Donna Boonchit was born in Fort Bragg, NC and raised an Army brat, ultimately settling down in Clearwater, Florida in 2000. She began her legal career by earning her paralegal certificate in 2002 and working for a personal injury firm. In 2006, Donna began working as a paralegal for Denis M. deVlaming, PA. While working as a paralegal for Mr. deVlaming and his partner, Kym Rivellini, she attended the University of South Florida where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law and has been a member of the Florida bar since 2019.
Donna is an active member of the legal community. She serves on the Marsy’s Law Committee as well as the Young Lawyers Committee of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL). She is also a member of the Clearwater Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association, Criminal Law Section of The Florida Bar, and Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL).
Donna’s criminal law experience includes all aspects of defense preparation, negotiation, and litigation. She has 13 years of experience conducting legal research, preparing, and filing motions, briefs, and mitigation letters on behalf of her firm’s clients. This experience has enabled her to transition from paralegal to attorney seamlessly.
Donna is licensed to practice before all state courts in Florida including all District Courts of Appeal, and the Florida Supreme Court. She has contributed to the defense of clients who have been charged with minor level misdemeanors as well as major felonies. Her depth and breadth of experience allows her to represent her clients as individuals and to find the best solutions to the issues that they face.