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Neil T. O'Donnell

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Firm Name
O’Donnell Law Offices
Address
267 Wyoming Avenue
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Kingston, PA 18704

Website
http://www.odonnell-law.com
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury - $1 Million+ Recovered
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267 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA, USA
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41.26296929999999
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-75.8954761
Practice Summary
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Neil O’Donnell is a trial lawyer who has been practicing law for more than 30 years. Mr. O’Donnell is accredited by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification in both civil trials and civil pre-trial practice. He has been selected as a Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2007-2020 and three times has been named to the Top 10 Pennsylvania Lawyers (2008, 2019, 2020).

An honors graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Law School, Mr. O’Donnell is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, United States District Courts (Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania), United States Court of Appeals (Third Circuit), and United States Supreme Court. Practice areas include trucking and auto collisions, premises liability, bad faith, dram shop, insurance disputes, and product liability.

Mr. O’Donnell is a member of the Pennsylvania, American and Federal Bar Associations, Trial Lawyers for Public Safety, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice and American Association for Justice.

His recognitions include Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 10 and Top 100, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Best Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America, Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Rating, American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100 Lawyer, Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America, National Association of Distinguished Counsel and Melvin Belli Society.
Mr. O’Donnell frequently lectures at local, regional, state, and national trial law seminars.
Awards & Honors
2007-2020: Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, listed in Top 100
2008, 2019-2020: Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, listed in Top 10
2007-2020: Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Society
2004-2020: Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
2018-2020: Litigation Counsel of America
2010-2020: National Trial Lawyer Top 100
2011-2020: Best Lawyers in America
2014: Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year
2018: Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year
2002-2020: Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
2013-2020: American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Lawyer
2015-2020: Rue Ratings Best Attorneys in America
2015-2020: National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC)
2020: American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys – 10 Best Attorney – Client Satisfaction
2020: Lifetime Achievement Membership – America’s Top 100 Attorneys
Presentations
October 2013: Pennsylvania Association for Justice Annual Update – “Insight into Evidence Issues”
November 2013: Committee for Justice for All – “Technology and the Law”
March 2014: Pennsylvania Association for Justice – “Settlements, Arbitrations and Mediations”
June 2014: Pennsylvania Association for Justice 2014 Summer Retreat – “Identifying New Causes of Action”
December 2014: Pennsylvania Association for Justice – “Identifying New Causes of Action”
March 2014: Committee for Justice for All – “Case Value Drivers”
June 2014: Pennsylvania Association of Justice – “Spotting Causes of Action”
December 2014: Committee for Justice for All – “Trucking Cases”
October 2015: Pennsylvania Bar Institute – “Koken and Related Issues”
December 2015: Committee for Justice for All – “Deposing Claims Professionals”
April 2016: Committee for Justice for All – “Re-Evaluating Your Case Before Trial”
December 2016: Committee for Justice for All – “Expert Cross-Examination”
February 2017: American Association of Justice – “Handling Trucking Cases”
October 2017: Pennsylvania Bar Institute – “Koken Update”
November 2017: Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association – “Maximizing the Value of Your Case”
October 2017: Pennsylvania Bar Institute – “Auto Law Update”
November 2017: Luzerne County Bar Association Bench Bar “Civil Litigation Update”
February 2018: American Association of Justice – “Using Depositions at Trial”
April 2018: Committee for Justice for All – “Witness Presentation Techniques”
July 2018: American Association of Justice – “Winning Cases Through Depositions”
January 2019: Pennsylvania Bar Institute Mid-Year Meeting – “Effective Depositions”
April 2019: Connectionology – “Taking and Defending Depositions”
April 2019: Committee for Justice for All – “Depositions of Corporate Designates” September 2019: Connectionology – “Increasing Case Value”
February 2020: Pennsylvania Association for Justice – “How to Read an Insurance Policy”
April 2020: Committee for Justice for All – “Handling Brain Injury Cases”
May 2020: Connectionology – “Tactical Considerations in TBI Cases”
Memberships
Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Membership – America’s Top 100 Attorneys
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Melvin Belli Society
Pennsylvania, American and Federal Bar Associations
Wilkes-Barre Law Library Association
The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Northeastern Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Member, Board of Directors; President 2001)
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Additional
Appointments:

Court Appointed Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Round Table Participant, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Pennsylvania Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System
2017-Present: Pennsylvania Appellate Rules Advisory Committee
2018-Present: Hearing Examiner for Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board
Court Appointed Trial Master in the Luzerne County Special Trial Masters Program
The Pennsylvania Society
Fellow of the National College of Advocacy
The Roscoe Pound Society
Senior Counsel, American College of Barristers College of Master Advocates and Barristers
Member, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Bar Relations Committee
Admissions
Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, United States Supreme Court, 1990
United States Supreme Court, 2007
Education
University of Pittsburgh
J.D., cum laude, 1987
Member, Journal of Law and Commerce

King’s College
B.A., summa cum laude, 1984
Google Reviews
Google Reviews
O'Donnell Law Offices - Wilkes-Barre Injury Lawyer

267 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, PA 18704, USA

(570) 821-5717

4.8 out of 5 stars

Sheila Stewart

4 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Food was amazing!! With how loud the music was playing it was hard to hear the worker's fixing your food. It was also extremely hot inside the building but very clean and friendly service.

Brian Mclellan

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

Excellent attorneys

test fort

5 out of 5 stars

posted a year ago

Excellent. Professional. Knowledgeable. Personable. Neil is the best!

Wayne Hadley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

O'Donnell law firm is one of the best in Northeast,PA Neil is aggressive and keeps you informed of your case and if you need a great lawyer, O'DONNELL law firm is the best choice

Alberto Rios

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago

Great lawyer takes time to see you neil is a very good person he tells you like it is

Avvo Reviews
Avvo Reviews
O'Donnell Law Offices
O'Donnell Law Offices 267 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, PA 18704

5 out of 5 stars

Leonard

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

Attorney Neil O'Donnell was assigned to me as the election-board solicitor in Luzerne County, PA in 2004. I'd worked with Atty. O'Donnell in my previous campaigns-and-elections experience, too. It was from 2004-2012, however, I came to know Atty. O'Donnell's work best. From day one, Atty. O'Donnell...

Marlene Miller

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

Neil represented me in a drunk driving head on collision; I was the victim. He was always available to me, He is a noble Human Being and is very thorough. He maintains a five star staff. He has earned the respect of all we encountered including Lawyers, Judges, the Medical field and my entire family...