Kathleen A. McDonnell served as the Chief of the Legislation Unit in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office from 2006-2011 and served as the Assistant Chief since 1987. Prior to 1987, she was an Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Unit. Ms. McDonnell also served as the Chairperson for the Hiring Committee with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office since 1991. Before joining the District Attorney’s Office, she worked for Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien and Frankel, Honorable Carolyn Engle Temin and the City Solicitor’s Office. Ms. McDonnell graduated summa cum laude in 1976 with a B.S. from the Temple University School of Social Administration and received her law degree from the Temple University School of Law in 1980.