Griffin Donnell and Associates

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Segments from the California Senate Judiciary Hearing (August 24, 2022) with Virginia Griffin Donnell, Esq.

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Unveiling Prenuptial Agreements — GRIFFIN DONNELL and ASSOCIATES, APC 09/12/2022

Virginia Griffin Donnell, Esq. talks about the importance of Prenuptial Agreements.

Unveiling Prenuptial Agreements — GRIFFIN DONNELL and ASSOCIATES, APC Virginia Griffin Donnell, Esq. talks about the importance of Prenuptial Agreements.

California Senate Judiciary Hearing (August 24, 2022) — GRIFFIN DONNELL and ASSOCIATES, APC 08/30/2022

Virginia Griffin Donnell, Esq. urges the California Senate to reconsider the language of Senate Bill 616 (Rubio) so that all victims of psychological abuse and parental alienation may have an opportunity to achieve remedies in the California Family Court System. Ms. Griffin asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to help judges have the ability to exercise their discretion in ordering family reunification services for victims of psychological child abuse.

California Senate Judiciary Hearing (August 24, 2022) — GRIFFIN DONNELL and ASSOCIATES, APC Virginia Griffin Donnell, Esq. urges the California Senate to reconsider the language of Senate Bill 616 (Rubio) so that all victims of psychological abuse and parental alienation may have an opportunity to achieve remedies in the California Family Court System.


Virginia Griffin Donnell, Esq. shares her philosophy, insights and practices at GDA.


Should Children Testify in a Parental Alienation Case?
with Virginia Griffin Donnell

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Alienating Parents will put a child in a loyalty conflict by forcing them to choose a parent in a PA case... "it is absolutely not fair to put a child in the position of choosing between parents"

Plea to the Judiciary: How to Approach Cases of Parental Alienation — GRIFFIN DONNELL and ASSOCIATES, APC 07/22/2022

Plea to the Judiciary: How to Approach Cases of Parental Alienation — GRIFFIN DONNELL and ASSOCIATES, APC Virginia Griffin Donnell, Esq. makes the following plea to the judiciary about how to approach cases of parental alienation in order to comply with the standard of the best interests of the child.


What is Parental Alienation with Virginia Griffin Donnell

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“Parental alienation is defined as a mental condition in which a child, usually one whose parents are engaged in a high-conflict separation or divorce, allies himself strongly with one parent (the preferred parent) and rejects a relationship with the other parent (the alienated parent) without legitimate justification.”
- Parental Alienation Science and the Law by Demosthenes Lorandos and William Bernet

GRIFFINDONNELL + Associates, APC 04/25/2022

What is Parental Alienation (Audio Clip - 6 min)
with Virginia Griffin Donnell, Esq.

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What is Mediation? Litigation (and even the process of hiring a lawyer) can be challenging because of the emotional toll it takes on the parties. Mediation is another way to achieve the objectives of the parties in a less adversarial way. Many issues can be resolved using the negotiating process of mediation, instead of the adversarial process of litigation. Mediation is worth exploring in order to keep the decision making between the parties instead of having a third-party judge make decisions, and the mediation process enables the parties’ individual voices to be heard rather than having an attorney speak for them in open court.


What does family law mean for you? Before beginning any of the above Family Law-related matters, secure an attorney who is your legal expert so that you and your loved ones are protected. Griffin Donnell and Associates can help you navigate through the process in a way that serves you best.

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Family Law handles all ‘family-related’ matters and is designed to protect each individual’s rights within the context of today’s family. Family-related matters includes:


When you schedule a free consultation with Griffin Donnell and Associates, we’ll listen carefully to your unique situation, and help guide you through the legal process as smoothly and painlessly as possible.
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Meet your firm: Chimge Brown
Chimge has a background in organizational administration and business management, and speaks three languages: English, Russian and Mongolian. She has associated with members of our staff for more than twelve years, and her dedication and loyalty to the Griffin Donnell Way is unsurpassed. Chimge has a way of nurturing not only the entire team at Griffin Donnell, but her compassion with our clients gives a feeling of home and hospitality to all who enter our doors. She has a history of philanthropic fundraising and volunteer efforts for Long Beach and Orange County for more than 13 years.


At Griffin Donnell and Associates, we are skilled at using our proven methods of problem-solving to help achieve our clients’ objectives. We combine 40 years of experience settling conflicts out of court, with fierce and tenacious litigation skills in court, to provide the best solution for your difficult and complex problems. The Griffin Donnell way helps solve our clients’ problems to conserve their financial assets, preserve their emotional and physical health, and protect their family. We combine our wealth of experience to achieve objectives which are in the best interest of what matters most, your family, your property, and you. We offer the entire spectrum of services for our specialty law matters, and we find that our way is the best way to help you get through your upcoming challenge.


We pride ourselves in our ability to help our clients out when it matters most.


Meet your firm: Krista Wheeler

Krista has worked with Griffin Donnell and Associates for more than five years. In addition to being a California-certified mediator, Krista has more than 30 years’ experience supervising busy Real Estate law practices. She has built solid relationships with her clients, and her professional contacts say she provides fair and equitable resolutions to their matters.

Krista is a strong, focused and sincere woman who is highly organized. As a third-party objective mediator, she enables all participating parties in mediation to feel equally heard. Whether you are dealing with a Real Estate matter, Family Law matter, or general law issue, her ability to remain neutral while allowing both parties to voice their concerns, allows for amicable resolution without the need for litigation.


Meet your firm: John Mathis, Mediator

John Mathis is a tenacious mediator who focuses on civil, contract and business disputes. Mr. Mathis has mediated nearly a thousand legal agreements. He works actively with both attorneys and parties to help them achieve a better resolution than either side would risk achieving in court.

Mr. Mathis honed his skills as a civil court mediator with California Superior Court while working with OC Human Relations. He has 10 years’ dispute experience as a residential property manager, as well as 15 years’ experience providing contract negotiation / mediation services while employed as a contracting officer for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), and Navy Surface Warfare Center – Corona (US Navy).

Mr. Mathis is known for his patience and excellence in resolving high-emotion conflicts. Mr. Mathis uses his understanding of the complex dynamics on both sides of the table to resolve cases. He also performs risk analysis discussions and helps create early opportunities for settlement.


Meet your firm: Jonathan Shibley, Esq.
Jonathan was admitted to practice law in California on June 23, 1978 and shortly thereafter admitted to the Bar of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He has been a general practitioner with experience in Family Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, General Real Estate Law, Personal Injury, Employment Law, General Business Litigation and Appellate Law for more than 40 years.
Jonathan has a reputation for asking direct questions and receiving straight answers, and his clients appreciate this approach. When litigants are paying for their counsel’s time and advice, specificity matters. While Mr. Shibley takes the necessary time to delve deep into the facts of his clients’ cases, his ability to accurately pinpoint those important questions enable him to shine the light of truth on each case, helping the court make the right decision.


Meet your firm: Carolyn Olson, Esq.

Ms. Olson centers her practice on Estate Planning, Consumer Bankruptcy and helping her clients build a solid financial foundation. Many clients come to Ms. Olson to protect their family, and future, through wealth succession plans using tools such as living trusts, wills, durable power of attorney and advanced healthcare directives. In addition, Ms. Olson consults with clients in the areas of retirement planning, life and key-man insurance, as well as bankruptcy options.

Ms. Olson is both passionate and compassionate when it comes to helping her clients. She is admitted to all California courts as well as the United States Court for the Central District of California, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

As a popular presenter and former Real Property law professor, she speaks throughout the country on a variety of legal topics. Ms. Olson was named Top Lawyer for 2019 by Pasadena Magazine and a Rising Star of 2020 by Super Lawyers. Ms. Olson earned her BS from Chapman University, her MBA degree from the College of William and Mary – Mason School of Business, and her JD degree from Pacific Coast University School of Law. Ms. Olson is of counsel for the firm.


Meet your firm: Virginia Griffin Donnell, Esq.

Virginia graduated from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business Administration. She became a practicing attorney in order to help her clients protect what matters most: family, assets and peace of mind.

Virginia is a fierce advocate for her clients and always prefers to settle legal issues without resorting to high conflict. She is known among her colleagues as one to try to mediate before she litigates. However, when the other party is completely uncooperative, and litigation is the only option, Virginia employs her tenacious skills to give her client the best chance of success. She did not gain the reputation of “Griffin the Lion” for nothing.

Virginia has 15 years’ experience as a school psychologist. Her skills as a psychologist enable her to help lead uncooperative parties to resolution. Further, her unique perspective as a psychologist gives Virginia a strategic advantage that others may lack.

Virginia is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (“LACBA”), the Long Beach Bar Association (“LBBA”), and Women Lawyers of Long Beach. For the past four years, Virginia has associated with the Family Violence Appellate Project (“FVAP”), based in Oakland, California; helping FVAP fundraising efforts by serving as a Judge for the FVAP Los Angeles Annual Fundraiser. Her foundation, Griffin Donnell “dot org,” is also a platform for raising national awareness of certain obstacles and barriers which victims of domestic violence face during family law actions.

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