David Donohue is a Senior Attorney at the firm and is in charge of the Disability Pension Department. David graduated from Binghamton University with a double major in Philosophy, Politics and Law and General Philosophy. While earning his undergraduate bachelor degree, he interned at McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson and Riordan in the Workers’ Compensation Department. He graduated from New York Law School in June of 2012 and began full-time work with McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson and Riordan in May of 2013 in the Social Security Disability Department.
Upon admission to the New York State Bar Association, David began representing injured workers before the Social Security Administration in pursuit of Social Security Disability benefits. After numerous successful cases before the Social Security Administration and the Social Security Appeals Council, David began representing New York State workers in pursuit of disability benefits from the New York State and Local Retirement System. David has worked on innumerable New York State disability pension cases and has played an instrumental role in all Article 78 appeals which McIntyre Donohue has successfully argued, most notably being DeMaio v. DiNapoli, which provided enhanced protections to correction officers in the New York State and Local Retirement System.
In addition to his work with members of the New York State and Local Retirement System, David also represents workers of the City of New York before the New York City Employees Retirement System. He currently lives in Suffolk County with his wife Jennifer.
I attended New York Law School. I interned at McIntyre, Donohue while I attended high school and again during college. I began working with them shortly after graduating from law school.
Yes, I have known since about high school that I wanted to practice some type of law.
What I like most about practicing Disability Pension cases is the significance of each case because in each case we are fighting for a lifetime benefit for a person that is no longer capable of performing their occupation.
Good as I think this is the most important aspect of an attorney’s job.
Other than experience and skill the most important aspect of an attorney-client relationship is trust. A lot of times in litigation you will be faced with a multitude of decisions that will lead to uncertain outcomes. Because of this, you will be leaning on your attorney to explain the possible ramifications of those decisions and provide a guide to you through the litigation process. If you do not trust your attorney or your attorney’s advice, it will undoubtedly lead to avoidable issues in your claim.
The people, McIntyre, Donohue has a great staff and a team-friendly work environment.
Outside of the office, I am usually attending some sort of ice hockey-related event whether it is playing in a men’s league or attending islanders games.
Through the job I work with various COBA organizations, Suffolk County PBA, SSEU, Local 371, FDNY as well as many others.