Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

5 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

1999 Harrison Street, 25th Floor | Oakland | CA | 94612

Phone: 510-451-3300 | Fax: 510-451-1527

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Year of establishment 1918 Number of partners 16
Number of offices 3 Partner to associate ratio 1.50
Biggest office Oakland Percentage of women attorneys 21.40
Number of attorneys 32
Number of associates 11
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Donahue Fitzgerald LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I would encourage people to not gossip so much in the office. While admittedly some of the industry gossip was interesting it could be distracting. I would also hire an extra IT person or two. It would help keep the computers running making everyone work better.

Pros: I have worked on a lot of interesting cases. The work is challenging and there is some expectation of being independent. I liked that aspect and have really thrived. Even though there is an expectation of experienced attorneys being independent, junior associates are mentored well.

Cons: Sometimes the gossip got out of hand. A lot of it was industry gossip but I found it annoying at times even if I contributed to it. Also the IT support can be lackluster which can slow down workflow.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


In 1883 Robert M. Fitzgerald opened his legal practice, making our firm the oldest continuing law firm in the entire state of California. Over the next 30 years, Mr. Fitzgerald formed a partnership with colleagues Carl H. Abbott and Charles A. Beardsley. In 1918 Judge William H. Donahue resigned from his position as Alameda County Superior Court Judge and William H.L. Hynes resigned as Alameda County District Attorney and founded the firm Donahue and Hynes. The two firms would later join forces to continue a strong history of legal excellence and community service.

Practice Areas

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business And Corporate Transactions
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Estates And Trusts
  • Franchise
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Music And Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Pro bono

Donahue Gallagher does not report any information regarding its pro bono activities.

Summer associate program

In 2008, Donahue Gallagher Woods L.L.P. had a class of 2 summer associates. All of them were considered for offers of employment. 2 offers were made.

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