Donelle Morgan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Jose, CA

Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP
 | 160 W. Santa Clara Street, Suite 1500
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-244-4570
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Donelle Morgan leads the family law practice at Morgan Duffy-Smith & Tidalgo LLP in San Jose, California. A founding partner of the firm, she has been certified as a family law specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. Ms. Morgan focuses her practice on family law, particularly divorce, custody and visitation arrangements, for clients in San Jose and the rest of Santa Clara County as well as the Bay Area. Her cases involve characterization and division of assets, valuation of businesses and professional practices, misappropriation of assets, spousal and child support, breaches of fiduciary duty and actions to set aside prenuptial and marital settlement agreements.

After graduating summa cum laude from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in 1976, Ms. Morgan earned her law degree in 1979 from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she was ranked 13th in her graduating class. As a law student, she served as a judicial extern in the California Supreme Court, working in the office of the Honorable Stanley Mosk. Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Morgan worked as an associate at various law firms before starting a solo practice. She later became a partner in a San Jose firm, leading its family law practice for 19 years until 2008, when she and two of her partners left to found their current firm. Admitted to practice in California, Ms. Morgan has an AV Preeminent* peer -review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Morgan is active in a variety of professional organizations, including the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and the Santa Clara County Bar Association. She regularly serves Santa Clara County as a judge pro tem, and she has recommended a number of revisions to Santa Clara County Family Court procedures that greatly benefited litigants once they were put in place.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
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About Donelle Morgan

Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.mtsalawgroup.com/About-MTSA/Donelle-Morgan.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • AV-rated lawyer with Martindale Hubbell.
  • Top 5% of family law attorneys in Northern California in the publication "Super Lawyers of Northern California"

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of California, 1979
  • Family Law Select Committee, Member
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Santa Clara University, placing thirteenth in her class, 1979
  • Certified Family Law Specialist

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Santa Cruz, and Ohio University, Honor: Bachelor ‘s Degree Summa cum Laude, 1976
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Office Location for Donelle Morgan

160 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 1500
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-244-4570

 

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Last Updated: 4/26/2017

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