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.

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

Recent 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 MorganLegal Talk Blog, March 10, 2015
Author & Presenter, “Conflicts of Interest & Outside Employment,” Florida League of Cities 88th Annual Conference, August 14, 2014
Author & Presenter, “Future Amendments to the Broward Ethics Ordinance – Year 4: What’s in Store?” Broward League of Cities Ethics Training, June 27, 2014
Co-author, “Code Enforcement Liens Not Super,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, May 16, 2013

AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2019-2021
Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2012-2013
“Who’s Who of the South Florida Attorneys,” Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

Professional Associations
The Florida Bar, Member
Broward County Bar Association, Member
Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, Past President

Community Engagement
Broward League of Cities, Member
Covenant House Florida, Member, Board of Directors


Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts, 1982
Stetson University, Juris Doctor, 1985