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Brendan P Donahue

Workers compensation Attorney at Springfield, VT

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 14 years
    Vermont - VT 22 years
    Connecticut - CT 26 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State VT
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brendan

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I have been practicing law since 1997.  I regularly practice before the Vermont Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Vermont, all Vermont Superior Courts and the Vermont Department of Labor.  I have successfully represented clients in New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  I handle a wide range of litigation and appellate matters for both injured individuals and insurers but concentrate my practice primarily in the areas of civil liability, workers' compensation and insurance coverage.

Location

Brady / Donahue
Po Box 39
56 Main St
Springfield, VT, 05156
Brady / Donahue
255 South Champlain Street
Suite 7B
Burlington, VT, 05401
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2019
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Review: Brendan Donahue
Brendan Donahue was very helpful!!!!! He helped me have the confidence to accomplish what needed to be done. Brendan is very attentive, pays great attention to detail. We were so grateful to have Brendan represent us!!! We highly recommend Brendan Donahue and would definitely call him again, if needed in the future!!
Posted by Kathleen | January 22, 2017
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Workers Compensation
After a severe back injury, Brendan Donahue represented me in a case with my employer. He demonstrated professional work ethics and a compassionate understanding of my situation. Brendan Donahue won my case for me. I returned to him after a motor vehicle accident and he was able to help me recover my losses. He is an excellent attorney and I would recommend him to others!
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Posted by Amanda | January 16, 2017
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Very helpful
Brendon was wonderful! He answered all questions very timely and in my language. I would hire him again any day!
Posted by Randy | December 31, 2016
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Brendan donahue
Brendan,is a great lawyer.keep me well informed as to what was going on and answered any questions that I had,and walked me thru the process.he will fight for you and your rights.i would recommend him too any one looking for a lawyer.
Posted by mike | June 23, 2016
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workers compensation
It was a difficult time but Brendan was a great advocate. My company didn't even want to pay worker's compensation, let alone my medical bills after breaking my back at work. The company did everything they could to make this process difficult but Brendan made it simple. He always responded to my questions and my settlement was reasonable. Very personable, always within contact.
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Posted by john | May 31, 2016
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was excellent at being fair and fighting our workers compensation lawsuit
He was always one step ahead of the ins co we were fighting. He has a great people skills when it comes to understanding your side of the case. We definitely would recommend him or use him again if need be.
Posted by Gary | April 28, 2016
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Estate Administrator
I retained Brendan Donahue as an attorney while serving as an administrator of an estate and dealing with a wrongful death lawsuit. Brendon was hired to replace an ineffective attorney hired by the family. The lawsuit was in the court system for more than three years. Brendon was responsible for bringing the suit to a satisfactory settlement. Throughout the three year period, Brendon was professional, helpful, and kept the estate informed. If I ever need an attorney in the future, Brendon Donahue will be my first call.
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Posted by Colin | April 27, 2016
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Personal Injury - auto accident
Very thorough and aggressive representation. My family received the maximum policy limits from the insurance company.
Posted by Ralph | April 26, 2016
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Great lawyer
Brendan has been my lawyer for 8 yrs and is always available for what ever comes up and responds with quickness and most of all no bull just honest answers whether you like them or not
Posted by Cathy | April 26, 2016
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Excellent Legal Representation
I first met Brendan more than 15 years ago. His demeanor was always professional and his humor always appreciated. He made me feel like my case was a main priority. His background in Social Security and Worker's compensation law was undeniably an asset. My case was not an easy one but I always felt it was in capable hands. Brendan easily navigated the complexities of my case without difficulty. Furthermore, I could comfortably discuss my questions and concerns as I needed without feeling as though I was an annoyance. Bonus... he was not a stuffy lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brady / Callahan
  • 2000 - Present
  • Associate
  • Morrison Mahoney, LLP
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Cassidy, Miolene & Mazza
  • 1997 - 1999

Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • Master of Studies in Environmental Law
  • 1998
  • Vermont Law School
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.) cum laude
  • 1997
  • Bates College
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gary Rushford v. Trustees of Dartmouth College, NH Case 2014-0304
  • Reversed on appeal
  • Bonanno v. Verizon Bus. Network Sys, 2014 VT 24
  • Affirmed on appeal
  • Pease v. Windsor DRB, 2011 VT 103
  • Affirmed on appeal
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Associations

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • U.S. District Court NH
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • U.S District Court VT
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • U.S District Court MA
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022

Speaking Engagements

  • Race and Bias in the Legal Profession
  • Race and Bias in the Legal Profession
  • 2022
  • Law governing America’s most important, and intrusive, foreign inter collection program
  • Law governing America’s most important, and intrusive, foreign inter collection program
  • 2022
  • New Workers’ Comp Medical Set Aside rules
  • New Workers’ Comp Medical Set Aside rules
  • 2021
  • The Business of ADR
  • The Business of ADR
  • 2020
  • Masters in Litigation
  • Masters in Litigation
  • 2020
  • Vermont DOL Workers' Compensation Adjusters' Continuing Education Conference
  • Best Practices Guidelines for Narcotic Prescriptions
  • 2017
  • Department of Labor Workers' Compensation Adjuster's Conference
  • Best Practices for Narcotics - the Claimant's Perspective
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Brendon to be a very thoughtful and caring lawyer. I recommend him wholeheartedly."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brendan is a well-respected attorney in Vermont. He is known for his hard work and tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Brendan because he is professional, competent, and friendly, all of which are good qualities in a lawyer. Like me, Brendan is one of the few workers' compensation attorneys who has represented insurance company and injured workers. In my view, this gives us an advantage over other attorneys who have only represented one side."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Brendan as an experienced and highly qualified attorney. I have litigated cases against Brendan and have found him to be an extremely effective advocate and a man of honor and integrity."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've been opposite Brendan on a few cases. He's an excellent lawyer and a pleasure to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brendan is a skilled attorney who is very knowledgeable in all types of accident cases. He obtains great results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known and practiced with/against Brendan for nearly two decades. Over that time, he has proven himself to be an excellent lawyer. He has a diverse practice, and does everything well. He is an effective advocate for his clients, and is a good communicator. He is respected within the bar. I would highly recommend Brendan to anyone seeking legal representation in a litigated matter."
Car accident Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brendan is a skilled lawyer. He is smart, well prepared, and an aggressive advocate for his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer. Carey rose"
Litigation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brendan is a fantastic lawyer and zealous advocate for his clients. He is highly competent in all areas of injury law -- among other specialties -- and, no matter the size of the case, always puts forth maximal effort and is never afraid to get into the trenches. It is a pleasure, and without reservation, that I endorse Brendan."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brendan is a superb lawyer and an equally fine person. He is an intense and aggressive advocate for his clients because he cares about them. I say this as someone who has both opposed and worked along side Brendan on multiple occasions. He is always prepared and thoroughly ethical. One of the good guys."
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Springfield Workers compensation Lawyer Brendan P Donahue
Brendan P Donahue
Workers compensation Attorney
Springfield, VT
Licensed for 26 years
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