Joseph Donahue


Joseph Donahue is a Litigation Associate at Wise & Donahue. While based in Anne Arundel County, his practice takes him across Maryland, as well as to the District of Columbia, where he pursues actions in both Federal and State courts. His focus is in general civil litigation, with an emphasis on contract disputes, personal injury, and construction defect cases.

In recent years, he has spent significant effort undertaking civil rights cases, representing underprivileged clients against government agencies or municipalities. In 2018, Joseph and co-counsel settled a prisoners’ rights case against the State of Maryland for nearly
$300,000 after a week-long jury trial.

His personal injury practice is focused on car, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents. As an Associate at Wise & Donahue, he has also worked on cases related to medical malpractice, toxic mold poisoning, and construction site accidents.

Joseph is a 2004 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. As a Surface Warfare Officer, he made three deployments to the Arabian Gulf, the Western Pacific, and the Horn of Africa. After serving in the Navy for seven years, Mr. Donahue graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2013. Upon graduation, he served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Nancy Davis-Loomis in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia. He has practiced at Wise & Donahue full-time since August 2014.



National Criminal Defense College, June 2016
University of Baltimore School of Law, 2013
U.S. Naval Academy, 2004
St. Mary’s High School, 2000

Bar & Court Admissions

Maryland, 2013
District of Columbia, 2015
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2015

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