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I have been trying cases before New Hampshire and Massachusetts juries and judges for 20 years, including dozens of jury trials.  I will aggressively defend any criminal case, from a first offense DUI/DWI to felonious sexual assault or murder charges.  I offer free consultations


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    19 years, 400 cases
  2. Commercial: 25%
    24 years, 400 cases
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
    16 years, 120 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    19 years, 250 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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Hourly ($275-325/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Frank L Orabona Jr.

    I endorse Attorney Donovan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Frank Orabona Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Amy C. Connolly

    I am happy to endorse my colleague Patrick Donovan. As a former prosecutor, I had several cases against Attorney Donovan. He is an experienced litigator and extremely knowledgeable in the law. He is well respected in the legal community and is always professional and courteous. He presents confidently in the courtroom and has excellent trial skills.


    Amy Connolly Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

23 Main Street
Salem, NH, 03079

Law Office of Patrick E. Donovan, PLLC

23 Main Street
Salem, NH, 03079



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHatem & Donovan2000 - 2008
Senior Assistant Attorney GeneralNew Hampshire Department of Justice1994 - 2000
AssociateGoodwin Procter1991 - 1994
ClerkNew Hampshire Supreme Court1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Dartmouth CollegeGovernment & EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1986