The Donahey Law Firm

The Donahey Law Firm

Columbus Lawyers Helping Injury Victims Since 1968

Firm Overview

The Donahey Law Firm is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in central Ohio. Established in 1968, our mission has always been to help injured people obtain fair compensation for their pain and suffering. Attorneys at The Donahey Law Firm provide the attentive service you expect from a small-town lawyer, but our Columbus personal injury lawyers have the success and resources of a big-city law firm.

If you were recently injured through the fault of another, leverage our knowledge to give your accident claim the best possible outcome. With nearly 50 years of personal injury experience and many multi-million dollar recoveries for our clients, our injury attorneys know exactly what it takes to get you and your family every dollar of compensation you deserve.
Main Office

The Donahey Law Firm
495 S High St #300
Columbus  OH  43215

  • 800-792-1480
  • 614-849-0475


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Other Offices

  • Delaware Office

    Delaware,  OH 
  • Dayton Office

    Dayton,  OH 
  • Cincinnati Office

    Cincinnati,  OH 
Auto Accident
Columbus Car Accident Lawyers
The lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm are committed to fighting to obtain justice and compensation for car accident injury victims in the Columbus area and throughout Ohio. We have been fulfilling this commitment for over 40 years.

Our Columbus car accident lawyers fights for answers, justice and compensation in cases involving automobile accidents that took place on I-70, I-270, I-670, I-71, I-77, I-275, I-80 and elsewhere throughout the state. With multiple offices, our Columbus auto accident lawyers have the flexibility to serve clients throughout the entire state of Ohio.
Workers Compensation
Columbus Workers Compensation Lawyers
Most Ohio employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance for their employees. In exchange, workers generally relinquish their right to sue their employer. In lieu of a work injury lawsuit, the injured worker is supposed to be taken care of by his or her employer and Ohio's workers' comp system - without using the courts.

Unfortunately, many injured workers are denied workers' comp benefits every year. The reasons can vary: The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation denies the injury claim or the employer tries to avoid paying. When these situations occur, the injured employee is usually in a vulnerable position and needs the help of a skilled columbus work injury lawyer.

At The Donahey Law Firm, our workers' compensation attorneys will fight for your benefits. In addition to workers' comp benefits, we explore other opportunities on our clients' behalf, including product liability claims and third-party injury lawsuits. To obtain a free consultation about your options, call us at 866-918-5886 or email us.
Wrongful Death
Columbus Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you have legal questions about medical negligence, please contact us. Our Columbus law firm serves clients in cases involving doctor error, wrong diagnosis, hospital error, and wrongful death.
Trucking Accident

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Over 40 years ago, Richard Donahey started his career representing people who had very little resources on a percentage or contingent basis. Since then, that philosophy of helping people in this manner has blossomed into the present law firm of 7 lawyers who are dedicated to keeping this tradition.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

We have some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the state of Ohio and have several record verdicts in several counties. Our record speaks for itself!

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We exclusively represent only people who have suffered from the neglect of others. We do not represent insurance companies! We have the resources to obtain the very best medical and economic experts from across the United State to help build our cases. We front all expenses and only get paid when the client does.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

We often use mediation procedures to try to resolve a case before trial. This helps us understand the defenses posed by our opponents and better prepares us for trial.

Richard Donahey

Richard has been in private practice since 1968 and has tried numerous civil and criminal cases in his 40 plus year career. Although he no longer practices criminal law, he successfully defended two capital murder clients in back to back trials within the first year of passing the bar. Richard exclusively represents injured people and has never represented insurance companies or corporations. He has obtained verdicts and settlements from $10 million on down.
  • Bar Number: 0014784
    Ohio , 1968
  • Ohio State University
    Bachelor of Engineering and Juris Doctorate , 1965

Mark Defossez

Mark has been in litigation practice for over 24 years. He represents clients in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, dangerous products, and other cases of serious injury or death. In his practice, Mark has obtained substantial results for the victims of these types of injuries.

Mark has obtained the highest civil jury verdicts in Franklin County (2000, 2001), Licking County (1998) and Gallia County (2008). His jury verdicts include an $8.5 million verdict for a worker who lost a portion of his arm due to a workplace accident. His trial experience and expertise speaks for itself.

Gordon Evans

Gordon represents clients who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, industrial accidents, birth trauma, and auto/trucking/motorcycle accidents. He has served as first chair trial counsel in countless cases, obtaining millions of dollars for his clients.

Read How Gordon Evan's Athletic Experience Helps in the Court of Law

A graduate of Capital University Law School, Gordon also served as coach of the Law School's Mock Trial team. His memberships include the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. Gordon also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Livingston United Methodist Church. Gordon was selected as an Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine 2009-2012. Gordon was also named as one of the top 40 attorneys under 40 years old by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Gordon is also a lifetime member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum.

Attorney Gordon Evans recently received recognition from the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) for winning the largest amateur boxing tournament in the country. Watch the video as attorney Gordon Evans "puts on the gloves" and discusses his passion for boxing and how it applies to his practice of the law.

Curtis Fifner

Curtis leads the workers' compensation practice group where he represents injured workers in administrative hearings throughout the state of Ohio. Curtis also handles the intentional tort and VSSR claims of his clients in conjunction with their workers compensation claims where the injuries resulted from the employer's deliberate disregard for state and federal law.

In addition to his extensive practice involving injured workers, Curtis also represents clients who have sustained serious bodily injury as a result of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, prescription errors, and dog bites.

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