Mr. Donihue received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1997. He earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2000. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, New York and Connecticut.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Donihue was a Partner with Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP, which was the oldest medical malpractice defense and health-care firm in New York state. He focuses his practice on the defense of hospitals, physicians and nurses in birth trauma, catastrophic injury and complex malpractice actions. He is also the co-leader of the Dental Practice Group at HBS.
Mr. Donihue also represents dentists and other dental providers, podiatrists, psychologists and other health-care professionals in medical malpractice cases and related issues. He has extensive experience representing health-care professionals in disciplinary proceedings. Mr. Donihue lectures throughout the country on the defense of complex medical and dental malpractice actions to professionals, health-care institutions and insurance companies.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Donihue was an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department, in the Medical Malpractice Unit of the Office of the Corporation Counsel where he represented hospitals and healthcare providers in New York state.
•“Demystifying the Office of Professional Discipline and its Investigative Process”, Martin Clearwater & Bell Defense Practice Update, Donihue, R. and Larywon, K., October 2014.
•“Defending a Lack of Informed Consent Claim in Mini-Dental Implant Surgery.” Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company Dental Dateline, Fall 2011.
•“The Responsibilities of the General Dentist to Screen Patients for Oral Cancers.”, Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP Bulletin, Summer 2011.
•A Simulated Dental Practice Court Case Presented Live - Oral Cancer Misdiagnosis, Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, January 2018
•Can Your Dental Team Help Defend You in a Malpractice Lawsuit?, American Dental Association Meeting, October 2017
•Informed Consent: Why, Where and How to Make it Work, American Dental Association Meeting, October 2017
•Dental Mock Trial, Southwest Dental Conference, September 2017
•Rising Tide of Civil Litigation: Defense of Dentists & Battling Expert Testimony, Georgia Dental Association’s Annual Meeting at Amelia Island, July 2017
•A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, California Dental Association, May 2017
•Panel discussion:”Discover the Lost Tribes: Physician Malpractice Panel”, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference in Miami, FL, April 2017
•A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, Annual Hinman Dental Meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center and Omni Hotel, March 2017
•A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation,American Dental Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 2016
•CNA Dental Professional Liability Risk Management seminar, October 2016
•Ethics, Jurisprudence and Dentistry, Georgia Regents University, March 2016
•A Simulated Dental Malpractice Trial Presentation, American Dental Association’s156th ADA Annual Session, November 11, 2015
•Invited Speaker, American Conference Institute, “Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Liability Issues and Scope of Practice.”
•Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, “Elopement and Related Issues.”
•Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, “Documentation and Disclosure of Protected Pediatric Patient Information.”
•Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, New York Medical College, Depatrment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, “Rising Malpractice Trends in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.”
•Invited Speaker, City University of New York Department of Health Sciences, “Defensive Practice Techniques by Healthcare Workers.”
•Invited Speaker, City University of New York Department of Health Sciences, “Step-by-Step Approach to Defending Malpractice Actions and Relate Healthcare Issues.”
•Invited Speaker, City University of New York Department of Health Sciences, “Successful Approach to Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.”
In the News
Hall Booth Smith Announces New Members of the Firm’s Partnership
January 6, 2016
Atlanta, GA. - Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce the election of eleven new partners. These partners practice in the firm's Atlanta,
HBS Welcomes Ryan Donihue as Of Counsel and Sean Cox as an Associate to the Atlanta Office
July 31, 2015
HBS is pleased to welcome Ryan M. Donihue as Of Counsel and Sean Cox as anAssociate to its Atlanta office. Mr. Donihue focuses his practice on the defense of
•American Bar Association
•American Society For Cytotechnology
•Connecticut State Bar Association, Healthcare Committee
•Defense Research Institute
•Georgia State Bar Association
•National Institute, Trial Lawyers Association
•New York State Bar Association, Healthcare Committee
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