In Memorium – Donald J. P. Sweeney – 1938-2021Please Click Here

Toxic and Mass Tort Litigation

SWEENEY & SHEEHAN has defended a variety of challenging complex and multiple-party actions in many areas of the law including construction defects, product liability, pharmaceutical matters and toxic torts. SWEENEY & SHEEHAN has also represented parties to asbestos litigation for over two decades. In addition, members of the Firm have coordinated the defense of several catastrophic events involving litigation throughout the United States. The Firm utilizes state-of-the-art litigation support systems to facilitate evidence, document and witness management. Further, in representing complex actions on a regional and national basis, the Firm works with clients and their other regional counsel to coordinate discovery issues, minimizing the possibility of inconsistencies and other problems.

Donald J. P. Sweeney, Esquire


Sweeney & Sheehan mourns the loss of its founder, Donald J.P. Sweeney, Esquire, on June 8, 2021. He was a proud graduate of St. Athanasius Catholic School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Villanova University and Temple Law School. He practiced law for nearly 40 years, and founded Sweeney & Sheehan in 1971. He was active litigator and he specialized in catastrophic product liability cases. Don supported his children's activities, serving as soccer coach at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and President of the CYO. He was a lector for nearly 48 years and a member of the choir. He was an active supporter of St. Joseph's Prep and was awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1999 and the Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Service Award in 2005. He retired from the practice of law in 2004.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, his children, Shannon, Patrick, Daniel, Gerard and Suzanne, and ten grandchildren.

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