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Jeremiah Donovan received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1970 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1977.   From 1978-1989, Attorney Donovan worked as an Assistant United States Attorney, District of Connecticut.  As a federal prosecutor, he investigated, prosecuted and tried a significant number of criminal cases, involving both violent and white-collar crimes, as well as representing the United States in a variety of civil cases.  In 1989, Attorney Donovan opened the Law Offices of Jeremiah Donovan.  While in private practice as a criminal defense attorney, Jeremiah has litigated a number of significant civil and criminal matters, including United States v. Jackman, 46 F.3d 1240 (2d Cir. 1995) (successfully attacking the method of choosing venirepersons in the district court); Erickson v. Erickson, 246 Conn. 250, 716 A.2d 92 (1998) (reversing the rule followed in Connecticut since colonial times that parole evidence may not be introduced to correct an error in a will); State v. Singh, 259 Conn. 693, 793 A.2d 226 (2002) (the first of a series of Supreme and Appellate Court cases dealing with prosecutorial misconduct); and Keeney v. Town of Old Saybrook, 237 Conn. 135, 676 A.2d 795 (1996) (reversal of state order that town construct a sewerage treatment plant).  His final argument in a federal RICO case is the subject of a literary exegesis in Meyer, “Desperate for Love,” 30 U.S.F.L.REV. 931 (1996).  In addition to practicing law, Jeremiah has served as an adjunct professor at Yale Law School, where he has taught a trial practice class for approximately twenty years.  Attorney Donovan has been listed among the Best Lawyers in America**, most recently in 2013.

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Jeremiah F. Donovan, Esq.​


Criminal Law


Harvard University, B.A.

Yale Law School, J.D.​



New York​


​Connecticut Bar Association

American Bar Association

Middlesex County Bar Association​


"Super Lawyers CT ", Criminal Law  2013 *

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