Donna M. Di Donato

Donna M. Di Donato: Personal Injury AttorneyAreas of practice

In January, 1990, Attorney Di Donato became an associate of this law firm. She practices in the areas of personal injury law, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

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Attorney Di Donato is admitted to the practice of law in the State of Rhode Island as well as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She is also a member of the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


She graduated from the University of Vermont (B.A., 1980), and Suffolk University (J.D., 1983). She also attended Northwestern University (Prosecutor’s School, 1984).


Attorney Di Donato litigates cases at the state court and federal levels. Some of her cases include the prosecution of serious personal injury and death claims arising out of defendants driving while intoxicated. At times, these cases have included claims of dram shop/liquor liability. Lawyers Weekly of Rhode Island has published several articles concerning the favorable decisions Attorney Di Donato has obtained: Pelchat v. Commercial Union Insurance Company (RI Supreme Court – Slayer’s Act/liquor liability); Fortes v. Ramos (Superior Court – medical malpractice); Porter v. Nordic Lodge, Inc. (Superior Court – liquor liability).

Prior to joining Decof & Decof, P.C., Attorney Di Donato served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Rhode Island. She has also served as a justice of the peace/bail commissioner for the district and family courts of the State of Rhode Island (1985 -1989) and as assistant solicitor for the Town of Charlestown (1986-1987). As well, Attorney Di Donato has been a lecturer at Providence College and Roger Williams University. She also routinely participates in mock trials with the Rhode Island Mock Trial Tournament.

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