Bryan M. Donahue
If you’re uncertain about where to turn, you had better call a Central Oregon attorney with the determination and experience to get the job done. You better call Bryan.
We are dedicated to representing good people who find themselves in difficult situations. Whether fighting for the rights of those accused of DUII or those injured in auto and other injury accidents, Donahue Law Firm Attorney, Bryan Donahue, gets the results you need.
To be able to take the fight to the next level, and feel comfortable doing it, is something so invaluable to me, and my clients.”
An attorney with considerable trial experience goes a long way. Bryan began representing clients in the courtroom and in trial before he even graduated law school–and he hasn’t stopped. By first practicing as a public defense attorney, Bryan gained considerable courtroom experience representing the accused in criminal proceedings. “I learned to think on my feet, to present cases before both judges and juries.” In a legal environment where only select civil cases make it into the courtroom, few personal injury attorneys have much courtroom experience under their belt. As an attorney practicing both criminal and civil law, Donahue Law Firm clients get the benefit of a tried and true trial attorney. “To be able to take the fight to the next level, and feel comfortable doing it, is something so invaluable to me, and my clients.”
Increasingly, the utilization of skillful negotiation is critical to obtaining the best possible outcome in both criminal and civil matters. Even before becoming an attorney, Bryan developed valuable dispute resolution skills as a licensed mediator with the State of Oregon. Since then he has worked with and fought against hard-nosed prosecutors, stingy insurance adjusters, and civil defense litigators, while always working to achieve the same goal–the best outcome for his clients.
In addition to protecting the rights of the accused and those facing criminal charges, Bryan is also dedicated to the protection and representation of personal injury victims. An active member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, Bryan believes in fighting for civil justice and insurer accountability. His paper, Medical Malpractice: Litigation, Investments, and Insurance Industry Cycles, exposes the deceit medical malpractice insurers have levied on the public and their doctors for years—blaming injury victims and their attorneys for exorbitant increases in physician medical malpractice premiums. Utilizing econometric regression analysis, Bryan proved that insurers themselves were responsible, through poor investment practices, for disproportionately high premiums they charge to doctors. By misleading the public that the cause of the malpractice rates are due to greedy lawyers, they have obtained improper profits while turning doctors and the public against lawyers who are protecting the public.Bend Attorney Bryan Donahue
Bryan grew up in the Willamette Valley, in and around Salem. As a child, and living only a few hours from Central Oregon, he visited Bend regularly–and begged his parents to move to Central Oregon. After high school, Bryan ran track & field in college and excelled at academics. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon graduating Magna Cum Laude, and with Departmental Honors. Bryan later graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School. In law school, Bryan was honored with the “Best Appellate Brief” award. The following year, he served as President of the Student Trial Lawyers Association and was selected to the prestigious Environmental Law Review, one of the top law reviews in the Nation. The following year, Bryan served as Managing Editor of the Journal’s online publication.
Ultimately, after gaining invaluable experience at a law firm in Vancouver, Washington, and a prestigious law firm in Downtown Portland, Bryan realized his childhood dream by moving to Bend and starting the Donahue Law Firm. Today, Bend attorney Bryan Donahue practices personal injury and insurance disputes law, as well as criminal defense law.
When outside the office Bryan is rarely idle. On weekends in the winter, you’re likely to find him hiking the Cone and careening down the mountain; in the summer, paddling the cascade lakes, fly fishing, cycling, or any number of outdoors activities we all love in Central Oregon. If you’re up early, you may catch him paddling on the Deschutes before heading to the office. When weather forces him indoors, Bryan enjoys working with his hands—rebuilding vintage cars and motorcycles, and wood working.
Lewis & Clark Law School
- Honored with the “Best Appellate Brief” Award
- President of the Student Trial Lawyers Association, selected to the prestigious Environmental Law Review, one of the top law reviews in the Nation
- Managing Editor of the Journal’s online publication
University of Oregon
- Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors