also known as John A. D'Onofrio
Learn how to properly protect your assets through estate planning. Call Attorney D'Onofrio today!Planning for the disposition of your assets in the most efficient, economical, and private manner.A legal instrument whereby an agent is appointed to handle your affairs on your behalf.The process to supervise the transfer of legal title to property from a decedent to his heirs.A legal arrangement in which “legal title” to assets is managed by a Trustee on your behalf.Revocable living trusts and wills both allow you to name beneficiaries for your property.
My name is John D'Onofrio, and as the founder of D'Onofrio Law Office, P.C., I have been providing clients with legal assistance for more than 34 years, always striving to professionally and timely serve my clients-the friendly residents of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.
Through years of experience working in the legal field, I have gained insight and knowledge on a wide variety of estate planning and probate matters including, but not limited to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, estate settlement, trust settlement, special needs trusts, guardianship matters, asset protection, and elder care law matters. As such, I am here to provide the quality legal representation you need.
What sets me apart from the competition?
In 2010, I was graciously awarded the Jefferson Award. Established by Jackie Kennedy, this is a national recognition system honoring community and public service. I have the expertise and education to handle almost any estate planning complication, working hard to find effective solutions.
Attorney John A. D’Onofrio has been practicing law for over 34 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania, and his Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston. Mr. D’Onofrio was an intern with the Harris County, Texas District Attorney’s Office in Houston where he served in the Misdemeanor Division presenting over 40 cases a day for plea bargains, hearings, and trials. He was then transferred to the Grand Jury Division where he presented over 850 cases to the Harris County Grand Jury. In 1985, Attorney D’Onofrio opened his own law office in Houston as a private practitioner. At first, he handled criminal cases, personal injury cases, bankruptcy cases, and estate and probate matters. After sustaining an accident in 1987, Attorney D’Onofrio moved his practice to Pennsylvania.
Currently Attorney D’Onofrio limits his practice to estate planning, asset protection, elder care law, special needs planning, trust administration, and probate administration. Mr. D’Onofrio is a regular speaker at Special Needs Planning and estate planning seminars. Attorney D’Onofrio maintains membership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Christian Legal Society, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. He is licensed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. In 2010, Attorney D’Onofrio was honored with the Jefferson Award, which is a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in the United States. After receiving this honor, Attorney D’Onofrio was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. At D’Onofrio Law Office, P.C., Mr. D’Onofrio does everything in his power to provide Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania residents with trusted and affordable legal counsel. To find out about retaining the representation of Attorney D’Onofrio, do not hesitate to contact D’Onofrio Law Office, P.C.
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|TX||Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative||1982||09/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Jefferson Award||The Pittsburgh Foundation||2010|
|Certificate of Appreciation||American Association for Justice||1981|
|Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities||South Texas College of Law||1981|
|McMannus Educational Trust Sholarship||McMannus Educational Trust Foundation||1981|
|Environmental Law Essay Contest - Winner||Association of Trial Lawyers of America||1980|
|The Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Trammel Scholarship Award||South Texas College of Law||1980|
|McMannus Educational Trust Scholarship||McMannus Educational Trust Foundation||1980|
|McMannanus Educational Trust Scholarship||McMannus Educational Trust Foundation||1979|
|Spurgeon Bell Moot Court - 3rd Place Best Argument||South Texas College of Law||1979|
|Spurgeon Bell Moot Court - Best Brief||South Texas College of Law||1979|
|Garland Walker Mock Trial Quarter Finalist||South Texas College of Law||1979|
|The Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Trammel Scholarship Award||South Texas College of Law||1979|
|Gordon Kennedy Law Enforcement Award Scholarship||Mercyhurst University||1976|
|Attorney||D'Onofrio Law Office, P.C.||1982 - Present|
|President||Good Shepherd Legal Foundation||2007 - 2012|
|Board Member||Miracle League of SW Pennsylvania||2007 - 2011|
|Board Member||The Crafton Foundation||1992 - 1995|
|Attorney - sole practitioner||John A. D'Onofrio, Attorney at Law||1982 - 1983|
|Complimentary Special Needs Trusts - 150 per year||D'Onofrio Law Office, P.C.||1982 - 2014|
|Legal Intern||Harris County Texas District Attorney's Office||1980 - 1982|
|Clerk||Fulbright & Jaworski||1979 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Academy of Special Needs Planners||Member||2004 - Present|
|Christian Legal Society||Member||2002 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||1991 - Present|
|Licensed - Pennsylvania Department of Insurance||Insurance Agent||1990 - Present|
|Licensed - Pennsylvania Supreme Court||Attorney at Law||1988 - Present|
|Good Shepherd Legal Foundation||President||2007 - 2013|
|Mercyhurst University||Board of Directors||1988 - 1991|
|State Bar of Texas||Attorney at Law||1982 - 1987|
|In Re Charles Marvin Hall||all debts were successfully discharged|
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|Pittsburgh Legal Talk Back||A Short Guide to Preparation and Presentation of Guardian Petition||2014|
|Allegheny West Magazine||A Good Shepherd for Special People||2009|
|Los Angeles Times||Oilman's Debt of $149 Million Is Discharged||1987|
|American Association for Justice (AAJ)||Environmental Law||1980|
|South Texas College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Mercyhurst Univesity||Criminology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|Barber National Institute Seminar on Special Needs Trusts||Special Needs Trusts||2013|