For more than 35 years, Don Blackwell has built a strong and comprehensive practice defending local, regional and national companies in product liability, breach of warranty and commercial litigation claims in Florida, Texas and beyond. Don has represented many of the world's largest motor vehicle manufacturers, often in wrongful death cases and cases involving catastrophic injuries.
Don also has defended manufacturers of medical devices, handheld power tools, industrial machinery, tractor-trailer trucks, earth moving equipment, commercial flooring adhesives, high-tech roofing systems, PVC and CPVC pipe and fittings, as well as numerous interests in the aviation industry including commercial carriers, aircraft leasing companies, helicopter manufacturers and fixed based operators. In addition, Don has defended federal and state class actions, toxic tort and asbestos matters, insurance coverage disputes, business disputes and general negligence and premises liability cases.
In addition, Don has served as an adjunct professor of legal research and writing at Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law and at St. Thomas University School of Law and more recently as an adjunct professor of Torts in the Intensive Paralegal Certificate Program at the University of Miami. He also has authored or co-authored a number of peer-reviewed articles for The Florida Bar Journal, The Professional and the Trial Advocate Quarterly and spoken at several national legal conferences.
Don also dedicates a significant amount of his energies toward supporting and advocating for individuals and families affected by eating disorders. He has authored multiple works on the subject and is frequently called upon to speak at local, regional and national conferences and webinars.