AVVO Rating - 10.0
Board Certified - Federal/State Criminal Law
DUI Defense - Lawyers Association
NORML Legal Committee
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College for DUI Defense
Super Lawyers

About Us

Donahue Defense is a local, family-owned and operated criminal law firm located in Nags Head, North Carolina in the beautiful Outer Banks. Daniel Donahue is the founder and sole lawyer in the firm and his wife, Michelle Donahue, serves as the Law Office Manager. Kiana Banks is a future law student who after two summers as an intern, now serves as our legal assistant. Our firm utilizes off-site secretaries during busy times and after-hours to ensure that our clients almost always talk to a human being when they call. Donahue Defense focuses on criminal law only and limits our region to Currituck and Dare Counties, including federal property in Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke. Donahue Defense has earned an excellent reputation by giving clients great results and excellent client services. If you have been charged with a DWI, traffic ticket, or criminal charge in this region, please give us a call to see if we’re a good fit for your case. We look forward to helping you.

Meet Michelle

Michelle is our client happiness specialist at Donahue Defense. If you have any questions or concerns about your case, she’s always here and happy to help.

Client Reviews

Case dismissed! Professional and worked with my budget. Would recommend!

Max W.

From the moment I contacted Donahue Law Firm I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff. Their office stayed in constant contact with me regarding the details of my case. I was also impressed that Mr...

Michael H.

The people at Donahue law firm were very professional and courteous. Once I made my payment online, Dan Donahue contacted me promptly. Once I explained my situation he was able to easily explain to me exactly how the...

Brian Oliver

I am an out of state driver that visits the Currituck County area primarily during the summer. I received a speeding ticket during a recent and faced a court date. I contacted Donahue and explained how I was unable to...

David Saunders

Dan Donahue is an outstanding lawyer! His effort to win your case knows no bounds. I retained his services after I was stopped for a DUI in February of 2017. Through his efforts, Dan was able to secure a complete...

Rob Purvis

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