Robert E. Donatelli

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Robert Donatelli has over forty years of experience in estate administration, wills and trusts, and real estate law.

Bob helps clients with all aspects of estate planning and administration, from estate planning-will preparation, tax issues, guardianships, powers of attorney, living wills, living trusts, and special needs trusts-to estate administration, the process of probate, valuing, and managing the estate, executing decisions on guardianship and conservatorship.

In the area of real estate law, Bob advises clients on matters of residential and commercial sales transactions, real estate contracts, mortgages, re-finances, foreclosures, eminent domain, title insurance, and title disputes. Bob handles land use, zoning, and permit matters.

Bob is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell . He is a member of the Ethics Board of the City of Allentown and a former solicitor of the Register of Wills of Lehigh County. He is active in the Bar Association of Lehigh County, where he served as President in 1985, and is a member of the Barristers Inn of Court, where he also served as President.


Robert Donatelli Reappointed to the City of Allentown Board of Ethics

Robert Donatelli to Present Estate Planning Seminar for People First Federal Credit Union

Robert Donatelli Elected to Board of Directors for Allentown Symphony Association

Robert E. Donatelli Re-Elected to Board of Directors of Bar Association of Lehigh County

Six Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named Lehigh Valley Style’s “Select Lawyers”

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes New Trusts & Estates Member


Blog - Estate Planning Law Blog

Estate Planning for Pet Owners

Dead Man’s Rule


•Estate Planning Seminar for People First Federal Credit Union, Allentown, PA, October 24, 2018


Robert E. Donatelli has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent status.

Robert E. Donatelli has earned the Martindale-Hubbell Silver Client Champion award.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Elder Care & Special Needs Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(484) 765-2288  Phone
University Attended:
Muhlenberg College, A.B., 1960
Law School Attended:
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1963
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court; Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Bar Association of Lehigh County
•Barristers Inn of Court

Birth Information:
Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 24, 1938

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Bridgewater, New Jersey

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