Concentration: Defense of municipal entities in civil rights and employment claims; personal injury litigation; general commercial litigation; employment litigation; and, zoning and land use.
- Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Sean P. McDonough is a 1983 graduate (cum laude) of the University of Scranton and a 1986 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law.
Upon graduation from law school, he entered the private practice of law with the firm of Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, a regional litigation law firm. He has been a partner with the firm since 1993. Over the years, Mr. McDonough has concentrated his practice in the areas of personal injury litigation; he has also represented governmental entities and officials in federal civil rights and employment lawsuits throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. Mr. McDonough has appeared in front of both the Equal Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commissions in a wide variety of employment discrimination cases.
Mr. McDonough represents parties in many of the state trial courts in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and has also served as counsel in many cases in all three federal district courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. McDonough currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Mr. McDonough has lectured on the rights of injured victims in civil litigation for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has also appeared as a speaker for various associations on civil rights, municipal and employment law throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has been a contributing author to a number of publications and programs sponsored by the National Business Institute.
In the past 10 years, Sean has developed a specialized practice area representing the victims of Nursing Home Abuse and their families. He has successfully represented them in both state and federal court as well as before various alternate dispute resolution entities. Mr. McDonough has also lectured to both members of the general public and attorneys regarding the legal rights of individuals in the long term care setting or nursing home environment.
Mr. McDonough is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Lackawanna County Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is board-certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.