Jennifer M. McDonnell, Esq., RSSA - Partner

About Jennifer McDonnell, Esq., RSSA

Jennifer McDonnell was born and raised in Central New York. She attended SUNY at Utica/Rome concentrating on a BS in Business Public Management. She graduated from Albany Law School of Union University in 1999. Today, as an attorney at the Estate Planning Law Center, Jen concentrates her practice on estate planning, elder law, estate and trust administration, planning for the special needs of persons with disabilities.

Jen strives to meet and exceed her clients’ needs by: helping families and loved ones navigate the legal process of administrating the estate of the deceased; planning for people with special needs and disabilities to ensure that services and support will continue for the life of the person with the disability when the caregivers are no longer able to help; and helping families correctly supplement the goods and services available for Long Term Care through Medicaid Programs.

In addition, she focuses on educating parents on the need for estate planning and recognition of the “wealth” they have to pass on to their children, especially those with young children.

Jen has presented at CLE (continuing legal education) seminars for the Oneida County Bar Association and the National Business Institute (NBI) on Medicaid Law and Estate Administration. She also has presented at private seminars to insurance agents, financial planners, CPAs, government agencies, service agencies, and caregivers on various areas of estate, long term care, and special needs planning.

In 2023, Jennifer studied & passed the national final exam to become a Registered Social Security Analyst®, being able to now provide comprehensive planning strategies for hundreds of individuals in pre-retirement, helping them maximize their Social Security benefits prior to retiring.

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