Donna Vangury
Job Title: Arizona Certified Legal Document Preparer
Employer: Dovan Associates, Inc.,

Years of Paralegal Experience: 17

Education/Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Business Management, with minor in Psychology, Associate of Arts in General Business with emphasis in Paralegal.

Specialty Areas: Family Law, Bankruptcy, Civil  Actions, Estate Planning, Probate, LLC and Corporations. 

Career Highlight: Saving a child from an abusive parent.

Future Professional Goal: To expand our office and continue my education in Law.

Paralegal Practice Tip: To be organized and take notes! 


Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress: Social media games and go for a walk.
Greatest Strength As a Legal Professional: Being personable with my clients, make them feel comfortable.
Favorite Internet Resource: Google Scholar

Favorite Legal Software: Time Matters, and Best Case Bankruptcy
Favorite Social Media Site: Facebook / LinkedIn – I enjoy the connections I can make with my clients and a sly way to offer specials to previous clients via FB specials or Twitter announcements!

Fun Fact: I love a challenge and am always open to learning new things!

Last Book You Read: E-Myth Mastery, by Michael E Gerber

Cat or Dog Person: Grandma to Chihuahua Lilly

Donna’s daughter and her cute pup

Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook: Biscuits and Gravy, or Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes.

One Gadget You Can’t Live Without: My Smart Phone (Android Razor)

Favorite Quote: Live and let live…

Paralegal/Legal Association Membership(s): BBB (A+), NALS (board member 2009, 2010, 2011) Surprise Chamber of Commerce, Certified with Arizona Legal Document Preparers, APA, Who’s Who of Professional Women, University of Phoenix Alumni, Biz Connect (Board member), Surprise Professional Networking group (Prior board member). 

Professional Link(s):,, Twitter: @dovanassociates,, blog to be coming soon!

Many thanks to Donna, who rescued Practical Paralegalism from being profile-less this week by responding to my begging for reader profiles (again) last week. I love sharing legal staffer profiles each week and celebrating your key contributions to the practice of law. But I can’t do it without you. No, seriously, I have to make them up if you don’t, which just occurred to me a second ago. You don’t want to see Penny Louise Pullham, PPP’s profile here…do you? So, pleeeeeease, pleeeeeease, with cheeeeeese all over the top, consider completing the quick and easy profile (see top of the blog) and being a part of this little corner of the paralegal blog world.

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