DONOVAN LITIGATION GROUP, LLC, located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is a law firm dedicated to providing first class litigation services to investors, consumers and small businesses. The firm’s principals have substantial trial and appellate court experience prosecuting complex commercial and consumer cases. The founding member of the firm has appeared or argued before the United States Supreme Court, various federal and state appellate courts, the state Supreme Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and federal and state trial courts throughout the country. The firm’s nationwide practice focuses on class actions, shareholders’ rights, consumer and commercial litigation as well as employment-related disputes. The firm strives to provide consumers, investors and small businesses with the type of sophisticated, in-depth representation that is ordinarily available only to the largest corporate clients of money-center law firms.
In the area of consumer justice, Mr. Donovan has argued before the Supreme Court of the United States in Smiley v. Citibank (South Dakota), N.A., No. 95-860, 116 S. Ct. 806 (argued Apr. 24, 1996) and obtained favorable appellate rulings from the New Jersey Supreme Court in Sherman v. Citibank (South Dakota), N.A., 668 A.2d 1036 (N.J. 1995) and Hunter v. Greenwood Trust Co., 668 A.2d 1067 (N.J. 1995) and from the Pennsylvania Superior Court in In re Citibank Credit Card Litigation, 653 A.2d 39 (Pa. Super. 1995) and Gadon v. Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., 653 A.2d 43 (Pa. Super. 1995). Mr. Donovan obtained a landmark Truth in Lending Act decision from the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Rossman v. Fleet Bank (R.I.), N.A., 280 F.3d 384 (3d Cir. 2002), holding that a bank may not change a credit card promise of no annual fee. He also obtained landmark decisions from the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court and the New Jersey Supreme Court in Lemelledo v. Beneficial Finance Co., 674 A.2d 582 (N.J. App. Div. 1996).