Donald R Gosnay

Donald R Gosnay

Of Counsel
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Donald R. Gosnay is a founding partner in the law firm of Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex, LLC. Over the last fourteen years, he has successfully represented individuals with asbestos related diseases and their families. He also devotes a significant part of his practice representing injured railroad workers under the Federal Employers Liability Act, as well as other individuals who have suffered serious injury and/or death due to accidents or exposure to hazardous, toxic substances such as lead. He also practices in the area of maritime law where he has represented individuals who have suffered serious injury or death whether at sea or working as longshoremen.

Mr. Gosnay has successfully tried a number of cases in both State and Federal Court and has represented individuals from many jurisdictions throughout the country including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New York and Maine. A member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars, Mr. Gosnay is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern and Middle District of Pennsylvania and the State Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Gosnay has had a number of cases referred to him by other attorneys, including his adversaries, due to the high regard referring counsel has for the quality legal representation provided by the lawyers at Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex, LLC.

Mr. Gosnay earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his law degree from Temple University where he received the Lena Hale Award upon graduation. He also holds a Masters Degree from Temple University in Philosophy. He has been an adjunct professor at Temple University Law School where he has taught Legal Research and Writing. Mr. Gosnay has been a speaker for the National Business Institute seminars on Premises Liability and Discovery Procedures in New Jersey. Last Spring, he delivered a presentation on the use of focus groups to the Paralegal section at the ATLA-NJ Boardwalk seminar in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Born and raised in Springfield, Pennsylvania, Don lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife and two children where he is active in both church and town activities.

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • FELA and Maritime Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Honors: Lena Hale Award
  • Temple University
    • M.A.
    • Major: Philosophy
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • B.A.


  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing, Temple University Law School
  • Speaker, Premises Liability and Discovery Procedures, National Business Institute

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member