Donna M Chesteen

Donna M Chesteen

eDiscovery, Technology, & IP Attorney
  • Intellectual Property
  • Florida, Mississippi
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Donna M. Chesteen, Esq., an attorney licensed in both Florida and Mississippi, is the owner of The Tech Law Firm, PLLC, a law firm whose services can best be characterized as the intersection of law and technology. She concentrates on those areas of the law that have a direct connection with technology—eDiscovery, information governance, IP, and transactional law for technology companies—to leverage her twenty years of experience as a professional software engineer and her formal education in Computer Science. She has more than two decades of software development experience and was a technical leader at Symantec prior to earning her JD and becoming an attorney. In addition, she holds both a BS and an MS in Computer Science as well as an MBA. Her combined experience and education in law, technology, and business make her uniquely qualified not only to communicate with both lawyers and IT professionals but also to understand the inherent problems between them and to facilitate legally-defensible solutions that are neither unduly burdensome nor needlessly expensive. Donna’s practice areas include eDiscovery (all phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model) and ESI management, information governance dealing with “big data,” social media and BYOD policies, legal issues pertaining to the development, distribution, and licensing of software, and intellectual property issues. Donna is actively involved in the legal technology community and continuously educates herself to stay abreast of the most current developments in the field. She is actively involved in the eDiscovery- and technology-related sections/committess of the ABA, the Florida Bar, and the OCBA (Orange County Bar Association). In addition, she is the Orlando liaison of the Orlando chapter of the ESI Roundtable, a community of local judges and lawyers who volunteer their time to help other lawyers and legal support staff understand and navigate the complex world of eDiscovery through educatio

Practice Area
    Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • eDiscovery
  • Information Governance
  • Transactional Technology Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Professional Experience
The Tech Law Firm, PLLC
- Current
Law Clerk
Smothers Law Firm
Senior Principal Software Engineer
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
J.D. (2012)
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University of Central Florida
MBA (2008)
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M.S. (1995) | Computer Science
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University of Southern Mississippi
B.S. (1989) | Computer Science
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Professional Associations
Orlando Tech, Inc.
- Current
Activities: Orlando Tech is a nonprofit organization supporting the Orlando technology community
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Solo Practice University
Faculty - eDiscovery for the Solo and Small Law Firm
- Current
Activities: Solo Practice University is a community dedicated to helping you build your very own solo law practice.
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ESI Roundtable, LLC
Orlando Liaison
- Current
Activities: The ESI Roundtable promotes education and networking for issues relating to ESI/EDD. Led by the community, ESIRT is a joint venture of distinguished local judges and lawyers who volunteer their time and resources to lead the local legal and business communities through education, panel discussions, and targeted networking on relevant issues and trends in the areas of ESI (electronically stored information) and eDiscovery (electronic discovery).
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Articles & Publications
Establishing a Strategic Framework for Litigation and Risk Management
Information Security & Privacy News - Summer 2014 Volume 5 Issue 3
Florida's New eDiscovery Rules and Best Practices for All Cases: Taming the ESI Beast
Orange County Bar Association CLE
Contact & Map
390 N Orange Ave
Suite 2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Telephone: (407) 392-0323 Ext. 101
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