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Bruce A. McDonald

Licensed for 38 years

Practice Area: Probate

Awards
AV Preeminent

Bruce A. McDonald

Serving Pensacola, FL view address

Partner at firm McDonald Fleming Moorhead, LLP

Serving Pensacola, FL view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Bruce A. McDonald

Bruce A. McDonald has practiced law for 30 years and is still looking for new ways to deliver legal services more economically and efficiently. A founding partner of McDonald Fleming Moorhead, Bruce began marketing probate assistance throughout all of Florida ten years ago at Statewide Probate (link). He has also added estate planning to his statewide practice through Florida Statewide Wills (link to http://www.planningisloving.com)).

Bruce is AV® Preeminent ™ rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest distinction given by his peers. Bruce has practiced in a wide variety of legal areas and has previously been certified by The Florida Bar in mediation and business litigation. He was an early pro...

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Bruce A. McDonald has practiced law for 30 years and is still looking for new ways to deliver legal services more economically and efficiently. A founding partner of McDonald Fleming Moorhead, Bruce began marketing probate assistance throughout all of Florida ten years ago at Statewide Probate (link). He has also added estate planning to his statewide practice through Florida Statewide Wills (link to http://www.planningisloving.com)).

Bruce is AV® Preeminent ™ rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest distinction given by his peers. Bruce has practiced in a wide variety of legal areas and has previously been certified by The Florida Bar in mediation and business litigation. He was an early proponent of the use of computers and the internet in the legal profession. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. degree from Florida State University College of Law.

Bruce is committed to meeting the estate planning and probate needs of Floridians in all 67 counties, and strives to adhere to the philosophy of McDonald Fleming Moorhead.

Key Accomplishments

- Community Service Award by the Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association (2008)

Professional Associations

- The Florida Bar

- Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association (Director, 2003-2005)

Community Associations

- Bruce is active in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ronald McDonald House, and has chaired a number of local blood drives.

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  • 4.8/5.0 13 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.7/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/28/11 in Estate Administration

    Bruce McDonald is an excellent attorney and is well respected in the local bar. Read more

    Bruce McDonald is an excellent attorney and is well respected in the local bar.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 12/26/11 in Probate Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 12/26/11 in Probate Administration

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 12/09/11 in Estate Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/01/09 in Construction Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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  • 4.2/5.0 by a Partner on 10/27/09 in Probate Administration

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    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 10/26/09 in Probate Administration

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    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
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    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Unknown on 10/23/09 in Civil Practice

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 10/23/09 in Civil Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 10/23/09 in Bankruptcy Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1978, Florida and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
      1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
      1984, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
      Law School Attended
      Florida State University
      Class of 1978
      J.D.
      with honors
      University Attended
      College of the Holy Cross

      University of Florida
      Class of 1972
      B.S.J.
      with honors

      Areas of Law

      • Probate