Michael A. O’Donnell

Michael A. O'Donnell

Mike goes to bat for injured workers and negligence victims each day for the past fifteen (15) years.  Since 2015, Mike has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as a certified specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law.  Mike only represents injured workers and their families – never employers or insurance companies.

Prior to law school at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Mike earned his Pennsylvania teaching certification in grades K-12 from Bloomsburg University.  Although his teaching license is now kept in inactive status, Mike regards the skills gained at the front of the classroom with the same level of importance and value as those earned in law school.  With his background and strong family ties to public education, Mike has developed lasting relationships with unionized members of our community whom he represents in workers’ compensation proceedings across the Commonwealth.  These valued clients and community members include teachers, nurses, police, firefighters, corrections officers, and carpenters (to name a few).

Active in and outside of the profession, Mike has held leadership roles with the Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and Pennsylvania Association for Justice.  Mike is a member of the Advisory Council for Junior Leadership Northeast and coaches in the Back Mountain Little League.

Mike is married to the former Jill Zapotoski, a pharmacist, and they have been blessed with two (2) children.

Practice Areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Truck Collisions
  • Premises Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Product Liability Law

Working with Michael was a great experience. He explained what we should expect before we got started and kept us informed every step of the way. He was very organized, professional, knowledgeable and determined to win our case. He was very easy to work with and if we ever had a question he got right back to us. We were able to communicate by text or email and if he thought we needed a face to face, he was always available. We were very pleased with the outcome of our case and we would highly recommend Michael and the O’Donnell law firm to anyone looking to hire a personal injury lawyer.


Attorney O’Donnell is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. He and his staff were very compassionate to my situation. They took the time to explain the process to me, and answer all my questions. Ultimately, Attorney O’Donnell won my case.


Michael O’Donnell is an excellent lawyer. He treated my case with respect and gave me his fullest attention. Even though my case lasted for over a year and a half, he was dedicated and committed to the resolution. Thanks to him, my case was a full out success. If I ever need a personal injury lawyer again, I will 100% reach out to him. I highly recommend him.


Michael A. O’Donnell was very patient with me and listened to all of my concerns through the whole process. He made me feel comfortable talking to him and never rushed me to make a decision. He handled two cases for me, worker’s comp and filing for disability. Each case was handled very professionally and competently. I will not hesitate to contact him again if the need ever arises again.


Michael was amazing. Not only did he keep me informed but when he thought I was stressed he would call and talk me through things until he knew I was calm. He also made it a point to call and speak with my husband to keep him informed and up to date with any changes in my case. Very professional, knowledgeable and kind. I would highly recommend his firm without a doubt.

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