JOHN R. DONOVAN
Attorney John R. (“Jake”) Donovan was born in New Haven, Connecticut and has lived in the area his entire life. He attended Hopkins School in New Haven and graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 1975.
Jake earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1979 and was admitted to the Connecticut bar later that same year. He is also admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut.
A Strong Background in Criminal Law
Jake began his legal career as an assistant state’s attorney for the Meriden Superior Court. By the time he left that court, he had worked his way all the way up to the top — acting as the Meriden court’s chief state’s attorney. After leaving that position, Jake went into private practice in order to practice criminal defense law.
It’s an honor to be able to help my clients get past the worst times in their lives.