Donald J. Lunny, Jr.


About Donald J. Lunny, Jr.

With more than 30 years of experience, Donald J. Lunny, Jr.’s practice includes clients in the public and private sectors, and focuses on local government law, and particularly, on matters which relate to local regulation, real property, land development, code enforcement, and business and financial transactions which involve local governmental entities.

Mr. Lunny possesses recognized skills and experience. He frequently lectures at professional conferences and seminars on topics pertaining to government law. He has been named in “Best Lawyers in America”, has been named by Florida Trend magazine as being one of the State’s “Legal Elite”, has been selected for “Who’s Who of the South Florida Attorneys” (published by Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management), has for many years enjoyed Martindale Hubbell’s highest “AV” peer review rating for both his legal skills and his ethical behavior, and was Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law by the Florida Bar for two decades.

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AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2021

Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2019-2022

Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2012-2013

“Who’s Who of the South Florida Attorneys,” Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

Publications and Presented Materials

Author and Presenter, “Special Issues with Public Leases, Easements and Licenses,” 42nd Annual Florida Bar Local Government Law Seminar, May 10, 2019

Author, “Thinking About New Subsection 553.79(20), Florida Statutes, From the Local Authority’s Perspective,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, Nov. 13, 2017

Author, “Governmental Disputes and the Balancing of Competing Governmental Interests Test“ Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, March 10, 2015

Author and Presenter, “Conflicts of Interest & Outside Employment,” Florida League of Cities 88th Annual Conference, August 14, 2014

Author and Presenter, “Future Amendments to the Broward Ethics Ordinance – Year 4: What’s in Store?” Broward League of Cities Ethics Training, June 27, 2014


Florida Bar, Member

Broward County Bar Association, Member

Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, Past President

Broward League of Cities, Member

Covenant House Florida, Member, Board of Directors


Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in City, County & Local Government Law, 2000-2020




Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts, 1982

Stetson University, Juris Doctor, 1985