Jonathan R. Bronley
Jonathan R. Bronley is the owner of Bronley Law, PLLC, and he is licensed to practice law in Virginia. Mr. Bronley's primary areas of focus are complex trust and estate litigation, probate and estate administration, representation of executors and other fiduciaries, estate planning, guardianship proceedings, capacity and elder care issues, and proceedings before the Offices of the Commissioners of Accounts. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Bronley had the unique experience of serving as a law clerk, then Staff attorney, for the Honorable John H. Rust, Jr., Commissioner of Accounts for Fairfax County, which allowed him to observe and aid in the decisions of hundreds of commissioner hearings. Mr. Bronley also represents and advises individuals, businesses and institutions who are injured, wronged, taken advantage of, or otherwise find themselves in need of representation or advice. Mr. Bronley regularly appears in court on his clients' behalf and he is routinely appointed by local judges to serve as Guardian ad litem to protect the interest of incapacitated adults, infants, and individuals with disabilities.
Mr. Bronley earned his Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason School of Law in Virginia in 2009 and he received a B.S. in Finance and Business Management from the State University of New York at Albany in 2006 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Mr. Bronley is admitted to practice in all Virginia State Courts, the infamous "rocket docket", otherwise known as the Federal Eastern District Court of Virginia, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association and he served as co-chair of its Trusts and Estates section from 2013-2015.
Bryan P. MacAvoy
Bryan MacAvoy began his legal career in criminal defense, clerking on the D.C. Superior Court before starting his own private practice specializing in criminal appeals. Although he enjoyed and found success in his private appellate practice, Mr. MacAvoy and his wife welcomed their first daughter a couple years later, prompting him to establish a reliable estate plan for his family. This was his first assignment in the practice area, and soon after, his solo practice quickly shifted focus from criminal litigation to estate planning. He served clients throughout the Northern Virginia and Beltway region in their planning needs, focusing on growing families with young children. Mr. MacAvoy joined Bronley Law, PLLC in order to better serve his clients as his practice grew, adding a skilled and attentive attorney to a well-established, full-service estate practice.
Mr. MacAvoy focuses on the specific needs of his clients, including trust formation, wills, living wills, advance medical directives and durable powers of attorney. He understands that each estate plan must be carefully tailored to meet the goals and requirements of each unique client, and he views each family's plan just as important as the first he did for his own family. Along with estate planning, Mr. MacAvoy also assists in all other aspects of Bronley Law's robust practice, including probate and trust administration and litigation.
Mr. MacAvoy earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Howard University School of Law in 2006,
graduating in the top 25% of his class, and he was awarded the “Best Advocate Award” for his trial work in the Criminal Justice Clinic. He received his B.A. in History from Boston College in 1999, is a passionate student of History to this day, and a proud father of two.