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Caroline G Donato

Caroline G Donato

Caroline G Donato is a dedicated criminal lawyer based in West Chester. Focusing on criminal law, Caroline G provides you with a strategic and vigorous criminal defense.

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Caroline G Donato

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17 West Miner Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Caroline G. Donato is a Partner in MacElree Harvey’s Criminal Defense Practice Group. She focuses her practice on federal and state criminal defense and related civil and administrative matters at both the trial and appellate levels. As part of the Corporate Compliance, Investigations, and Criminal Defense team, her experience includes federal and state business compliance matters, collegiate investigations, county and state grand jury investigations, and complex criminal allegations, including sex crimes, violent crimes, drug charges, and crimes involving fraud and dishonesty. Caroline hosts Subject to Cross with Peter E. Kratsa, a podcast about criminal defense and related topics under the law, available on iTunes, Google, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

Before joining MacElree Harvey, Caroline clerked for a criminal defense practice in Wilmington, Delaware. She was also a law clerk for the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Delaware, a certified legal intern for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, a News Department Intern for CBS Philadelphia, a law clerk to several criminal defense attorneys throughout Pennsylvania, and a Public Policy Intern at the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics.

During law school, Caroline served as the President of the Women’s Law Caucus, the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, and was a member and competed nationally on behalf of the Trial Advocacy, Moot Court, and International Moot Court Honor Societies, as well as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. Caroline was also a member of and competed locally in the american Association of Justice Society. Caroline participated in and completed Widener Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.

Throughout her legal education, Caroline was the recipient of the 2014 Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy, the 2013-2014 Outstanding Service Award, and the 2013 Certificate of Achievement in White Collar Crime. She received Best Oral Advocate awards in local and national Moot Court Competitions, was part of the First Place Defense Team as a finalist in the 51st Annual Academy Interscholastic Mock Trial Competition, and won Best Overall Team in an american Association of Justice Competition.

Prior to law school, Caroline studied Politics and Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the University of Pittsburgh Women’s Lacrosse Team and captain during the 2010-2011 season. As a Public Policy Intern for the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics, Caroline focused her research on Marcellus Shale and was published in the Institute of Politics Report, Issue 45.

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Practice areas

  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Assault
  • Impaired/DUI
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft

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About me

Caroline G. Donato is a Partner in MacElree Harvey’s Criminal Defense Practice Group. She focuses her practice on federal and state criminal defense and related civil and administrative matters at both the trial and appellate levels. As part of the Corporate Compliance, Investigations, and Criminal Defense team, her experience includes federal and state business compliance matters, collegiate investigations, county and state grand jury investigations, and complex criminal allegations, including sex crimes, violent crimes, drug charges, and crimes involving fraud and dishonesty. Caroline hosts Subject to Cross with Peter E. Kratsa, a podcast about criminal defense and related topics under the law, available on iTunes, Google, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

Before joining MacElree Harvey, Caroline clerked for a criminal defense practice in Wilmington, Delaware. She was also a law clerk for the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Delaware, a certified legal intern for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, a News Department Intern for CBS Philadelphia, a law clerk to several criminal defense attorneys throughout Pennsylvania, and a Public Policy Intern at the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics.

During law school, Caroline served as the President of the Women’s Law Caucus, the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, and was a member and competed nationally on behalf of the Trial Advocacy, Moot Court, and International Moot Court Honor Societies, as well as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. Caroline was also a member of and competed locally in the american Association of Justice Society. Caroline participated in and completed Widener Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.

Throughout her legal education, Caroline was the recipient of the 2014 Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy, the 2013-2014 Outstanding Service Award, and the 2013 Certificate of Achievement in White Collar Crime. She received Best Oral Advocate awards in local and national Moot Court Competitions, was part of the First Place Defense Team as a finalist in the 51st Annual Academy Interscholastic Mock Trial Competition, and won Best Overall Team in an american Association of Justice Competition.

Prior to law school, Caroline studied Politics and Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the University of Pittsburgh Women’s Lacrosse Team and captain during the 2010-2011 season. As a Public Policy Intern for the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics, Caroline focused her research on Marcellus Shale and was published in the Institute of Politics Report, Issue 45.

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