Paige Donnelly (’59) Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Minn. Assoc. for Justice
JANUARY 4, 2011—Paige J. Donnelly (’59) was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota Association for Justice at its annual 2010 convention in Alexandria, Minn. The prestigious award is bestowed only occasionally, to individuals who exemplify the pursuit of justice over a lifetime of legal work.
Donnelly, a personal injury attorney in St. Paul for 50 years, was recognized for his passion to help injured people rebuild their lives after a tragedy. His willingness to take cases to trial, often against large insurance companies, and his outstanding success on behalf of his clients, are well known in the legal community.
Early in his career, Donnelly taught business law at the University of Minnesota, but he soon realized a strong commitment to helping the injured. Although reaching a settlement would often be easier than the hard work and stress of going to trial, Donnelly looks forward to trials and to achieving justice for the little person, says his daughter Sheila Donnelly-Coyne, a partner at his firm, Paige Donnelly.
The Minnesota Association for Justice (known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association from 1954-2007) is dedicated to upholding and defending the Constitution’s guarantee of justice for all and works to advance the cause of those who are damaged in person, property, or civil rights. It helps members keep current on emerging topics, issues, and trends and impacts critical legislative issues through its lobbying efforts.