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A Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Mr. Kearney represents children and families who have been victims of medical malpractice, HMO negligence and hospital mistakes caused by violating patient safety rules, as well as workers hurt on the job and people who have been seriously injured in accidents.


Mr. Kearney is a long time workers' rights advocate and author of the 115 page book Protect Your Rights, The Ultimate Guide to D.C. Workers' Compensation.  He continues to represent injured workers and people seriously injured or killed in preventable accidents.


Mr. Kearney's work with children who have cerebral palsy and other disabilities led him to publish a parent's guide to resources in the D.C. area, Getting Everything Your Special Needs Child Deserves.  Rather than sell this valuable resource guide, he gives it away to any family with a special needs child in the D.C. area.


We believe our cases are about more than fair compensation for patients, workers and families.  Through our cases we try to change the way hospitals, HMOs and employers do things in the future - by putting patients' safety and workers' safety first.






Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    22 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    22 years



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Contact info

Donahoe Kearney LLP
1634 Eye Street NW Suite 500
Washington, DC, 20006

Donahoe Kearney, LLP

Suite 500
1634 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC, 20006

Donahoe Kearney, LLP

1634 Eye Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC, 20006-4015



DCActive 199505/24/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199309/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
D.C. SuperlawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super Lawyers Washington, D.C.Super Lawyers2013
Board Certified, Civil TrialsNational Board of Trial Advocacy2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDonahoe Kearney, LLP2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
DC Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Taylor v. Naccashe$6,500,000.00 verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Medical Malpractice GuidePicking Up the Pieces After Medical Malpractice: A Parent's Guide2013
Workers Compensation GuideThe Union Workers Guide to D.C. Workers Compensation2013
D.C. Workers Compensation BookProtect Your Rights: The Ultimate Guide to D.C. Workers Compensation (Second Edition)2012
Special Needs resource guide for disabled childrenGetting Everything Your Special Needs Child Deserves: A Parent's Guide to Resources2011
Protect Your Rights: The Injured Worker's Guide to D.C. Workers' CompensationBook2009
D.C. Practice Manual Workers Compensation ChapterD.C. Workers Compensation2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Duquesne UniversityEnglish/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
D.C. Workers Compensation CLED.C. Workers Compensation law for attorneys2006