Christopher D. Donovan

is a Lawyer in Naples, FL

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(239) 213-3865

Areas of Law

  • ......................... 30%Appellate
  • ......................... 30%Litigation
  • ......................... 10%Business and Commercial Litigation
  • ......................... 10%Probate & Trust Litigation
  • ......................... 20%Other

Other Areas Of Law

International Business; International Trade


Contact Information

Currently Employed At 850 Park Shore Drive
Naples, FL 34103
Phone (239) 213-3865
Email
Website www.ralaw.com

Experience & Credentials

Admission Details2004, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
EducationStetson 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 InformationJacksonville, Florida, 1977
LanguagesConversant in German
Associations & MembershipsCollier 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 & RecognitionSelected as a "Florida Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine (2010)
Reported CasesDefended 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 AssociationsYoung Professionals of Naples
EmploymentStaff Attorney, Florida Second District Court of Appeals
Additional Bio DetailsMr. 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.

Office Information

Christopher D. Donovan
850 Park Shore Drive
Naples, FL 34103