Maria Lianos

Estate Litigation



T: 516-227-0765

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About Maria

Maria Lianos Johnson is a trust and estate litigator representing individuals, families, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries. Maria handles will contests, contested accounting, probate and administration proceedings, settlement matters, and is also qualified to serve as Guardian Ad Litem in Surrogate’s Court proceedings. Maria represents her clients’ positions before the Surrogate’s Court and Supreme Court, and has successfully argued before the Appellate Division, Second Department. In addition to defending clients in disputes, Maria’s practice includes trust and estate administration.

A leader in her field, Maria is a frequent author and speaker on issues relating to trusts and estates for noteworthy organizations.

Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Maria practiced at New York area law firms, establishing a strong basis for her current work in estate litigation and estate administration. Before becoming a licensed attorney, Maria was a paralegal at an AmLaw 100 law firm where she supported lawyers in a range of trusts and estates matters. Maria speaks and understands Greek.



  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
  • St. John’s University

Affiliations & Appointments

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Nassau County Surrogate’s Court Trusts and Estates Committee, Co-Vice Chair

Press Releases

Maria Johnson Joins Farrell Fritz’s Estate Litigation Group as Counsel

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Maria Johnson to its Uniondale office as counsel in the Estate Litigation group. Maria…

February 08, 2024

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Community Work

Maria serves as a volunteer attorney advisor for the New York State High School Mock Trial Program.