Howard Donahue is a shareholder in the Industrial and Consumer Product Liability Practice Group in the Philadelphia office of Lavin, OíNeil, Cedrone & DiSipio. He concentrates his practice on the automotive, industrial equipment, consumer products, and construction products industries as well as construction and warranty litigation.
Mr. Donahue supervises and manages complex product liability, warranty and commercial lawsuits. He has conducted arbitrations, mediations and settlement conferences and worked extensively with expert witnesses. He has experience managing and supervising local counsel and serves as counsel for a local contracting company doing business in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has second chaired and served as co-trial council on several cases to verdict. Examples of Mr. Donahueís experience include:
∑ Appointed by the client to be one of three attorneys nationwide to devise defense strategies and handle lawsuits and claims involving complex automotive emissions issues.
∑ Arbitrated cases and tried small claims cases to defense verdict in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
∑ Assisted in the preparation of the briefs and argument before New Jersey Appellate Division in which the Appellate Division agreed with clientís position on apportionment and remanded the case for a new trial.
∑ Prepared and successfully argued numerous motions for summary judgment in the courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania resulting in the dismissal of lawsuits and multi-million dollar claims against the firm's clients.
∑ He has been selected for inclusion in "Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition 2011".
Mr. Donahue earned his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law - Camden in Camden, New Jersey, where he was on Deanís List and graduated from the University of Delaware, also on Deanís List.
He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania state courts and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Within the Firm, the Board of Directors selected Mr. Donahue as one of a team of four to present training to junior associates. He has served on the firmís Hiring Committee and participated in the mentoring program. He has also been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers- Rising Stars Edition 2011-2013