Donna Rotunno

Donna Rotunno

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Updated On November 21, 2021
Chicago, USA
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Chicago, USA

Donna Rotunno is an American criminal defence lawyer. Donna Rotunno is best known for defending men accused of sexual assault. In her entire career, she has only lost two sexual assault case and is also widely known as the attorney of Harvey Weinstein.

Early Life and Childhood

Donna Rotunno was born in the western suburbs of Chicago. She was born in the year 1975, the month and day she was born in is still a mystery as she has not revealed anything on it. Similarly, she is 46 years old. She is of American nationality.

Talking about her family, she has kept the details of her family private. The names of her parents are unknown. Likewise, it is not known if she has any siblings. Likewise, she grew up in Illinois, Chicago.


The famous criminal defence lawyer is certainly well educated. Donna attended Immaculate Heart of Mary High School located in Westchester, Illinois. Later, she went to The University of Illinois at Urbana-campaign. Later she earned a BA from rosary college and finally a JD from Chicago-kent college of law in the year 2000.

Career and Professional life

Donna is a criminal defence lawyer and she is very good at what she does. In her entire career, she has won almost all the cases she took. Moreover, she is especially renowned for defending men accused of sexual assaults. She began her career as a prosecutor in the cook county state’s attorney office. Likewise, She litigated cases in several divisions of the Circuit Court of Cook County, before choosing to be a criminal defence lawyer.

She has successfully handled a lot of cases to date. Rotunno represented former Chicago Bear’s Shaun Gayle in the year 2011. Gayle was being investigated on the charge of murdering his pregnant girlfriend. Gayle walked off clean from the case. Later on, a woman named Marni Yang was convicted. Likewise, Rotunno successfully defended¬† Chicago-based fashion designer Elhadji “Haj” Gueye from charges of sexual assault and rape and in the following year also successfully defended a former partner at the law firm.

Donna Rotunno

Caption: Donna with her client Harvey Weinstein(source: wiki news)

Her fame sky-rocketed when she took on Harvey Weinstein’s case in the year 2019. She defended Harvey and insisted that he was not guilty. By doing so she became against the #MeToo movement. The news and media widely covered her. She and her team were able to secure a not guilty verdict on three counts. Regardless of her constant efforts, Harvey was sentenced to prison.

She herself has said that her gender helps a lot in her career. She said quote “Men can be excellent lawyers, but “if one goes at a woman with the same venom that I do, he looks like a bully. If I do it, nobody even bats an eyelash.”. She is one of the most successful and skilled criminal defence lawyers.

Net worth

The famous lawyer certainly charges a lot for her sessions and time. Hiring a lawyer like her does not come cheap. Her net worth is still a mystery.

Relationship status

Donna is currently single. She keeps her personal life very private. Similarly, she has not revealed anything regarding her past relationships.


In the year 2019, when he handled Harvey’s case she received some backlash from the people. A reported asked Donna if she had ever been a victim of sexual assault. She replied, “I have not because I will never put myself in that situation”. Her statement seemed immoral and received a backlash

Body measurements and Social media

The famous criminal defence lawyer stands tall at 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 62kg. Her body measurements (chest-waist-hips) are not available at the moment. Similarly, she has brown hair with a pair of beautiful brown eyes.

Donna Rotunno

Caption: Donna heading to court(source: Dailymailuk)

Donna is rarely active on social media platforms. She has a private Instagram account with 516 followers.