Richard Donohue is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Hofstra University and received his Law degree from the Hofstra University School of Law. He has practiced in estate planning, administration and litigation including corporate planning and commercial litigation. He has also practiced real estate law and has practiced before the District, Supreme, Surrogate, and Family Courts of New York, in criminal, custodial and estate matters. Since early 1997, he has devoted his efforts to representing injured workers before the Workers’ Compensation Board as a highly respected New York Workers’ Compensation attorney. He joined the Firm in 1999, becoming Partner in 2004, and has continued to advocate on behalf of claimants before the Board at both the trial and appeal levels. He has spoken on Workers’ Compensation and Social Security issues before several union and professional organizations.
Mr. Donohue became Managing Partner of the law firm in 2014. He resides in Suffolk County with his wife, who is a Registered Nurse, and their handsome twin boys.
I attended Hofstra University School of Law. My prior legal experience includes estate planning, administration and litigation including corporate planning, commercial litigation and real estate law. I have practiced before the District, Supreme, Surrogate, and Family Courts of New York, in criminal, custodial and estate matters.
I love practicing WC because it allows me to advocate in a real, personal way for injured workers while standing right beside them. Coming from a family with a construction Union background , I learned firsthand the dangers faced by workers in construction settings as well as many, many other work environments. I learned that injuries can and will occur on the job in countless scenarios. I also learned that workers are almost powerless against an insurance carrier without a strong and effective advocate, as the carrier always has attorneys at their disposal.
After joining our firm in 1999 I never looked back because, although we were a much smaller firm than the one I came from, I was able to cultivate strong interpersonal relationships with our valued clients in a way that was not possible before. As we grew larger over the years, I was able to effectuate these types of relationships on a greater and greater scale. I truly believe have found the perfect balance of providing personal advocacy on a large scale for our valued clients.
I enjoy Scuba Diving and Skiing with my wife and twin boys.