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Honorable Thomas B. Donovan

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United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California
Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1652 
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 894-3728


The Honorable Thomas B. Donovan is a recalled bankruptcy judge assisting with mediation, settlements and other court emergencies. Judge Donovan is currently not accepting applications for externs.

About the Judge



  • San Jose State College (California), 1953-55
  • University of California at Berkeley, 1955-57, B.A.
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1959-62, J.D., Law Review

 Military Service:

  • Active duty, U. S. Army Security Agency, 1957-1959.  Reserve service 1959-1964.  Honorable discharge 1964 as 1LT.

 Career Record:

  • 1962-63, Associate, Covington and Burling, Washington, DC
  • 1964-69, Associate then Partner, Dinkelspiel and Dinkelspiel, San Francisco, California
  • 1969-93, Partner, Dinkelspiel, Donovan and Reder, San Francisco, California
  • Admitted to the California Bar, 1963; District of Columbia Bar, 1963; U. S. Supreme Court Bar, 1966

 Professional Memberships:

  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Financial Lawyers' Conference
  • Bankruptcy Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Association of Business Trial Lawyers
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