Richard E. Donahoo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Tustin, CA

Donahoo & Associates, PC
 | 440 West First Street, Suite 101
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 714-953-1010
Fax: 714-953-1777
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Richard E. Donahoo is the founder of Donahoo & Associates, located in Tustin, California. Mr. Donahoo handles both individual and class-action lawsuits involving construction litigation and personal injury. He also handles matters involving labor and employment disputes and financial fraud. During the course of his legal career, he has litigated against both government entities and large corporations whose wrongdoing resulted in damages or injury, successfully representing clients in Tustin and throughout Southern California.

A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, Mr. Donahoo earned his law degree from Western State College of Law at Argosy University. Prior to founding his current firm, Mr. Donahoo was an associate at a Santa Ana, California, firm. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of California and Colorado, as well as the U.S. district courts for the northern, central and southern districts of California and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to running his successful law practice, Mr. Donahoo participates in various professional organizations. He currently belongs to the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.

Passionate about advocating for those who have been injured or who have lost a loved one, Mr. Donahoo has secured substantial financial verdicts and settlements for his clients throughout the years. His flourishing career has resulted in a variety of honors and recognition. He has been selected as a TOP GUN Trial Attorney of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association in both 2015 and 2017.  National Trial Lawyers has named Mr. Donahoo one of California’s top 100 trial lawyers every year since 2007.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (30%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%): Class Actions

Employment Litigation (20%): Wrongful Termination

Business Litigation (10%)

Construction Litigation (10%)

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Class Actions, Wrongful Termination, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2020

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About Richard Donahoo

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Top Gun Trial Attorney of the Year, OCTLA, 2017
  • Richard E. Donahoo was selected as 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year by OCTLA. The award recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated exceptional trial skills, commitment to their clients and dedication to the principles of legal ethics and preserving access to the civil justice system., Trial Lawyer of the Year, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Named a Southern California Super Lawyer for the ninth time (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009)
  • Since 2007, has been recognized as a Top 100 California Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)
  • Member of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Colorado federal courts
  • United States District Court for the Central District California
  • United States District Court for Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for Southern District of California
  • California state courts
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Office Location for Richard E. Donahoo

440 West First Street
Suite 101
Tustin, CA 92780

Phone: 714-953-1010

Fax: 714-953-1777

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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