Stark & Stark is pleased to announce the election of Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. as Managing Shareholder of the firm, effective May 1, 2016.  In this new leadership role, Mr. Donahue will oversee the day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning of the firm.  His election to Managing Shareholder coincides with his upcoming June installation as President of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) for the 2016-2017 term, where he also serves as co-chair of NJAJ’s Amicus Curiae Committee.

Mr. Donahue, who has been with the firm since 1995, is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and focuses his practice on products liability and serious personal injury litigation. He is a prolific legal presenter, a member of several New Jersey-based law associations, and very active in area charitable and philanthropic organizations, including Boheme Opera New Jersey, the Trenton Area YMCA, the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra, and Theater Exile in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On his role in helping shape the future of Stark & Stark, Mr. Donahue said, “I’ve spent my entire professional life as a lawyer at Stark & Stark.  I sincerely believe that our strength comes from the values and vision we commonly share—hard work, compassion, unparalleled client service, and extraordinary client results.”

“Michael has a long and distinguished history with the firm, and he has proven time and time again his devotion to our work and our clients,” remarked Shareholder John A. Sakson, chair of the firm’s Personal Injury practice.

“As the firm looks to the future, poised for growth and prosperity, selecting Michael as our new Managing Shareholder was both an obvious and a smart decision for the firm,” said Lewis J. Pepperman, Shareholder and chair of the firm’s Business Group practices.