Donnelly Gillen

Donnelly A. Gillen


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San Francisco
Donnelly is an experienced commercial litigator with a primary emphasis on construction industry disputes. She has represented owners, businesses, and public agencies in actions involving contract and construction disputes, fraud claims, leases, and personal injury claims. In the construction realm, Donnelly has represented a wide range of players, including owners, developers, design professionals, builders, subcontractors, and product manufacturers. She is an effective advisor of individuals and businesses in contract drafting and negotiations, including on IPD projects.



“Strategies for Successful Negotiations," Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (March 2018)

“Delay Damages and California Construction Law," SMACNA Bay Area Project Management Certificate Program (October 2017)

“The Fine Art of Negotiation," panelist, National Association of Women in Construction (March 2017)

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Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, Construction Litigation (2014-2017)

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Women in Construction, San Francisco Chapter, Board Secretary

Alameda County Bar Association

San Francisco County Bar Association

ABA Forum on Construction Law


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2008)

B.A., summa cum laude, University of Maryland, College Park (2005)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

San Francisco

415-995-5096 Direct Phone
415-995-3519 Fax

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