David R. Donadio

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Mr. Donadio was raised in Concord, Massachusetts, where he graduated in the top 10% of his high school class. In 1985 he graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

After moving to California, Mr. Donadio went to the University of San Francisco Law School (USF), where he was president of the Environmental Law Society. After graduating from USF, Mr. Donadio spent a summer clerking for the White House's Council on Environmental Quality and obtained a masters degree in law, with a concentration in environmental law, from Vermont Law School.

Mr. Donadio began work with the Novato, California office of Brayton Purcell in 1991 as a law clerk and an associate immediately after his admission to the California Bar. His responsibilities included case management, law and motion, and all phases of discovery. In January 2000, Mr. Donadio became a partner. He is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of associate attorneys and paralegals in both the Novato and Los Angeles offices. He has been designated as a Super Lawyer from 2009-2014.

Mr. Donadio is admitted to the California Bar; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and the US District Court, Northern District of California. He is a member of Consumer Attorneys of California and Public Justice. Mr. Donadio and his wife live in Novato, California.

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Honors and Awards

•Northern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2016

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Environmental Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415-895-2669  Phone
800-598-0314  Phone
415-898-1247  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6169, Novato, CA 94945
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Philosophy, 1985
Law School Attended:
University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, J.D., 1991; Honors: President of the Environmental Law Society; Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, M.S.L., Environmental Law, 1991
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; 1991, California

Professional Associations and Memberships

Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
Marin County Bar Association, Member

Birth Information:
Winchester, Massachusetts, July 12, 1963

Peer Reviews

Novato, California

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