McDonald & Mannion

Resolution Through Mediation

2465 Discovery Bay Blvd., Suite 300
Discovery Bay, CA 94505
(925) 240-4211
100 First Street (27th Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 956-0211

Practice Areas

Over 40 Years Experience
Discovery Bay

Mediator and attorney Brian McDonald possesses more than 40 years of legal experience, and currently focuses his practice on helping families amicably resolve disputes using mediation and mediation alternatives. Brian has successfully handled over 1000 mediations, and has trained hundreds of mediators.


2465 Discovery Bay Blvd, Suite 300
Discovery Bay, CA 94505
(925) 240-4211

100 First Street (27th Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 956-0211

Practice Areas Overview

Mediator and Family Law Attorney in San Francisco Bay Area


Focus on satisfactory, efficient process and closure without litigation:

  • Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce Mediation)
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Personal Injury Matters
  • Trust and Probate Disputes
  • Appellate Mediation
  • Business Mediation

For more information about mediation, please see our frequently asked questions, mediation process, advantages of mediation and roles of the parties pages.

Estate Planning and Trusts

At McDonald & Mannion, we understand that every family is different and has unique goals.  We work closely with each of our clients to develop and implement the best combination of a will, trusts, and other estate planning documents (such as powers of attorney and advance health care directives) that will minimize tax liability and ensure their estate is distributed according to their wishes.

Probate and Trust Administration

We help the executors of wills fulfill legal duties such as filing petitions, handling the sale of both real and personal property, coordinating tax matters with accountants, and obtaining court order for distribution.

We assist trustees with the administration process, including working with accountants to provide assistance with income and estate tax matters.  Additionally, we advise and counsel beneficiaries as to their rights and responsibilities under the trust.

If you are interested in resolving your dispute through mediation, or if you need assistance with an estate planning, probate or trust administration matter, it is critical that you hire an attorney who has the necessary experience and focus to successfully resolve your case.  To find out how we can help you with your legal matter, contact McDonald & Mannion today.