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Richard Sterling Donahey Jr.

Car accident Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   14 reviews

Licensed for 54 years

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Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    45%
    Any injury caused by someone else"s negligence.

  2. Trucking accident
    20%
    All cases. Our attorneys are especially equipped to handle injuries caused by big trucking companies. Truck accidents require expertise far different than typical car accident cases because of special laws and regulations that pertain to trucking.

    54 years

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    All cases including auto, motorcycle and truck accidents.

    54 years

  4. Birth injury
    5%
    All birth injury cases including Cerebral Palsy and Erb's Palsy.

    54 years

  5. Brain injury
    5%
    All cases.

    54 years

  6. Medical malpractice
    5%
    Any injury through medical malpractice resulting in death or permanent injury. This includes physicians, hospitals and nursing homes.

    54 years

  7. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    5%
    All cases of abuse or neglect.

    54 years

  8. Wrongful death
    5%
    All injuries resulting in wrongful death.

The Donahey Law Firm is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in central Ohio. Established in 1968, our mission has always been to help injured people obtain fair compensation for their pain and suffering.With over 50 years of personal injury experience and many multi-million dollar recoveries for our clients, our Columbus injury attorneys know exactly what it takes to get you and your family every dollar of compensation you deserve.Get an experienced Accident & personal Injury Attorney on your side. With four offices in Ohio, we are well positioned to represent people throughout the state.Call for a Free Consultation 800-792-1480.

 

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If you have been injured by a doctor and don't know what legal rights you have, you should contact the Ohio medical malpractice lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss legal options. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVsunZLGFhY
Did your baby experience a birth injury due to a negligent doctor's malpractice? If you so, you should talk to the Ohio birth injury lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights. http://youtu.be/UVhQIzM9ct0
Were you injured in a car accident on Interstate 70 in Ohio? If you so, you should talk to The Donahey Law Firm to learn more about your accident injury legal rights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gCibeXA9gg
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you may need to act fast because there is a statute of limitation in wrongful death claims in Ohio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhD-WvWhGzc
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Licensed for 54 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1968
Updated 11/07/2022

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

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The Donahey Law Firm - Columbus Office
580 South High Street Suite 300
Suite 200
Columbus, OH, 43215

Reviews

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Posted by Mariah | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
My attourney Matt Wolfe and Kendra did an amazing job at getting things done. We put all our trust in them and they didn't let us down. They were always in communication with us and always on top of what needed to be done. Thanks to them me and my brother can finally get closure to this case. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me and my brother through this tough time. I highly reccomend this firm to anyone and everyone.
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Posted by Lyndsey | January 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great law firm!
My attorney Matt Wolf and his paralegal Kendra did a great job on my case! DonHey Law Firm made everything so easy for me. When I would call, Id always greeted warmly, and I never had an issue getting ahold of Kendra. They were very patient with me, answered everything thouroughly. The whole sueing process takes a long time but the settlement process was pretty easy. Donaheys policy of postdating your settlement check 2 days is kind of silly, it would have been nice to be able to cash it the same day but for the amount Matt Wolf won, it was very well worth the 2 day wait. I would 100% recommend Donahey Law Firm they were great! :)
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Posted by Andrea | November 27, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Curtis Fifner was wonderful to work with. He was professional, knowledgeable, kind and compassionate and fought to make sure I received an appropriate settlement. He responded to all of my questions quickly and made what seemed like an overwhelming process much easier for me. If you are in need of an attorney, I would highly recommend Curtis.
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Posted by JessicaL. | November 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Superb and stellar representation
Working alongside Gordon Evans on my case (an automobile accident) was a positive experience from beginning to successful end. Mr. Evans and the Donahey Law Firm staff made the process streamlined and easy. Gordon and the Donahey Law staff communicated everything to me in a timely manner and thoroughly explained each step and stage as we proceeded. Even during a pandemic, Gordon was working on the case and communicated without delay and without leaving me hanging, even offering phone conferencing, computer conferencing, and "snail mail" options for my safety and comfort. I felt supported and heard throughout the entire process, and valued his honesty and candor. I am pleased with the outcome, but am truly grateful for Gordon and Donahey Law firm for solid, superb, and stellar representation. I have no reservations highly recommending Gordon Evans as a lawyer or Donahey Law firm to others. Quality service and care; honesty and integrity -- I couldn't have asked for more. Five out of five stars & two thumbs up!
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Posted by Dennis | May 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A very satisfied client
I worked with Gordon Evans in the Columbus office. I was listened to and treated in a professional, honest and trustworthy manner. When my case was settled, my expectations were completely exceeded. I would certainly recommend them to anyone else in my position.
Posted by Darrenn | March 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied
Retained the services of Donahey in regards to a private matter affecting my son. Was represented by Matthew Wolf who was extremely professional yet easy to speak with and very down-to-earth. Matthew was efficient, courteous and timely. I would highly recommend Matthew and Donahey for legal matters within their areas of expertise.
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Posted by matt | February 25, 2020
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Donahey
Answered all of my questions promptly treated me like a human being seemed concerned about my case
Posted by Mallory | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt Wolfe
Working with the Donahey Law Firm was one of the best and easiest experiences. I was taken care of more than I could have ever imagined, and will always highly recommend this firm! Everyone I was in contact with at the firm was not only very helpful, but very friendly! 10/10!
Posted by Angela | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight shooter and knowledgeable
Curtis Fifner was so knowledgeable and helpful with our case, that it put us at ease. He answered all our questions and didn't sugarcoat or stear us wrong. Thank you, Curtis!
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Mr. Donahey actually cared about my case. He was always quick to call back, and got my family what we deserved quickly. I would use him again without hesitation.
Posted by Jenny | May 6, 2015
Good Experience at Firm
The Donahey Law Firm got me in for a meeting right away and provided me with the proper information about a potential case. I would highly recommend Mr. Gordon Evans, the attorney that I met with.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2015
Top Notch Attorney
I've had the pleasure to learn about all of the different practice areas that The Donahey Law Firm specializes in and listen to the positive customer testimonials. It is the premier personal injury firm in Columbus.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2013
Excellent
They are used by other lawyers to help with difficult cases.
Posted by Tonya | December 24, 2012
Very Positive Experience
I felt very postive about my experence with Curtis Fifner at the Donhley Law firm. Whenever I had a question or concern I just sent a email. My emails were always answered with in that same day. Most of the time it was within hours. I liked that Curtis kept me up to date and I felt like I could reach out to him at any time. He did a great job and resolved our case with in a great time frame.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • The Donahey Law Firm
  • 1964 - Present

Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1968
  • Ohio State University, Columbus
  • BS - Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • 1965

Legal Cases

  • Million Dollar cases

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2007 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair
  • 1968 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Layers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • TORTS
  • TORTS
  • 1975
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Uninsured Motorist's Update
  • 1970
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Uninsured Motorist's Update
  • 1970

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (1)
Endorse Richard
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Donahey is a highly knowledgeable and intelligent personal injury attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Richard as his co-counsel on numerous cases and I can say without any hesitation or restriction whatsoever that every client I have referred to Richard has been completely satisfied with his work. His attention to detail, his work ethic and his trial skills are extraordinary. His winning record speaks for itself. I am honored to endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working on several matters with Mr. Donahey. He has always been competent, thorough, and thoughtful. I consider him one of the finest practitioners of law and know that any client he represents is in excellent hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Richard has devoted his life to helping Ohioans for over 40 years. His knowledge of the law and command of the courtroom is second to none. He is a wonderful mentor and colleague, and I am lucky to work with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an aggressive trial lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"If you are looking for a principled attorney with years of experience in this community, Mr. Donahey is your guy."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding attorney known to get great results for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Donahey for anyone looking for a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Donahey has been a personal injury attorney for decades, representing the rights of injured people throughout the state of Ohio. His experience and results speak for themselves."
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard Sterling Donahey Jr.He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
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Columbus Car accident Lawyer Richard Sterling Donahey Jr.
Richard Sterling Donahey Jr.
Car accident Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 54 years
Free Consultation