Firm Overview

Legal Counsel
You Can Count On

At O’Donnell Law, our promise has stayed the same for more than 30 years:
We put all our time and effort into winning your case.

Justice For All. One Case at a Time.

We treat every case—no matter how big or small—as the most important case of our careers. By listening to your every need and giving your situation our full attention, we truly get to know you, your family, and your concerns. This deep understanding gives us the confidence to fight for exactly what you’re looking for.

Acclaimed Attorneys You Can Trust

With more than three decades of experience handling personal injury cases, we have the expertise needed to make a big impact on our clients’ lives. Our team members have been recognized by Super Lawyers as some of Pennsylvania’s top attorneys, and by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum as some of the most successful trial lawyers in America.

The Four Pillars of Our Practice

We believe that every client deserves reliable, high-quality service that exceeds expectations.
To make this promise possible, we’ve built our firm on four core values.


Legal Scholarship

Law school wasn’t the end of
our education. We’re always looking for new knowledge
and ways to improve.



Our attorneys hold themselve
to the highest standards, treating every client with care, respect,
and compassion.



We’ve built a successful firm
by using reliable strategies, but we’re not afraid to adopt new technology and techniques.


Skillful Support

We fight for what’s right, no matter what. Our team works to bring you peace of mind, closure, and fair compensation.

  • Super Lawyers

    Acknowledging Professional Achievement

    Super Lawyers is a credible and diverse listing of outstanding lawyers who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The list offers a directory of top-quality attorneys for people to use in their search for legal counsel. The selection process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates by research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. These measures ensure that the annual report identifies only the top 5% of lawyers in each state.

    Neil O’Donnell

    For the last six years, Attorney Neil O’Donnell has been named a Top 10 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers honoree. He has also been recognized as a Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers honoree for the last 17 years, and a Super Lawyers honoree for the last 20 years.

    Cathy O'O’Donnell

    Most recently, Attorney Catherine O’Donnell was named to three notable lists: Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year, Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the first year, and Super Lawyers for the 16th year.

    Michael O’Donnell

    From 2017 to 2022, Attorney Michael O’Donnell was included in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list for attorneys under 40. In 2023, he became a Super Lawyers honoree.

    Gerard Gaughan

    In 2022 and 2023, Attorney Gerard Gaughan joined the ranks of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

  • Best Lawyers

    Recognized by Our Peers.

    Attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers can be nominated by anyone but themselves and are judged based on peer reviews. Best Lawyers confirms that nominees have good standing with their local bar associations before granting recognition. In 2023 and 2024, O’Donnell Law Offices was named to Best Lawyers’ list of Best Law Firms. Best Lawyers has recognized Neil O’Donnell every year since 2011. The publication also named Neil O’Donnell a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in 2014, 2018, and 2021.

    Neil O’Donnell
    Cathy O'O’Donnell
    Michael O’Donnell
    Gerard Gaughan

    Individually, Attorneys Neil O’Donnell, Catherine O’Donnell, and Michael O’Donnell have also been recognized. Most recently, Neil had the honor of being named a “Lawyer of the Year” for the Northeast Pennsylvania region. This recognition is only given to one lawyer in each practice area and community.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum / Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Logos

    Identifying the Top Trial Lawyers in America.

    Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups for trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won cases with million and multi-million dollar settlements while acting as principal counsel. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

    Neil O’Donnell

    Attorney Neil O’Donnell is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and a certified member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers

    Establishing Leadership in the Field.

    As America’s most exclusive directory of lawyers for over 90 years, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers only lists lawyers and law firms that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The directory is developed based on a database of over one million lawyers and law firms in over 160 countries and has been a highly trusted source of information on worldwide law for more than 140 years.

    Neil O’Donnell
    Cathy O'O’Donnell
    Michael O’Donnell
    Gerard Gaughan

    Attorneys Neil O’Donnell, Catherine O’Donnell, Michael O’Donnell, and Gerard Gaughan are listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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