Donald Reape is civil litigator who primarily defends municipalities, businesses, and manufacturers in civil litigation.
Donald assists clients in developing an effective litigation strategy and navigating the litigation process. Donald understands that litigation can be a time-consuming process. He works with clients to make sure that the litigation team is working towards an end-result in or out of court that makes the most sense for the client.
Before joining the firm, Donald worked as an Assistant State Public Defender in Racine, Wisconsin. In his prior role, Donald represented more than four hundred clients per year accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and probation/parole violations. Donald won dozens of dismissals through motion and trial practice. Donald also successfully lobbied prosecutors to dismiss numerous non-violent misdemeanors in cases where his clients actively sought to rehabilitate themselves in the community.
Donald graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, where he served as an Associate Editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Donald appeared in Michigan state courts as a member of the law school’s Civil-Criminal clinic. As a law student, Donald briefed, argued, and won an expungement for a client over the written and oral objections of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office in Harper Woods District Court. Donald also successfully motioned the Ann Arbor District Court to modify the terms of a client’s probation, so that his client could commute to work. Donald earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Donald represented Cornell University in debate competitions throughout the United States as a member of Cornell University’s Speech & Debate Team.
Donald is admitted in New Hampshire and Massachusetts state and federal courts.