John L. McDonnell Jr

John's practice includes all aspects of the planning and administration of trusts and decedents' estates, fiduciary asset management and litigation related to trusts and estates. John frequently acts as a mediator, consultant, or expert witness in estate-related litigation. He is certified as a specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

John has spoken and written frequently on subjects connected with his professional specialty. He served as consultant to California Continuing Education of the Bar for California Will Drafting and California Decedent Estate Practice.

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He has testified before various committees of the California Assembly and Senate and worked with various Assembly Members, Senators and staff in regard to legislation affecting the legal profession.

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Areas of Practice 1) Trusts & Estates and 2) Wealth Planning
Law School San Francisco Law School, J.D.
Education St. Patrick's College, A.B.
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Reed Smith LLP
Christina Mesires Fournaris
Christina Mesires Fournaris

Christina Mesires Fournaris is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Personal Law Practice. Since joining Morgan Lewis in 1991, Ms. Fournaris has been committed to counseling clients on all aspects of estate, tax, and generational wealth planning.

Ellen J. Deringer
Ellen J. Deringer

Ellen J. Deringer is of counsel in Morgan Lewis's Personal Law Practice.Ms. Deringer earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2000 and her B.A. from Brown University in 1995.

Francis J. Mirabello
Francis J. Mirabello

Francis J. Mirabello is a partner in and manager of Morgan Lewis's Personal Law Practice.Mr. Mirabello is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, California, and Florida.