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Michael S. Donovan

Wills and living wills Attorney at Slidell, LA

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Wills and living wills
    50%
    At the Donovan Law Firm, LLC, we will work hard to ensure that your assets are protected and passed on as you have intended.

    13 years

  2. Probate
    45%

  3. Personal injury
    5%
    The Donovan Law Firm, LLC, works hard to make sure its clients are well represented and their claims are handled in a professional manner.

    13 years

The Donovan Law Firm, LLC, is structured as a general law practice.  This structure allows The Donovan Law Firm, LLC, to provide cost-effective representation to its clients in the areas of law including, but not limited to, personal injury, family law, divorces, wills, trusts, criminal defense and DWI litigation. The Donovan Law Firm, LLC will serve all jurisdictions in Louisiana, but will primarily serve the communities of the Northshore of Lake Pontchatrain.

 

           Mr. Michael S. Donovan, a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Louisiana State University, is the principal member of The Donovan Law Firm, LLC.   Mr. Donovan was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in October of 2009 and practiced workers compensation law before founding The Donovan Law Firm, LLC, in January of 2011.  Mr. Donovan has called the Northshore home for the past 25 years and is committed to providing his local community excellent, efficient and effective legal representation.

 

Location

Michael S. Donovan
506 Robert Blvd. Suite B
Slidell, LA, 70458

Reviews

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Posted by Jeanne | February 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A honest attorney is essential
Michael Donovan has helped me with every issue I brought before him. Not only I like Mr. Donovan, but I trust him. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Melanie | July 19, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Ticket Assistance
Michael Donovan was extremely helpful with my ticket situation. He always spoke with me on a personal and professional level and never failed to keep me updated on the status of my ticket. He was able to speak with attourneys in Slidell and have them reduce my ticket to a nonmoving violation, especially since this had been my first offense. Overall, I had an enjoyable experience and was educated on the system and the law.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job
Mr. Donovan went above and beyond what I needed.
Posted by Barbara | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I found Mr. Donovan to be both very knowledgeable on the documents I required but also very courteous & professional. As the granddaughter of a retired judge & lawyer, I know to question potential attorneys regarding their knowledge of the subject required and listen carefully to how they answer--not just for accuracy but also their tone and manner. Mr. Donovan met all my expectations. His suggestions helped with some of the decisions I required in the documents, were very informative. I would definitely recommend Mr. Donovan to anyone seeking an attorney and will definitely use him in any of my future legal needs.
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Posted by Raymond | February 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Awesome experience. Michael Donovan was knowledgeable and professional from day 1. He keep me updated on my case throughout the whole process. I never felt like just another case. I always felt like his #1 priority. Anyone who needs a lawyer should call him first.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2015
great lawyer
Michael Donovan represented me in my DWI court case. He was very knowledgeable in this area. He was able to help me keep my driver's license and avoid large fines and jail time. He helped get my case into a pretrial diversion program. He knew the ins and outs of the legal system and kept me informed of the best decisions to make. I plan to use him again in the near future for other services such as living wills and prenuptial agreements before I get married.
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Posted by Eric | March 19, 2015
He's a worker
This guy always does a great job for me. He's handled wills, estate stuff, and a few other things and he always comes through for me. Easy to work with and I trust him completely.
Posted by Tom | April 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Waste of Time and Money!
In August 2022, we paid Fleur de Lis Law and Title to handle it succession. We called periodically to check on the progress. Suddenly, in March, Michael Donovan sends us a letter in the mail saying they could no longer represent us and that the Chancery Court was giving us 30 days to find a new lawyer. I sent Michael Donovan a text asking him to call me after I called his office and did not hear back from him (and time was of essence). Days later he called me back (after several attempts to handle this on my own, to no avail), and said he sees I was able to speak to a lawyer he recommended to take over the succession. Michael was not truthful on at least two occasions.: 1) The text I sent him to his phone. When I approached him about not returning my calls, he said, “Oh, you sent me a text?” Sometimes I don’t get my texts so I have to refresh my phone.” I told him my phone said it was delivered, and that he did receive it. He did not deny this, but he also did not confirm it. he just gave the excuse I provided above. 2) When I called the Chancery Court, they told me that they knew nothing about the “30 day provision letter” mentioned above. Bottom line: About 9 months later, we wasted a lot of time, money and energy to get nowhere!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Donovan Law Firm, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Michael S. Donovan
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Rabalais, Unland & Lorio Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Louisiana State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Associations

  • Greater Covington Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Slidell Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (12)
Endorse Michael
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is an extremely qualified attorney who I would entrust with my own personal legal matter. He is very well respected and I have seen his results!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent, trustworthy lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a diligent and dedicated advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I hear the words trustworthy and knowledgable in the field of estate planning I immediately think of Michael. If you have estate planning needs you need not look further than Michael Donovan."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael for a few years now - his work ethic and attention to details are an immense value to his clients. He is very bright and committed to his work. Michael's successes are represented by the client's lives he has changed."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Mike on several matters over the last several years. Mike has a strong work ethic, expertise in contract law and collection matters and always stays on top of his case load."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an honest and conscientious member of the local bar. I had the opportunity to work with Mike doing volunteer work through the St. Tammany Parish Bar Association. He is trustworthy and dedicated to serving the community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Donovan works hard for his clients to get them the results they seek. He is an asset to the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Donovan does great work in the area of workers compensation but also handling criminal defense matters. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael for any St. Tammany residents needing assistance in these areas of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I work on the South shore, and am happy to refer any clients who need services in St. Tammany Parish and the surrounding area to Michael."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is an enthusiastic advocate for his clients. Always pursuing their best interests, Mike roots out any potential issues in the case and resolves them as best he can efficiently and quickly. Mike also offers a high degree of personalized care, treating his clients as he would his family."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Donovan is an efficient, effective lawyer. He works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. Mr. Donovan is smart, aggressive, and trustworthy. Give him a call if you need great legal representation in St. Tammany Parish."
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Slidell Wills and living wills Lawyer Michael S. Donovan
Michael S. Donovan
Wills and living wills Attorney
Slidell, LA
Licensed for 14 years