Catherine R. O'Donnell

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Attorney Awards


Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa. Wilkes-Barre Redevelopment Authority Solicitor, 1997-2000. District Justice, 2000-2001. Formerly with Elliott Reihner Siedzikowski & Egan, P.C. Former Shareholder, Drinker Biddle & Reath, L.L.P. Listed in Who's Who in American Law, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. Listed in Who's Who in the World, 2005. Member: Board of Director, Junior Leadership of Wilkes Barre, 2006-Present; Board of Trustee, Wyoming Seminary, 2006-2008, 2010-2012. Wilkes-Barre Little Theatre Advisory Board, 2009. Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Executive Committee, 2012. Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2007-2009, 2011-2018); ALM Top Rated Estate and Trust Lawyer (2013 – 2017); Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2010-2017); Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating (2002-2018); Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America (2015); National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) (2015-2017); Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America (2015); Chair of the Religious Outreach Committee of the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Committee (2014 - Present); National Association of Professional Women (2014-Present); Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America (Lifetime); Board Member of Dress for Success of Luzerne County (2015 - Present); United Way Cabinet (2015 – 2016); Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association President's Award (2015); Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR); Appointed to 3 year term as District III Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (7/1/2016 – 6/30/2019).

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Orphans Court Practice
  • Elder Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-336-7313  Phone
570-821-5799  Fax
University Attended:
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., cum laude, 1984; University of Pittsburgh, M.B.A., cum laude, 1987; University of Pittsburgh, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Year of First Admission:
1990, District of Columbia and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 1988, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1988, Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court.
American (Member, Guardians and Conservators Section) and Federal Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar; Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association (Member, 1990-); American Association for Justice (Member, 1998-Present); Member, Social Security Disability Section, 2005); Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Member, 2002-); National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives; Lackawanna County Bar Association (1990-Present).
Birth Information:
South Charleston, West Virginia, February 15, 1964
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Kingston, Pennsylvania

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