After 13 years of experience as a legal assistant in Sacramento, California, Donna moved to Seattle, Washington with her family to attend Seattle University School of Law. She began her legal career as a public defender for King County and then opened up her own office is 2004. Formally located in Tacoma, Washington, she later practiced law in Tukwila, Washington, serving clients in the surrounding areas of both King County and Pierce County.
Donna then returned to Michigan for 4 years and opened the doors to Midland Street Law Office in Bay City, Michigan. In the fall of 2011, she retuned back to Seattle, Washington to work for the cities of Renton, Auburn, and Des Moines, and now resides in Whatcom County.