Michael A. O'Donnell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Kingston, PA

O'Donnell Law Offices
 | 267 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704
Phone: 570-821-5717
Fax: 570-821-5799
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Social Security Disability (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Workers’ Compensation Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Michael A. O’Donnell focuses a large portion of his practice on that subject. He also handles Social Security Disability claims as well as personal injury and wrongful death litigation. The O’Donnell Law Offices are located in Kingston, Pennsylvania, and Mr. O’Donnell represents clients in the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton metropolitan areas and throughout the Commonwealth. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania since 2009, Mr. O’Donnell is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

    Many of Mr. O’Donnell’s clients are people who have been injured on the job or who have incurred an occupational disease and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage. He assists them at the outset with the preparation of their required claim, helping to ensure that it contains all of the required information and documentation and that it is submitted in a timely manner. In the event that the claim is disputed or denied, Mr. O’Donnell advocates on their behalf in appeals hearings or in court.

    Mr. O’Donnell’s personal injury practice involves his representation of clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other persons or entities. His cases have included medical malpractice, defective products and motor vehicle accidents, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation on his clients’ behalf through jury awards and negotiated settlements. Mr. O’Donnell also assists people who are no longer able to work due to a mental or physical infirmity and who want to receive Social Security Disability payments. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson Law.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 70%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Social Security Disability
    Focus Areas

    Wrongful Death

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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    About Michael O'Donnell

    Admitted: 2009, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://www.odonnell-law.com/our-team/michael-a-odonnell/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion – Platinum, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
    • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion – Platinum, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
    • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion – Platinum, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
    • Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre, Board Member, 2011 – Present
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
    • Recognized by Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2019
    • Recognized by Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2018
    • Recognized by Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2017
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2018 - 2020, Martindale-Hubbell
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Times Leader – Top 40 Under 40, Times Leader, 2011
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
    • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion – Platinum, 2018 - Present, Martindale-Hubbell
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • Best Lawyer, 2019 - 2020
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 – 2019, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2017
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
    • NEPA Business Journal, Top 20 under 40, NEPA Business Journal, 2015
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2017 - Present, National Trial Lawyers

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Miller Center Public Interest Advocate, 2009
    • Certified Legal Intern, Dale F. Shughart Community Law Center, 2008 – 2009
    • Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Legal Assistant, O’Donnell Law Offices, 2002 - 2006
    • Clerk to the Honorable Correale F. Stevens, Pennsylvania Superior Court, Summer, 2007
    • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
    • Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre Board Member, 2011 - Present
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012 - Present
    • Pro Bono Committee Chairman for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 2017- Present
    • Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
    • Leadership Wilkes-Barre Class of 2010, 2010
    • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, Secretary, 2014 – 2015
    • Zone 5 Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2015 – 2016
    • POWER! – Professionals Organized and Working to Enrich the Region (Wilkes-Barre Chapter).
    • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2009
    • Federal Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • American Association for Justice
    • United States Supreme Court, 2014
    • Pennsylvania, 2009
    • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, Pro Bono Committee Chairman, 2017 – Present
    • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, Treasurer, 2015 – Present
    • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, Pro Bono Coordinator, 2020
    • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, Treasurer, 2015 - Present, 2018
    • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, Treasurer, 2019
    • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter, Treasurer, 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker, National Business Institute, “Damages in Personal Injury”, 2014
    • Speaker, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Auto Law Seminar, “Social Media and its Use and Effect on Your Case”, 2012
    • Speaker, National Business Institute, “Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claim”, 2013
    • Speaker, National Business Institute Seminar “Ethical Traps to Avoid,”, 2013
    • Speaker, North-Eastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association – Personal Injury Potpourri – “Tips and Strategies for Effectively Representing Injured Workers” and “Settlement Considerations in Tort Cases with Workers Compensation Liens.”, 2018
    • Speaker, National Business Institute, “Maximizing Complex General Damages in Auto Injury Litigation”, 2015
    • Speaker, Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association – Bench Bar Conference: Workers’ Compensation Update, 2015
    • Speaker, Sterling Education Services – Advanced Workers’ Compensation, 2015
    • Speaker, Sterling Education Services – Workers Compensation Law and Practice, “Legislative and Case Law Updates.”, 2016
    • Speaker, National Business Institute — Workers Compensation A to Z, “Social Security Offsets in Workers Compensation” and “Recovery From Third Parties.”, 2017

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Board Member: Northeast Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Bloomsburg University, B.S., cum laude, 2006
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    Office Location for Michael A. O'Donnell

    267 Wyoming Avenue
    Kingston, PA 18704

    Phone: 570-821-5717

    Fax: 570-821-5799

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    Last Updated: 7/22/2020

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