Community

Donahue Fitzgerald attorneys are proud to support many community and charitable organizations by serving on their boards, making generous financial contributions, and providing pro bono legal services. Some of the areas where we have been long-time advocates and sponsors include early childhood education, health, the arts, support of local businesses, and the empowerment of young women. There are several ways we get involved:

Event Sponsorship & Donations

We contribute to local charities by sponsoring various events throughout the year. Children’s Fairyland, the Oakland Rotary, Walnut Creek Library Foundation, and Marin Humane are just a few of the organizations we have contributed to in this regard.

Every year we donate over 10,000 meals to those in need via food banks for the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, and San Francisco during the holiday and throughout the year.

Board Positions

We believe the most effective way to impact our local communities is by being active in leadership roles. This is why our attorneys serve on dozens of Boards of Directors for organizations they deeply care about such as:

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Oakland
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • California Autism Foundation
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • East Bay Asian Youth Center
  • And many  more

Pro Bono Service

At Donahue Fitzgerald, we acknowledge our responsibility as lawyers to provide legal services to those who can’t afford them. Our attorneys and legal assistants provide hundreds of hours of pro bono support each year. We also give our Associates full billable hour credit with no cap for their work on pro bono cases.

Our attorneys regularly accept pro bono legal work from the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) and the pro bono arm of the Alameda County Bar Association in the areas of debt collection defense, eviction defense, foreclosure defense, immigration, and nonprofit incorporation and counseling.

We also staff VLSC clinics in the areas of debt collection defense, immigration, and disability rights.

Supporting the Legal Profession

We believe it is vital to advance our craft as attorneys and contribute to the next generation of legal professionals. As such, many of our attorneys serve as judges pro tem in small claims court. Others participate as judges in moot court programs at local law schools.

Some of the Community and Charitable Organizations We Support