Donna L. Draves has been practicing law in Florida for over 35 years and practices in the following areas: Business/Corporate Law, International Law, Contracts, Entertainment Law, Wills, Family Law and Litigation. She has successfully litigated thousands of cases over the course of her career.

Ms. Draves has represented foreign clients from many different countries that have come to Florida to purchase an existing business or to start a new business. She is fluent in English and French and has assisted her foreign clients with negotiations, setting up corporations and/or limited liability companies, and contract preparation and review. Additionally, if a client desires to purchase real property, commercial and/or residential, she is able to assist them in doing so.

Ms. Draves has a wealth of experience in representing and advising clients regarding dissolutions of marriage, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, wills, living wills, health care surrogates, powers of attorney, mediation and litigation. Ms. Draves has been certified as a Family Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida since 2001.

 

Education

 

  • University of Florida College of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • University of San Diego, Institute on International and Comparative Law (Paris, France)
  • University of Wisconsin, Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Colorado, Music Major

 

 

Business and Professional Memberships

 

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association (Chairman of the International Law Committee, 2002-2004)
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • International Bar Association (London, England)
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (Paris, France)
  • British-American Chamber of Commerce
  • French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Alliance Française
  • French American Business Council of Orlando
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
  • George C. Young American Inn of Court

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Evidence
  • Named one of the “Top Area Lawyers” and “Top Women Lawyers” by Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine
  • Taught Family Law Practicum summer courses at the University of Florida College of Law
  • Adjunct Professor for the Sports and Entertainment Law Course at the Honors College, University of Central Florida
  • Gold Heart Award from Variety – The Children’s Charity of Florida, Inc. (Founding President in 1990 and current board member)

 

The Draves Law Firm

120 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32801

Contact Us

P. 407.423.1183
F. 407.841.6746