Roetzel & Andress LPA is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Donovan has been elected to serve as President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar Association (CCBA).
Representing a youthful subsection of the CCBA’s membership, the Young Lawyers Section engages in many charitable activities throughout the year, raising funds for children in the Collier County foster care system, the Special Olympics, and other local community programs. In addition to its charitable endeavors, the Young Lawyers Section membership meets regularly for purposes of education, networking, and fostering an environment of public responsibility among legal professionals.
"We’re very proud of Chris,” said Paul K. Heuerman, Partner-in-Charge of Roetzel’s Naples office. “He has been an active member and leader in the CCBA’s Young Lawyers Section for many years and we’re sure that he’ll do well by both the membership and the community in his new role as President.”
Mr. Donovan is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He focuses his practice on appellate and original-jurisdiction proceedings in both state and federal court. He also provides litigation-support services, such as preserving the record, drafting jury instructions, and writing dispositive motions.
With over 10 years of appellate experience, he routinely handles appellate matters in commercial, real estate, employment, probate, family, constitutional, and administrative law. He also represents a wide range of industries, including local governments, businesses, real estate developers, banks, and community associations.
In addition to his new role as President of the CCBA’s Young Lawyers Section, Mr. Donovan has recently been named Program Director of the Thomas S. Biggs Chapter of the American Inns of Court where he oversees the membership’s educational programming. Further, he now chairs the monthly continuing legal education telephonic seminar programming for the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section.
Mr. Donovan earned both his J.D. and B.A. from Stetson University, and he was previously a staff attorney for Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal.