John T. Donovan Partner




John Donovan is the regional managing partner of the Philadelphia office.  John is a trial lawyer who develops strong personal relationships with his clients based on his responsiveness and high accessibility. He concentrates his practice on the defense of premises liability claims in the security industry, product liability, transportation, toxic tort and construction law matters, and has tried dozens of cases to verdict in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. John was the designated liability catastrophic injury counsel for a major international insurance carrier for Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and continues to support that work in his role at Wilson Elser.

John has written about the spoliation of evidence defense for the Product Law and Liability Journal and has spoken on various topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He initiated the program on trial and pretrial issues at Temple University School of Law, where he continues as an adjunct faculty member. In the past John has taught at Villanova University School of Law and Rutgers School of Law as an adjunct faculty member.

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