm representing individuals and defending corporations
in negligence actions. Michael returned to Florida, where he worked for
a large regional defense firm specializing in defending employers against
worker's compensation claims made by employees which provided him
with invaluable knowledge and experience in analyzing medical claims and
coverage issues related to work accidents. Subsequently, Michael was invited
to associate with a local personal injury firm in West Palm Beach and
head up their litigation unit. During this successful association Michael
litigated numerous cases in State and Federal Courts in Florida involving
automotive liability, premises liability, business disputes, and wrongful
denial of insurance benefits.
Throughout his career, Michael's approach to the practice of law has
been focused on exceptional client service. He carefully gathers evidence
to evaluate the facts and legal issues in each case in order to provide
each client with the best information and risk reporting thus enabling
the client to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible outcome.
Michael values professionalism in the practice of law and is a past member
of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Craig S. Barnard American
Inns of Court in Palm Beach County. These are by-invitation-only organizations
who recognize professionalism, advocacy, and scholarship, and provide
peer to peer interaction to benefit both the legal profession and the
Michael joined Pallo, Marks, Hernandez, Gechijian & DeMay, P.A. in
May of 2015 to practice exclusively in the area of insurance defense.
His prior expertise and experience provides his current clients exceptional
insight into the analysis of complex legal issues facing employers and
carriers today. Michael is proud to be part of the litigation team at
the firm working together as a cohesive unit to defend employers and carriers.
To speak with Mr. O'Donnell,
at (561) 624-1051 today.