​​Donato Rinaldi has been practicing law since 2008.  He is a dedicated consumer rights advocate with a strong record in foreclosure defense, debt defense, and all issues affecting consumers.  Mr. Rinaldi prides himself on always providing his best service in every case and offering straightforward advice to his clients.
 
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Rinaldi was a professional firefighter in Waterbury, CT for nearly 20 years.  During that time he took a military leave of absence from the Fire Department and spent 6 years in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm.  Assigned to the Arthur W. Radford DD-968, a Strike Destroyer, Mr. Rinaldi was deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991.  After completing his military service, Mr. Rinaldi returned to the Fire Department as an active firefighter.
 
Although he loved being a firefighter, in 2005 Mr. Rinaldi had the opportunity to fulfill a life-long desire to attend law school.  In addition to receiving his law degree, Mr. Rinaldi completed a double major with a Master’s Degree in Trust & Wealth Management.

Donato J. Rinaldi

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Mr. Rinaldi is licensed in Florida and Connecticut and is an active volunteer with Saint Johns County Legal Aid.  He enjoys cooking, hiking, and snowboarding and is a National Park enthusiast.   He lives with his wife and son in Fruit Cove, Florida.
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Experience:


2008-Present:         Practicing Attorney
1988-2005:             Waterbury Fire Department
1990-1996:             United States Navy

Education:

2008:                       J.D., Campbell University School of Law                                                                                                                                    Raleigh, NC
                                MTWM, Campbell University School of Business 
1997:                        B.A. Criminology, Saint Leo University                                                                                                                                      St. Leo, FL

Affiliations:

Florida Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
American Bar Association
St. Johns County Bar Association

National Italian American Bar Association
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

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