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Donna M. Di Donato


Donna M. Di Donato has dedicated her career to helping individuals navigate the challenges that come with personal injury cases. Donna has been practicing law at Decof, Mega & Quinn, P.C. since 1990, with a focus on personal injury law, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. Her practice involves representing clients in serious personal injury and death claims, which frequently stem from drunk driving incidents and involve dram shop/liquor liability issues. Prior to joining the firm, Donna held various legal positions, including serving as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Rhode Island, as well as justice of the peace/bail commissioner for the district and family courts of the State of Rhode Island from 1985 to 1989, and as assistant solicitor for the Town of Charlestown from 1986 to 1987. In addition to her legal work, Donna has lectured at Providence College and Roger Williams University, and frequently participates in mock trials as an instructor and judge with the Rhode Island Mock Trial Tournament.

Raised in Providence and North Providence, Rhode Island, Donna is the youngest of three daughters born to parents who owned and operated a small construction company. Donna's maternal grandfather, who believed that the practice of law was an admirable profession, instilled in her the importance of education from an early age.

After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont, Donna went on to earn her law degree from Suffolk University. Her passion for helping individuals in need led her to focus her legal practice on personal injury cases, where she is known for her compassion and dedication to her clients.

Donna believes that being a part of her clients' lives during their time of need is an ongoing defining moment. She understands the challenges they face when they or a loved one are injured or killed in an accident and the toll it takes on their lives. Donna works tirelessly to ensure that her clients receive the compensation they deserve, taking into account not only their physical injuries but also their emotional and financial losses.

In addition to her legal work, Donna enjoys spending time with her son, who served as a medic in the military and is now attending college. She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys walking, hiking, and woodworking with her son. Her commitment to her clients and her community is a testament to her dedication and passion for helping others.


  • University of Vermont (B.A. - 1980)

  • Suffolk University School of Law (J.D. 1983)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Rhode Island

  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Honors and Recognitions

  • Appointed in 2016 as a Member of the Rhode Island Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board 2016-present

  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Rhode Island Supreme Court Disciplinary Board

  • Rhode Island Association of Justice – Board of Governors

  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island Court Advisory Council – Chair of Local Rules/Bar Fund Committee

  • Exeter, Rhode Island Planning Board

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member 1985-present

  • Rhode Island Association for Justice, Member 1995-present

  • Federal Bar Association, Member 2014-present

  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Member 2011-present

  • Martin-Hubbell Distinguished

Donna's Notable Victories

  • $2,125,000

    Personal Injury

    $2.125 Million settlement where negligent signage and control of valet parking results with severe injuries to pedestrians.

  • $1,250,000

    Premises Liability

    $1.25 million settlement where a failure to mark and protect the end of a commercial wharf resulted in a car driving off the dock.

  • $750,000

    Personal Injury

    $750,000 settlement in dram shop/drunk driving incident – 19-year-old struck by a snowplow during snowstorm.

  • $750,000

    Premises Liability

    On behalf of a minor child injured by an unsecured pellet gun.

  • Confidential Settlement

    Wrongful Death

    Confidential settlement during trial for the family of a man killed during a pre-planned bank robbery, where the bank’s security measures failed.

  • Confidential Settlement

    Wrongful Death

    Confidential settlement – wrongful death case wherein the driver of an SUV drove outside the travel lane of highway into breakdown lane.

A Legacy of Success

Helping Injured Victims Obtain Justice Since 1975

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