CRIMINAL DEFENSE / Caroline G. Donato
CRIMINAL DEFENSE / Caroline G. Donato

Caroline G. Donato


Ms. Donato focuses her practice on federal and state criminal defense and related civil and administrative matters at both the trial and appellate level. Whether as part of a team or as lead counsel, Ms. Donato brings energetic dedication to providing effective, results oriented representation for each client.


Before joining MacElree Harvey, Ms. Donato clerked for a criminal defense practice in Wilmington, Delaware. She was also a law clerk for the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Delaware, a certified legal intern for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, a News Department Intern for CBS Philadelphia, a legal assistant to several criminal defense attorneys throughout Pennsylvania, and a Public Policy Intern at the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics.


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A.


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)
    • New Lawyers Committee (2016-present), Chair (2018-present)
    • CLE Committee (2017-present)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2014-present)
  • Chester County Bar Association (2014-present)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (2014-present)
  • American Bar Association (2014-present)
  • Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, Women Influencing Business Committee (2014-present)
Caroline G. Donato, Criminal Defense Attorney