Assistant University Counsel
258 Henry Administration Building
506 S. Wright St.
Urbana IL 61801
Donna is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Education (2007, with honors) and the University of Illinois College of Law (2014, cum laude). She joined the Office of University Counsel in 2019 after two years in private practice representing school districts across the State of Illinois and three years as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Champaign County. Donna was an elementary teacher prior to law school and co-founded the Education Law & Policy Society while at the College of Law. Donna advises on a wide range of legal matters, including labor and employment, contracts and transactions, real estate, gifts, finance, and governance matters. She may be reached at dmdavis4@uillinois or by phone at (217) 333-0560.