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S. Joseph Donahue

Block O'Toole & Murphy

Attorney S. Joseph Donahue is an Associate of Block O'Toole & Murphy, a law firm in New York, NY. As a lawyer in New York, New York, attorney Donahue serves New York County, as well as clients throughout New York.

Contact Information
: 2127365300
Fax : 2129719840
Areas of Practice
  • Auto Accident
  • Birth Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Construction Accident
  • Defective / Dangerous Products
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
Admitted to Practice Law
  • 1997, New York
  • 1997, New Jersey
: Loyola College, B.S.
Law School : The City University of New York School of Law - Flushing, NY, J.D.
Graduated : 1997
Professional Memberships
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Labor Law Committee
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Million Dollar Trial Lawyers
Biographical Information

S. Joseph Donahue joined Block O'Toole & Murphy in September 2005 and since that time has obtained over $55,000,000 in verdicts and settlements, focusing his attention on significant personal injury cases involving construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, tractor trailer accidents and medical malpractice cases.

In 1997 Mr. Donahue began his career as a trial lawyer as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. As an Assistant District Attorney Mr. Donahue investigated thousands of criminal cases, presented hundreds of cases to the New York State Grand Jury and successfully obtained jury verdicts on behalf of crime victims. Mr. Donahue was promoted to Senior Assistant District Attorney where he focused on prosecuting violent criminals in homicides, shootings and robberies.

After leaving the District Attorney's Office in 2003, Mr. Donahue began his career in private practice at a prominent New York City law firm specializing in medical malpractice litigation. Mr. Donahue represented hospitals and physicians against claims of medical malpractice in the fields of cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, general surgery and failure to diagnose cancer. Mr. Donahue also handled substantial personal injury cases, including negligent security matters.

Block O'Toole & Murphy
Contact Information
: 212-736-5300
Fax : 212-971-9840
Office Location

One Penn Plaza - Suite 5315
New York, New York 10119

Firm Overview
Block O'Toole & Murphy is one of the premier personal injury law firms in New York City, serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island, as well as upstate New York. Our experienced team of New York personal injury lawyers are devoted to truly caring for and fighting for the rights of our clients. Our clients are diverse, hard-working people including laborers, construction workers, electricians, carpenters, police officers, firefighters and iron workers. We've had the privilege of representing persons involved in construction and scaffold accidents, wrongful death actions, tractor trailer accidents, medical malpractice cases and motor vehicle collisions. We are proud to include members of the New York City Police, Fire and Sanitation Departments that are injured while on the job as both clients and friends.

Practice Areas:
Catastrophic Personal Injury; Construction Accidents; Tractor Trailer Accidents; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Medical Malpractice; Wrongful Death Actions; Negligent Security; Motorcycle Accidents.

$9,792,412 Verdict - Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice case in the Bronx involving a young man who suffered a stroke during brain surgery to remove a tumor.

$4,000,000 Verdict - Construction Accident

Client suffered a worsening of a pre-existing back condition in a work-related accident.

$2,225,000 Verdict - Construction Accident

Union carpenter sustained injuries when he was struck by falling door.

$1,900,000 Verdict - Personal Injury

Union maintenance worker injured in an elevator accident.

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