Andrew J. Donelan
Andrew is a civil litigator in the areas of commercial litigation, complex personal injury, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and civil rights claims. He has successfully represented businesses, insurance companies and individuals in cases involving severe and catastrophic injuries, and he is experienced in defending cases involving allegations of corporate or professional negligence.
Andrew volunteers his services with Legal Services of Southern Missouri and also works as personal counsel for professionals in the Greater Springfield area.
Andrew attended Law School at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated with cum laude honors. He was a Gephardt Institute Fellow and also served as the Secretary for the Africa Public Interest Law and Dispute Resolution Project. During law school, Andrew was on the Dean’s list and successfully represented pro se clients in front of the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals as a member of the Appellate Clinic.
Andrew assisted in obtaining a defense verdict on behalf of a physician in a wrongful death case, which was later upheld on appeal. The case involved a person who died after he was discharged from a hospital where he was being treated for injuries arising out of a motor vehicle crash.
Andrew assisted in obtaining summary judgment for a physician and medical center operating in Northwest Arkansas. The case involved allegations that the physician failed to timely diagnose Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, which led to permanent injuries, including blindness.
Andrew obtained summary judgment on behalf of a general contractor to a highway construction project in a personal injury lawsuit. The case involved a motor vehicle accident in a work zone with serious injuries to a minor child.
- Commercial Litigation
- Complex Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Employment Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Transportation Law
Awards & Service:
- Fellow, Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
- University of Texas at Austin
- Washington University School of Law
- The Missouri Bar
- Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association