Donnie Worrell, Esq.


Donnie Worrell is an attorney at the Merlin Law Group and specializes in first-party property litigation, representing commercial and residential clients through the completion of their cases.

Donnie grew up in a small town in rural southeast Virginia, where his father was a solo practitioner who handled everything from wills to insurance claims to criminal defense. Watching his father work not only got Donnie interested in practicing law, but also showed him the importance of serving every client with empathy and understanding while zealously representing their interests.

When he was 11, the building that held the Worrell family’s general store and law practice burned to the ground. To this day, Donnie remembers how devastating a commercial property loss is to families who count on those businesses to make ends meet. Years later, that experience would lead him to pursue a career in first-party property insurance litigation.

He and his wife Laura, a Realtor, live in the Jacksonville area with their two children. When he’s not working, Donnie enjoys attending Jacksonville Jaguar games, and coaching his children’s baseball and softball teams.

Donnie graduated from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, where he majored in political science and helped organize an underground student-run newspaper. He also participated in numerous intramural sports and logged many volunteer hours on campus.

Donnie then earned his J.D. at the University of Richmond’s TC Williams School of Law. There, Donnie honed his skill in numerous negotiation competitions and was a member of the Federalist Society.

He started his legal career as a general practitioner at the Cooper Law Firm in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Prior to joining the Merlin Law group, Donnie spent the previous five years practicing at a boutique first-party property litigation firm in Jacksonville, Florida. Donnie is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Florida.


University of Richmond TC Williams School of Law
Richmond, Virginia
Juris Doctor

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia
Political Science