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Donald E. Haviland Jr.

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Ambler, PA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
    New Jersey - NJ 29 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Donald

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Don Haviland began his career in class action and complex litigation under the tutelage of the late Herbert B. Newberg, the renowned class action scholar and author of the seminal treatise, Newberg on Class Actions. Before founding Haviland Hughes, Mr. Haviland enjoyed tremendous success as Lead Counsel in class action cases in state and federal courts. His experience as an expert in the field allowed him to take this skill to a whole new level of success - in founding Haviland Hughes.

Work for Clients

Mr. Haviland has successfully handled many complex trials and settlements resulting in multi-million and billion dollar awards. Among them were suits against the manufacturers and sellers of prescription drugs, concert tickets, computer, automotive and paper products, consumer goods, insurance, asbestos, explosives, as well as massive suits against the airline industry, the NASDAQ stock market, the drug industry and even the National Football League. He has successfully litigated novel, cutting-edge claims involving rights of subscribers of online gaming products and victims of identity theft, among others.

In addition, Mr. Haviland has been involved in numerous state court complex commercial litigations and class actions, including multi-state cases involving pricing and marketing of infant formula, hospital products, prescription drugs, and defective building products and consumer goods, among many others.

Education

Mr. Haviland received a B.A. from Rutgers College, Rutgers University in 1987, graduating magna cum laude. He received his juris doctor law degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 1992. Mr. Haviland is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Sixth and Ninth Circuits.

Recognition

With more than twenty years of concentration in the area of complex commercial and class action litigation, Mr. Haviland has been involved in cases of national importance. He has been selected as among "The Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania" by his legal peers in Pennsylvania for the years 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and was voted one of "The Best Attorneys in New Jersey" by his legal peers in New Jersey in 2006. Such distinction is reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in a State.

Mr. Haviland's success in the courtroom has led to several important legal milestones over the years involving individual rights and protections including, for example, the right to sue professional sports leagues for collusion under the antitrust laws (Shaw v. Dallas Cowboys Football Club, et. al, 172 F.3d 299 (3d Cir. 1999)) and the right to recover in Pennsylvania for "unfair and deceptive practices" involving the marketing of pharmaceutical drugs (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. TAP Pharmaceutical Prods., Inc., et. el., 36 A.3d 1197 (Pa. Cmmwlth. 2011)).

Location

Haviland Hughes
201 S. Maple Way
Suite 110
Ambler, PA, 19034

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Posted by Paul | January 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Donald E. Haviland's legal services
Mr. Haviland was hired by my company to handle what can only be described as a very contentious lawsuit. That particular legal matter literally threatened the stability of this company and its potential for a successful business path forward. Mr. Haviland executed his craft with the utmost professionalism and carried our matter to a conclusion that was highly satisfactory by all measure. His level of sophistication and knowledge of the law and processes of the court are exemplary. He often found himself greatly outnumbered before the judge, but never outdone nor outsmarted. I would recommend the services of Mr. Haviland, and for that matter, all members of the Haviland firm/team to any and all who unfortunately find themselves at risk from a lawsuit. Mr. Haviland not only possesses great legal skill and acuity, but he serves to provide immeasurable comfort and confidence to the client.
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Posted by Robert | January 11, 2017
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CEO
Typical lawyers think of billables and recommend costly protracted litigation as a first strike strategy. Mr. Haviland is atypical in that he listened to my issues and formulated a game plan that did not lead with litigation, but rather conversation with the parties that resulted in a favorable solution within weeks.
Posted by SCOTT | January 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Experience and a settlement that was highly in our favor!
The best experience I have ever had with a lawyer, and provided me with everything I expected and had hoped for.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2013
Outstanding
Mr. Haviland represented me when I could not be there. He was always polite and kept me informed. He worked very hard to win my case.
Posted by Thomas | July 30, 2013
Donald Haviland gets the job done!
Don listens to you needs and works diligently to accomplish all legal task set before him. We would highly recommend Don to anyone needing help with legal issues.
Posted by Val | July 27, 2013
Very Impressive!
Mr. Haviland is an excellent attorney whose services I have used over several years. I can honestly say that Mr. Haviland is a true professional who possesses a profound knowledge of the Justice System and is uncompromising when it comes to representing his clients in the best manner possible. Mr. Haviland represented me in a class action suit and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend employing Donald Haviland for all your legal needs. You will be glad you did!
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Posted by Audrey | July 27, 2013
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My husband and many other men were involved in a Class Action Lawsuit with a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Haviland and his firm kept us informed at every step of the way, even though the process involved many years. He was always available if we had a question or concern. He is personable and professional. An honorable man. Usually you don't use those words when talking about an attorney, but Mr. Haviland is the exception to the rule. I would not hesitate to use his expertise and wealth of knowledge if I needed an attorney in the future.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Haviland Hughes
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Com. of Pa. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al
  • Trial verdict for Plaintiff in amount of $51.8mm
  • Com. of Pa. v. Bristol Myers Squibb Co, et.al.
  • Trial verdict for Plaintiff in amount of $27.6mm
  • Shaw v. Dallas Cowboys Football Club, et al
  • Settled

Associations

  • Skytop Homeowners Association
  • Director
  • 2018 - Present
  • Devereux New Jersey
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Summit Council
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer- Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer - New Jersey
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • UA/MCANJ Trustee Conference
  • PBM Update
  • 2018
  • Marathon Health Conference Forum
  • Winning the Pharmaceutical Battle - Strategies from the Frontlines
  • 2018
  • Boardwalk seminar
  • It's Not Just Injury Claims: Pharma Frauds and Economic Torts
  • 2016
  • The Explosion and Evolution of Class Action Law
  • Class Action Reform -- Where is it going?
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (12)
Endorse Donald
Class action Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don is one of the finest lawyers with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working. Don's litigation, oral advocacy, strategic and writing skills raise him to the level of preeminent. I highly recommend Don to anyone with a class action or mass tort claim."
Antitrust and trade law Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Antitrust and trade law Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Antitrust and trade law Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to annyone needing legal representation."
Class action Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Class action Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Don for most of his career, and he is an excellent lawyer and one of the best in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Class action Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Ambler Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Donald E. Haviland Jr.
Donald E. Haviland Jr.
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Ambler, PA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation