Matthew J. Donnelly
Attorney Matthew Donnelly focuses his practice in 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
- Workers Compensation
- Pittsburgh Personal Injury
- Car Accidents
- Social Security
- 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, 2004 – 2012
- Mercer County Bar Association, Member, 2004 – 2012
Past Employment Positions
- Post & Shell, PC, Senior Associate, 2010 – 2012
- Dallas W. Hartman, PC, 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