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James G. O'Donohue

James G. O'Donohue

PartnerPrinceton, NJ
  • James G. O’Donohue is a partner in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation Division, Construction Industry, Community Associations, Insurance Coverage, Trial & Insurance Defense and Regulatory & Government Affairs practice groups.

    He concentrates his practice in general litigation, construction litigation, government affairs and insurance defense. He is focused on handling complex, multi-party construction related claims representing owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals. He also regularly represents various New Jersey State Agencies in construction and development matters.  He litigates various major construction defect matters including building envelope, structural and site-related issues. He has substantial litigation experience in both the state and federal courts, having argued cases in the Appellate Division, New Jersey Supreme Court, the District Court as well as in the Third Circuit.  Mr. O’Donohue also serves as Hill Wallack’s General Counsel.

    Mr. O’Donohue is admitted to practice in New Jersey (1984) and before the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1984) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1991). Before joining Hill Wallack LLP, Mr. O’Donohue practiced in Westfield, New Jersey. Mr. O’Donohue served as law clerk to Judge William T. Walsh of the Massachusetts District Court, Appellate Division. He also served as law clerk to Judge Michael R. Imbriani of the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey. He earned his law degree from Western New England School of Law, cum laude and is a graduate of Upsala College, magna cum laude.

    Representative Matters
    • Handles complex, multi-party construction defect litigation
    • Serves as general counsel and advises various governmental entities on the state, county and local level
    • General Counsel to the New Jersey Association of Counties and the Borough of Bound Brook
    • General Counsel to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
    • Previously served as a criminal prosecutor and a special prosecutor
    • Served as a Police Benevolent Association Attorney
    • Represented individuals and entities before the State Commission of Investigation and the Office of Inspector General