Attorney John A. D'Onofrio has been a licensed attorney for 39-plus years and is currently licensed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
At the onset of his career, John A. D'Onofrio was a law clerk at the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in the firm's Houston, Texas, headquarters.
Following his clerkship with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Mr. D'Onofrio was an intern with the Harris County District Attorney's Office in Houston, where he served first in the Misdemeanor Division - presenting more than 40 cases per day for plea bargains, hearings and trials. Eventually Mr. D'Onofrio was transferred to the Grand Jury Division, where he presented 850-plus cases to the Harris County Grand Jury.
When he first commenced the private practice of law in 1985, John A. D'Onofrio handled criminal cases, personal injury cases, bankruptcy cases, and estate and probate matters. While practicing in Houston, Mr. D'Onofrio had the distinction of being the attorney of record for Charles M. Hall in the then largest individual bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Upon moving to Pennsylvania in 1987, Mr. D'Onofrio became licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Attorney D'Onofrio is also licensed to practice in U.S. Federal Court. Additionally, Attorney D'Onofrio is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance.
John was the president of Good Shepard Legal Foundation which provided complimentary legal services to the special needs community. John and Good Shepard Legal Foundation were featured in the May 2009 edition of Allegheny West Magazine.
In 2010, Mr. D'Onofrio was graciously awarded the Jefferson Award, a prestigious honor established by the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, honoring community and public service in America. He was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for achieving this honor.
John also served as President of Special Needs Legal Foundation, a former 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that provided legal services to the special needs community.
Mr. D'Onofrio is an active member of the Pittsburgh community. He is currently a member of the following organizations:
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Christian Legal Society
Academy of Special Needs Planners
Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce
John A. D'Onofrio graduated in 1976 with a B.A. from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and in 1981 J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.