Donni Halvorson has more than 30 years of experience and is a partner at Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen law firm. She often represents veterans with mesothelioma and serves as the Veteran Support Director at

Donni grew up in Louisiana. She is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, having earned the distinction of magna cum laude from both institutions.

Her excellence in law school earned her:

  • 12 American Jurisprudence Awards
  • 2 Student Bar Association Awards
  • The Honorable Robert Ainsworth Award; The Jack La Nasa Award
  • Law Review
  • Legal Research Grant

Donni’s academic achievements paved the path for professional success. She has litigated more than 1,500 individual asbestos claims. Her experience includes handling cases against asbestos manufacturers, distributors, premise owners and employers. As a litigator, Donni has secured many multimillion-dollar settlements for asbestos victims.

Donni has represented those exposed to asbestos from:

  • Military service
  • Shipyards
  • Power plants
  • Construction (commercial, residential and home maintenance/repair)
  • Automotive repair
  • The environment
  • Other occupations and asbestos brought into homes on a veteran’s or worker’s clothing

Veterans account for about one-third of mesothelioma cases. Donni has litigated military-related mesothelioma cases for veterans and their families. When exposed in the military, veterans with mesothelioma need a lawyer who has experience with the VA and litigating asbestos cases.

Veterans may be eligible for multiple claims, meaning they can simultaneously secure compensation from the VA and other entities. Donni has experience handling multiple claims for the same individual. Her ability to explain the dual process of filing for VA benefits and a mesothelioma lawsuit eases any potential claimant fears. Victims working with Donni can be assured their VA claims and lawsuits work in tandem for maximum coverage and results.

If victims don’t work with an experienced lawyer, they may not get the compensation they are entitled to. Mishandling the VA claim could negatively impact its results, as well as a lawsuit against responsible asbestos-related companies or bankruptcy trust settlements. Donni can navigate any potential complications and take the burden off of the victim and their family.

Donni provides victims and their families with legal services backed by decades of experience. She also provides support to her clients throughout the entire process.

In addition to her work in the courtroom, Donni is an integral member of the team.

Donni works to provide accurate and up-to-date information for potential claimants to ensure they understand their rights and get proper support and compensation.