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Daniel Donovan

Foreclosure Attorney at Greensboro, NC

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Danny Donovan

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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    Attorney Donovan is one of North Carolina’s Premier Attorneys and specializes in handling claims for individuals involved with a foreclosure that results in Surplus Funds.

  2. Litigation
    Civil Litigation

Attorney Daniel L. Donovan has successfully litigated hundreds of cases across numerous counties in North Carolina, in both state and federal courts. He has represented over 800 clients throughout North Carolina, in matters both large and small, and his performance in the field has led to the recovery of over $25,000,000 for clients and prevented the loss of countless more.

Attorney Donovan is one of North Carolina’s Premier Attorneys in handling claims for individuals involved with a foreclosure that results in Surplus Funds. He has helped hundreds of individuals secure surplus funds rightfully due then from the sale of a foreclosed property. The entire process of petitioning for surplus funds can be intricate, confusing, and time-intensive. It is recommended by many clerks of court to consult with an experienced surplus funds attorney before proceeding. Attorney Donovan will investigate and confirm rightful ownership, verify that the surplus funds are accurate, and then file a claim with the clerk of courts to have the surplus funds released to his client.

A Surplus Fund, commonly known as excess proceeds of the sale of real estate after debts are satisfied, may also arise from the sale of a deceased property owner without a will or beneficiaries designated. Attorney Donovan can also assist with your beneficiary rights to claim your rights to excess property proceeds and other assets arising from the estate of the decedent.

Call today to schedule your free consultation with Attorney Donovan to discuss your surplus fund claim. He does not require payment upfront for his services if the presence of the claim can be confirmed by the clerk of courts. Attorney Donovan will manage your surplus fund claim and get paid from the surplus funds.

Attorney Donovan also provides comprehensive estate planning and probate legal services and has extensive experience with litigating civil litigation matters to include individual and business disputes, personal injury, contracts, family issues or estate matters.


Daniel Donovan
806 Green Valley Road, Suite 200
Greensboro, NC, 27408


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  5 customer reviews
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Posted by deborah | February 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
surplus funds held by state
very responsive and professional handled all aspects of the procedure including court proceeding. i would recommend Daniel to my friends and family Daniel was recommended to me by another attorney i had contacted for help. very satisfied.
Posted by Louis | February 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would hire again
Mr. Donovan was fair and knowledgeable. He handled my case well and I would hire him again.
Posted by Gina | March 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney
Mr. Donovan was a tremendous asset to our case. Without him I don't think we would've gotten the fair settlement amount that we did. He also made us feel very much at ease throughout the process. We would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel and should we need an attorney in the future he will be our go to guy!
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Posted by Chris | February 19, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Legal consultation
Daniel is very personable and made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. He was able to help me set clear expectations and was right on the mark with anticipating the outcome of my situation. Next time, Daniel will be the first attorney I call!
Posted by Scott | February 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my house
I hired Mr. Donovan when a disaster recovery contractor contaminated my house with asbestos during a water abatement. Dealing with the contractors insurance company was an absolute nightmare; they utilized any tactic they could to delay for months and the amount they were offering to make me whole was laughable. After Mr. Donovan got involved, there was almost an immediate commitment on the part of the insurance company to begin to begin the asbestos removal. I was out of my house for almost a year, but it wasn't until Mr. Donovan got involved that things really started happening.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-30%


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Daniel Donovan, Attorney at Law
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Deuterman Law Group
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Dummit Fradin
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Roane Law
  • 2010 - 2015
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  • Elon University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Appalachian State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science, Political Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Parking Lot Fall
  • $335,000


  • American Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Auto Litigation - Complex Insurance Coverage Issues
  • 2016
  • Practical Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals
  • Understanding North Carolina Personal Injury Law
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Insurance Coverage
  • 2016
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Basics of Legal Writing
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Working with North Carolina Rules of Evidence
  • 2014
  • North Carolina Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals
  • Understanding NC Personal Injury Law
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (7)
Endorse Daniel
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Donovan is a great Attorney. He has the expertise to assist both clients and fellow members of the legal community. I highly endorse Mr. Donovan for Personal Injury cases."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a sophisticated personal injury attorney who knows how to fight for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Donovan brings expertise, work ethic and excellent trial advocacy skills to every personal injury case that he handles."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Daniel is an intelligent attorney who always zealously advocated for his clients. He is always professional and attentive to details. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel Donovan is a quiet powerhouse. His experience and reputation help him effectively negotiate cases on behalf of his clients. Without a doubt, he is the first person I go to when I have a question about a civil matter. Attorney Donovan will get the job done."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Danny is a phenomenal attorney. His strong legal acumen and unparalleled advocacy combine to make a tremendous litigator. I strongly recommend Danny."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny is an excellent attorney who understands what it means to fight for his clients. His knowledge of the law is second to none and it really shows in the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny Donovan is a top notch litigator! I am more and more impressed each time I see him in the courtroom. He will relentlessly fight for his clients, exhausting every argument. I highly recommend Danny."
Wrongful death Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Daniel on several cases and you will not find anyone more compassionate or knowledgeable on the law. I highly recommend Daniel for all of your legal needs!"
Car accident Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the opportunity to work with and more importantly learn from Mr. Donovan. He is an aggressive and knowledgeable litigator, who's understanding of the law give his clients an advantage in negotiations and the courtroom!"
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Donovan is an excellent trial attorney. He has shown the wisdom of over preparing a case, as a way to force the insurance companies to pay a fair claim. His hard work in preparing a case pays off well for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny is a very passionate and hard working attorney. Danny is very knowledgeable; and he zealously represents each and every client. Danny has great focus, is a superb trial lawyer and has an outstanding understanding of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Danny was in my trial practice class at Elon Law School. He was an excellent student and an aggressive advocate. After law school, I asked Danny to come work for me, and he accepted. While I am admittedly biased, Danny is an outstanding attorney and is truly compassionate about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Donovan since we attended law school together. I have referred friends and clients to him (and will continue to do so) and they have come away well pleased. I endorse this lawyer."
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Greensboro Foreclosure Lawyer Daniel Donovan
Daniel Donovan
Foreclosure Attorney
Greensboro, NC
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available