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Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1990
Florida State University, B.A., 1988
Honors & Scholars Graduate
All Florida State Courts
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida
The Florida Bar
Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Florida Real Estate Commission (appointed by Governor Bush in 2001-2005)
Florida State University Undergraduate Studies Development Board
Florida State University President's Council
Junior League of Tampa, Sustainer
Stetson College of Law International Moot Court Judicial Panel (2008-present)
United Professional Horseman's Association
United States Equestrian Foundation
Berkeley Preparatory School Chairman's Circle
Young Life Tampa Bay
Noel McDonell is a Martindale Hubbell AV-Preeminent trial lawyer with extensive experience managing complex commercial disputes in the courtroom. In addition, in 2013, Noel was named one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Top Attorneys. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, emphasizing issues of fraud and malfeasance in the corporate environment, along with whistleblower/Qui Tam actions. In 2008, Noel won the first Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation) in the state, protecting the rights of citizens to gather and be heard in protection of their rights without fear of retaliation.
Noel has tried hundreds of jury and non-jury trials and appeals in both the criminal and civil arenas. While acting as Lead Trial Attorney for the Office of the State Attorney, Noel was appointed by the Attorney General to Senior Assistant Statewide Prosecutor in the Office of Statewide Prosecution, where she practiced throughout the state investigating and prosecuting complex white collar criminal activity. She has extensive experience in corporate fraud detection and contractual fraud litigation. As former Florida Real Estate Commissioner under Governor Jeb Bush, Noel also appreciates an historic understanding of administrative law and professional licensure issues to protect the consumer. During her tenure in government practice, Noel was awarded the Davis Productivity Award for her efforts with the Governor’s Task Force on Identity Theft.
An avid owner of American Saddlebred horses, Noel is active in the equine industry within both the highly competitive world circuit and the fundraising community. Closer to home, she is an enthusiastic saltwater flats fisherman and boater.