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Donna Kay Cloer

Workers compensation Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Donna Kay Law Firm, Donna Kay

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
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About Donna

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Donna Kay Cloer, Esq., has successfully and passionately defended the rights of the injured person for the past 18 plus years. She went to law school to defend the rights of those without a voice and injured. She has successfully recovered millions of dollars for her clients.

Donna is a litigator at heart. She has been a litigation and trial attorney since 2001. She is known as a fierce litigator and a dedicated advocate for her clients. She is exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable in and out of the court room. Her areas of expertise and practice include Workers’ Compensation, employment law and personal injury.

Donna graduated cum laude from Oakland University located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources and a Minor in General Business. During her undergraduate studies, she was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society.

Donna attended Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in December 2001.

During her studies at Southwestern School of Law, she was the recipient of a merit scholarship. While in law school, Donna worked as a certified extern for the Torrance City Attorney’s Office in the Criminal division. While working at the City Attorney’s Office, she assisted in all phases of prosecution and managed the arraignment calendar for criminal violations. Additionally, Donna independently decided administrative review of appeal. Also, during her studies, Donna worked as an extern for Studies USA (now known as Universal Studios), where she assisted in drafting employment contracts and edited scripts for television programs.

Donna is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of California, including the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

When not practicing law, Donna enjoys spending time with her husband, Bob, son, Bobby, dog, Mittens, and cat, Hermes.


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Donna Kay Law Firm
21515 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 200
Torrance, CA, 90503


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Posted by Sharon | August 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Communicative, knowledgeable, kind
Donna was great from the start. I actually had originally chosen a different attorney who turned out to be very uncommunicative. In a process like this, it’s already overwhelming and emotions are high. Having someone be a reliable communicator was important to me. Donna was always on top of this and was open to talking via phone, text, and email. She worked with me over Christmas to get things done. She also worked tirelessly to push my former employer when they ignored messages, timelines, and issued my settlement late. Their communication throughout the process was almost non-existent, but Donna always followed up and made things happen. Donna was also very knowledgeable and good at explaining the law and this process. I personally wanted that level of detail and trust. Donna made me feel like I had an advocate and could really trust her expertise. Donna was also kind. Any situation where you need these services, it’s not fun. You question your competence and self-worth, and the process itself can feel scary. Donna went above and beyond to show kindness to me and understanding throughout this situation - while still being aggressive and smart (“a bulldog”) in the way you’d need your attorney to be.
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Posted by Peter | January 2, 2023
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Great communication & someone who’s on your side!
The whole experience with Donna made me feel at ease and a lot less stressed about the whole situation. Effective communication that helped me understand the step by step process. Definitely recommend and have already referred two others to her!
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2022
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Recommended/Honest Attorney
Donna will not disappoint you! The first day I met her I knew I was in good hands. She's very professional, personable, honest and stays on top of your case. You will never be left in the dark. She is always available to answer any questions you have. I highly recommend Donna!
Posted by Omar | June 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing professional attorney
Donna is extremely professional and straight to the point. She fights and does all the work for the client. You express to her what you need and she delivers. The whole process was extremely effortless and I even recieved exactly what I wanted in the end. 10/10 would recommend and would use again.
Posted by Samin | October 12, 2021
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Samin Zamanian, Esq
I have known Donna for years and can say she is an extremely knowledgeable workers compensation attorney, and a excellent advocate for her clients.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer got me 10 times more for my case
Donna Kay fought hard for my case and I got a settlement that was 10 times more than the insurance offered me. She is the only lawyer that I have had work for me that returns phone calls. When you hire Donna, you get her on the phone and not an assistant. She is easy to talk to, she listens, and explains your case fully. She fights like a tiger for your rights. If you need a great lawyer for your case, hire Donna Kay!
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Posted by Wael | May 24, 2021
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Injured on the job
It is my pleasure today to discuss with you my attorney Donna Kay. I cannot, and will not, discuss on an open forum private information with respect to my case and attorney client privilege. But what I can tell you is that my father was an attorney for 36 years and thus I have had the legal profession in my family for a long time. Donna is the kind of attorney my father was and would only have worked with. She is kind, generous, and smart. A true fighter and an extremely bright professional to have working for you as a Workers Compensation attorney. She will tear the other side apart to get you the treatment that you deserve. I’ve never met another more kind and bright attorney in my adult life as Donna Kay. Worker’s Compensation law is a very delicate and complicated field. Her 20 years experience doing it makes her the best of the best. No question. She will fix your problem, guaranteed….
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2021
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Great lawyer!
Donna exceeded my expectations, she went far beyond the assistance I had hoped for. She is an awesome person too!
Posted by Jonathan | May 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Spectacular Service!!
Donna Cloer is the best attorney. She consistently returned calls whenever I had a question. She took the time to explain any questions I had about my case. I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Rudy | November 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Donna is the best lawyer ever! She got me an awesome settlement and was always available whenever I had questions. I would recommend her legal expertise and professionalism to anyone seeking an attorney. Shes the best!
Posted by Jo | September 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Workers compensation
Donna Cloer helped me with my workers compensation case. She is very knowledgeable and was available to answer any questions that I had. She was able to quickly and efficiently settle the case for a reasonable amount. I highly recommend her service.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-33%
Payment methods


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Certified Intern
  • City Attorney's Office, Torrance
  • 2000 - 2001


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Oakland University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • State Court, Superior Court, Federal Court, and Administrative Law Boards
  • Success in multiple legal venues


  • Legal Roundtables
  • Various
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Merit Scholarship
  • Southwestern School of Law
  • 1998


  • Vince Allen
  • The Art of Deposing a Witness
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Yearly roundtables
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
Endorse Donna
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Donna fights tirelessly for her clients and is an excellent advocate. I would confidently refer any prospective client to Ms. Cloer, knowing they will be in good hands."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Donna personally and professionally for 20 years. She is an outstanding attorney with a deep knowledge of the law and an even deeper commitment to her clients. She is an excellent litigator and will fight for every right and benefit her clients are entitled to."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Donna is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of Workers' Compensation law. She cares deeply about her clients, and is highly respected by her fellow attorneys. I wholeheartedly endorse Donna Cloer."
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