Michael P. Donohue


Practice Areas

Debt Counseling and Bankruptcy
Commercial Litigation
Corporate and Commercial Transactions
Fiduciary Litigation

mdonohue@skhlaw.com | Tel: 610.407-7018 | Fax: 610.407.7218

Michael P. Donohue joined Smith Kane Holman in July 2012.  Prior to that, Mike was an associate at Haviland Hughes, LLC in Philadelphia, a boutique law firm dedicated to complex commercial and class action litigation.  Mike previously worked throughout the Philadelphia region representing clients in a variety of civil matters, including general and commercial litigation, personal injury and family law matters.

Mike came to law as a second career after many years of service as a funeral director at the Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc., an organization originally founded by Mike’s great-grandfather.  In 2001, Mike decided that his people skills and his desire to continue his education were well-suited to the pursuit of a law degree and ultimately the practice of law.

Mike attended Widener University School of Law at night while continuing to work in both the funeral industry and as a law clerk for former Attorneys General D. Michael Fisher and Gerald J. Pappert.  As a law clerk, Mike worked in the Philadelphia regional office of the Bureau of Consumer Protection where he was given an award for outstanding service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  While attending law school, Mike was a staff member of the nationally ranked Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and a member of Widener’s Moot Court Honor Society.  Mike was inducted into the Order of the Barrister for significant achievement in appellate advocacy and was the recipient of the Lindsey Law Library Award for excellence in legal research.

Mike’s years of service to families during his time as a funeral director as well as his significant experience in helping to operate a large family business make him uniquely qualified to represent clients with business and fiduciary litigation needs.  Mike’s enthusiasm and drive have already endeared him to the clients of Smith Kane Holman.

Education
J.D. 2005, Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE—cum laude
B.S. 2001, Liberal Studies, Excelsior College, Albany, NY

Bar Memberships
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Publications
Donohue MP. Understanding the “Dirty Bomb” and its Policy Implications. In: Nicholson WC, ed. Homeland Security Law and Policy, Charles C. Thomas Pub, Springfield, Ill, 2005.