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Having started my career representing those in the insurance industry, I have a unique understanding of the tactics and strategies used by insurance companies in the defense of injury claims.

Keith E. Donovan

Managing Partner


Since being admitted to practice in Delaware in 1991, Keith has spent his entire career litigating personal injury and insurance-related cases. For the first 10 years of his career, Keith’s practice focused on representing insurance companies and insureds in litigation in Delaware.

In 2002, Keith began representing individuals injured by the negligence of others, and now exclusively represents plaintiffs in injury and insurance-related matters. Having started his career representing those in the insurance industry, Keith has a unique understanding of the tactics and strategies used by insurance companies in the defense of injury claims.

Keith is recognized by his clients and peers for his plaintiffs personal injury practice. He is highly regarded by clients as a skillful and composed trial attorney with sharp analytical skills. Keith is respected by his colleagues for his depth, responsiveness and ability to see the big picture.

Keith is a frequent speaker on personal injury insurance issues and on trial techniques and strategies. He is often selected by his peers to serve as an arbitrator and/or mediator.

Professional Affiliations

Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • 2011, President
  • 2008 - 2013, Board Member

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Delaware Chapter

  • 2011 - Present, Treasurer
  • 2010, President
  • 2005 - Present

Delaware Board of Bar Examiners, Past Board Member
Kent County Civil Liaison for the Superior Court, tenure ended in 2018
Delaware State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member

Representative Matters

  • Representing individuals injured due to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune 
  • Representing individuals injured due to the tuberculosis-infected bone graft material and product recall by Aziyo Biologics
  • Successfully tried over 45 cases to verdict
  • Multiple confidential seven-figure settlements
  • Successfully negotiated several six-figure settlements in commercial boating accident and maritime law claims 
  • Successfully resolved thousands of injury claims throughout his over 30-year-long career as a trial attorney

Videos & Resources

Articles & Publications


News & Events

News & Events



Opportunity Center, Inc.’s Blue Gold Basketball, Board of Trustees member



Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiff's

  • 2009 - Present, 
  • Lawyer of the Year, 2020

Delaware Today Top Lawyers

  • 2014 - Present, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2010, 2014 - 2016, Tort Law

America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement, 2016

Corporate INTL MagazineAttorney of the Year in Delaware, 2014

American Registry, Best Delaware Attorneys, 2013

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2009

T 302.888.6808
F 302.571.1750


Delaware, 1991
U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


Widener University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1991
University of Delaware, BS, 1988

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