A Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 1991, Donald A. Mahoney has over 35 years experience relating to civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance defense and coverage, personal injury, environmental claims, professional malpractice, and commercial litigation. Less than one percent of New Jersey attorneys are qualified to be Certified Civil Trial attorneys. Attorneys are designated by the Supreme Court as "certified attorneys" if they are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; have passed a rigorous examination; and have been recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty.
Donald had been associated with the law firm of Chase Kurshan Herzfeld and Rubin since 2004. From 1992 to 2004, he was the managing attorney for the New Jersey House Counsel office of the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, primarily involved in the defense of substantial personal injury and property damage claims involving insureds of Atlantic Mutual. While managing the office he maintained his own case load of litigated files throughout the State of New Jersey.
From 1981 through 1992, Donald was associated with the law firm of Methfessel and Werbel, whose practice was devoted totally to the defense of personal injury, and property damage claims. During that period, Donald tried over forty jury trials to verdict.
Donald was an Assistant Prosecutor with both the Union and Hudson County Prosecutors’ Office from 1977 through 1981. He conducted successful prosecutions in cases ranging from homicide to public corruption. He was Legal Adviser to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Strike Force, with primary emphasis on narcotics, arson and homicide investigations and the Special Investigations Unit, whose primary role was the investigation of public corruption in Hudson County.
Donald is admitted to practice before the state courts of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the State of New Jersey. He is a member of the American, New Jersey and Union County Bar Associations.
Donald is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and Loyola University School of Law.