Despite dating youthful offender Lincoln Burrows all throughout high school, Veronica Donovan never let the street life of Cicero, Illinois seduce her. An over-achiever, she received a full academic scholarship to the University of Illinois in Champaign where she graduated with a B.A. in political science, then went on to earn her juris doctorate from Baylor Law School.
After graduating from Baylor, Donovan moved back to Chicago to practice real estate law at the offices of Glazer and Ross.
Despite her success, Donovan never forgot her roots. Although she had no experience in criminal law, she recently defended childhood friend Michael Scofield against a charge of armed robbery after he refused the assistance of all court appointed attorneys.
Donovan is currently working with Nick Savrinn in an attempt to exonerate Lincoln Burrows of first degree murder charges.