Elizabeth Donoghue

Elizabeth Donoghue

New York, New York

Elizabeth Donoghue graduated from Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey (1979, Political Science, with Honors), Antioch School of Law (1983, J.D.), and Georgetown University Law Center (1990, Ll.M., Advocacy). While at Antioch, Liz clerked for the Honorable Vincent L. Broderick, S.D.N.Y. From 1985-1986, she worked at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in Mattoon, Illinois, as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow, and from 1988-1990, she was the Institute Fellow at the Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center, a law school clinical program which specializes in the representation of tenants' associations. Liz has represented tenants in New York City as a staff attorney at Municipal Employees Legal Services Plan, District Council 37, a housing specialist at Bronx Legal Services, and a supervising attorney at the Lower East Side Local Enforcement Unit, MFY Legal Services. Liz began private practice at Himmelstein, McConnell & Gribben as an associate in 1993, and became a partner in 1997. Liz is a member of New York County Lawyers, where she served on the Task Force on Housing Court. Liz is also active in the New York City Bar Association. She served as a member of the City Bar Task Force on Town and Village Justices and has been a member of the Housing Court, Judiciary, Coop/Condo and Executive Committees. She is the former Chair of the Housing Court Committee and Judiciary Committe of the New York City Bar and is currently member of its Executive Committee.

Liz is involved with youth sports in the Yorkville Youth Athletic Association and blogs for the Huffington Post.

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • Illinois, 1985
  • District of Columbia, 1989


  • Antioch School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1983
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M. - 1990
    • Major: Advocacy
  • Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey - 1979
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Reginald Heber Smith Fellow, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in Mattoon, Illinois, 1985 - 1986
  • Institute Fellow, Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1988 - 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York County Lawyers, Member
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Housing Court, Judiciary, Coop/Condo , Member, Executive Committees
  • Housing Court Committee, Former Chair
  • Judiciary Committee, Chair
  • NYC Executive Committee of the Bar Association, City of New York, Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Vincent L. Broderick, S.D.N.Y, Clerk, 1985 - 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Yorkville Youth Athletic Association