- Lafayette College (B.A., cum laude, 1989)
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1992)
John T. Donovan concentrates his practice on the defense of premises liability, product liability, toxic tort and construction law matters. He graduated, cum laude, in 1989 from Lafayette College and received a law degree in 1992 from the University of Pittsburgh. He is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Donovan has written about the spoliation of evidence defense for the Product Law and Liability Journal. He is associated with the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations and a member of the Temple Inn of Court and Philadelphia's Brehon Society. He is a member of The Lawyer's Club and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. In 1998 he was appointed by then Governor Thomas Ridge to serve as an ambassador on behalf of Team Pennsylvania to encourage growth and development of business in the Commonwealth. In 2002 he was voted by his peers as one of the top forty attorneys in the Commonwealth under the age of forty. He volunteers on behalf of the Support Center for Child Advocates. He was the Recipient of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas First Judicial District's Roll of Honor award from the First Judicial District's Pro Bono Committee for his pro bono service in Philadelphia's legal community during 2006.
He will be a Lecturer in the law faculty at Villanova University School of Law during the Spring 2009 semester. The focus of the adjunct class he will be teaching will be "Pretrial Practice and Procedure." He has also served as adjunct faculty at the Rutgers University School of Law. He serves on the Zoning Committee of the Fairmount Civic Association. His previous employment includes time with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office and Susquehanna Legal Services.