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Daniel P. Donahue

also known as Danny Donahue

About me

I'm a native of northeast North Carolina and love the region I call home.  With the coastal communities and the historic courthouses, I believe this is one of the finest places in the world to live. 


Professionally, I chose to practice criminal defense from a very young age.  I tagged-along to work with an uncle who was a prosecutor when I was a kid and decided then that the courthouse was where I wanted to spend my career.  As a teen, I had a few run-ins with the law and although my offenses were somewhat petty, the enormous power that law enforcement and the government has over people facing criminal charges had a huge impact on me.  It didn't take too much of that interaction for me to decide that balancing that power would be my lifelong professional goal.  


If you need help, give me a call.  Assisting those accused of crimes or infractions is all that I do.  Godspeed. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    5 years, 200 cases
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 30%
    5 years, 500 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%
    5 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy Paul Koller Jr.

    Mr. Donahue is a fine attorney, a great personality, and a credit to the profession of law practice. Having worked with Mr. Donahue as a GAL, and having seen him work on other matters in the community, I wholly endorse Mr. Donahue for anyone who wants an attorney who is not afraid to be a little different from the status quo. Mr. Donahue is different in the sense that he is personable, friendly, and an excellent listener. He will take in every word from his client, advise them accordingly, and his calm and professional demeanor make him dynamite in the courtroom. Judge's and his fellow attorney's tend to welcome him to the court and are warmed by the notion of having him present a case because Mr. Donahue understands and has mastered the art of brevity. He is truly a credit to the profession and I warmly endorse him for anyone who needs an attorney. He treats all matters with a level of mutual respect and dignity that makes him highly desirable in his profession.


    Timothy Koller Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jill L Rogers

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I admire his knowledge and dedication to his clients.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Donahue Law Firm, PLLC

205 North Water St.
Suite 1
Elizabeth City, NC, 27909


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Premier AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDonahue Law Firm2011 - Present
AssociateHornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, LLP2010 - 2011
Assistant in Law LibraryCharlotte School Of Law2008 - 2010
ResearcherPowers McCartan, PLLC2008 - 2010
Computer Lab AssitantCharlotte School Of Law2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Trial LawyersPremier 100 trial lawyers for North Carolina2015 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyMember2009 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense SectionMember2008 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DWI DismissalDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charlotte School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
North Carolina State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
College of the AlbemarleLiberal StudiesN/A2001