Law Offices of Arthur Thomas Donato

216 W. Front Street2nd FloorMedia, PA 19063- 3101


Updated: 02/11/2014


Arthur T. Donato - Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyer

Client service of the highest quality is Art Donato's guiding value in the representation of persons accused of serious crimes. Because of the complexity and expense of many of his criminal defense strategies, he wants to make sure that you're confident in his advice and approach. He can only earn that confidence by keeping clients fully informed, returning your calls promptly, answering questions, and presenting...


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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Criminal Law
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Fraud Defense
  • Public Corruption Defense
  • Environmental Crime Defense
  • State Crimes Defense
  • Homicide and Violent Crime Defense
  • Vehicular Homicide and Assault Defense
  • Sex Crimes/Rape
  • Child Abuse
  • Federal and State Criminal Cases
  • Fraud: Mail, Tax, Medical & Health Care
  • Environmental Crimes involving Clean Air and Water Violations
  • Assault
  • Homicide
  • Homicide/Aggravated Assault by Motor Vehicle


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  • Outstanding Service Award, President of Student Body, Villanova University, 1977
  • Two Years of Service Award, Radnor Fire Co., 1976
  • Elected to Outstanding Young Men in America, 1976 - 1977
  • Nominated to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1977
  • Outstanding Service Award, Delaware County Bar Association, 1987
  • Outstanding Service Award, Delaware County Bar Association, 1988
  • Nicholas D. Vadino, Jr. Memorial Award, Significant Contributions by a Young Lawyer to the Organized Bar, 1989
  • Award of Appreciation, Delaware County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1989
  • Liberty Award Presented by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1990
  • Man of the Year, Lawyers Club, Delaware County Bar Association, 1993
  • Award of the Officers and Directors, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1995
  • President's Award - Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998
  • Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America"
  • A-V Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers

Classes and Seminars

  • Professor, "Sociolegal Aspects of Criminal Procedure", Villanova University, Sociology Department, 1990 - Present
  • Professor, "The Supreme Court and Its Influence on American Society", Villanova University, Sociology Department, 1990 - Present
  • Visiting Lecturer, "Use of the Insanity Defense in Criminal Prosecutions", Villanova University, 1981 - Present
  • Visiting Lecturer, "Preparation of Psychiatric/Psychological Reprts in Criminal Cases", Norristown State Hospital, Forensic Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Recent Trends in Criminal Law
  • Should Defendant Testify; Preparation
  • Use of Psychiatric and Psychological Experts
  • Insanity as a Defense to Criminal Prosecutions
  • This Was Justice for All?
  • Cross-Examination of a Snitch
  • Cross-Examiniation Techniques Emphasizing Preliminary Hearing Strategy
  • Criminal Law Update
  • Five County Seminar - Procedures
  • Criminal Justice System in Delaware County
  • Criminal and Juvenile Law
  • Ethical Issues in the Practice of Criminal Law
  • Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Rights
  • Techniques and Strategies in Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • Career Awareness
  • Role of Supreme Court and Judicial Review
  • Evidentiary Issues Panel
  • Testimony delivered on a variety of criminal justice issues to the Pennsylvania House and Senate Judiciary Committees
  • Basics of Federal Criminal Practice
  • The Key to Professional Felicity



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216 W. Front Street2nd FloorMedia, PA 19063- 3101


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