Honorable Luke M. Charde, Jr.

Retired Counsel

Attorney Charde was Of Counsel to Donohue & Associates, PC from 2010-2013, after retiring from his solo practice of 35 years. Mr. Charde served as Orange County Court Judge in 1985-1986.  He has also served as a Judicial Hearing Officer in New York State’s Ninth Judicial District including the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester.

Mr. Charde is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Classical Studies. In 1974, he graduated from Fordham Law School where he served as president of the Student Council and editor of the Urban Law Journal.


  • Fordham University Law School – Juris Doctor
  • Georgetown University – BA in History and Classical Studies

Practice Focus:

  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Criminal Law