Donald Marcari

Don first gained national attention when his exploits as a young defense attorney with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps became the basis for the motion picture “A Few Good Men.”

Don has been fighting for seriously injured people throughout North Carolina since 1985, and Virginia since 1988, concentrating on plaintiff personal injury law and civil litigation. In addition, Don handles veteran benefits claims and continues to defend select members of our military service in courts martial and administrative proceedings.

Don is a highly recognized attorney who has tried more than 200 jury trials, including cases against Ford, Firestone, American Honda, Home Depot and several national trucking companies. He represented clients whose cases became the foundation for a movie, The Paula Coughlin Story, and a book, The Story of the U.S. Navys Tailhook Scandal.

Admitted to Practice

Admitted pro hac vice in several states and federal courts throughout the United States.


Honors & Awards

Professional Memberships

Notable Cases

Tried and counseled cases that became the basis for the movies, "A Few Good Men," "The Paula Coughlin Story" and book entitled "The Mother of All Hooks-The story of the US Navy’s Tailhook Scandal." Represented a Capital Murder Client involved in an internet/cell phone scam which received nationwide publicity. Retained as an Expert to testify to the "Standard of Care" in legal malpractice cases and appeared on television shows including Unsolved Mysteries, A Current Affair and The Montel Williams Show.


Community Service

  • Lynnhaven Middle School Football Coach
  • Princess Anne High School Moot Court Team Advisor and Coach
  • Great Neck Athletic Association (GNNA): Board of Directors Vice President, Football Commissioner, Girls Basketball Commissioner and Football, Basketball, Baseball and Soccer Coach
  • Carolina Academy High School Football Coach
  • Volunteer Hampton Roads Co-Chairman
  • Artistic American Veterans Board of Directors
  • Carolina Environmental Development Construction Education Foundation Board of Directors
  • Lake City’s News & Post Editorialist

Contact personal injury lawyer Don Marcari today

Don Marcari has always demonstrated the utmost respect for the legal system and his community. He is very knowledgeable of the law and exemplifies the highest degree of ethics. He continuously demonstrates his legal capabilities with an honorable legal career spanning 25 years.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Don Marcari, please call the offices of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. at (888) 351-1038 or contact us online.

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