Patrick J. Donoghue



Buffalo, NY





Patrick J. Donoghue, Esq. started his legal career in 1998 after graduating from the George Washington University Law School. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Donoghue graduated with honors from SUNY Buffalo with a B.A. in Political Science. In between college and law school, Mr. Donoghue interned in the office of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. During his career, Mr. Donoghue has solely represented injured people resulting from the negligence of others. Throughout his career, he has focused on representing injured railroad workers in cases brought pursuant to the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. This has been especially gratifying to Mr. Donoghue because five generations of his family have worked on the railroad. His uncle, Robert Donoghue, was a highly respected Local Chairman for Division 421 in Buffalo, New York. In fact, after his death, the Local was named in his honor.

Mr. Donoghue also specializes in representing injured construction workers under New York’s “scaffold law”, and he has handled numerous auto cases, trucking cases and premise liability cases. Mr. Donoghue has successfully tried cases to verdict in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. He also has settled cases with successful outcomes in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars. His goal in every case is not only to maximize his client’s recovery but also to make sure all of his client’s needs are met both during and after the case. Mr. Donoghue considers it an honor to represent injury victims and to help them through what is often one of the most difficult times in their lives. When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, as well as playing the occasional round of golf.

Areas Of Practice

  • Federal Employers’ Liability Act
  • Construction Accidents


  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • 1998
  • SUNY Buffalo
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Intern