Get To Know Chad Ray Donnahoo

Get To Know Chad Ray Donnahoo

GET TO KNOW CHAD RAY DONNAHOO

Chad Ray Donnahoo

Attorney and Shareholder, Brian Elston Law

Chad Ray Donnahoo grew up in Western North Carolina and graduated from Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville. He attend UNC Chapel Hill and initially thought about becomming a history professor. After graduating with a B.A. in History, Chad attended graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill and got a M.A.T. in secondary social studies education. His favorite class was education law. Following a short stint as a public school teacher, Chad returned to Chapel Hill and graduated with his J.D.

Education

  • B.A., 2002, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2003, M.A.T., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2007, J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District and Middle District
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • All North Carolina courts
  • Cherokee Tribal Court
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PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM

ASHEVILLE , NORTH CAROLINA

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“Fairness. Justice. Honesty. These early values are my guideposts, still.”
– Chad Donnahoo

Law School Experience

During law school, Chad was a legal clerk for the United States House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary and spent much of his time doing work on the Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security subcommittee. After law school, Chad returned to the mountains – his home.

Asheville Attorney

Beginning in 2007, Chad worked at two law firms in Asheville mainly representing public schools, community colleges and local governmental entities. Chad was a noted attorney in his field and in 2018-19, was the Chair for the Education Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. In April 2019, Chad got the rare chance to team-up with his best friend, Brian Elston and changed his practice area to workers compensation and personal injury. Since April 2019, Chad has been an attorney and shareholder at Brian Elston Law.

 

Commitment to Law in Western North Carolina

Having spent his entire life here, Chad brings with him an unwavering commitment to the people of Western North Carolina and making sure that his clients are treated fairly and equitably under the law.

Whether you were recently hurt in an automobile accident or you’re suffering from a workplace injury and need an attorney at your side to help navigate the choppy waters, contact Chad Ray Donnahoo at Brian Elston Law.

 

Former Chair of Education Law Section appreciates recognition

Former Chair of Education Law Section appreciates recognition

Education Law Chair appreciates recognition

Chad Donnahoo, former Education Law Chair with the NC Bar Association, was recognized in April 2019 for successfully completing his term as Chair.  The Education Law Section is a division of the North Carolina Bar Association that promotes education and networking among attorneys serving public schools, employees and students.  The section is comprised of over 70 attorneys state-wide.

As Chair, Chad effectively communicated with his colleagues, and apprised them of recent developments in Education Law.  Becoming Chair was a natural progression for Chad as he previously served as Vice-President, Secretary, and council member.  Chad’s membership in the section began in 2008.

The recognition by the Education Law Section now hangs proudly in his office.

What’s next for the Education Law section Chair?

Chad Donnahoo is able to bring his knowledge of Education Law to help those injured in school related incidents, such as a school bus accident or a victim of sexual abuse.  Chad is still a member and will continue to keep apprised in developments in Education Law to better serve his clients at Brian Elston Law.

A Good Old Fashioned Welcome

A Good Old Fashioned Welcome

A Good Old Fashioned Welcome

Chad Donnahoo and Reed Williams joined Brian Elston Law on April 1, 2019.  To commemorate the event, the Firm invited friends, family, and the local bar to the Patton Parker House.

The event was a success.  Jack’s 47 offered their one-of-a-kind Dodge Truck to serve Homeplace.  The event was catered by The Chop Shop Butchery.

 

 

Live music was provided by Spalding McIntosh.

Friends and family joined in and raised a glass with Chad and Reed.  Congratulations to Reed and Chad.

A Good Old Fashioned Welcome for Chad Donnahoo and Reed Williams

 

 

 

Introducing Chad Donnahoo as a Burnsville Personal Injury Lawyer at Brian Elston Law

Introducing Chad Donnahoo as a Burnsville Personal Injury Lawyer at Brian Elston Law

Chad Donnahoo Joins Brian Elston Law to be the go-to Burnsville Personal Injury Lawyer

Yancey County native and friend Chad Ray Donnahoo joins Brian Elston Law as attorney and shareholder.  Chad’s focus is representing employees in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters.  As a result, and more importantly to Chad, his new role allows him to give back to local Burnsville and Yancey County friends and family.  Chad was born and grew up in Yancey County.  He is a proud graduate of Mountain Heritage High School.  Although a resident of Weaverville, Chad can regularly be seen enjoying meals at Garden Deli with friends and family on the weekends.

Chad joins Legal Assistant Jenna Jarrett, a fellow Mountain Heritage graduate.  His arrival brings a second douse of Yancey County local spirit to the Brian Elston Law team.

Together, Chad and Jenna are excited to work together to help people from their hometown of Yancey County.  If you are searching for a Burnsville personal injury lawyer or Yancey county workers’ compensation attorney, Chad will be happy to represent a familiar face and fellow native.

Chad Donnahoo joins Brian Elston Law ready to serve fellow natives in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters.

About Brian Elston Law

Brian Elston Law is a personal injury and workers’ compensation law office in Asheville, NC. dedicated to fighting for people who need it most. Our practice areas include personal injury, workers compensation, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, and civil litigation. At Brian Elston Law, our drive is to provide trusted answers, explain your rights and achieve the maximum amount of justice under the law. To learn more about what our firm can do for you, just give us a call or a text (Tel. 828.575.9700). If you would like to learn more about how our firm can assist with your case, we encourage you to contact us immediately. To learn more : Brian Elston Law

 

Chad Ray Donnahoo and Reed Williams join Brian Elston Law

Chad Ray Donnahoo and Reed Williams join Brian Elston Law

BRIAN ELSTON LAW ANNOUNCES CHAD RAY DONNAHOO AND REED WILLIAMS TO JOIN THE TEAM EFFECTIVE – APRIL 1st 2019

ASHEVILLE, NC. (April 1 st , 2019) – Brian Elston Law is pleased to announce local attorneys and
friends Chad Ray Donnahoo and Reed G. Williams have joined the firm. Chad’s and Reed’s
focus will be representing individuals in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters.
Chad and Reed both bring a combined 50 years of legal experience to the firm, demonstrated
results, and a shared vision of working hard to achieve the maximum amount of justice under
the law for each client. With the combination of their passion for the law and people, Chad and
Reed are a perfect fit for the Brian Elston Law team.

About Brian Elston Law:

Brian Elston Law is a personal injury and workers’ compensation law office in Asheville, NC,
dedicated to fighting for people who need it most. Our practice areas include personal injury,
workers compensation, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, and civil litigation. At Brian
Elston Law, our drive is to provide trusted answers, explain your rights and achieve the
maximum amount of justice under the law. To learn more about what our firm can do for you,
just give us a call or a text (Tel. 828.575.9700). If you would like to learn more about how our
firm and how we can assist with your case, we encourage you to contact us immediately. Let’s
talk.

New Year’s Resolution for 2018!

New Year’s Resolution for 2018!

Resolution for 2018!

Here’s to 2018, and a thanks to 2017….

In 2017, Brian Elston Law concluded a very heavily litigated case.  The workers’ compensation case reached the North Carolina Court of Appeals all the way from the deputy commissioner level.  During the legal battle, the client stenciled the above, which is a rendering of Achilles.  He was recovering from multiple surgeries, which were denied by the insurance company.  He drew a picture of Achilles, as he considered Brian Elston Law his warriors.  He appreciated Brian Elston Law’s ability to continue to fight and advocate for him, even though his claim was initially denied.  Sadly, he was not able to make it through to see the final outcome.  In the end, justice was provided to his family.

The picture hangs at Brian Elston Law, and will continue to serve as a reminder in 2018 to continue to fight at each stage for its clients.

We hope that it inspires you as well, and a reminder to not give up no matter the challenges that 2018 may bring.

 

Hand-drawn picture of Achilles to Brian Elston Law

Brian Elston Law is a firm that represents individuals and families in workers’ compensation, personal injury, employment, and education law matters.  For questions or consultations, please call 828-575-9700.  

 

 

 

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BRIAN ELSTON LAW

Brian Elston Law is a personal injury law office in Asheville, NC, dedicated to fighting for people who need it most. Our practice areas include personal injury, workers compensation, wrongful death, employment law, civil litigation and more.

At Brian Elston Law our success comes from our willingness to serve individuals and families all across North Carolina with our high-quality personal injury and workers' compensation advocacy. We know how difficult it is to suffer a personal injury and / or workplace injury and how hard this must be for you and your family. Our team of attorney’s are here to help you make the process as easy and stress free as possible. To learn more about what our firm can do for you, just give us a call or a text. If you would like to learn more about how our firm can assist with your case, we encourage you to contact us immediately. We are proud to offer 100% free, confidential consultations.

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