Donald M. Panepinto


I grew up in the Town of Tonawanda as the youngest in a family full of construction workers. I became a member of Laborers Local 210 fresh out of high school in 1993. I remember clearly how proud I was to become a part of the same union as my father, uncle and older brother.

I spent the next two decades as a Local 210 Laborer all the while going to school part-time and at night, completing degrees from Erie Community College in 2001 and Buffalo State College in 2007 before earning my law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in September 2012. I worked jobs for Local 210 all throughout my college career and even through law school. I married my wife Lisa in 2008 and we recently had our second child.

I have recently began practicing law but am still a card carrying Local 210 member. When I say that our firm has a unique ability to understand the conditions on a job site and the needs and concerns of laborers you better believe I mean every word. I plan to use my years of experience in the labor field to assist injured workers and their families in matters of workplace injuries, workers’ compensation claims, social security disability, non-workplace injuries, and whatever other legal matters may arise.