Neil O’Donnell is the founder of O’Donnell Law Offices. As an experienced trial lawyer, he fights for his clients in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.
His practice focuses on truck crashes and car crashes, sexual exploitation, premises liability, bad faith, dram shop, and insurance disputes.
He started practicing law in 1987, after he was admitted into the Pennsylvania Bar. Attorney O’Donnell is admitted to practice in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and Eastern District of Pennsylvania United States District Courts. He also is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
His legal career began after he graduated with honors from King’s College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
He worked for three years in Philadelphia, for the Baskin, Flaherty, Elliot & Mannino firm, before starting O’Donnell Law Offices in 1990.
Peers in the legal profession respect his experience and want his opinion
Attorney O’Donnell’s success, with millions of dollars in awards and settlements secured for his clients, has led to overwhelming peer respect.
his decade alone, leading attorney groups like the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Melvin Belli Society, Brain Injury Association of California, Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Connectionology, and others, have asked him to present more than a dozen times. Attorney O’Donnell started leading peer educational seminars in 2013.
During his presentations, he coaches other attorneys on matters like strategizing for depositions, jury selection in a post-COVID-19 era and strategies for winning traumatic brain injury cases.
Attorney Neil O’Donnell is a member of these professional organizations
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and in Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Melvin Belli Society
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Wilkes-Barre Law Library Association
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Northeastern Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Attorney Neil O’Donnell’s Professional Appointments
Co-Chair Judicial Selection Advisory Committee for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (2018 and 2021)
Chair U.S. Attorney Advisory Selection Committee for Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania (2021)
Court Appointed Trial Master the Luzerne County Special Trial Masters Program
Pennsylvania Round Table Participant Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Committee Member Pennsylvania Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System
Committee Member Pennsylvania Appellate Rules Advisory Committee (2017-present)
Hearing Examiner Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board (2018-present)
Court Appointed Mediator U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Attorney rating agencies put O’Donnell at the top
The nation’s top attorney rating agencies consistently put Attorney O’Donnell at the top of their lists. Here’s just some of them that have awarded Neil:
Rating agencies and organizations that have recognized Attorney Neil O’Donnell
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 10
Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Rating
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 100
American Society of Legal Advocates
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Top 100 Lawyers
Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America
Litigation Counsel of America
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Melvin Belli Society