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About Me

      I provide my clients with personal service. As a sole practitioner, I am involved in every aspect of my cases.  My clients are able to contact me by telephone, e-mail and text message.   


     I am a member of several legal plans including:  Hyatt Legal, ARAG, Union Plus, CSEA and Pre-Paid Legal.  If you are a member of one of these plans, you are entitled to a discounted fee and, depending on your plan, your services may be covered in part or full.


    The current economy has caused many people to re-consider how they do business.  I offer two different payment plans for those clients that meet certain criteria. 


Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    22 years
  2. Family: 40%
    22 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    22 years
  4. General Practice: 2%
    22 years
  5. Other: 3%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • David Joseph Dischley

    Mrs. Donato is an outstanding professional and is very responsive to her clients. She invests a lot of herself into her cases and achieves outstanding results. Not only does she have excellent legal knowledge, she provides solid practical advice to her family law clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    David Dischley Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Penelope J Blizzard-McGrath

    Jodi and I just finished settling a case together. While she worked hard to ensure her client's rights were protected, she had an open mind and was a pleasure to have on the other side.


    Penelope Blizzard-McGrath Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Jodi Ann Donato, Esq., LLC

136 E. Main Street
East Islip, NY, 11730


NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Appreciation PinGirl Scouts of Suffolk County2010
Service Unit Star AwardGirl Scouts of Suffolk county2009
Pro Bono Attorney of the MonthSuffolk County Pro Bono Foundation2007
Distinguished Service AwardTown of Islip - Women's History Month2007
Spirit of ScoutingGirl Scouts of Suffolk County2007
Pro Bono Attorney of the MonthSuffolk County Pro Bono Project2007
Hall of Fame InducteeEast Islip School District2000
Pro Bono Attorney of the MonthSuffolk County Pro Bono Foundation1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberJodi Ann Donato, Esq., LLC2008 - Present
Arbitrator - Small ClaimsSuffolk County District Court1997 - Present
PresidentJodi Ann Donato PC1997 - 2008
AssociateLaw Office of Phililip W. Rogers1995 - 1997
AssociateJack D. Glazer, Esq.1993 - 1995
ComptrollerSmithtown Toyota1988 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
EIHS PTSASIT Committee Parent Reprsentative2009 - 2013
Girl Scouts of Suffolk CountyS.U. Coordinator2008 - 2011
EIMS PTAPresident2008 - 2010
EIMS PTA1st Vice President2007 - 2008
Cub Scout Pack 205Committee Chair2006 - 2008
EIMS PTACommittee Chair2006 - 2008
Girl Scouts of Suffolk CountyOrganizer/Consultant2006 - 2008
Boy Scout Troop 205Committee Member2001 - 2004
Girl Scouts of Suffolk CountyLeader2000 - 2014
Timber Point PTATreasurer1997 - 1999
Suffolk County Bar Association, Matrimonial and Family Law CommitteeN/A1997 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A1997 - Present
Timber Point PTACommittee Chair1995 - 1999
Cub Scout Pack 205Leader/Committee Member1995 - 2006
St. Mary's ChurchCatechist1995 - 2008
New York State Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1992 - 1994
Suffolk County Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
A.L. v J.L.Decision in Favor of my client
L.M. v R.M.Permission to relocate with children granted
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Hofstra UniversityFinanceBBA1985