Attorney Patrick E. Donovan earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 1986, and his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1990. He formerly worked in the New Hampshire Department of Justice in the DWI Section and Homicide Unit as a Senior Assistant Attorney General. Criminal Defense Attorney Donovan also served as a clerk for the NH Supreme Court and as House Counsel to the NH House of Representatives.
Attorney Patrick Donovan can help you or your loved one in need of an experienced trial lawyer. Our firm has developed a diverse knowledge base, allowing us to help resolve criminal matters as well as business or commercial disputes. We can protect your rights and also assist you in recovering damages as a result of a car accident or other personal injury.
Patrick Donovan is admitted to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and in Federal Courts.
Driving While Intoxicated, Operating after Suspension, Sexual Assault, Drug Charges, Simple Assault, Theft and Other Felonies, Misdemeanors or Violations
Civil and Corporate Litigation:
Trade Secret Violations, Employment Discrimination, Contract Claims, Construction Claims and Defense
Motor Vehicle Crashes, Slip and Fall, Commercial Accidents or Injuries
Corporate and Business Mergers and Acquisitions, Small Business Formations (Corporations, LLCs), Partnership and Buy-Sell Agreements
A Message from Firm Founder Patrick E. Donovan, Esq.
“I believe that it is, not only my ethical duty, but my mission to protect and vigorously defend my clients’ rights to the full extent of the law with integrity, passion and responsibility. Litigation can be costly and time consuming, regardless of whether you find yourself facing criminal charges or in the middle of a civil 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. The key to any relationship is mutual respect. As an attorney and counselor, mutual respect requires, at a minimum, knowledge and an understanding of my clients’ goals, ambitions and situation, good or bad. 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.
“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.
“I couldn’t have gotten through this without you. I can’t thank you enough.”Charge: DWI (misdemeanor), with breath test result of .12 . Facing 9 month license suspension and possible suspension of medical license.Result: Case resolved for a Reckless Operation (violation), with a 60 day loss of license.
“Patrick, you literally saved my brother’s life.” 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.
“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. Suspended sentence with good behavior.
“Thank you so much for all your help. If I had lost my license, I would have lost my job, and thus my livelihood. I don’t know what I would have down without your services, and I highly 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 for everything you are doing to help… It means alot 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.
I just wanted to thank you for your efforts over the past 4 months. I was really impressed with how you attacked the plaintiff when he got up on the stand. Every type of spin he tried to throw out, you put him in his place and made him look silly. You did your job to have the facts represented in court before the judge and you represented me with class.”
I couldn’t have gone this far without your help. You are a good man and an amazing attorney.