Mr. Christopher Dale Donovan

Mr. Christopher Dale Donovan (Naples, Florida)

Mr. Christopher Dale Donovan

Attorney in Naples, FL

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.

Representative Matters

· 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.


· Selected as a "Florida Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine (2010; 2011)

· Staff Attorney, Florida Second District Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

· Collier County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division

· Collier County Bar Association, Second District Court of Appeals Liasion

· American Inns of Court Member, Thomas Briggs Section

· Appellate Practice Section, The Florida Bar

Community Affiliations

· Young Professionals of Naples

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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Appellate
  • Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Probate & Trust Litigation
  • International Business
  • International Trade
  • Appellate Practice
  • Trial Lawyers

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 2004, Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Law School Attended
Stetson University College of Law
Class of 2004
cum laude
University Attended
Stetson University
Class of 2001
Birth Information
Born in 1977
Jacksonville, Florida, 1977
Associations & Memberships
Collier County Bar Association (Member, Young Lawyers' Division; Second District Court of Appeals Liaison); The Florida Bar (Member, Appellate Practice Section).

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Roetzel & Andress A Legal Professional Association
Trianon Ctr., 3rd Fl., 850 Park Shore Dr.,
Naples, FL 34103-3587
(239) 213-3865
(239) 261-3659
Office Information
Office Information
Mr. Christopher Dale Donovan
Roetzel & Andress A Legal Professional Association
Trianon Ctr., 3rd Fl., 850 Park Shore Dr.,
Naples, FL 34103-3587

Maintains an office in multiple locations
Roetzel & Andress A Legal Professional Association (Naples, Florida)