Eileen M. Donoghue

Eileen Donoghue
Gallagher & Cavanaugh LLP
The Gaslight Building
22 Shattuck Street
Lowell, MA  01852
Tel  978.452.0522, ext. 127
Fax 978.452.0482

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Areas of Practice

Eileen Donoghue has over 30 years of experience in civil and criminal litigation. She is an experienced and respected trial attorney concentrating in business, criminal and real estate law, with a proven record of excellence. Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Donoghue enjoys a professional and positive working relationship with her clients, their counsel, and members of the bar.

Personal/Professional Experience

Ms. Donoghue entered private practice upon her graduation from Suffolk University Law School in 1979, serving as an associate with Field and Schultz in Boston, with a concentration in civil litigation and real estate. In 1984, she became a founding partner in Donoghue and Grossman in Boston, a general practice law firm concentrating in civil and criminal litigation, as well as real estate and family law work. In 1991, Ms. Donoghue opened her own law practice in the City of Lowell, where she served her clients until joining Gallagher & Cavanaugh in 2008.

In 2010 Ms. Donoghue was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate where she currently serves as the Senator for the 1st Middlesex District, which includes the City of Lowell and the Towns of Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsborough, and Westford.

She was a founding Member of Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council and continues to serve on its Board.


Ms. Donoghue is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Greater Lowell Bar Association, and has served on the Criminal Justice Act Board of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts.

Bar and Court Admissions

Ms. Donoghue is admitted to practice in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.


J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, 1979
B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1976 (studies in both law and Spanish)
Further studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

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