Commercial and Civil Litigation
Civil and Corporate Litigation in New Hampshire and Massachusetts
The Law Office of Patrick E. Donovan is committed to meeting the litigation needs of a range of clients, from private individuals or small companies to large corporations. We strive to reinforce our reputation with each and every case by working harder than the opposing side, respecting our clients’ wishes and pursuing their desired outcome while recognizing budgetary constraints.
Communication is key in any type of civil or commercial litigation. That is why Donovan Law regularly communicates with and engages its clients as to the litigation process, recent developments and long-term strategy involved in their case. Successfully navigating the justice system requires team work between a client and his or her attorney. Your chances for success are better with Patrick E. Donovan on your team.
Our civil and corporate litigation services include:
- Federal and State Court Cases
- Civil and Commercial Disputes
- Property and Neighbor Disputes
- Wrongful Termination, Harrassment and Discriminatory Employment Claims
- Landlord Tenant Disputes
- Construction/Contractor Disputes
- Trade Secret Violations
- Contract and Consumer Protection Claims
The Difference Decades of Experience Can Make
Attorney Donovan has litigated and tried hundreds of civil and commercial disputes in the federal and state courts in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. As a small business owner, he understands that any commercial or civil dispute eventually comes down to a business decision. How much should you invest in pursuing a contract, employment or property dispute that, if successful, can result in a substantial judgment or a few thousand dollars. Donovan Law will walk you through that analysis and help you determine what constitutes the smart business decision.
Like any contest, success is most often based upon preparation, experience, team work and work ethic. As an experienced litigator, Patrick Donovan will implement these practices and make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. He has tried and negotiated million dollar cases and smaller disputes involving twenty or thirty thousand dollars in damages. Whether you have been wrongfully terminated, or your former employee is stealing your customers and soliciting your clients, Donovan Law has represented an individual or company in your situation. If you or your company is in need of sound legal advice involving a civil or commercial problem, give us a call for a free consultation
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."