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Hon. Thomas B. Donovan

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Class: XIV (2003)Circuit: Ninth


University of California, Berkeley, A.B. (1957)
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. (1962)
Admitted to California and D.C. Bar (1963)
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court (1966)

Professional Career

Partner, Dinkelspiel, Donovan & Reder (1969-93)
Associate (1964-68); Partner (1969), Dinkelspiel & Dinkelspiel
Associate, Covington & Burling (1962-63)


American Bankruptcy Institute
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
California Bankruptcy Journal, Board of Advisors (1994-)
Financial Lawyers Conference, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, Board of Directors (1994-)
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Pro Bono Committees
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (1983; 87)