Donavan K Eason


Law Student
Washington & Lee University

2009
Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science

Donavan Eason was raised in the rural South Georgia town of Rochelle and currently serves as Chair of the Washington & Lee University School of Law Moot Court Executive Board, Burks Scholar, and Exchequer of Phi Delta Phi. He spent his summer in Atlanta interning with McGuireWoods Consulting and clerking for Judge John Ellington of the Georgia Court of Appeals. During his previous 1L summer, Donavan worked for Reynolds, Horne & Survant – a personal injury law firm located in Macon, Georgia. Prior to attending Washington & Lee, Donavan graduated from the University of Georgia and served as a policy advisor in the Georgia General Assembly on Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle’s staff in addition to aiding Cagle’s campaign and transition teams. He most recently served as Director of Development, focusing on fundraising and lobbying efforts, for the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. Donavan spends his spare time in Charlottesville with his wife, Ashley, and their beagle, Mattie.

Education
  • AB, The University of Georgia 2009 Political Science
  • AA, Middle Georgia College 2006 Secondary Education
  • JD, Washington & Lee University 2015 (expected)
Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

When all of the UGA interns at the Georgia General Assembly worked together to have a Senate resolution passed honoring Dr. Bullock. What better way is there to experience navigating the legislative process for the first time?

Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Master Freemason – Mabel Lodge #255 F&AM, Macon, GA & the Scottish Rite Valley of Macon Exchequer — Phi Delta Phi

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway

Rochelle, Georgia. There’s no place like home. Sometimes row crops, dirt roads, and fresh air can clear a mind better than anything else.

Recent Honors / Awards

Chair – 2014-15 W&L Moot Court Executive Board Burks Scholar — 2014-15 Winner – Robert J. Grey, Jr. Negotiations Competition Semifinalist – John W. Davis Moot Court Competition Semifinalist – Mock Trial Competition Semifinalist – Mediation Competition

A Quotable Quote About My Spia Experience
“The poor dirt farmer ain’t got but three friends on this Earth: God Almighty, Sears Roebuck, and Gene Talmadge.”