Douglas J. McCarron

About the Speaker
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    The Haggard Law Firm
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Doug is an accomplished trial lawyer with significant experience handling a wide variety of cases including those involving negligent security, road construction, pool drowning, dram shop, and auto accidents. Prior to joining the firm, Doug 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 while working with a small personal injury firm.

Doug joined The Haggard Law Firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2007. Since joining the firm, he has recovered over $150 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 fortunate to be able to recover similar results for families throughout Florida.

Doug served as President of the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association in 2013 and was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve a second term 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 and then went on to receive his Bachelors of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees, both with Honors, from Florida State University.

Education and honors

  • Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate (1995). Cum Laude
  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Science (1993), Cum Laude

Practice

  • 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)

Admissions

  • State Bar of Florida (1996)
  • United States District Court, 11th Circuit (2000)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Southern District of Florida (2003)

Professional Accomplishments

  • 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

Civic Memberships and Associations

  • Volunteer, Community Partnership for the Homeless
  • Judge, Ford Salute to Education Scholarship Program
  • Member, Seminole Boosters