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Chad Ray Donnahoo

Personal injury Attorney at Asheville, NC

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2007
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About Chad

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Beginning in 2007, I moved to Asheville upon graduating from law school at UNC Chapel Hill and began my legal career.  For almost a dozen years, I worked at two local firms that represented dozens of school systems, community colleges and towns mostly located in Western North Carolina.  In that capacity, I did everything that the clients needed: government law, employment law, corporate law, construction law, administrative/regulatory law and litigation (in state and federal court).  I've represented clients in litigation matters ranging from defending wrongful death and personal injury claims to suing construction companies and large corporations.  In addition, I've represented indivdual clients and small businesses in trust/estate matters, complex business transactions and commerical real estate lease negotiations.

I now focus my legal practice on representing and advocating for individuals.  When I first became an attorney, one of my first cases was a pro bono case where I represented a women who lost everything when her apartment was destroyed in a fire.  When I first met my client, she was broke: both financially and spiritually.  I became her sole advocoate and pursued claims against the landlord and his insurance company eventually securing a good settlement on my client's behalf.  The day I handed my client that settlement check to help her rebuild her life was the day that I truly feel in love with the law.  That passion and awesome responsibility has never left me and I try to bring it with me in every case and matter that I do.     

Location

Brian Elston Law
95 Charlotte St.
Asheville, NC, 28801

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Posted by Jeremy Gibbs | March 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful and consistent
I worked with Chad in my roles both as a senior school district administrator and as a community college trustee. He does excellent work providing clear and accurate advice. He knows the law and thinks through the implications of decision-making very well.
Posted by Don Tomas | March 7, 2019
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"Great Attorney"
I have had the privilege of working with Chad for more than 6 years and have always found him to be professional, knowledgeable and timely in his responses and to the college's needs. I have found his advice to be very sound. He not only works for you but with you. His expertise has been invaluable and has been an important asset to the college's legal team.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2019
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Excellent Work
Chad was on retainer for our school system and provided excellent service, advice, and counsel. He represented our interests well and was in tune to the political atmosphere in which we work. His work was timely, thorough, well researched, and accurate.
Posted by Dennis King | March 6, 2019
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Professional evaluation of Chad Donahoo
I have consulted with Chad over a period of ten years as a vice president, and president of a medium sized community college. I find his advice to be insightful, clear, and consistently sound. He is quick to respond which makes dealing with sensitive and timely issues easier. I have also enjoyed a number of presentations he has given at conferences. His presentations are easy to understand and entertaining.
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Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • 2003
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • All Souls Counseling Center
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • All Souls Counseling Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Association of Community College Attorneys
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2019
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2019
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2017 - 2018
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2017
  • North Carolina Association of Community College Attorneys
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - 2017
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section, Nominations Committee
  • Council Member
  • 2014 - 2019
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees
  • Pension Spiking Liability
  • 2018
  • North Carolina Assocation of Community College Trustees
  • Send Lawyers, Guns and Money (Understand Your Community College's Liability)
  • 2018
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law CLE
  • K-12 Teacher Academic Freedom
  • 2017
  • North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees
  • Religious Accomodations - Dealing with Employees and Students Requests
  • 2017
  • North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees
  • Employment Free Speech Issues
  • 2016
  • North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees
  • Construction Law Update - Informal Range Construction Projects
  • 2016
  • North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees
  • I'm Going to Make Him an Offer He Can't Refuse - Legal Implications of Forced Resignations
  • 2015
  • NCSBA 2014 Personnel Law Conference
  • The Impact of the Affordable Car Act
  • 2014
  • 23rd Annual Fall School Law Conference
  • Social Media: Battling the Modern Day Medusa
  • 2014
  • NCSBA 2011 Personnel Law Conference
  • Overview of the Dismissal and Nonrenewal Process for Licensed Employees
  • 2011
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Chad Ray Donnahoo
Personal injury Attorney
Asheville, NC
Licensed for 16 years