Janet L. O’Hanlon is an experienced attorney at Winkler Kurtz, LLP who strives to provide only the highest quality legal services to her clients. With a reputation for exceptional attention to detail, Janet prides herself in being responsive to every client’s individual needs in each case she handles.
Clients would describe Janet as a skilled and compassionate advocate, supportive throughout each step of the legal process. Focusing her practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate, real estate transactions, and appellate practice, Janet is a strong advocate for her clients and always prioritizes their best interests in any matter.
Janet’s unique care and commitment to her clients, paired with her unsurpassed personalized service, provides individuals with the confidence and peace of mind that their specific needs will be well represented. Whether she is helping a client protect their family after death, assisting in family arrangements following an unexpected death, or guiding individuals in buying or selling their home, Janet always makes herself available to her clients for support and legal advice.
Initially admitted to the Bar in 1993, Janet is permitted to practice law in New York State and the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Janet participates in a number of professional associations outside of the firm, servings as a member of the New York State Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association and the Surrogate’s Court, Elder Law and Estate Planning committees of Suffolk County Bar Association. She also volunteers her time to the Suffolk County Pro Bono Project, a pro bono program designed to expand access to the legal system for Suffolk County residents in need.
Born in Huntington, New York, Janet attended the University of Florida on a full gymnastic scholarship before receiving her undergraduate degree in Nutrition from the State University College at Oneonta, New York in 1983. After completing an internship at Yale University Hospital and practicing as a Registered Dietician for several years, Janet received her Juris Doctorate from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1992, graduating magna cum laude. She was also a member of the Law Review and a Dean’s Fellow, receiving numerous awards for academic excellence. Janet joined the Winkler Kurtz, LLP team in 1998.
Janet has three grown sons and lives in Saint James with her husband of 30 years and their Siberian Husky, “Dempsey.” Janet is an active member of her local Parish where she is a member of the RCIA team, helping to guide individuals who have chosen to join the Catholic faith as adults.