Donald R. McMinn

Donald R. McMinn

Hollingsworth LLP

Recognized since 2020

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

Litigation - Insurance

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Donald R. McMinn litigates a variety of complex civil matters. He has considerable experience defending clients involved in MDL proceedings, from the petition for MDL status through the trial or settlement of “bellwether” plaintiffs. He leads both Firm attorney teams and local counsel teams in implementing a unified and consistent strategy across multiple jurisdictions in which simultaneous litigation is proceeding. He conducts depositions, develops expert testimony concerning causation and damages issues, and engages in motions practice and oral argument to eliminate opponents’ causation experts on Daubert grounds. Mr. McMinn has strong relationships with specialized accounting consultants and has significant experience in the use of sophisticated computerized allocation models. He represents clients involved in litigation of issues arising out of overlapping coverage, including the application of other-insurance clauses and the impact vel non on the insured of the contribution and subrogation claims of one of its insurers against another. He advises clients with respect to coverage issues arising out of product liability claims and tort claims, workplace exposure to noise and hazardous substances, and environmental matters. Mr. McMinn served as a Note & Comment Editor for the New York University Law Review. He clerked for Chief Judge Manuel L. Real of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He is a past member of the editorial board of the Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin and he has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. He is named in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in American and the 2020 Washington, DC edition of Super Lawyers, and is recognized as an AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • 1350 I Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20005

Hollingsworth LLP
Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia

4 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance

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