F.D. Hennessy Jr.

Areas of Practice

General Practice, with concentration in Estate Planning and Administration; Advising on and drafting Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Deeds, Leases, Sale Agreements, Nursing Home and Life-Care Agreements; Medical Assistance; Asset Protection and Elder Law issues; Income, Inheritance, Estate and Fiduciary Taxes.


To help the client achieve the optimum resolution involves getting all relevant facts, analyzing them in context, and avoiding unintended consequences.


Full-time practice of law in Pennsylvania and Delaware County, advising and representing individuals and small businesses in diverse civil matters for over 50 years. Previously served 4 years active duty U.S. Navy, watch and division officer; then 16 years in Naval Reserve, including assignments in legal offices in 3rd (Brooklyn) and 4th (Philadelphia) Naval Districts. Investigator for Philadelphia Voluntary Defender, and claims adjuster for a national insurance company, while in night law school

Professional and Civic

Served on organizing committees and board of directors for many local and state-wide organizations; President or Chairman of several, including Lansdowne Business and Professional Association, Rotary Club of Darby-Lansdowne, Lansdowne Allied Youth Council, Delaware County Community Nursing Service, PA Trial Court Nominating Commission, and Lansdowne Zoning Board. Served 16 years in Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates from Delaware County, 4 years as Zone 9 governor representing Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Member of American, Pennsylvania, and Delaware County Bar Associations, and of committees and sections concerned with Real Estate, Estates and Elder Law.


Media High School, Temple University, Temple University School of Law.

FD Hennessy with American Legion Post 65