|Admission Details||2004, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida|
|Education||Stetson University, B.A., 2001; Certificate of International Concentration; Moot Court; Intern for the Florida Supreme Court; Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2004; Stetson Law Review, Articles and Symposia Editor|
|Birth Information||Jacksonville, Florida, 1977|
|Languages||Conversant in German|
|Associations & Memberships||Collier County Bar Association (Member, Young Lawyers' Division; Second District Court of Appeals Liaison); The Florida Bar (Member, Appellate Practice Section); American Inns of Court Member (Member, Thomas Briggs Section)|
|Awards & Recognition||Selected as a "Florida Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine (2010)|
|Reported Cases||Defended city councilmen in an appeal challenging their positions through Florida's election recall statute.|
Briefed and argued numerous administrative appeals before Florida Appellate Courts relative to local government concerns, including employment issues, permitting issues, and constitutional challenges to ordinances and regulations.
Challenged a Florida trial court's denial of due process in a child custody dispute arising under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
Defended an appeal before Florida's Appellate Court on a school board's decision to expel a high school student.
Briefed and argued an affirming that a decedent's will and trust was not the product of undue influence and that those challenging it lacked standing.
|Civil Associations||Young Professionals of Naples|
|Employment||Staff Attorney, Florida Second District Court of Appeals|
|Additional Bio Details||Mr. Donovan focuses his practice on complex litigation including appellate and original jurisdiction proceedings in both State and Federal Court. Before joining Roetzel & Andress, Mr. Donovan served as a staff attorney with the Florida Second District Court of Appeals. His diverse appellate background includes local government and administrative appeals, property and contract disputes, and family and child custody matters. He has represented a wide range of industries, including the government and public sector, real estate developers, and community associations.|