Donna's Personal Biography
Ms. Furey is an elder law attorney with an office located at 44-14 Broadway, Astoria, New York. She received her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Bernard M. Baruch College. She is licensed to practice law in NY and NJ.
She was Co-Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Queens County Bar Association from 2012 through 2019. She is Past President of the following organizations: Catholic Lawyers Guild of Queens County, Women’s Bar Association of Queens County, Flushing Lawyers Club, Kiwanis Club of Astoria/LIC, and the East River Kiwanis Club.
She is a member of the Elder Law and Trust & Estates Sections of the New York State Bar. She recently served on the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Committee for the 2nd and 13th Judicial Districts.
She is proactive in the legal and local community and received the “Community Person of the Year” award from the Powhattan & Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club in 2015 and the “Woman of the Year” award from the Kiwanis Club for her service to the community in 2009. For her participation with the St. John’s University School of Law Alumni Association, she received the Recent Graduate Service Award for 2007. She has chaired or been a member of a number of social and professional development committees, taught Continuing Legal Education classes to attorneys, been a judge for several law student competitions and a participant in several law school panel discussions.
Also a member of the Law-Related Education Section of the New York County Lawyers Association, she regularly speaks to students of all ages in the public schools of New York City about the need for higher education and the legal profession. Furthermore, Ms. Furey speaks at senior centers, public libraries, and to church groups about estate planning, probate, and related elder law issues. She received the New York County Lawyers Association’s Pro Bono Award in November 2005.
The focus of the firm is estate planning and planning for the needs of elderly individuals, children with disabilities, and their families. The services provided by her firm include elder law, estate planning, probate and estate administration, wills, trusts, health care proxies, living wills, powers of attorney, guardianship, Medicaid planning, applications and advocacy, and real estate.