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Joseph Donnelly IV

Personal injury Attorney at Westbury, NY

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Joseph P. Donnelly, Joseph P. Donnelly IV

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

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I am a trial attorney at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, handling personal injury and employment discrimination matters.

I started my legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, advancing to a felony trial bureau, where I prosecuted a variety of violent and non-violent crimes, including robberies, burglaries, assaults, and attempted murders, and tried numerous cases to verdict.

Following my tenure at the DA’s office, I was a trial associate at a prominent personal injury law firm, and then a founding partner of Donnelly Stehn, LLP, a boutique trial firm, where I represented accident victims and victims of discrimination from intake through resolution in both state and federal courts. I tried numerous cases in the Supreme Courts in New York City and Long Island, securing jury verdicts in excess of two million dollars.

I was accepted to St. John’s University of Law with an academic merit scholarship, where I enrolled in the evening division, while working full-time during the day. I graduated with honors, and earned the “Dean’s Award for Excellence,” an honor given to the highest scoring student in each class, in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, New York Criminal Practice, as well as both semesters of the Prosecution Clinic in which I prosecuted misdemeanor cases under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys in the Domestic Violence Bureau of the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

Additionally, during my time at St. John’s Law, I was elected as an Executive Articles Editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Sheri S. Roman of the Appellate Division, Second Department.


Edelman, Krasin & Jaye PLLC
7001 Brush Hollow Road
Suite 100
Westbury, NY, 11590

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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Performance
Working with Mr. Joseph Donnelly has been a pleasure. He is in constant communication with me and explained any questions thoroughly . He is very knowledgeable and the most upmost professionalism made me feel as ease.
Posted by SYLVIA C. | April 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Happy client
I hired Mr. Donnelly to represent me in an injury case. Mr. Donnelly was recommended to me and I would recommend Mr. Donnelly to any family member or friend who needs legal representation. I found him to be reliable, answered all my questions and gave me good advise. When I hired Mr. Donnelly in 2020 all I saw of his face were his eyes. Through this review I now can recognize him in person. Thank you Mr. Donnelly.
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Posted by Chris | March 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
I was very satisfied with Joe’s service for my personal injury case. Joe kept me updated throughout the case, explained my options in detail and brought experience and professionalism. Joe was able to resolve my case in a timely manner and secured the best possible outcome. I would recommend Joe’s services to everyone.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Counsel
  • Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Edelman, Krasin & Jaye PLLC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Donnelly Stehn, LLP
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro LLP
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Judicial Intern
  • New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division Second Department
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro LLP
  • 2011 - 2014
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  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • BS
  • N/A


  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Catholics Lawyers Guild of Queens
  • N/A
  • Assistant District Attorney's Association of Queen
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having known Joseph Donnelly for 10 years now, I can confidently state that he is a dedicated trial attorney who very much cares for his clients. I fully endorse Joseph Donnelly."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for over five years. Joe is a fantastic trial attorney who cares deeply about his clients. He's always prepared and is extremely hardworking. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Westbury Personal injury Lawyer Joseph Donnelly IV
Joseph Donnelly IV
Personal injury Attorney
Westbury, NY
Licensed for 9 years
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