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Donovan A. Mendoza

Donovan A. Mendoza

Associate

1301 McKinney Street
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77010

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Office: 713-599-0700
Fax: 713-599-0777
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Donovan Mendoza is an associate in the firm’s Houston office. Client-oriented and efficient, Donovan is highly skilled in honing in on the clients’ goals and needs. He specializes in crafting and providing his clients with personalized legal assistance.

Donovan has extensive experience in the areas of automobile, commercial trucking, transportation as well as insurance defense and coverage. For several years, Donovan has been handling matters concerning state and federal laws and regulations issued by the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is proficient in the 49 Code of Federal Regulations, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Donovan also provides assistance to his clients in matters involving complex commercial litigation, contractual disputes, real estate transactions, premises liability, product liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, and employment law.

His diverse experience centered on litigation, makes him a great counselor on matters of compliance. Donovan’s priority for his clients is to ensure that they comply at all times with relevant laws and regulations in order to minimize exposure. To this end, Donovan consistently stays abreast of legislative developments, sensibly interprets the law and regulations in the specific context relating to his client and ensures that his clients have the tools they need. Donovan is always looking out for the best interests of his clients and believes that a practical and innovative approach is the key to success.

Fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish, Donovan has experience with a diverse set of clients and businesses. Prior to joining Galloway, he created an automobile and commercial trucking practice for an Am Law firm, where he managed a variety of high-profile multi-million dollar claims and provided his clients with a well-rounded array of legal services, including advising on financial and compliance matters.

Donovan enjoys a well-rounded and cultured life – he has lived in Southern California, Italy, Indiana, Florida, and now enjoys the finer points of Texas. Donovan attended Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Indiana and is a recipient of USC’s Entertainment and Industry Certificate Program. Donovan is a licensed attorney in Florida and Texas and is interested in expanding into intellectual property, trademark, copyright, and entertainment law.

Representative Matters

  • Represented and advised business owning clients on business formation, insurance, employment, applicable laws and regulations, investments, and litigation related financial disclosures
  • Resolved matters pre-suit and during litigation for clients below expected exposure
  • Represented individual clients, business entities, insurance carriers and associations in both federal and state court
  • Managed high-profile cases with substantial client exposure and potential for negative publicity

OVERVIEW

Donovan Mendoza is an associate in the firm’s Houston office. Client-oriented and efficient, Donovan is highly skilled in honing in on the clients’ goals and needs. He specializes in crafting and providing his clients with personalized legal assistance.

Donovan has extensive experience in the areas of automobile, commercial trucking, transportation as well as insurance defense and coverage. For several years, Donovan has been handling matters concerning state and federal laws and regulations issued by the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is proficient in the 49 Code of Federal Regulations, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Donovan also provides assistance to his clients in matters involving complex commercial litigation, contractual disputes, real estate transactions, premises liability, product liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, and employment law.

His diverse experience centered on litigation, makes him a great counselor on matters of compliance. Donovan’s priority for his clients is to ensure that they comply at all times with relevant laws and regulations in order to minimize exposure. To this end, Donovan consistently stays abreast of legislative developments, sensibly interprets the law and regulations in the specific context relating to his client and ensures that his clients have the tools they need. Donovan is always looking out for the best interests of his clients and believes that a practical and innovative approach is the key to success.

Fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish, Donovan has experience with a diverse set of clients and businesses. Prior to joining Galloway, he created an automobile and commercial trucking practice for an Am Law firm, where he managed a variety of high-profile multi-million dollar claims and provided his clients with a well-rounded array of legal services, including advising on financial and compliance matters.

Donovan enjoys a well-rounded and cultured life – he has lived in Southern California, Italy, Indiana, Florida, and now enjoys the finer points of Texas. Donovan attended Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Indiana and is a recipient of USC’s Entertainment and Industry Certificate Program. Donovan is a licensed attorney in Florida and Texas and is interested in expanding into intellectual property, trademark, copyright, and entertainment law.

Representative Matters

  • Represented and advised business owning clients on business formation, insurance, employment, applicable laws and regulations, investments, and litigation related financial disclosures
  • Resolved matters pre-suit and during litigation for clients below expected exposure
  • Represented individual clients, business entities, insurance carriers and associations in both federal and state court
  • Managed high-profile cases with substantial client exposure and potential for negative publicity

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • Certificate in Entertainment Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
    • Recipient of the USC Gould School of Law scholarship
  • J.D., Notre Dame School of Law
    • International Law Society, Member
    • Hispanic Student Association, Member
    • GALILEE Project
  • B.A., in Political Science, magna cum laude, University of La Verne
    • NCAA scholar athlete

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • The Florida Bar
  • The State Bar of Texas