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"My leadership style is client-centric and people-focused." - Keith Donovan

Keith E. Donovan

Managing Partner


Keith E. Donovan is the Managing Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee of Morris James. As Managing Partner, Keith develops sound business strategies and policies for the firm, oversees firm operations with strict focus on ensuring superior client service, and leads firm operations. He was elected to this position in January 2018. 

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 has more than 25 years of experience litigating personal injury cases. For the first 10 years of his career, Keith concentrated on the representation of insurance companies and insureds. In 2002, Keith began representing individuals injured by the negligence of others, and now exclusively represents plaintiffs in injury and insurance-related matters. This experience provides him a unique understanding of the tactics and strategies used by insurance companies in the defense of injury claims.  

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 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


News & Events

News & Events



Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiff's

  • 2009 - Present 
  • 2020, Lawyer of the Year

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 302.678.9063


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


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

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