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David R. Donadio

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  • Environmental Law
  • Mesothelioma


Mr. Donadio was raised in Concord, Massachusetts, where he graduated in the top 10% of his high school class. In 1985 he graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

After moving to California, Mr. Donadio went to the University of San Francisco Law School (USF), where he was president of the Environmental Law Society. After graduating from USF, Mr. Donadio spent a summer clerking for the White House's Council on Environmental Quality and obtained a masters degree in law, with a concentration in environmental law, from Vermont Law School.

Mr. Donadio began work with the Novato, California office of Brayton Purcell in 1991 as a law clerk and an associate immediately after his admission to the California Bar. His responsibilities included case management, law and motion, and all phases of discovery. In January 2000, Mr. Donadio became a partner. He is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of associate attorneys and paralegals in both the Novato and Los Angeles offices. He has been designated as a Super Lawyer from 2009-2014.

Mr. Donadio is admitted to the California Bar; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and the US District Court, Northern District of California. He is a member of Consumer Attorneys of California and Public Justice. Mr. Donadio and his wife live in Novato, California.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: President of the Environmental Law Society
  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • M.S.L. - 1991
    • Major: Environmental Law
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: Philosophy

Bar Admission

  • California, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • Northern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2009 – 2016

Professional Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Marin County Bar Association, Member, Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner
  • Managing Attorney