Elizabeth A. Donovan

Elizabeth A. Donovan

San Diego, California

Elizabeth A. Donovan’s practice consists primarily of complex civil litigation with an emphasis in commercial disputes.  Ms. Donovan also advises her clients on general business matters including, entity selection and formation; corporate governance; intellectual property protection; licensing; commercial lease agreements; and other business contracts.  Ms. Donovan also has experience in construction actions, personal injury, and other general civil litigation.

Ms. Donovan was admitted to the California Bar in 2001.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998, and her law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 2001.  While in law school, she was awarded the Henry Yuen fellowship for Internet law and Technology.  Ms. Donovan is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and the American Inn of Court, Welsh Chapter.

Some of Ms. Donovan’s noteworthy matters include successfully defeating an anti-SLAPP motion on the grounds that the speech at issue was commercial speech; representing multiple pest-control operators in the procurement of product registration with the State of California, Department of Pesticide Registration; assisting with the acquisition and expansion of restaurant in Del Mar; handling general matters for a San Diego company that manufactures homeopathic remedies; and ongoing management and licensing of intellectual property for a number of San Diego based businesses.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Civil Litigation
  • 20% Intellectual Property
  • 5% Transactional Business

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Law Review: Loyola Law School Law Review, 1998 - 2001
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. cum laude - 1998
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the Henry Yuen Fellowship for Internet Law & Technology, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member, 2012 - Present
  • American Inn of Court, Welsh Chapter

Past Employment Positions

  • The Law Offices of Shawn Khorrami, Associate Attorney, 2002 - 2003
  • Brull, Piccionelli, Sarno, Vradenburgh, Associate Attorney, 2001 - 2002