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Charles A. Donahue

Personal injury Attorney at Keene, NH

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Charlie


Licensed for 38 years

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About Charles

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I'm a Warrior for Justice.

I was honored to graduate from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, one of the nation's prestigious and selective programs for trial lawyers.

Although I've been a lawyer over 32 years I strive to improve my skills, to be on top of my game, to be my best because the good folks who hire me deserve it.

I care.

I listen.

I don't get paid until you win.

I've been a lawyer for a long time, I love my job more than ever. I'm devoted to my family and friends, and feel blessed in many ways.

I don't  treat my clients like a set of facts on a yellow legal pad. I get to know my clients and take the time to discover their stories. By listening, truly listening with my head and my heart, I can tell an honest, compelling and real story to any insurance adjuster, judge or jury.

It is my belief that there are no coincidences In this life. The folks who call me, do so for a reason and I honor that bond.

All of us, at one time or another, have difficult situations, problems and conditions. I try to connect on a human level with my clients--to be real, honest and open. I don't pretend to be holier-than- thou or better than anyone else. 

I'm committed to maximum compensation for my clients-- full justice, without hurting anyone else in the process of seeking justice.

As a Warrior for Justice, I am in a blood-brotherhood with some of the best, most successful lawyers in the country. With these close personal connections I can literally help you with a case almost anywhere in the country.

Thanks for spending time on my AVVO site. I'd be honored to help you.

 

 

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Licensed for 38 years
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 02/22/2013
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 09/19/2022

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

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Posted by Megan | July 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive experience!
I hired Attorney Donahue after a car accident injury. He got to know me and my family. He represented me well and he and his staff went above and beyond. We were able to settle outside of court and had a very positive experience working with him and his staff at a time when things were very challenging. we will always be thankful for their support!
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I left the Court room with confidence.
A year ago I found myself needing a lawyer. Fighting for myself is very difficult for me, but having Charlie Donahue by my side gave me the courage to pursue what was right. He was very clear this would be a tough fight but he wanted to help me through this. He instantly put me at ease. He stayed in touch with me throughout the process letting me know what he was doing. Then the day came that we were going to court. I had never experienced being in a court room. My nerves had the best of me. Charlie Donahue was kind, and considerate to all in the court room. He would reassure me, and took time to explain what to expect. I admired his ability to make everyone feel comfortable. However once court started he was on target, well prepared, and you could see he had done his research well. Always respectful yet didn't let facts go by without question. I left that court room feeling confident, knowing I had the best lawyer for my case.
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Posted by Megan D. | May 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience with a horrific accident!!
I could not have asked for a better experience having Attorney Donahue take over my case. Back in August 2016 my boyfriend and I were In a head on collision leaving my boyfriend seriously injured, my body badly banged up and on top of that my car was completely totaled. I started with another lawyer when my car accident occurred. As time went by I grew weary about the sincerity my first lawyer had on my case. I rarely heard from him and the professionalism that was displayed was horrific. I then began to do some more research in other options and that is when I was introduced to Attorney Charlie Donahue. From the first meeting I felt a great relief because he was honestly concerned about my boyfriend and me and what he could do with our case. Him and his office were always there if we had any questions and made us feel like we were important to them. Between phone calls and emails, Attorney Donahue would contact us about any updates he had and sometimes he would just call to see how we were doing. Attorney Donahue is a real, down to earth person whose main concern is his clients. I recommend him to anybody who is looking for an attorney who will make a process that seems to be the end of the world into a process that he can take off your hands. Thank you Charlie!!
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Posted by Steve | May 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A real guy
Charlie is a down to earth guy who cares about his client. He listened to what I had to say and fought very hard for me. He was honestly engaged in every conversation we had.
Posted by Mike | June 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Restored my faith in lawyers
I had no faith in lawyers prior to meeting Charlie Donahue. In fact, I hesitated to get a lawyer because I do not trust them. I found that dealing with the insurance company was far worse, so I decided to give Donahue Law a try. I would have been happy to simply have the insurance company pay my medical bills, but because they thought it was a pre-existing condition, they did not want to compensate me fairly. Because I hired Charlie, I got my medical bills paid and a lot more. The entire process was interesting from the beginning to end and ultimately I got an amount I deserved. I am happy with the settlement. The staff at Charlie's office is very easy to work with, always available, friendly and helpful. I would recommend Donahue Law and coming from me, that's saying something.
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Posted by Priscilla | February 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Never thought I would need a lawyer but after trying to deal with an insurance company I was sure I needed help. It was clear from the first day that the insurance company was trying to avoid any responsibility for my injuries. Everyone at Donahue Law made me feel comfortable and cared for. In the end it was well worth it to enlist Charles Donahue and his staff. I would recommend Donahue Law without reservation.
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Posted by Ashley | January 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Charlie Donahue is The best Injury lawyer Ive heard of. everyone had always talked very highly of him. So when I got in my accident and needed representation he's the first lawyer I went to and man, did he help. He not only was compassionate and helpful through the traumatic experience but he made me feel at home. him and his staff were always kind and understanding and helped me through it all. he was always there if i had questions and made sure i understood everything that was going on and was going to happen before he did it. he always asked of my opinion and what i wanted to do and he got results, i not only got treatment but i got my medical bills covered, he really helped me out and i can't even thank him and his staff enough. They are and forever will be my first go to god forbid I needed him again.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind and understanding
From the first time we met Charlie I knew we were in good hands. He treated us like people and not just another case to him. All the work and extra words of reassurance in a scary time were just what we needed. All that and he got us a great settlement to help us move on from the accident. You want a honest, compassionate lawyer look no further!
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Posted by Michele | August 7, 2015
Excellent from start to finish.
I was rear ended and ended up with post concussive syndrome. The insurance companies were not returning my calls or were giving me conflicting or confusing information and I felt very overwhelmed and anxious on top of headaches and sleep problems. My sister recommended I talk to Charlie to help me navigate what felt impossible and to get advice. From the minute I stepped into his office, he and his staff made me feel like I was supported and things would be taken care of. It was a relief to know he and his staff were looking out for me and I didn't have to do anything, but get treatment for my injury. The truth is, I wanted to have someone else take care of the details and my major goals were to feel better and to make sure the medical bills were paid. All of this happened. I feel back to normal, my bills have been paid and I received a settlement that was beyond what I had hoped for. I am grateful to Charlie and his professional, yet personable staff and would not hesitate to go back if need be and without a doubt, would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Brenda | June 21, 2015
Accident Victim
Charlie Donahue is very kind and treats his clients like friends. He never makes you feel that you are just another client. Charlie was very persistent in handling my case and achieving a settlement even though he had limited information to work with. Charlie and his staff kept us informed at all steps in the process until it was completed. I was satisfied with the settlement and would recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2015
A very satisfied client
I was so nervous when I went to meet Charles Donahue, I have never been injured in an accident before but when I went there to meet with him for the first time he was so nice, We went in and talked he was caring and very comforting about what had happened. He said he would do his best and he did I'm very satisfied with what him and his wonderful staff did for me. If you want a great lawyer you need to go with Charles Donahue , The staff was great with keeping me updated on the progress that Charlie was making this was not an overnight progress, it was a well paid wait. thanks to Charles Donahue I didn't think my settlement was going to be that much but it was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN!! A VER SATISFIED CLIENT
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Posted by Carol | December 17, 2014
Hit by truck - personal injury
As a retired judge and experienced mediator, I like to think that I can recognize when an attorney is down-to-earth and straight forward in addressing case issues and taking care of business. This was certainly what I experienced with Charlie Donahue. I came away feeling well cared for and very satisfied with his work. I feel fortunate to have found him.
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Posted by Marcus | October 17, 2014
Straightforward, Results, Great Team and Professional
Charlie definitely provides personal attention and does not make you feel like 'just another customer' in any way. Charlie's staff are also great people and during the process Charlie referred me to some excellent other people and resources. The thing I liked best about working with Charlie is he is very straightforward in a professional manner. In other words no BS and he achieved excellent results.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2014
Vehicle Accident
Charlie not only represented my family in a very professional and successful manner, but as importantly, made us feel comfortable; human; and important during the process. The result of our case will make an impactful difference in our lives. Because of Charlie's "people skills" the healing from the accident began long before the case was concluded, his process was as important to us as the outcome of the case.
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Posted by sarah | June 13, 2014
motorcycle accident
I dont think I could have gotton a better lawyer for my case, not only is he great at his job, but he took the time to get to know me as a person and to make sure he knew exactly what I had been through due to the accident. He did everything he said he would and did it in a very timely fashion. He let me know what was going on at all times, I know he is a busy man and I wasn't his only case, but I would have never know it by the way he handled my case.
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Posted by Ray | June 2, 2014
Slip and Fall Injury
Attorney Donahue was extremely caring and attentive in talking with me. He kept me informed every step of the way as to what was to be expected taking the time to explain in detail each aspect of my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance with an injury .
Posted by Doreen | May 20, 2014
Best attorney ever!
I was rear ended while driving for my job, Charlie Donahue fought with the other drivers insurance company to pay my workers comp back. He also fought to get me a settlement, something I didn't even expect. I only expected my medical bills to be paid. Charlie really cares for the people he represents.
Posted by Michael | May 11, 2014
Up Front and On the Ball!
Charlie and his staff were dedicated and on the ball with all the information pertaining to my case. They set realistic time lines and expectations up front. If he couldn't answer the phone due to be being busy or in court, Charlie would always personally call me back promptly when I had any questions or concerns. His staff is very friendly and hard working. I would recommend Charlie if you're looking for someone to get the job done and go to bat for you.
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Posted by Roger | April 14, 2014
Heart of Gold
From the moment my wife and I walked through the door we were treated like friends and not clients. Our first meeting lasted two hours, and Charlie took a sincere interest in our lives not just our case. I will never forget the words he spoke to us as we finished our first meeting when he said, "get on with your lives." We took this advice and left our case with Charlie. As life would have it, we ended up moving from New Hampshire. However, Charlie called us and kept us informed of every step of our case. He continually let us know how things would work and how long it might take. Any concern that we had he answered promptly. To say that we were able to get on with our lives is an understatement. From my experience with Donahue law firm I have come to believe that Charlie Donahue truly has a heart of gold.
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Posted by Leon | April 8, 2014
Great Attorney if you are in an accident in NH
Attorney Donahue is very professional. He is always available if you call to talk to him; if he isn't there, he calls you back quickly. His staff is knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend him if you are in need of an attorney in NH due to an accident. He cares a lot about his clients - and I am very happy with the results
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Donahue Law, Pa
  • 1984 - Present
  • Associate lawyer
  • Cristiano Kromphold
  • 1983 - 1984

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Warrior for justice
  • 2012
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Coop vs Peerless
  • $200,000 jury verdict
  • John F v. Lou F
  • Jury verdict 15x insurance offer

Associations

  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2012 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Ranch Club Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Fourth Degree- Worthy Knight
  • 2004 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • The State of New Hampshire Supreme Court
  • Practicing attorney
  • 1984 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • Attorney
  • 1984 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Gold Medal- Lawyer
  • Monadnock Shopper News
  • 2013
  • Graduate
  • Spence trial lawyers college
  • 2012
  • Greater Keene Best Lawyer
  • Market Surveys of American
  • 2011
  • Greater Keene Best Lawyer
  • Market Surveys of America
  • 2009
  • Greater Keene Best Lawyer
  • Market Surveys of America
  • 2008
  • Greater Keene Best Lawyer
  • Market Surveys of America
  • 2007
  • Greater Keene Best Lawyer
  • Market Surveys of America
  • 2006
  • Greater Keene Best Lawyer
  • Market Surveys of America
  • 2005
  • Greater Keene Best Lawyer
  • Market Surveys of America
  • 2004
  • Greater Keene Best Lawyer
  • Market Surveys of America
  • 2003
  • Greater Keene Best Lawyer
  • Market Surveys of America
  • 2002
  • Fellow
  • New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • 1998
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 1990
  • Honorary Lieutenant Colonel/ Adjunct Professor
  • Georgia Military College
  • 1988
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Zeta of Wisconsin at Marquette University
  • 1980
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Publications

  • Business Monadnock/ Keene Sentinel
  • Advertising tips of an injury lawyer
  • 2014
  • NH Bar Assoc Trial Bar News
  • A Slip and Fall Odyssey
  • 2013
  • "Milling Around", Lowell Historical National Park; US Department of Interior
  • The History of the Irish in Lowell, Mass- A Generational Synthesis
  • 1979

Speaking Engagements

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Consumer law-- debt defense workshop-- trial work
  • 2014
  • Local middle school and high schools
  • Mock Trial
  • 2007
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Legal Marketing
  • 2004
  • (Honorary ) adjunct professor/ Georgia Military College
  • On being a lawyer
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (53)
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on several cases with Charlie. He is a terrific attorney. Very competent, ethical, and always honest while obtaining terrific results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Charlie at the Trial Lawyer's College. He is passionate about defending the rights of his clients and will stop at nothing to see that justice is done."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charlie Donahue continues to be one of the best trial lawyers this country has to offer. Time and again I have seen him fight the “David and Goliath” battle for the underdog and, time and again he wins and wins big. The secret to his success is not just a big brain, but also a big heart. If you need a lawyer who cares for you and knows how to deliver results, Charlie is your man."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Can you imagine an attorney that listens to you, cares for you and will fight for you like you are family? Someone with the integrity and courage to take on corporate giants and seek justice. As you read this review and the other reviews the more you may begin to realize for yourself that Charlie is that lawyer. I have seen Charlie's passion for obtaining justice for his clients first hand and can tell you he is highly recommended!"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie frequently achieves great results for his clients while battling overwhelming odds against the insurance and corporate power structures. Anyone in New Hampshire, that has a serious injury should contact Charlie."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is one of the very best trial lawyers in New England. No one cares more about clients than he does."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Compassionate and driven to help get justice for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Charlie for a few years and we have worked on cases together in several states. I endorse Charlie. No one works harder than him. He brings dedication, compassion, and creativity to all of his cases for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Charlie through the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and he is simply one of the most impressive individuals I have met. It doesn't take but a moment in his presence to feel at ease and know that he has only your best interests at heart. I fully endorse Charlie and would not hesitate to recommend anyone to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Friend
"Charles is an extraordinary attorney and human being. Charles has unprecedented compassion, bountiful knowledge and experience, and relentless perseverance in advocating for his clients. I would recommend ANY client to Charles!"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Charlie at the Trial Lawyer's College. We were both lucky enough and accomplished enough to gain acceptance to the Trial Lawyers College. Charlie demonstrated superior trial skills that make him a formidable opponent in the courtroom. At the same time, he is warm, gracious, and committed to the best possible results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"Charlie Donahue is a great lawyer and great person. He genuinely cares about helping people and you can sense it from the first moment you meet him. You can't help but like Charlie because he is so friendly and caring. These traits make him a perfect lawyer for helping those who have been injured."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Donahue is a very experienced lawyer and is highly respected in the community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charlie Donahue is supremely dedicated to getting justice for his client. A man of impeccable ethical standards, he is also a wise, thoughtful, and committed advocate to those who have been harmed and not yet received justice. You can do no better than have Charlie Donahue fighting for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is one of the most phenomenal human beings I've ever had the pleasure to meet. Not only that, but he is absolutely passionate about protecting, and fighting for, his clients. He is creative, thoughtful, and he listens. I absolutely endorse Charlie as an attorney and would trust him to take care of me or my family."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charlie is one of the most highly skilled and compassionate attorneys I've had the pleasure of working with. I 100% endorse him."
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Keene Personal injury Lawyer Charles A. Donahue
Charles A. Donahue
Personal injury Attorney
Keene, NH
Licensed for 38 years
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