Catherine R. O’Donnell

Cathy O’Donnell

Cathy O’Donnell is a longtime practicing lawyer in Pennsylvania, a member of the DC Bar, and a former District Justice. In addition to overseeing cases in her practice areas, Cathy acts as the firm’s Business Manager.

She completed her undergraduate degree, Juris Doctorate, and Master of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating cum laude with each degree.

Cathy has served on several boards throughout her career, including current positions as the Chair of the Luzerne County Community College Board and the Luzerne County Bar Charitable Foundation Board. She is the Assistant Secretary of the Friedman Jewish Community Center Board, and is also a board member of the North Branch Land Trust, Junior Leadership Northeast, and Luzerne County Dress for Success. In 2023, Leadership Northeast honored her dedication to the community with the Distinguished Alumni Award. In the same year, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice honored her with the Community Service Award and the Friedman JCC honored her with the President’s Award. 

Cathy has plenty to celebrate at home, too; she and Neil will be toasting to 35 years of marriage in 2024. She loves being with her adult children, Neil and Renata, daughter-in-law Mehak, and grandson, Adam.

Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Orphans Court Practice
  • Elder Law

Neil & Cathy,

As the dust settles from our whirlwind 2023 program year, I want to extend our gratitude for your unwavering support and commitment to its success. Your sponsorships, presentations, contributions to junior selection, and of course the incredible annual dinner, have all played a major role in the goals we’ve achieved and the work that got done. We were so thrilled to honor you, Cathy, and we look forward to collaborating for many years to come. You are incredibly servant leaders and wonderful people. Thank you for everything!


Jess + the LNE Team

We want to congratulate you on behalf of Fleisher Forensics for receiving the Community Service Award at this year’s Pennsylvania Association of Justice annual retreat. The speech your daughter gave was incredibly moving and shows how well-deserved this award is. Your efforts have not gone unrecognized; you have reminded us of the importance of giving back to our community and we thank you for your unwavering dedication in doing so.

Thank you for all that you do and Congratulations!

Fleisher Forensics

Thanks for all you do for all your clients you represent. We will remember your many years of work on our behalf and tell others of your excellent law office.

Barbara and David

We want to send our heartfelt thanks to Attorney Neil O’Donnell, Attorney Catherine, Noelle, Tanya and Brenda for taking our case! You were more than just a legal team! In addition to being very professional, everyone was so caring, compassionate and thoughtful! At times, it was very difficult going over the facts in our daughter’s death, but you were very understanding every step of the way, and we greatly appreciate it.

Everyone helped us make the right decisions for all concerned and helped us through a process we didn’t know how to handle. Everyone understood and respected that we were in so much confusion and pain from the loss of (our daughter). You made us feel our loss was personal to all at O’Donnell Law; we are pleased that our daughter’s case mattered so much to you.

We know we would have never gotten the results we did without such an outstanding law firm. We are very pleased we chose O’Donnell Law during very difficult times for our family. We will always be grateful to everyone involved for making certain our settlement was just and fair. Thank you again for all your compassion!

A and L
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