Mr. Asmar is a member of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He represents clients involved in complex commercial litigation matters.
Before joining Bodman, Mr. Asmar clerked for Justice Mary Beth Kelly of the Michigan Supreme Court. He has also worked for a Detroit-area litigation defense firm where he participated in a variety of cases involving civil rights, employment issues, commercial disputes, municipal liability, contractual claims, and constitutional claims.
Mr. Asmar is a member of Michigan State University's Michigan Political Leadership Program Class of 2015. During law school, he received the CALI Award for Torts at the University of Miami Law school, which he attended for one year before transferring to the University of Notre Dame Law School. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, he served as President of the Chaldean American Student Association.
Honors, Awards, and Recognition
- Barristers Pro Bono Award, Detroit Bar Association, 2016
Iraqi Refugee Family Gains Permanent ResidencyAn Iraqi family no longer felt it was safe to remain in their home country because of their religious beliefs. After facing years of persecution, imprisonment, and even torture, the family’s patriarch earned his education and sought visas for his family, hoping to find work in the United States. The family applied for and received asylum, but hoped to earn permanent residency in the country. The process involved completing applications for each of the five family members and gathering hundreds of pages of supporting documentation. With the firm’s assistance, the family gained permanent residency.
- 08/01/2016Donovan Asmar Receives DMBA Barristers Pro Bono Award
- 03/20/2015Donovan Asmar Selected to Participate in Michigan Political Leadership Program
- 03/11/2015Bodman PLC Forms Aviation Law and Finance Practice Group
- 12/11/2014Bodman Welcomes Three New Attorneys
- University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
- University of Michigan, B.A.