TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Christy Gibson on Apr 9, 2014

Mark is admitted to practice in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, the Tennessee Court of Civil Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals–Fifth and Sixth Circuit. Mark graduated from Lambuth University with a Bachelor of Science degree and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1984.

Mark is certified as a criminal trial specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a former assistant district attorney for the 4th Judicial District of Louisiana and has been defending criminal cases for several years. He has been involved in a wide range of criminal cases including murder, narcotics offenses and Medicare and insurance fraud. He has represented doctors, lawyers, businessmen, law enforcement officials, and juveniles.

As the chairman of the Technology Section of the State of Tennessee Bar Association, Mark lectures on the uses of technology in the practice of law and the presentation of witnesses and exhibits at trial.

He was selected to become a life member of the United States 6th Circuit Judicial Conference at the invitation of United States District Judge James Todd.

By maintaining membership in several bar associations, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Donahoe and the firm stay prepared to regularly litigate in all courts in Tennessee.


  • Tennessee Bar Association (former Chairman, Technology Section)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys