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Joseph R. DonohueJoseph R. Donohue

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Mr. Donohue is a partner at Thornton Law Firm LLP. He has represented clients in a wide range of personal injury and wrong death cases, many involving complex liability and catastrophic injuries. He is a member of the Massachusetts, Maine and United States Supreme Court bars. A magna cum laude graduate of St. Anselm’s College, he received his J.D. from Suffolk University cum laude in 1985.

In the past, Attorney Donohue has provided pro bono legal services to members of Boston’s homeless community and the Greater Lowell Bar Association. In his free time, Mr. Donohue enjoys skiing, boating, and coaching youth sports.

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  • 1985, Massachusetts
  • 1985, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • 1989, Maine
  • 2000, U.S. Supreme Court


  • St. Anselm College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1982)
  • Suffolk University (J.D., cum laude, 1985)


  • Lead Articles Editor, Suffolk University International Law Review, 1984-1985
  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Rhode Island, 1985-1986
  • Associate Editor, Massachusetts Law Review, 1987-1990
  • Author, Comment, "Loss of Filial Consortium," Norman v. MBTA, Volume 74, November 3, 1989


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Maine Bar Association
  • The American Association of Justice
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (Member, Board of Governors, 1997)