Attorney John Anthony D’Onofrio has been a licensed attorney for 34 plus years and is currently licensed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
In 2010 Attorney D’Onofrio was awarded the Jefferson Award, a prestigious national recognition system founded 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.
At the onset of his career, Attorney D’Onofrio was a law clerk at the international law firm of Fulbright and Jaworski in the firm’s Houston, Texas headquarters where he was mentored by the late Leon Jaworski.
A partner in the firm, Leon Jaworski served as Chief of the Trial Section of the War Crimes Branch of the Judge Advocate General’s Department during World War II. He was also Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States in the 1963 civil rights case involving James Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi, and then as Watergate Special Prosecutor, 1973-74.
In 1985, after a brief stay in Brussels, Belgium where he self-studied international law, Attorney D’Onofrio opened his own law office in Houston, Texas as a private practitioner.
When he first commenced the private practice of law, Attorney D’Onofrio handled criminal cases, personal injury cases, bankruptcy cases, and estate and probate matters. While practicing in Houston, Attorney 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.
Attorney D’Onofrio successfully assisted Mr. Hall, an oil man and entrepreneur, in discharging $149 Million in personal debt. The case was finalized in July 1987. After sustaining injuries in an accident in 1987, Attorney D’Onofrio moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be closer to his family while undergoing speech and physical therapy for his accident injuries.
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