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Elizabeth A. Donovan
  • Associate







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.

Areas Of Practice

  • Civil Litigation 50%
  • Transactional Business 40%
  • Intellectual Property 10%

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001


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

Representative Cases

  • Seahaus La Jolla Owners Association v. Superior Court, 224 Cal.App.4th 754, 2014, 4th Dist. Ct. of Appeal, CAL

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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

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