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John M. McDonnell

Adjunct Professor
St. John’s University School of Law, LLM in Bankruptcy Excellence Award Recipient in Bankruptcy Theory
Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, J.D.
Kean University, Union, New Jersey, B.A.

John “Jack” M. McDonnell is both a lawyer and a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee.  He has been practicing law for more than 20 years and concentrates his practice in the areas of Chapter 7 bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, and debtor/creditor rights.  

In 2000, Jack was appointed a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee by the United States Trustee for the District of New Jersey.  As a Chapter 7 Trustee, Jack oversees the orderly liquidation and judicious administration of hundreds of Chapter 7 cases a year. He has also served as a Chapter 11 Trustee.  

Jack has extensive courtroom experience and deep relationships throughout the New Jersey legal community. He has served as a panel presenter on issues of bankruptcy for numerous legal continuing education forums. 

Prof. McDonnell teaches Consumer Bankruptcy.