Ranking second in her graduating class, Ms. Donohue was the recipient of numerous academic awards including a Distinguished Scholar award for her work in the University of Baltimore Civil Advocacy Clinic representing Baltimore City residents. Ms. Donohue also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in Neurobiology and Physiology.
Since completing her formal education, Ms. Donohue has worked as a trial attorney exclusively in the areas of medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and catastrophic personal injury.
Beginning her career at Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP in Baltimore, one of the State's largest and most prestigious defense litigation practices, Kelly spent twelve years defending multi-billion dollar health care systems throughout Maryland as well as individual health care providers. Ms. Donohue's extensive experience defending hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals equips her with a unique understanding of how medical malpractice and other negligence actions are defended, allowing Ms. Donohue to stay one step ahead of her adversaries.
Ms. Donohue's accomplished career as a litigation attorney has been consistently recognized by her peers who voted Ms. Donohue a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2010 and for eight consecutive years thereafter. Ms. Donohue was also recognized as 2018 America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators and 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers.
Ms. Donohue was also awarded the 2018 Leading Women's award by The Daily Record. The Leading Women recognition is awarded based on an honoree's professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.
Most recently, Ms. Donohue was awarded the 2019 Robert J. Zarbin Legislative Advocacy Award for her exemplary legislative advocacy efforts in support of civil justice.
Fully embracing the sentiments of inspiration, equality, and positive change, Ms. Donohue opened her own law practice in June 2017. Her practice is entirely dedicated to the representation of injured parties and their families in cases of medical and nursing home negligence, auto collisions, and other personal injury litigation.
Since beginning her advocacy for injured parties, Ms. Donohue has recovered millions of dollars for her clients with the primary goal of improving the lives of those in need.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Donohue is a published author, having co-authored two consecutive editions of the Tort Law Desk Reference, Maryland Chapter. Ms. Donohue is also an active member of the Maryland Association for Justice and Legislative Leaders Circle where she regularly testifies before the Maryland legislature, advocating for the rights of injured parties.
Kelly is also a member and recently elected Fellow to the Baltimore Bar Foundation Board of Trustees, a non-profit charitable organization intended to foster integrity in the profession of law and promote the administration of justice.