Jonathan D. Eisner

Jonathan Eisner

Jon Eisner concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of estate planning, including the drafting and construction of wills and trusts; estate and trust administration; and estate, gift, and income tax matters. Jon is particularly experienced at handling intergenerational family planning matters. Prior to joining Venable, he served as the chair of a global law firm's trusts and estates practice group.




  • J.D. with honors University of Maryland School of Law 1993
    • Associate editor, Maryland Law Review
    • The Judge Morton P. Fisher Memorial Prize for the best work in estate & gift taxation
    • The Edward H. Curlander Prize for the best work in estate planning
  • B.S. Engineering Science with a concentration in Electrical Engineering Drexel University 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Maryland State Bar Association Estate & Trust Law Section Council
    • Member (2006 – 2016)
    • Chair, Joint Meetings with Registers, Orphans’ Court Judges, Comptroller representatives, AG representative, Section Council Member (2010 – present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hittman Family Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Shelter Foundation
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Maryland Science Center
  • Former member, Executive Committee, Maryland Science Center
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Baltimore School for the Arts
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Sinai Hospital
  • Member, Baltimore Community Foundation, Professional Advisor Recognition Society (2018)


  • Chambers High Net Worth
    • Private Wealth Law (Band 1), Maryland, 2020 – 2023
    • Private Wealth Law (Band 2), Maryland, 2018 – 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2024
    • Lawyer of the Year, Trusts & Estates, Baltimore, 2014, 2023
    • Trusts & Estates, Baltimore (2008 – 2022)
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Leadership Circle, 2008