Donnoe Law

Posted on January 30, 2019
Donnoe Law

San Diego County Probate Attorney John Donnoe is the attorney you can trust to represent your legal interests with probate matters. This is accomplished by providing dedicated and responsive service with Probate Administration, Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Conservatorship, Guardianship and Contested Matters or Litigation arising from these areas.

The Estate Administration portion of the practice involves the Probate Attorney assisting Executors of Wills, Administrators of Intestate Estates and Trustees navigate the involved Probate and Trust Administration processes while limiting their exposure to liability where possible.

The Estate Planning portion of the practice consists of the Attorney helping clients understand their current position in relation to the law and what may be done to improve that position. Once established, a plan is developed to assist clients in maintaining control over financial and physical well-being during life and the passing of their wealth upon death.


John Donnoe,
Attorney At Law

Address: 533 2nd Street, Suite 112 Encinitas, California 92024
Phone: (858) 201-9030

Mr. Donnoe is a Probate Attorney in Encinitas, San Diego County. Probate Attorneys are those who focus their practice within the Probate Court. The Probate Court has jurisdiction over Probate, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Trust Administrations and issues or litigation arising from these areas.

To give back to his community, Attorney Donnoe has provided pro bono services at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program with the Guardianship Clinic. He has provided services at Casa Cornelia Law Center in San Diego by assisting indigent minors, including an Asylum seeker. He has also presented to groups preparing for retirement at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).

He received the prestigious Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Service from the California State Bar in 2010, 2012 and 2013 for the work he has performed.

Attorney Donnoe was appointed Co-Chair of the New Lawyer Section by the San Diego North County Bar Association for the 2012-2013 term.

He is licensed to practice law in California and Florida, but currently focuses his practice exclusively in California.

Continuing Education

Pepperdine University-Malibu, CA
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution: 2017-2018

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)-Monterey, CA
Annual Elder Law Conference: 2016-2017

Special Needs Planning Symposium-Sonoma, CA

Probate Attorneys of San Diego (PASD)


Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude
Top 7% of the Class.
Law Review Member.

California State University, Sacramento B.A., cum laude


Areas of Practice

Avoiding Probate
Trust Administrations
Health Care Directives
Powers of Attorney

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