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James Dean Funnell

James Dean Funnell Jr.

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate

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About Me

Jim Funnell's practice is limited to estate and trust planning, special needs planning for family members with disabilities, and estate and trust administration. He is a principal member of the Westport, Connecticut law firm of Hermenze & Marcantonio LLC. 


 


Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  He was the editor of the Estates and Probate Newsletter (a Connecticut Bar Association continuing legal education publication for attorneys) for twenty years.  Jim is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named a Connecticut Super Lawyer each year since its inception in 2006. He is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and Texas.


 


Jim is a twenty-two year member of the Board of Directors of PLAN of Connecticut


( www.planofct.org ), a charitable organization that acts as trustee of special needs trusts for individuals with disabilities.  He is the Chairman of PLAN's Trust Committee.


 


Jim lives in Redding, Connecticut, with his wife, Sally. They have two children, Charlotte and Jim III. Charlotte lives and works in Washington, D.C. Jim III is an Eagle Scout and attends college in Rochester, New York.  Jim was an alpine climber and technical rock climber for over 35 years.  His avocation is now scuba diving, and he particularly enjoys ocean wrecks and purpose sunk wrecks.


 


Jim is an Eagle Scout (1976). He is an adult leader of Redding Boy Scout Troop 15


       - Committee Member (2011-present)


       - Scoutmaster (2008-2010)


       - Assistant Scoutmaster (2006-2007)

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Estate Planning: 70%
    28 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    28 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($450/hour), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Never), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Hermenze & Marcantonio

19 Ludlow Rd Ste 101
Westport, CT, 06880-3040

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive198806/18/2015
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative200605/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHermenze & Marcantonio LLC2001 - Present
PartnerLovejoy and Rimer PC1991 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow1998 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Connecticut Lawyers DeskbookWills2008
Connecticut Lawyers DeskbookWills1998

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificMaster of Laws (LL.M.)N/A1987
Oklahoma City UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SeminarSpecial Needs Planning for a Family Member with a Disability2012
Continuing Legal Education SeminarManaging Windfalls with Special Needs Trust2012