Denise A. Brogna



Denise A. Brogna is a partner in our Professional Practices group at Donovan Hatem. Denise has extensive experience as a trial and appellate lawyer with both large and small firms, first chair appellate, jury and bench trial experience in both state and federal courts. At Donovan Hatem, Denise evaluates and resolves claims for design professionals throughout the United States where her fact-finding skills are helpful in effectively resolving disputes or liability issues.

In addition to defending design professionals, Denise also represents officers and directors, real estate agents and brokers, developers, general contractors, and lenders in the areas of business litigation, construction defect, corporate law, employment law, foreclosure, land use, premises liability, real estate, tax abatement and title. Denise ran a solo practice for years in addition to time spent practicing within law firms.

While in California, Denise practiced appellate, civil litigation and municipal law often handling cases from the initial taking of land through the exercise of eminent domain, through the public bidding process, and then resolving disputes between the government entity, design professionals, and general contractors. Denise also obtained a multi-million-dollar jury verdict in favor of one of her water district clients against a developer in a construction defect matter, and a complete defense jury verdict on behalf of another water district client in an employment law matter.