If you have been criminally charged or are under investigation, call us for excellent representationChild abuse cases are difficult and draining on all parties. We are very experienced in this fieldI have been practicing law, mainly criminal defense, in Chester County, Pennsylvania for over 37 yrsThe laws are changing constantly involving DUI/DWI cases. We strongly defend these cases.Internet use as it relates to sex crimes is an area we have defended often.I have over 37 years of successful defense experience in this field.
Robert J. Donatoni received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1976 with a major in History and a minor Economics. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa for academic excellence. Mr. Donatoni received his law degree from Temple University School of Law in 1979 graduating with honors.
From 1979 through 1980, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Chester County and from 1980 to 1983 as an Assistant Public Defender in Chester County. Since 1984, Mr. Donatoni has been engaged in the private practice of law with a primary emphasis in representing individuals and entities investigated and accused of crimes in state and federal courts. In addition to his state and federal practice in Pennsylvania, Mr. Donatoni has defended criminal prosecutions in the federal courts of New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, South Carolina, Arizona, Wyoming, Virginia and Georgia in addition to appearing in state courts on behalf of the accused in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Tennessee and Florida.
Mr. Donatoni is a past President of PACDL, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers having also served as Secretary, Vice President and Present-Elect of that organization as well as being a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He served for six years as a Hearing Examiner for the Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel and has served as the Chairperson of the Chester County Criminal Rules Committee, a Chester County Task Force investigating abuses of the 911 system and has twice served on a Blue Ribbon Panel for judicial selection for state court trial judges in Chester County. Mr. Donatoni is recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2015 for White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense. He is a frequent lecturer on various subject for Continuing Legal Education in connection with the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and in Chester County. Mr. Donatoni is also a founding member of the Chester County Advocacy Academy.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Rated||Martindale-Hubbell 2016||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|AC Ratine||Martindale-Hubbell 2012||2012|
|Owner||Robert J. Donatoni & Associ, P.C.||1998 - Present|
|Partner||Goldberg Evans||1984 - 1997|
|Attorney||Public Defender of Chester County, Pa||1980 - 1983|
|Attorney||District Attorney's Office of Chester County, Pennsylvania||1979 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Criminal Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - 2015|
|Pennsylvnaia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||1998 - 1999|
|Chester County Task Force||Member||1997 - 1998|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1996 - 2015|
|Chester County Criminal Rules Committee||Chairman||1996 - 1997|
|Sexual Assault Trial||Not Guilty|
|White Collar Defense||Not Guilty|
|Charter School employee defense||Not Guilty|
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|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|University of Massachusetts, Boston||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|CCAA July, 2016||Bill Jones Reinstatement||2016|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Grand Jury||2015|