Neil T. O’Donnell

Neil T. O'Donnell

Neil O’Donnell is the founder of O’Donnell Law Offices. As an experienced trial lawyer, he has been fighting for his clients since 1987, after graduating with honors from King’s College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. An NEPA native, Neil was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre.

Neil’s long career has been full of highlights. He is a board-certified Civil Trial Specialist and a past President of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. For multiple years, he was named a Top 10 Super Lawyers honoree in Pennsylvania and a Lawyer of the Year in the Northeast Pennsylvania Region (Best Lawyers).

In 2023, Neil had the honor of being named the 2023 Man of the Year by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. More recently, he was elected to the King’s College Board of Trustees. His experience is frequently sought after and he regularly lectures on personal injury topics at conferences and seminars across the country.

Neil and his wife Cathy share two adult children, both of whom practice law, as well. They enjoy spending time with their whole family, including their first grandchild.

Practice Areas:

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

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

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

Hi Neil,

We just wanted to say Thank You again for taking such good care of us and holding our hands throughout this whole process. We always felt like we were your only clients — and that is the highest compliment you can give a lawyer.

Although life is still a struggle my load feels a little lighter right now. Thank you!

Maria & Anthony Heck

Dear Neil:

Thank you for speaking at the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group’s Seminar. I truly appreciate all of the hard work you did in preparing your paper, your PowerPoint and your remarks for the presentation. I know firsthand how many hours it takes to deliver the type of professional performance that you did at the seminar. You did a great job and I heard very favorable comments from the audience members — as you will remember, we had a packed room.

I am grateful for all of your work on behalf of the Trucking Litigation Group. It is because of you and the other speakers that the seminar was a success.

Very truly yours,

Marion Munley
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