Sonora, CA
Modesto, CA

Michael L. Gianelli

Being a lawyer gives me the opportunity to become deeply involved with families and businesses and to assist my clients, often through some pretty murky waters.

Michael L. Gianelli

Senior Counsel/Managing Attorney

Michael Gianelli is managing attorney at Gianelli Nielsen whose practice areas include estate planning, trusts, complex litigation, business and commercial law and mediation. Mike has been a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law with the California Board of Legal Specialization for over 25 years and has workshop training in mediation and served as a neutral on several successful mediations.

Mike attended the University of California, Irvine where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 and later attended the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law where he attained his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1976.

Mike is a currently a director of Community Hospice. Mike was past board chair of the Stanislaus Community Foundation and is now serving on its Governance Committee. Mike was a board member for almost 10 years on the Great Valley Academy Charter School; a Member of the of the Legacy Committee of Sierra Vista ; past board chair and president of the Great Valley Museum; past president and Director of the Modesto Junior College Foundation; past  member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Vice Chair of Economic Development and Transportation; Modesto Rotarian; member of Memorial Foundation Board of Directors and Muir Trail Girl Scout Association; member of the oversight committee for Measure E funds at Modesto Junior College; and 15 year instructor of Business Law and community education classes at Modesto Junior College.

Mike also coached MYSA soccer for more than 25 years.

Mike has written two legal thriller novels, which he hopes to get published someday.

Mike enjoys writing, traveling, hiking, kayaking, golf, tennis and spending time with his grandchildren.


Michael L. GianelliSierra Vista
Sierra Vista Child & Family Services has been helping abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children and families in crisis in California's Central Valley since 1972


Michael L. GianelliGreat Valley Academy
KIDS FIRST, CURRICULUM SECOND - Common sense dictates that a happy, motivated child is a better student. Our philosophy is centered around creating a loving environment where kids feel safe so they can learn at a higher level.


Michael L. GianelliRiverbank, CA Rotary Club

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