About Deirdre

Ms. McDonnell grew up in the Boston area and received bachelors, masters, and law degrees from Boston College. While she began her career on the east coast, clerking at the federal court in New Hampshire and joining Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. after her clerkship, Ms. McDonnell has spent the last 19 years in the West. When she's not working hard for her clients, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and is an avid paddle boarder, hiker, and skier.


  • Boston College Law School, 1997
    Newton, MA
    magna cum laude
  • Boston College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1992
    Boston, MA

Practice Area

  • Mesothelioma


Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd

Litigated environmental cases in the federal courts.

Served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Shane Devine of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

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