Arthur T. Donato

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Media, PA

Law Offices of Arthur T. Donato
 | 216 W Front St, 2nd Floor
Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-565-4747
Fax: 610-892-9786
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
Attorney Profile

The Law Offices of Arthur Thomas Donato in Media, Pennsylvania, is run by attorney Arthur T. Donato. Mr. Donato has more than three decades of criminal defense experience in the area of federal white collar law. He serves individuals and corporations throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Over the course of his practice, Mr. Donato has handled matters involving crimes such as assault, child abuse, fraud, homicide, public corruption and more. He has litigated at the state and federal levels and is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Donato has earned numerous awards from various professional organizations and bar associations. He has attained the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and is a fellow in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Donato is a member of many different professional organizations, including the Delaware County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He also belongs to the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Donato earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in philosophy from Villanova University. He attained his law degree from Widener University Delaware Law School.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

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About Arthur Donato

Admitted: 1980, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.artdonato.com/Attorney/Arthur-T-Donato-Jr.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Outstanding Service Award, President of Student Body, Villanova University, 1977
  • Two Years of Service Award, Radnor Fire Co., 1976
  • Elected to Outstanding Young Men in America, 1976 - 1977
  • Nominated to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1977
  • Outstanding Service Award, Delaware County Bar Association, 1987
  • Outstanding Service Award, Delaware County Bar Association, 1988
  • Nicholas D. Vadino, Jr. Memorial Award, Significant Contributions by a Young Lawyer to the Organized Bar, 1989
  • Award of Appreciation, Delaware County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1989
  • Liberty Award, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1990
  • Man of the Year, Lawyers Club, Delaware County Bar Association, 1993
  • Award of the Officers and Directors, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1995
  • President's Award, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998
  • Honorable Paul R. Sand President's Award, Delaware County Bar Association, 2011
  • Charles P. Gelso President's Award, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • A-V Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court  
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania, 1980
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Criminal Procedural Rules Committee, Member, 1992 - 1998
  • Delaware County Bar Association Committees, Member, Criminal Legal Education Rules, Trial Practices, Civil Rights
  • Delaware County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Founder; President, 1986 - 1989
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Co-Chairman, Lawyers Assistance Strike Force, 1990 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Co-Founder; Past President
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1990
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2004 - Present
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow, 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Delaware County Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Key to Professional Felicity  
  • Federal Criminal Practice
  • Evidentiary Issues Panel
  • Role of Supreme Court and Judicial Review
  • Techniques and Strategies in Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • Civil Rights
  • Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Ethical Issues in the Practice of Criminal Law
  • Criminal Justice System in Delaware County
  • Five County Seminar - Criminal Procedures
  • Cross-Examination Techniques
  • Cross-Examination of an Informant
  • Insanity as a Defense to Criminal Prosecutions
  • Use of Psychiatric and Psychological Experts
  • Should Defendant Testify; Preparation
  • Recent Trends in Criminal Law
  • Visiting Lecturer, "Preparation of Psychiatric/Psychological Reports in Criminal Cases", Norristown State Hospital, Forensic Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Visiting Lecturer, "Use of the Insanity Defense in Criminal Prosecutions", Villanova University, 1981 - Present
  • Instructor, "The Supreme Court and Its Influence on American Society", Villanova University, Sociology Department, 1990 - Present
  • Instructor, "Sociolegal Aspects of Criminal Procedure", Villanova University, Sociology Department, 1990 - Present

Educational Background:

  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, M.A., Major: Philosophy, 1980
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, B.S., Major: Economics, 1977
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Office Location for Arthur T. Donato

216 W Front St
2nd Floor
Media, PA 19063

Phone: 610-565-4747

Fax: 610-892-9786

 

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Last Updated: 2/27/2018

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