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Matthew J. Donnelly

Attorney Matthew Donnelly focuses his practice on workers’ compensation and social security disability. A former insurance defense attorney, Matthew understands the internal workings and decision making processes of the insurance companies. He uses this knowledge to fight for his clients in Western Pennsylvania.

Matthew understands the challenges and obstacles injured workers face. He strives to both allay their fears and achieve successful outcomes on behalf of his clients.

He has litigated hundreds of cases before Workers’ Compensation Judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, and Commonwealth Court.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in History & Pre-Law from Grove City College, Matthew obtained his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law.

Matthew is member of the Pennsylvania and Mercer County Bar Associations and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2004


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 2004
    • Honors: C.A.L.I. Award for Excellence in Appellate Practice and Procedure
  • Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania
    • History & Pre-Law – 2001

Honors and Awards

  • C.A.L.I. Award for Excellence in Appellate Practice and Procedure, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Mercer County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Post & Shell, PC, Senior Associate, 2010 – 2012
  • Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2008 – 2010
  • McBride & McBride, Associate Attorney, 2004 – 2008
  • Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly and George, Clerk, 2003
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Clerk, 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mercer County Juvenile Advisory Council, 2004 – 2010
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