- B.S., Florida State University
- J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Awards & Honors
- AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Professional Associations & Leadership Activities
- Broward Bar Association
- Board of Directors of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association
- Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association
- Former Member of the Defense Research Institute
Donald J. Fann
“I have seen the abuse and neglect of our elderly go on for too long and I am here to stop it one case at a time.”
Attorney Don Fann’s life changed after receiving a call that his elderly mother had fallen and remained on the floor of her room without any help for what is believed to be more than 4 hours. That fall broke her hip and she never walked again. This took place in a facility that was entrusted with her care. A very active and independent woman who had worked hard all her life, took care of others, and needed help after having a stroke. This tragic event was something that Don was familiar with because he had encountered it many times in the past while defending his former Nursing Home clients, but this time it was different, it was personal.
“When it became personal I realized that I had been fighting for the wrong side.”
DONALD J. FANN received his J.D. from the University of Miami in 1987 and was the founding partner of a well-known and nationally recognized personal injury law firm for approximately 11 years. With nearly 30 years of defense experience in both corporate and private practice, he is acutely aware of the oppositions’ strategies and methods, which provides him with the unique ability to prepare for and overcome a myriad of obstacles.
He is admitted to the Florida Bar as well as the Federal Bar for the U.S. District Courts in the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Don has successfully represented clients in both State and Federal Court trials as well as highly complex Arbitrations.
Mr. Fann has maintained the prestigious “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for more than 10 years and has been a featured seminar speaker at various medical facilities and national conferences addressing topics of relevance to medical practitioners in nursing home and acute care environments. He co-authored an article regarding Nursing Home Litigation which received publication in For the Defense, a nationwide publication produced by the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Mr. Fann has also served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and was an active member of the Defense Research Institute.
Don Fann has represented many clients that own, manage, and insure Nursing Homes and other Long Term Care Facilities. He has personally evaluated or been counsel of record for over 700 Long Term Care cases giving him a level of experience that provides an enormous benefit to all of his clients in this specialized area of the law.
“Big corporations don’t need my help, the person who has had their life destroyed by the negligence of someone else is the one I am fighting for.”
Don Fann comes from a family of lawyers that have lived in South Florida for almost 100 years. His father was a member of the Florida Bar for over 50 years and his brother continues to practice in Alabama. Despite his family history, Don’s path to law school and the practice of law was anything but direct or certain. He has done everything from working construction, to bartending, to managing a gym, and selling advertising. He paid his own way through school and understands the value of hard work. Don’s background makes it easy for him to relate to and connect with almost anyone he meets and provides him with a real life perspective that allows him to see beyond the obvious and fight for the rights of his clients.