Michael D. Donovan

Michael D. Donovan

Class Action Attorney
Philadelphia, PA




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About Me

Donovan Axler LLC is a law firm dedicated to providing first class litigation services to institutional and individual investors, pension funds, hedge funds, consumers and small businesses. The firm's nationwide practice focuses on securities litigation, corporate governance matters, class actions, shareholder rights, consumer litigation and cases against financial service providers, including...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees


Contingent (20%-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Hourly ($600-$700/hour), Pro Bono (15%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Client Reviews

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Mr. Donovan is a Super Lawyer

Posted by: Carole over 1 year ago.

I had a wonderful experience with Mr. Donovan. He is by its name a Super Lawyer. He was compassionate and professional at the same time. He exceeded...

Class Act

Posted by: a Class Action client almost 6 years ago.

Mr Donovan handled a lawsuit for me against a reputable tire company that was not doing the right thing and admitting that the product they released...
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Joel R. Rhine
Joel Rhine

Wilmington, NC

Over 1 year ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I endorse this lawyer.
Christian K. Lassen II
Christian Lassen

Philadelphia, PA

Over 2 years ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer.
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1986 License Status: Active for the state of Dist. of Columbia.
Last updated by Avvo: 07/19/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1984 – 1987

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


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1984 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

Vermont Law School


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2009 Vern Countryman Award for Excellence in Consumer Law

The National Consumer Law Center


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2000- present Chair

American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee, Consumer Law Subcommittee

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2007 Rigorous Analysis of Class Action Burden of Proof

Class Action & Derivative Suits (ABA)

1998 Preserving Judicial Recourse for Consumers: How to Combat Overreaching Arbitration Clauses

Loyola Consumer

Speaking Engagements

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2008 Credit Card Class Actions

at Consumer Financial Services Litigation Institute

2007 Consumer Class Actions

at Consumer Rights Litigation Conference

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