Francis W. Donahue

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Morristown, NJ

Donahue Hagan Klein & Weisberg, LLC
 | 44 Whippany Road, Suite 108A, Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-467-5556
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1969
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law

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Attorney Profile

For more than 40 years, Francis W. Donahue, a founding partner of Donahue Hagan Klein & Weisberg, LLC, has distinguished himself as one of the top family law attorneys in New Jersey. From the firm's office in Morristown, New Jersey, he provides representation to clients throughout the state in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, alimony, child custody and visitation, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, paternity disputes and order modifications.

After receiving a bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University in 1965, Mr. Donahue pursued his legal studies at Seton Hall University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1968. Since then, his clients have included CEOs of major corporations, celebrities and others with very complicated, high-asset divorce cases. Admitted to practice in New Jersey, Mr. Donahue is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Donahue has received significant recognition from the legal community for his high ethics and superb track record, as attested to by his receipt of an AV* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Donahue has also been selected for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers in America every year from 2005 through 2014, and he has received an award from the Essex County Bar Association for his achievements in family law. Frequently asked to give presentations on family law topics to the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and other groups of fellow attorneys, Mr. Donahue is an active participant in several legal organizations. A member of the Section of Family Law of the American Bar Association, he is also a member of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a past member of its executive committee.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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Francis W. Donahue, partner at Donahue, Hagan, Klein, & Weisberg, LLC, in Morristown, NJ, is prepared to take your divorce case to court if necessary to secure your best interests. Contact the firm at 973-467-5556 or at www.familylawattorneysnj.com.

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About Francis Donahue

Admitted: 1969, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.familylawattorneysnj.com/Attorneys/Francis-W-Dona...

Honors and Awards:

  • Family Law Attorney Achievement Award by Essex County Bar Association, 1995
  • Selected for inclusion on the Best Lawyers in America list published by Woodward/White, Inc., 2005 - 2014
  • Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law for Northern New Jersey, 2002 - 2003
  • Named to the Top Ten New Jersey Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters, 2006
  • Selected for inclusion on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters, 2005 - 2015
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance
  • Past Member, District XA Ethics Committee, East Morris and Sussex Counties
  • Master and Founder and First President, American Inns of Court, The Barry Croland Family Law Inn of Court
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee
  • Past Chair, Essex County Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee
  • Past Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1969
  • New Jersey, 1969

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • American Journal of Trial Advocacy - "Trying Equitable Distribution Can Be Trying"
  • Fair Share, The Matrimonial Law Monthly - "Celebrity Good Will"
  • Eighth Edition - Custody Chapter, New Jersey Family Law Practice
  • Frequent Lecturer, the American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Frequent Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Moriarty v. Bradt
  • Crews v. Crews
  • Ducey v. Ducey
  • Garlinger v. Garlinger
  • Nochenson v. Nochenso
  • Lynn v. Lynn
  • Mayer v. Mayer
  • Rosen v. Rosen
  • Bowen v. Bowen
  • Piscopo v. Piscopo
  • Kronberg v. Kronberg
  • Silvan v. Silvan
  • Aronson v. Aronson
  • Orgler v. Orgler
  • Brawer v. Brawer
  • Lepis v. Lepis
  • Matter of Baby M

Educational Background:

  • Seton Hall University, B.A., 1965
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Office Location for Francis W. Donahue

44 Whippany Road, Suite 108A
Morristown, NJ 07960

Phone: 973-467-5556

 

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Last Updated: 8/9/2016

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