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Richard Sterling Donahey Jr.

Richard Sterling Donahey Jr.

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Birth Injury, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Wrongful Death

About Me

At The Donahey Law Firm, our Columbus, Ohio medical malpractice attorneys regularly represent individuals who have died or suffered extensive injuries resulting from negligence of a hospital, physician, nurse practitioner or other health care provider. With four offices in Ohio, we are well positioned to represent people throughout the state. Our lawyers routinely represent people or the families of patients who have sustained an injury due tomisdiagnosissurgical error, or failure to diagnose in cities such as Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron, Mansfield, Zanesville, Lancaster, and Lima.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1968

  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    47 years
  2. Birth Injury: 25%
    47 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    47 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
  5. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 10%
    47 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Curtis Michael Fifner

    Richard has devoted his life to helping Ohioans for over 40 years. His knowledge of the law and command of the courtroom is second to none. He is a wonderful mentor and colleague, and I am lucky to work with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an aggressive trial lawyer.


    Curtis Fifner Birth Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    If you are looking for a principled attorney with years of experience in this community, Mr. Donahey is your guy.


    Sara Nichols
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

the donahey law firm llc- Columbus Office

495 South High Street Suite 300
Columbus, OH, 43215




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Layers2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerThe Donahey Law Firm1964 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Better Business BureauN/A2007 - Present
Franklin County Trial Lawyers AssociationChair1975 - 1976
Columbus Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Franklin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lasik Surgery$175,000 Injury Lawsuit Result

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
Ohio State University, ColumbusEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1965

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersUninsured Motorist's Update1970
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersUninsured Motorist's Update1970