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The O'Donnell Law Offices, founded in 1990, focuses on the needs of injured victims. The firm handles cases in various areas ranging from workers' compensation through wrongful death litigation. Attorney Neil O’Donnell is a Pennsylvania Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy who has been practicing law for over 30 years. Neil was accredited by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. Only 159 attorneys in Pennsylvania are designated Board Certified Specialists in Civil Trial Advocacy.

Only Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers are allowed to identify themselves as specialists or experts in the trial and litigation of civil cases. The requirements to become Board Certified include having had a sufficient number of trials, including jury trials, passing an examination, and obtaining positive confidential reviews from other lawyers and judges.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Law School, J.D., cum laude, Attorney O’Donnell was admitted to the Pennsylvania and United States District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, in 1987. In 1990, he was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, United States Supreme Court. His practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Premises Liability and Truck Collisions.

Attorney O’Donnell is a member of the Pennsylvania, American and Federal Bar Associations, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Trial Lawyers for Public Safety, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice and American Association for Justice.

His numerous recognitions include Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 10 and Top 100, National Trial Lawyer Top 100, Best Lawyer, Litigation Counsel of America Fellow, Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Rating, American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Lawyer, Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America and National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s Melvin Belli Society inductee. Neil frequently lectures at local and national trial law seminars.

Areas of practice include: Personal Injury Law, Product Liability Law, Workers’ Compensation Law, Bad Faith, Premises Liability, Auto Collisions, Truck Collisions

Location

  • 267 Wyoming Avenue
    Kingston, PA 18704

Education

  • King's College, B.A., graduated 1984
  • University of Pittsburgh , J.D., graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • Board Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy - Member
  • Board Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Membership – America’s Top 100 Attorneys - Member
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy - Member
  • Lifetime Achievement Membership – America’s Top 100 Attorneys - Member
  • Luzerne County Executive Committee - Member
  • Melvin Belli Society Inductee - Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Member
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Association for Justice - Member, Board of Directors (President 2001)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice - Member
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Pennsylvania, American and Federal Bar Associations - Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • The Million Dollar Advocate Forum - Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 - Member
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice - Member
  • Wilkes-Barre Law Library Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Northeastern Pennsylvania (2022)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Allentown (2018)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Allentown (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Awards:

  • National Association of Premises Liability Attorneys (2021–2022)
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - 10 Best Attorney - Client Satisfaction (2020)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Lawyer (2013–2022)
  • Best Lawyer in America (2011 - 2022)
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year (2014, 2018, 2021)
  • Lifetime Achievement Membership - America's Top 100 Attorneys (2020)
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow (2018-2022)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating (2002-2022)
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate (2007–2022)
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015-2022)
  • National Trial Lawyer Top 100 (2010-2022)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2004-2022)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Listed in Top 10 (2008, 2019-2022)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Listed in Top 100 (2007-2021)
  • Philadelphia Super Lawyers, Listed in Top 100 (2016)
  • Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America (2015-2022)
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2018-2020)

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