Carin O'Donnell, Esq. | PA Construction Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer

Carin A. O’Donnell

Shareholder

Phone: 267.907.9613
Fax: 267.907.9659

codonnell@stark-stark.com

Yardley, PA

777 Township Line Road, Suite 120
Yardley, PA 19067
Fax: 267.907.9659

Carin A. O’Donnell is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of Stark & Stark’s Accident & Personal Injury group. She is also a member of the firm’s Construction Injury group, where she concentrates her practice on wrongful death and catastrophic injury litigation, specifically construction accidents and institutional sexual assault matters. Ms. O’Donnell is a trial attorney who has successfully litigated personal injury matters resulting in multiple verdicts and settlements exceeding millions of dollars (results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances). Her extensive trial experience has helped her win cases for plaintiffs in counties that typically favor defense verdicts. As a result, her cases have been featured in local papers, radio shows, and legal publications.

Ms. O’Donnell lectures nationally to colleagues on topics regarding trial techniques, personal injury law, and litigation in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Association of Justice, and the New Jersey Association for Justice.

Ms. O’Donnell has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Justice. Additionally, Ms. O’Donnell is a member of the International Society of Barristers and serves as a board member for the International Society of Barristers Foundation. She has been appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to serve as a Hearing Committee Member in the District II Disciplinary District. She was selected to the Emerge Pennsylvania Cohort, a professional development program for emerging women leaders. She was also a member of Stark & Stark’s and Pennsylvania Association of Justices’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. And, she was past co-chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Justices’ Women Leaders Section.

Ms. O’Donnell also volunteers her time to assist people in the community. Currently she is a board member of NOVA, the Network of Victims’ Assistance which provides services to victims of crimes including sexual abuse, trafficking and assaults.

Representative Experience

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances*

  • $8,000,000 – Settlement for a construction worker who fell from a building.
  • $2,700,000- Verdict for construction worker ran over by asphalt roller
  • $2,025,000 – Settlement for a construction worker injured at a Philadelphia construction site (more details).
  • $2,000,000 – Confidential settlement for civil assault.
  • $1,500,000 – Verdict for a construction worker that fell while using scaffolding.
  • $1,400,000 – Settlement for construction worker injured in accident involving a ladder.
  • $1,400,000 – Settlement for person injured after falling off construction equipment.
  • $1,400,000 – Verdict for driver injured after being over-served alcohol.
  • $1,425,000 – Settlement for a construction worker injured at a Philadelphia construction site (more details).
  • $1,000,000 – Settlement for a pedestrian struck by a car while crossing the street.
  • $1,000,000 – Settlement for a pedestrian struck by a car while walking on the sidewalk.
  • $1,000,000 – Verdict for a construction worker that fell through a skylight.
  • $850,000 – Verdict for slip and fall incident.

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances*

  • Speaker, Economic Damages Jamboree: How to Prove Past and Future Lost Earnings and Earnings Capacity, Past and Future Medical Expenses. How to Prove Conscious Pain and Suffering, and NIED Claims. Pennsylvania Association for Justice 42nd Annual Auto Law Seminar. May 14-16, 2024.
  • Author, Four Construction Litigation Tips for Newer Plaintiffs’-Side Practitioners. The Legal Intelligencer. April 30, 2024.
  • Guest Speaker, The Files Law Hour. WWDB-AM Radio. April 11, 2024.
  • Speaker, Construction Litigation: Pitfalls and Prevention in Your Cases. New Jersey Association for Justice Winter Seminar. February 22, 2024.
  • Guest Speaker, Sparking the Dream. WWDB-AM Talk 860 Radio. November 21, 2023.
  • Speaker, How to Play with the Big Boys. Bucks County Bar Association Women Lawyers’ Division. May 23, 2023.
  • Speaker, Proof of Damages and Procedures in Death Cases: Wrongful Death and Survival Claims. Pennsylvania Association for Justice 41st Annual Auto Law Seminar. May 18, 2023.
  • Guest Speaker, Who’s Who in Philly Labor. WWDB-AM Talk 860 Radio. February 21, 2023.
  • Featured, Annual Retreat Wrap Up. Pennsylvania Association for Justice Magazine. October 28, 2022.
  • Guest Speaker, Who’s Who in Philly Labor. WWDB-AM Talk 860 Radio. March 29, 2022.
  • Quoted, Family of Montco Woman Killed While Walking Dog Plans Lawsuit. Abington Patch. March 18, 2022.
  • Guest Speaker, Legal Matters with Sonny Banks. Philly Favor 100.7FM Radio. March 5, 2022.
  • Speaker, Sexual Abuse Victim and Survivor Support & Advocacy. Stark & Stark Webinar. September 30, 2021.
  • Guest Speaker, Pro2Pro Hour. WWDB-AM Talk 860 Radio. September 9, 2021.
  • Featured, Old Navy employee allegedly threw shelving at customer. Pennsylvania Record. June 14, 2021.
  • Speaker, Everything a Lawyer Needs to Know About Spine & Other Injuries. Bucks County Bar Association, December 2, 2020.
  • Featured, Unsung Hero: Carin O’Donnell. The Legal Intelligencer, September 25, 2020.
  • Quoted, Judge rules lawsuit can proceed against Cosmo DiNardo’s parents in 2017 slaying of 4 in Bucks County. May 18, 2020.
    • Listed in various publications, including: Philadelphia Inquirer; Bucks County Courier Times; ABC News.
  • Featured, Stark & Stark Obtains $8 Million Settlement for Injured Philadelphia Construction Worker. December 21, 2018.
    • Listed in various publications, including: MarketWatch; Yahoo!Finance; Philadelphia Business Journal.; Philadelphia City RoomWarren & Hunterdon County City Room; Pittsburgh Business Times; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; WFMZ-TV Allentown; Bucks County City Room; Erie News Now; St. Mary’s PA Daily Press; Ridgway PA Record; The Punxsutawney PA Spirit; Kane PA Republican; ManhattanWeek; TheStreet; 1stCounsel.; Axcess News; San Francisco Business Times; Dallas Business Journal; Boston Business Journal; Buffalo Business First; Nashville Business Journal; Baltimore Business Journal; L.A. Biz; Boston Herald; Albany Business Review; and Fox 40 Binghampton, NY.
  • College Athlete’s Injury Suit Belongs In State Court: Judge. Law 360. May 18, 2018.
  • Victims’ families react Cosmo DiNardo’s plea, Sean Kratz’s rejection of plea deal. Action News and 6abc.com. May 17, 2018.
  • Pa. College Wants Ex-Baseball Player’s Injury Suit Rejected. Law 360. May 8, 2018.
  • NCAA, College At Fault For Foul Ball Injury, Ex-Player Says. Law 360. February 15, 2018.
  • Interviewed. PhillyLabor’s Talk radio show “The Pain and Wellness Hour” on WWDB 860 AM. May 16, 2017.
  • Speaker, How to Conduct an Effective Direct and Cross Examination. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. April 2017.
  • Understanding Wrongful Death Claims And Survival Actions After Loss Of A Loved One. Doylestown Observer. February 28, 2017.
  • Speaker, Reptile in Practice. Pennsylvania Association for Justice. June 10, 2016.
  • Speaker, Trial Tactics. Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. February 25, 2016.
  • Featured. Appointed/Elected: Carin A. O’Donnell Appointed to the Board of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. The Pennsylvania Lawyer. January/February 2016.
  • Speaker, Practical Approach to Presenting Damages. DRI institute. November 2015.
  • Co-author, Understanding Auto Insurance. Times Publishing. June 2015.
  • 2015 “Super Lawyer”. Philadelphia Magazine.
  • Speaker, Success Stories. Manor Junior College. April 2015.
  • Speaker, Depositions. The Keenan College. Atlanta Georgia. April 2015.
  • Speaker, Reptile Superstar Seminar. Atlanta Georgia. March 2014.
  • 1.9 Million Netted in Fatal Worker Accident. New Jersey Law Journal. October 2014.
  • Notable Case Outcomes from Coast to Coast. Trial Magazine. January 2014. (Featured for 1.4 million dollar verdict in Dram Shop Action).
  • Top PA Verdicts of 2013. The Legal Intelligencer. (For achieving a $1.4 million verdict in Bucks County).
  • Set Up for Success. Manor Junior College Alumni Magazine.
  • Reptile Autopsy: Reptile Superstar Carin O’Donnell. Keenan Trial Blog. October 2013.
  • 1.4 Million Dollar Verdict for Dram Shop Action. Bucks County Courier Times. March 2013.
  • Speaker, Distracted Driving Presentation. Bensalem High School, Bensalem, PA. January 2013.
  • Superior Court Decision in Construction Case Litigated by Ms. O’Donnell. Pennsylvania Law Weekly. 2012.
  • Hefty Award in Nockamixon Slip & Fall Trial. The Intelligencer. June 2012.
  • Speaker, Distracted Driving Presentation. Palisades High School, Kintnersville, PA. May 2012.
  • $1.5 Million Verdict Upheld in Construction Accident. Bucks County Courier Times. April 2012.
  • Speaker, Distracted Driving Presentation. Neshaminy High School, Langhorne, PA. April 2012.
  • Speaker, Killer Depositions. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. April 2011.
  • Speaker, Coordinating the Motor Vehicle and Workers’ Compensation Settlements. PA Bar Institute. February 2011.
  • Speaker, Litigating Construction Cases in Bucks County. PA Bar Institute. January 2010.
  • $1.5 Million Verdict – Contractor Failed to Maintain Hole. Verdict Search Magazine. February 2010.
  • Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review & Analysis for 1.5 Million Dollar Verdict. January 2010.
  • Ironworker Fell Down Two Flights While Installing Skylight. Verdict Search Magazine. February 2009.
  • Speaker, Practical Pretrial Procedures. PA Bar Institute Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. October 2008.
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice - Board of Governors, Treasurer
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Member, Past Commission on Women in the Profession
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • Bucks County Business Connect - Member
  • Stark & Stark's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee - Member
  • Emerge - Professional Development for Women Leaders
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania - Past Hearing Committee Member
  • Bucks County Inn of Courts - Past Associate Member
  • International Society of Barristers - Foundation Board Member
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List issued by Thompson Reuters (Methodology)
    • 2015 – 2021, 2023; Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, Workers’ Compensation
  • Best Lawyers List issued by Woodward/White, Inc. (Methodology)
    • 2018 – Present; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Neshaminy School District Alumni Achievement Award issued by Neshaminy Education Foundation (NEF)
    • 2023

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