Faculty Profile: Donald Farinato

Donald FarinatoHodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC
Previous Courses Taught (26)
  • Estate Planning and Probate 2021: Clerk & Masters’ Panel
  • Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2021
  • Estate Planning Advanced: Ethics Bowl
  • Court Square Series in Cookeville 2018
  • Tennessee FastTrack in Knoxville
  • Estate Planning and Probate: Changes in the Legal Profession in our Practice
  • Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2018
  • Court Square Series in Kingsport
  • TBA 2017 Annual Review in Knoxville (Fast Track 15 Hours)
  • Estate Planning 2016: Ethics Bowl
  • Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2017
  • Court Square Series 2016 in Cookeville
  • Court Square Series 2016 in Kingsport
  • Estate Planning 2015: Planning for Digital Assets
  • Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2016
  • Estate Planning 2014: Legislative Update
  • Estate Planning 2014: Ethics
  • Estate Planning 2014: Tanner
  • Estate Planning 2014: DOMA and TIST
  • Estate Planning 2014: Planning for Portability
  • Estate Planning 2014: New TN Conservatorship Laws
  • Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2015
  • Estate Planning Forum 2014
  • Estate Planning Forum 2013
  • Estate Planning Forum: Probate Panel
  • Estate Planning Forum 2011

Donald J. Farinato is an attorney with Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC in Knoxville, Tennessee.  His practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration, conservatorships, estate controversies, and wealth transfer tax return preparation and audits.  Donald earned a B.S., Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a J.D. and a M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Donald was awarded the Pro Bono Advocacy Award by Legal Aid of East Tennessee in 2011.  He also received the Pro Bono Project Recognition Award in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Additionally, Donald was recognized as Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2014.  Since 2009, Donald has been listed in various categories as a Top Attorney in CityView, including Wills/Probate, Estate Planning/Trusts, and Income Tax/IRS Resolutions.  Donald serves on the Executive Council of the TBA Estate Planning and Probate Section, and was Chair of the Section in 2012-2013 and in 2013-2014. Donald has written articles for the Tennessee Bar Association on trust and estate matters, and he is also a contributing author to the Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors.  Donald frequently speaks on various estate planning, estate administration and related topics.