Joyce R. Dondanville

Associate

Joyce R. Dondanville is a senior associate at Farmer Case & Fedor with over 22 years of litigation experience. Ms. Dondanville specializes in insurance litigation, both coverage and defense, with a concentration in vehicular matters, premises liability, professional liability and contract disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Dondanville was the assistant general counsel for American Safety Insurance Company and provided coverage analysis on various types of insurance policies. She has also practiced in various San Diego law firms emphasizing construction litigation, including defect, delay and toxic tort cases.

As an accomplished litigator, Ms. Dondanville has represented numerous insurance carriers, bonding companies, construction professionals and contractors as well as individual homeowners in construction-related matters.  Ms. Dondanville has been a guest lecturer on construction-related legal issues and mechanic’s lien laws in California.

Joyce R. Dondanville

Associate

Joyce R. Dondanville is a senior associate at Farmer Case & Fedor with over 22 years of litigation experience. Ms. Dondanville specializes in insurance litigation, both coverage and defense, with a concentration in vehicular matters, premises liability, professional liability and contract disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Dondanville was the assistant general counsel for American Safety Insurance Company and provided coverage analysis on various types of insurance policies. She has also practiced in various San Diego law firms emphasizing construction litigation, including defect, delay and toxic tort cases.

As an accomplished litigator, Ms. Dondanville has represented numerous insurance carriers, bonding companies, construction professionals and contractors as well as individual homeowners in construction-related matters.  Ms. Dondanville has been a guest lecturer on construction-related legal issues and mechanic’s lien laws in California.

Practice Focus Areas

  • Auto and Trucking Liability
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction – Delay & Mold
  • Collections and Contract Disputes
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Mechanic’s Lien Law
  • Mediation Services
  • Professional Liability

Professional Experience

Farmer Case & Fedor, Senior Associate San Diego, CA 2016 – Present
Robertson & Associates, Senior Associate San Diego, CA 2014 – 2016
American Safety Ins. Co., Asst. General Counsel San Diego, CA 2012 – 2014
Byron & Edwards, Associate San Diego, CA 2005 – 2010
Popov & McCullogh, Associate San Diego, CA 2001 – 2005
Corona & Balestreri, Associate San Diego, CA 2000 – 2001
Barker, Thomas, McCollogh & Walters, Associate San Diego, CA 1995 – 2000
Expert Witness – Cheerleading Liability


Professional Associations

San Diego County Bar Association
North County Bar Association
California State Bar Association
San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
Consumer Lawyers of California


Bar Admissions

State of California 1995
U.S. District Court, Central District of California 1995
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California 1995
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California 1995
California Supreme Court 1995

Educational Background

Bachelor Accountancy, University of San Diego 1992
Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law 1995

About Ms. Dondanville

Joyce R. Dondanville is a senior associate at Farmer Case & Fedor with over 22 years of litigation experience. Ms. Dondanville specializes in insurance litigation, both coverage and defense, with a concentration in vehicular matters, premises liability, professional liability and contract disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Dondanville was the assistant general counsel for American Safety Insurance Company and provided coverage analysis on various types of insurance policies. She has also practiced in various San Diego law firms emphasizing construction litigation, including defect, delay and toxic tort cases.  As an accomplished litigator, Ms. Dondanville has represented numerous insurance carriers, bonding companies, construction professionals and contractors as well as individual homeowners in construction related matters.  Ms. Dondanville has been a guest lecturer on construction related legal issues and mechanic’s lien laws in California.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Ms. Dondanville moved to San Diego in 1985 and was a flight attendant for a few years before continuing her formal education. She was also a professional cheerleader for the Buffalo Bills and went to their first super bowl.  Ms. Dondanville attended the University of San Diego and earned her Bachelor in Accountancy degree in 1992.  Ms. Dondanville continued her legal education at California Western School of Law, where she was on the Dean’s Honor list and a member of the Advocacy Honors Board, receiving her Juris Doctorate in 1995.

Ms. Dondanville has a vast array of experiences and connects well with the firm’s clients.  She has had great success in resolving cases in a timely and cost-effective manner.  She is a big advocate of keeping the client informed and has regular and frequent communications with both the client and the carrier.  This combination of timeliness, cost-effectiveness, and constant communication has made Ms. Dondanville very successful.

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