Attorney John A. D'Onofrio
Attorney D'Onofrio has been a licensed attorney for 34 plus years and
is currently licensed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania
Insurance Department. In 2010 Attorney D'Onofrio was awarded the
Jefferson Award, a prestigious national recognition system founded by the late Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis, honoring community and public service in America. He
was featured in the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for achieving this honor.
At the onset of his career, Attorney D'Onofrio was a law clerk at the
international law firm of Fulbright and Jaworski in the firm's Houston,
Texas headquarters where he was mentored by the late Leon Jaworski. A
partner in the firm, Leon Jaworski served as Chief of the Trial Section
of the War Crimes Branch of the Judge Advocate General's Department
during World War II. He was also Assistant to the Attorney General of
the United States in the 1963 civil rights case involving James Meredith's
admission to the University of Mississippi, and then as Watergate Special
Following his clerkship with Fulbright and Jaworski, Attorney D'Onforio
was an intern with the Harris County, Texas District Attorney's Office
in Houston where Attorney D'Onofrio served first in the Misdemeanor
Division of the District Attorney's Office presenting 40+ cases per
day for plea bargains, hearings, and trials. Eventually Attorney D'Onofrio
was transferred to the Grand Jury Division where he presented 850+ cases
to the Harris County Grand Jury.
In 1985, after a brief stay in Brussels, Belgium where he self-studied
international law, Attorney D'Onofrio opened his own law office in
Houston, Texas as a private practitioner.
When he first commenced the private practice of law, Attorney D'Onfrio
handled criminal cases, personal injury cases, bankruptcy cases, and estate
and probate matters. While practicing in Houston, Attorney D'Onofrio
had the distinction of being the attorney of record for Charles M. Hall
largest individual bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Attorney D'Onofrio successfully assisted Mr. Hall, an oil man and entrepreneur,
in discharging $149 Million in personal debt. The case was finalized in
After sustaining injuries in an accident in 1987, Attorney D'Onofrio
moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be closer to his family while undergoing
speech and physical therapy for his accident injuries.
Upon moving to Pennsylvania, Attorney D'Onofrio suspended his license
to practice law in Texas and became licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania
by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Attorney D'Onofrio is also licensed
to practice in Federal Court.
Attorney D'Onofrio now limits his practice of law to estate planning,
asset protection, elder care law, special needs planning, trust administration
and settlement, and probate administration.
Attorney D'Onofrio is a regular speaker at Special Needs Planning and
estate planning seminars.
Attorney D'Onofrio incorporated his practice in 2010 and his law office
is now known as D'Onofrio Law Office, P.C.
The various organizations that Attorney D'Onofrio is a member of is
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Christian Legal Society
- Academy of Special Needs Planners
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce
Attorney D'Onofrio graduated with a B.A. from Mercyhurst University
in Erie, Pennsylvania and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston,
Texas. John D'Onofrio is the former President of Good Shepherd Legal
Foundation. The services that John provided on behalf of Good Shepherd
Legal Foundation were featured in
Allegheny West Magazine.
If you don't have an estate plan at all, or if you are worried that
your current plan is not appropriate or up to-date, or if you have been
named Executor of a recently deceased loved one's Last Will and Testament
and you need probate advice and guidance, or if you have special needs
and guardianship concerns, your next step should be to
contact Attorney D'Onofrio today at (412) 203-4093.
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