- Business Organization
- Business and Commercial Law
- Consumer Law
- Construction Litigation
- Criminal Defense
- Director and Officer Liability
- Estate Planning and Administration
- General Corporate
- Media, Entertainment and Sports
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Liability
- Tort, Transportation & Specialized Litigation
- Trucking Litigation
- Trusts and Estate Litigation
- White Collar, Compliance and Government Investigations
- Wills and Testaments
has been involved in a wide range of civil and criminal cases involving charges in both State and Federal courts. We have represented individuals from all walks of life including doctors, lawyers, businessmen, law enforcement officers, health care workers, teachers and juveniles.
At The Donahoe Firm clients are treated like family. We understand the seriousness of your situation and when you have questions, we want to answer them. With over 30 years of experience, Attorney Mark Donahoe and The Donahoe Firm provide a discreet and intimate setting for our clients to emanate comfort during what are often uncomfortable times. We have the knowledge and skills necessary to meet your challenges head on. We set expectations for each case and try to make the process as easy for you as we can.
Being adept at both negotiation and litigation, Attorney Donahoe has won excellent settlements for clients and has been successful at trial many times. He has appeared before state boards, agencies and commissions on behalf of clients. He is prepared to fight for your rights, and The Donahoe Firm wants what is best for you.
By combining in-depth knowledge with a productive, resolution-based approach, we aim to put our clients in the best position for trial from the beginning of the case, while simultaneously working to negotiate the best alternative resolution possible. Our successes in both negotiation and litigation can be attributed to years of experience, creative strategies, thorough preparation, dogged determination, a strong desire to win, and the willingness to put in the work necessary to prevail.
From preliminary legal advice to litigation, from civil law to case law, our firm is small but effective, private yet preeminent, distinguished and independent. We understand our clients' needs and are prepared to discuss your case to determine what legal actions should be taken. Contact us at 731.736.4422 for a free consultation. We handle cases throughout the state of Tennessee and are also licensed to practice in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Some of the areas we practice are:
LITIGATION & APPEALS
Litigation is the process of going to court to argue your case. The case could be criminal, in which the state argues that a citizen violated the law, or civil, in which two citizens or businesses argue against each other. Within each of these categories there are several other smaller courts. Criminal cases about traffic violations or juvenile offenders have their own courts, and civil cases relating to housing, family, and bankruptcy often have their own courts. Some litigation also takes place in administrative courts, such as the IRS's tax court or the Executive Office of Immigration Review's immigration court.
Although procedures vary by court and by state, most trials follow a similar pattern. A judge will preside over the trial to ensure that the law is interpreted accurately and that each side follows procedure.
If either party believes that the judge made an error in his or her interpretation of the law or procedure, that party can appeal the case to an appellate court, which will then review the judge's decisions for accuracy. When the appellate court judges find an error, they will often send the case back to the trial court for correction.
Since any kind of case can go to court, litigation is related to every practice area.
The Donahoe Firm
represents clients in civil and criminal litigation
and our objective is to succeed!