Michael R. Hinkley

Michael R. Hinkley

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

My goals as an attorney, both personally and professionally, are relatively simple-to be just, and to do good work. I therefore consider my legal career to be at once a profession, a vocation and a means to further achieve my goals. My career as an attorney affords me the opportunity to satisfy my intellectual curiosity by approaching complex, evolving issues in a thoughtful way, to contribute to solutions to the demanding challenges facing individuals and groups in my community, and to work meaningfully for justice by helping others to help themselves.

At Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, I am genuinely privileged to work with and to learn from a group of remarkably talented, dedicated and industrious professionals in a wonderful setting; one grounded in principled tradition and in diligent service to clients. The warmth, resourcefulness and attention to detail of each individual consistently provides me with guidance, inspiration and motivation to continue to represent our clients to the very best of my abilities.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death - Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2010


  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 2005
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: Communications

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Berkshire Bar Association, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., Law Clerk
  • Thorn, Gershon, Tymann, & Bonnani, Law Clerk
  • District Attorney's Office, Schenectady, New York, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary Club of Pittsfield, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Rotary Foundation Board, President, 2015 - Present
  • Berkshire Music School, Trustee, 2012 - Present
  • Dalton Community Recreation Association, Board Member 2007-2015 and Past President
  • Ad-Lib Center for Independent Living, Board Member, 2006-2014 and Past President
  • Berkshire Children & Families, Board Member, 2009 - 2013