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Focus Areas:

Commercial Litigation

Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1974


University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, Florida, 1987
LL.M., Taxation

University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, Florida, 1974
J.D., Juris Doctor


Florida Bar
Commission on the Status of Women for Miami Beach
Past Co-Chair
National Association of Women Judges
Past District Director

Amy Steele Donner 

Senior Counsel

Ms. Amy Steele Donner is Senior Counsel in the Miami office of Broad and Cassel. She is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

  • Ms. Donner served as a judge for 27 years in the Criminal, Civil and Family Divisions of the 11th Judicial Circuit before joining Broad and Cassel. She has been honored to sit five times as an Associate Judge on the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
  • Her area of focus is commercial litigation and family law.
  • Ms. Donner has extensive experience in all aspects of the law and has participated in various judicial, bar and law school activities, including judging Moot Court and Mock Trial competitions and the National Forensic League District Championship.
  • A well-respected member of the legal community, she has received many honors and awards. Most recently, she was given the 2011 Justice Harry Lee Anstead Professionalism Award “for her tireless pursuit and practice of the highest ideals and tenets of the legal profession and for consistently demonstrating the essential ingredients of professionalism: character, competence and commitment.”
Ms. Donner is an active member of various professional and community organizations.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as "A Woman Worth Knowing" by the City of Miami Beach in 1994 
  • Given the 2011 Justice Harry Lee Anstead Professionalism Award 
  • Named Woman of the Year by Na'Amat, USA 
  • Nominated to "Who's Who in the Law" and "International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women" 
  • Presented with the Judicial Community Service Award by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 


  • The Florida Pre-Trial Practice
    James Publishing (chapters on Subject Matter Jurisdiction, Personal Jurisdiction, Venue and Disqualification of Trial Judge)