Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan

Donovan Litigation Group, LLC
  • Consumer Law, Employment Law, Securities Law...
  • District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania
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Summary

DONOVAN LITIGATION GROUP, LLC, located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is a law firm dedicated to providing first class litigation services to investors, consumers and small businesses. The firm’s principals have substantial trial and appellate court experience prosecuting complex commercial and consumer cases. The founding member of the firm has appeared or argued before the United States Supreme Court, various federal and state appellate courts, the state Supreme Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and federal and state trial courts throughout the country. The firm’s nationwide practice focuses on class actions, shareholders’ rights, consumer and commercial litigation as well as employment-related disputes. The firm strives to provide consumers, investors and small businesses with the type of sophisticated, in-depth representation that is ordinarily available only to the largest corporate clients of money-center law firms.
In the area of consumer justice, Mr. Donovan has argued before the Supreme Court of the United States in Smiley v. Citibank (South Dakota), N.A., No. 95-860, 116 S. Ct. 806 (argued Apr. 24, 1996) and obtained favorable appellate rulings from the New Jersey Supreme Court in Sherman v. Citibank (South Dakota), N.A., 668 A.2d 1036 (N.J. 1995) and Hunter v. Greenwood Trust Co., 668 A.2d 1067 (N.J. 1995) and from the Pennsylvania Superior Court in In re Citibank Credit Card Litigation, 653 A.2d 39 (Pa. Super. 1995) and Gadon v. Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., 653 A.2d 43 (Pa. Super. 1995). Mr. Donovan obtained a landmark Truth in Lending Act decision from the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Rossman v. Fleet Bank (R.I.), N.A., 280 F.3d 384 (3d Cir. 2002), holding that a bank may not change a credit card promise of no annual fee. He also obtained landmark decisions from the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court and the New Jersey Supreme Court in Lemelledo v. Beneficial Finance Co., 674 A.2d 582 (N.J. App. Div. 1996).

Practice Areas
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Securities Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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New York
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Pennsylvania
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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8th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Enforcement and Office of the General Counsel
Trial Attorney, US Securities & Exchange Commission
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Education
Vermont Law School
J.D. (1984) | Law
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Honors: cum laude, Law Review
Activities: Head Notes Editor, Vermont Law Review
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Syracuse University
B.A. (1981) | Political Science
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Awards
Vern Countryman Award for Excellence in Consumer Law
National Consumer Law Center
Professional Associations
Philadelphia Bar Association # 51895
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Chair, Consumer Law Subcommittee, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee, Litigation Section
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
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National Association of Consumer Advocates
Vice Chair
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Donovan Litigation Group, LLC
Contact & Map
Donovan Litigation Group, LLC
1885 Swedesford Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
USA
Toll-Free: (610) 647-6067
Telephone: (610) 647-6067
Fax: (610) 647-7215