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About Donald Marcari

 


 

Don is the Senior Managing Partner at Macari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban. He 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.

Home/Attorney Profiles/Donald Marcari

About
Donald Marcari

 


 

Don is the Senior Managing Partner at Macari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban. He 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.

Education

Honors & Awards

“People ask why I like being a lawyer. I get the opportunity to help somebody every day. What could be better than that?”

 
– Don Marcari

Don first gained national attention when his exploits as a young Naval defense attorney.

Don was with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps

This work became the basis for the motion picture “A Few Good Men.”

Since 1985, Don has been fighting for seriously injured people
throughout the North Carolina and Virginia region.

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.

He represented clients whose cases became the foundation for a movie,
The Paula Coughlin Story, and a book, The Story of the U.S. Navy’s Tailhook Scandal.

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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.

Teaching

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

Awards

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