Barry J. Donohue
In 1986 Mr. Donohue received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Immediately thereafter he attended the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio and graduated from its law school in 1989.
While in law school Mr. Donohue served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law School newspaper and represented the School in interscholastic moot court competition. In January, 1990 Mr. Donohue was admitted to practice law before all of the Courts of the State of New York. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Court of Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and has handled matters as lead counsel in each of those courts.
Mr. Donohue is past President of the Bar Association of the Tonawandas and is a member of the American, Erie and Niagara County Bar Associations.
In each of the years since 1990 Mr. Donohue has conducted jury trials to verdict in State and Federal court and on civil and criminal matters. He concentrates his practice on personal injury litigation and criminal defense. In personal injury litigation Mr. Donohue has represented individuals who have suffered paraplegia, force trauma and anoxic brain injuries, severe facial fractures, leg and arm fractures, puncture wounds with necrotizing fascitis, disc injuries in the neck and back, and deep lacerations, as a result of the carelessness of others. In criminal defense matters, Mr. Donohue has obtained complete acquittals in felony jury trials in both Erie and Niagara counties. Mr. Donohue recently obtained one of the Donohue Law Office's million dollar recoveries for their clients.
Mr. Donohue supports, among others, the following charitable organizations: St Luke's Mission of Mercy, Amherst Bel Canto Choir, Friends of Camp Turner. Mr. Donohue is a member of the International Combat Hapkido Federation and the Adirondack Mountain Club.