- Patrick E. Donovan, Esq. earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 1986, and his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1990. He formerly worked as a law clerk for the NH Supreme Court before joining the Boston firm of Goodwin Proctor as a litigation associate. In 1994, Attorney Donovan was appointed to the NH Department of Justice where he became a Senior Assistant AG in the DWI Section and the Homicide Unit, as a lead trial attorney. In 2000, Attorney Donovan returned to private practice and opened his own firm, specializing in criminal, civil and commercial litigation and trial services. While in private practice, Attorney Donovan also served as House Counsel to the NH House of Representatives.
- Attorney Patrick Donovan can help you, or your loved one, should you need an aggressive and experienced trial lawyer. His varied experiences, as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney and trial attorney, provide a diverse base of knowledge and relationships that allows Donovan Law to resolve and litigate criminal matters, as well as complicated business and commercial disputes. Donovan Law will protect your rights and also assist you in recovering damages as a result of a car accident or other personal injury claims.
- Patrick Donovan believes it is not only his ethical duty, but his mission, to protect and vigorously defend his clients’ rights, to the full extent of the law with integrity, passion and responsibility. Trials and litigation can be costly and time consuming, regardless of whether you find yourself facing daunting criminal charges or complex civil or commercial dispute.
I make it my practice to discuss and advise clients as to the costs associated with any case, and endeavor to provide them with a cost-effective arrangement that will successfully resolve their problems. Typically, clients come to me at their darkest and most desperate hour. Navigating the court system can be a daunting and intimidating experience, but the costs of hiring a tough, aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable advocate should not require financial ruin.
Patrick E. Donovan, Esq.
What They Say
"Patrick: We can't say thank you enough but you will always be in our prayers. We knew you were the right person to help Cameron from the moment we met you. Thank you for all your work and all of your support-- especially taking my phone calls and just listening and trying to calm my nerves. This was the most difficult thing we have ever had to deal with in our lives and I'm so glad we had you on our side. May God Bless you and your family always."Cameron B. was confronting a 15 year state prison sentence after being wrongfully accused of AFSA. He was acquitted by a Merrimack Superior Court jury following a week-long trial.
State v. Cameron B. (Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault),first
"Patrick: I know it's your job but i wanted to drop you a note. If you didn't realize I'm a passionate guy who trusts no one. I appreciate all you are and have done for me and my family. I'm very happy and fortunate to have found you." Michael B.
Possession of Controlled Drug with Intent to Distribute,
“I’m so glad I found you on-line. You have helped me so much. I cannot thank you enough.” Charge: 2 counts of Felony Criminal Mischief. Result: Misdemeanor conviction after a plea. No jail time, no fine.
Felony Criminal Mischief,
“I couldn’t have gotten through this without you. I can’t thank you enough.” Charge: Felony embezzlement charges. Result: no conviction, no guilty finding.
“I want to thank you again for all your time and effort in representing me again. I truly appreciate it. God bless you.” Charge: Vehicular Assault, resulting in fatality.Result: 30 day loss of license, No jail time, suspended sentence with good behavior.
Felony Vehicular Assault,
“Patrick, you literally saved my brother’s life. We would not have gotten through this without you. I can't thank you enough." Charge: 9 counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, carrying a potential sentence of 90 years in prison. Result: Client acquitted of all but 1 charge and sentenced to 2 years in prison.
“Thank you for everything you did to get me through this nightmare… It has meant a lot to my family and I.” Charges: 20 counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault (AFSA) and 10 counts of Criminal Threatening.Result: All 20 AFSA charges AND Felony Criminal Threatening charges dismissed.
Aggravated Sexual Assault and Criminal Threatening,
"Patrick, than you for all your incredible work. By keeping me out of jail and getting my license back, you saved my life and my family's only means of support. I don’t know what I would have down without your services, and I really appreciate all your effort in my case. Thank you for the peace of mind."
Charges: Possession of a Controlled Drug, Operating After Suspension – 2nd Offense.,Result: Drug charge dismissed. Suspension charge reduced to a 1st offense violation. $434 fine
"Thank you so much for all your help. If I had lost my license, I would have lost my job and my livelihood."