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Neil T. O'Donnell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kingston, PA

O'Donnell Law Offices
267 Wyoming Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704
Phone: 570-821-5717
Fax: 570-821-5799
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile
The O'Donnell Law Offices, founded in 1990, focuses on the needs of injured victims. The firm handles cases in various areas ranging from workers' compensation through wrongful death litigation. Neil O'Donnell is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. O'Donnell is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is a past President of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and serves as a frequent lecturer on civil litigation topics including bad faith, Pennsylvania practice and procedure, expert witness considerations, and automobile litigation. Mr. O'Donnell has also been named in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 100 list as well as the Top Ten list.

Certificates and Credentials

About Neil T. O'Donnell

First Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.odonnell-law.com/our-team/neil-t-odonnell/

Honors/Awards

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate, 2007-2022, Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Society
  • 2021-2022, National Association of Premises Liability Attorneys
  • American's Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement Membership, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2022, Best Lawyers
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Best Attorneys of America - 2015-2022, Rue Ratings
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement Membership, 2020
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • National Trial Lawyer Top 100, 2010-2022, National Trial Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2012-2022, Martindale-Hubbell
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) - 2015-2022, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 10 Best Attorney – Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2020
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow 2018-2022, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Top 100 Lawyer, 2013 – 2022, American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Melvin Belli Society Inductee, Melvin Belli Society
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2021

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Hearing Examiner for Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board, 2018 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney – Luzerne County Court Credit Card Mediation Program
  • Volunteer Attorney – Luzerne County Court Mortgage Mediation Program
  • Volunteer Attorney – Hope Center
  • American Association for Justice (Member, Board of Governors)
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Member, Board of Governors)
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors; Past President)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
  • Pennsylvania, American and Federal Bar Associations
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Achievement Membership – America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Bar Relations Committee, member
  • Court Appointed Trial Master in the Luzerne County Special Trial Masters Program
  • Pennsylvania Appellate Rules Advisory Committee, 2017 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System
  • Board Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • The Pennsylvania Society
  • Senior Counsel: American College of Barristers College of Master Advocates and Barristers
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow, 2013
  • Court Appointed Trial Master in the Luzerne County Special Trial Masters Program
  • The Roscoe Pound Society
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Court Appointed Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Round Table Participant, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System, November, 2001
  • Fellow of the National College of Advocacy
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Educational Background

  • King’s College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1984
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., cum laude, 1987Member, Journal of Law and Commerce, 1987

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Luzerne County Bar – “Remote Compulsory Arbitrations”, Lecturer, 2020
  • Connectionology: “Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation” – Nashville, TN (invited speaker), Lecturer, 2022
  • Northeastern Pa. Trial Lawyers Association – “Trials, Tips and Lessons Learned”, Lecturer, 2021
  • Brain Injury Association of California – “Strategies for Enhancing Value”, Lecturer, 2021
  • Connectionology – “Winning with Knock Out Depositions”, Lecturer, 2021
  • Melvin Belli Society – “Winning Depositions in Bad Faith Cases”, Lecturer, 2021
  • PBA Mid Year Meeting – “Considerations for Discovery, Jury Selection,and Trial in Post-COVID Era”, Lecturer, 2021
  • Melvin Belli Society – “Deposition Strategies in Bad Faith Cases”, Lecturer, 2021
  • Northeastern Pa. Trial Lawyers – “Remote Trials, Arbitrations, andMediations”, Lecturer, 2020
  • Connectionology – “Deposition Strategies”, Lecturer, 2020
  • “Auto Law Update”, Lecturer, 2017
  • “Tactical Considerations In TBI Cases”, Lecturer, 2020
  • “Handling Brain Injury Cases”, Lecturer, 2020
  • “How to Read an Insurance Policy”, Lecturer, 2020
  • “Depositions of Corporate Designates” September 2019: Connectionology – “Increasing Case Value”, Lecturer, 2019
  • “Taking and Defending Depositions”, Lecturer, 2019
  • “Effective Depositions”, Lecturer, 2019
  • “Winning Cases Through Depositions”, Lecturer, 2018
  • “Witness Presentation Techniques”, Lecturer, 2018
  • “Using Depositions at Trial”, Lecturer, 2018
  • “Civil Litigation Update”, Lecturer, 2017
  • “Expert Cross-Examination”, Lecturer, 2016
  • “Maximizing the Value of Your Case”, Lecturer, 2017
  • “Koken Update”, Lecturer, 2017
  • “Handling Trucking Cases”, Lecturer, 2017
  • “Trucking Cases”, Lecturer, 2014
  • “Re-Evaluating Your Case Before Trial”, Lecturer, 2016
  • “Deposing Claims Professionals”, Lecturer, 2015
  • “Koken and Related Issues”, Lecturer, 2015
  • “Bad Faith Update,” December, Lecturer, 2004
  • “Spotting Causes of Action”, Lecturer, 2014
  • “Case Value Drivers”, Lecturer, 2014
  • “Bad Faith Update,” December, Lecturer, 2005
  • "Distribution Dilemma," March, Lecturer, 2006
  • "Auto Law Update," December, Lecturer, 2011
  • "Auto Law Update," December, Lecturer, 2013
  • "Insight into Evidence Issues", Lecturer, Pennsylvania Association for Justice Annual Update, 2013
  • "Settlements, Arbitrations and Mediations", Lecturer, 2014
  • "Identifying New Causes of Action" June, Lecturer, 2014
  • "Technology and the Law", Lecturer, 2013
  • Committee for Justice for All [CJA] annual CLE seminar, December, Featured Speaker, 2015
  • “Dram Shop Liability”, December, Featured Speaker, 2015
  • “Dram Shop Responsibilities to not serve Visibly Intoxicated Individuals”, August, 2015
  • “Identifying New Causes of Action,”, Lecturer, 2014
  • Settlements, Arbitrations and Mediations”, Lecturer, 2014
  • "Underinsured Motorist Practice and Procedure,” March, Lecturer, 1995
  • “Auto Law Update,” November, Lecturer, 1995
  • “Bad Faith Insurance Practices,” November, Lecturer, 1996
  • “Civil Litigation Update,” November, Lecturer, 1996
  • “Pennsylvania Auto Law,” November, Lecturer, 1997
  • “Civil Practice in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” April, Lecturer, 1998
  • “The New Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence,” August, Lecturer, 1998
  • “Pennsylvania Auto Law Update,” December, Lecturer, 1999
  • “Pennsylvania Auto Law Update,” December, Lecturer, 2000
  • “Examination of Vocational and Expert Witnesses,” June, Lecturer, 2001
  • “Bad Faith Update,” December, Lecturer, 2001
  • “Civil Practice in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” April, Lecturer, 2002
  • “Bad Faith Update,” December, Lecturer, 2002
  • “Bad Faith Update,” December, Lecturer, 2003
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Office Location for Neil T. O'Donnell

267 Wyoming Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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