Donald C. McPartland

Donald C. McPartland

Attorney Donald McPartland is a skilled trial attorney that currently practices in the field of personal injury law. He was initially inspired by the idea of fighting for those that have been harmed due to no fault of their own. For over 20 years, Donald has been fighting for the rights of those injured by someone else’s negligence. At Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C., Donald uses his experience and passion to fight for the fair compensation of injured individuals. Moreover, his compassion for the clients and community he serves is witnessed in every case he handles.

Donald is active in his community. As a proud member of the Greater Waterbury Community, he functions on several boards and committees. Moreover, Donald believes that local schools and colleges provide exceptional resources for the community and is an adjunct legal professor at Post University. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Directors and is the Publication Designer and Technology Manager for Post University’s online journal, Digital Life and Learning. In his spare time, Donald enjoys many outdoor activities such as golfing, cycling, and hiking.

 Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut Superior (1998)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut (1998)



  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI
  • Emerson College, Boston, MA

Honors and Awards

  • Nationally Ranked Collegiate Speaker in Impromptu, Extemporaneous, and Persuasive Speaking
  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Evidence, Torts, and Law Office Management

 Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Waterbury Bar Association
  • Waterbury Regional Chamber
    • Chairman (2019 – 2021)
    • Executive Committee member
    • Board of Directors member
  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Litigation and Technology Committee member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors: Waterbury Development Corporation
  • Board of Directors: Holy Land USA, Waterbury, CT
  • Legal Advisor to the City of Waterbury, Mayor Neil M. O’Leary
  • Adjust Legal Professor for Post University

Published Cases:

Fritz v. Zoning Bd. Of Appeals of Town of Roxbury, 54 Conn.App. 177, 732 A.2d 826, Conn.App., July 13, 1999 (NO. 18215)

Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. Myers, 2003 WL 23177491, 36 Conn. L. Rptr. 256, Conn.Super., December 19, 2003 (No. CV030519406S)