The Law Office of Elisabeth Donovan



Elisabeth Donovan is passionate and aggressive attorney with experience handling a wide variety of family law matters. Known by colleagues and clients as a “fireball,” Elisabeth zealously advocates for her clients and does what is best for every family she works with. Elisabeth has handled hundreds of family law matters across California. Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine three years in a row, Elisabeth is recognized in Southern California as a top attorney.

Elisabeth earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, where she graduated with an Honors distinction. Elisabeth received her Bachelors Degree in Journalism, and in addition to being an attorney, Elisabeth is also licensed as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

In addition to her extensive family law experience, Elisabeth has successfully completed the esteemed National Institution of Trial Advocacy’s intensive training program in Los Angeles, as well as the Advanced Advocates program in Washington, D.C.

While in law school, Elisabeth worked in the Legal Department of the San Diego County Department of Child Support Services, where she assisted in enforcing court ordered child support obligations. As a certified law student, she also participated in Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic, where she helped disabled veterans handle their family law matters.

During her time at Thomas Jefferson, Elisabeth served as the Vice President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and wrote for the student newspaper, The Jeffersonian. She also worked in Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Communications Department, where she covered the institution’s events, which featured prominent speakers and legal issues. Elisabeth served as the Law Student Editor of San Diego Lawyer Magazine from 2011-2102.

Elisabeth is admitted to practice law in California, and is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association and Los Angeles Italian-American Bar Association.


Paul Joseph Cambio is Of Counsel to Law Offices of Elisabeth Donovan, and brings over 25 years of experience to the practice. Born and raised in Southern California, Mr. Cambio is graduate of Southwestern University School of Law and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from University of Southern California. Family law often involves issues that overlap with other areas of law, and Mr. Cambio has a diverse background in business and civil litigation, bankruptcy, and appeals. In recent years, Mr. Cambio has focused his attention on handling complex family law cases.

Mr. Cambio is admitted to practice in Supreme Court of the State of California, United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His philosophy is to diligently pursue the rights of his clients with a pragmatic approach in the ever changing legal community.

Millions of families are faced with legal issues.  Whether a divorce is on the horizon, domestic violence has taken place, or your wife wants to move out of California with your children- it is essential to have a legal advocate whose primary objective is to put the well-being of you and your family first. This is where Law Office of Elisabeth Donovan is above the rest.