Cobb Island, Maryland Estate Planning Lawyers

Suren Adams
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Lynn Loughlin Skerpon, Esquire
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Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience

State University of New York - BuffaloMaryland and New York
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Kathleen McClernan
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Leonardtown, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(240) 309-4179 22715 Washington Street, Suite 201
P. O. Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
University of Baltimore
Ms. McClernan is the first female recipient of the Leadership in Law Award, Generation JD from the Daily Record in Southern Maryland. She was recognized as a Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2018. She was also previously recognized as The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2014. She currently dedicates time as a member of the Board of Directors for the Community Mediation of St. Mary's County and sits on the Ethics Commission for St. Mary's County. Ms. McClernan can be found at lunchtime working with the students of Leonardtown High School for the Mock...
Alycia E Stack
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Leonardtown, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(240) 309-4179 22715 Washington Street, Suite 201
PO Box 188
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
American University
Alycia Stack has spent her career litigating in Southern Maryland, helping families and children through times of crisis. She concentrates her practice in family law, including divorce, child custody, and adoption. She most recently represented children in the child welfare system, throughout foster care, terminations of parental rights, and adoptions as a Staff Attorney at Maryland Legal Aid. Prior to that she represented victims of domestic violence in peace and protective order proceedings. Alycia has handled over 300 peace and protective order cases and has extensive training in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and trauma. She is active in...
Christopher Longmore
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Lexington Park, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(301) 862-3764 22738 Maple Road
Suite 210
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Chris is a partner at the firm, Dugan, McKissick & Longmore, LLC, whose practice areas include complex civil litigation, estate planning, zoning/land use and related real estate matters, and government contracts. His litigation practice focuses primarily on business and partnership disputes, construction-related contract disputes and other real estate related matters. He also represents clients in personal injury matters and leads the firm’s collections practice. Chris received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1997 where he was Editor-in-Chief of the American Criminal Law Review and a Writing Law Fellow. Chris joined Dugan, McKissick and...
Edward Warren Olmsted
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La Plata, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 934-8434 211 Charles Street
P. O. Box 1966
La Plata, MD 20646
Estate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
I am dedicated to providing the highest quality, personal service to all of my clients. I work in a small firm. My partners are also my father and my brother. Unlike the indifferent, "take a number" approach you get at many law firms, we treat each client as a person whose case matters most. We spend the extra time that is needed to make sure you understand the complexities of your case and to get you the best result possible. Our advice is honest and to the point. We'll tell you the good and...
Shannon Dent
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Lexington Park, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(301) 862-3764 22738 Maple Road
Suite 210
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Shannon is a transactional associate with experience in real estate, estate planning and probate law. Shannon graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with her bachelor degree in Political Science in 2008 and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2011. A St. Mary’s County native, she is a graduate of Leonardtown High School. After missing family and the waterfront in Southern Maryland, she and her husband are thankful to have returned home to raise their family and be more active in the community they grew up in.
Charlotte Hall, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(301) 290-1400 30537 Potomac Way
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
California, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 863-0500 23338 Kingston Creek Rd
California, MD 20619
Estate Planning and Elder
Charlotte Hall, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(301) 290-1400 30537 Potomac Way
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Estate Planning
La Plata, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(301) 934-2444 103 Centennial St
La Plata, MD 20646
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Lexington Park, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(301) 862-3764 22738 Maple Rd
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Kate P. Pruitt
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Maryland Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of LawMaryland
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Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience

My philosophy is a guiding principle in my law practice and I apply it in every facet of serving my clients. My practice is an extension of that philosophy as I help clients problem solve when they are in the throes of a... Read More »
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David Gormley
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(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Road Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Free ConsultationWaldorf, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Dave Gormley is a Partner and the head of our Bankruptcy and Real Estate departments. He has been handling bankruptcy and foreclosure cases for over 10 years. There isn’t much related to bankruptcy or foreclosure he has not already seen. Dave is admitted to practice in Maryland and the Federal Courts, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He lives near Annapolis with his family.
Suren Adams
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Bowie, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(301) 805-5892 4201 Northview Drive, Suite 401
Bowie, MD 20716
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
The George Washington University Law School
Suren G. Adams is an attorney with a passion for organization and excellence. She founded Adams Law Office, LLC, over 14 years ago to help her clients get their financial houses in order and find peace of mind. She is an experienced member of the Maryland Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, the Christian Legal Society, and the Prince George’s County Bar Association. Suren obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 1994 and then completed course work for a Master of Arts...
Jason T. Fowler
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(301) 799-5529 35 Duke Street
PO Box 2709
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and St. Thomas University School of Law
Jason Fowler attended Georgetown University Law Center and St. Thomas University, School of Law for his JD. Jason received a MBA during his time in law school. Upon graduation in 2014, Jason pursued a LLM Degree in Tax at Georgetown University Law Center and later graduated in 2015. Jason was selected to be commencement speaker at his graduation. Jason was admitted to practice in the State of Maryland in 2014. Jason was admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia in 2017. He is a member of the Tax, Estate Planning, and Business Sections of the Maryland Bar Association....
Neveen H. Kurtom
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Upper Marlboro, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(443) 741-2567 Suite 100
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Lynda Joy Striegel
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Chesapeake Beach, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
8347 Bay Crest Court
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Antioch School of Law
MD-DC licensed. Practicing for 35 years. Former securities attorney in DC, New York, Philadelphia. Moved to Calvert County 13 years ago and established private practice focused on estate planning and business law. Author, LIVE SECURE: FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR WOMEN. Regular columnist, Chesapeake Current's "Your Money Matters".
Brian W. Ritter Jr.
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(443) 684-2028 30 Industry Lane
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Baltimore
I practice in all aspects of estate planning, including planning for high net-worth clients, handle nearly any type of probate, guardianship and trust administration case, and is very experienced in handling a vast array of elder law and long-term care Medicaid issues, including application and asset spend-down. In addition to my elder law/estate planning practice, I also represent physicians in a wide array of legal matters, including employment contract review and negotiations. In my practice, I have provided: (1) estate planning services to numerous individuals whose estates range from a few thousand dollars to around twenty...
Emmanuelle Regine Francois
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Upper Marlboro, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 358-0377 9701 Apollo Drive, Ste. 301
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Connecticut School of Law
As the founder and managing partner at Francois Legal Group, LLC, E. Regine Francois applies diverse legal and life experience to effectively represent individuals and businesses across a range of practice areas that include: estate planning, civil litigation, personal injury law, protective orders, and consumer matters.
With over a decade of legal experience, Regine understands the value of meticulous preparation to anticipate and avoid potential problems, while asserting her clients’ rights to the fullest extent. She truly cares about each client and views her role as effectively representing and counseling her clients about their options and the potential realities they face...
Mr. James D. Ealley
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(410) 535-2200 135 West Dares Beach Rd.
Suite 209A
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mr. Ealley's practice focuses primarily on Consumer Bankruptcy and Estate Planning. In representing clients in bankruptcy, James understands the financial stress people are experiencing. He understands their concerns to protect their assets, rebuild their financial lives and create a better future for their families. James counsels clients to alleviate their worries and concerns and develop a plan to address their financial problems, whether it be stopping a foreclosure, repossession or garnishment, or erasing credit card, medical or tax debt. Doing so requires a thorough understanding of the Federal Bankruptcy laws. Since beginning his practice in bankruptcy in 2001, James has...
Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Largo, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(301) 363-2933 1401 Mercantile Ln
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Largo, MD 20774
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
My philosophy is a guiding principle in my law practice and I apply it in every facet of serving my clients. My practice is an extension of that philosophy as I help clients problem solve when they are in the throes of a crisis. My philosophy also guides me when I am helping clients to avoid a future crisis through strategic planning and when I help them set priorities to mitigate the impact of a future problem.

Attorney Robin Rucker Gaillard is adept at the law and her ability to listen closely and to provide strong counsel along with a solid...
Alexis June Owens
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Lusby, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(240) 538-3471 P.O. Box 2082
Lusby, MD 20657
Estate Planning
Regent University
I have been practicing since December 2003. Mainly, I practice in estate planning, including Wills, Trusts, and Probates. I also prepare Deeds, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, and other estate planning instruments. In addition, I handle adoptions, name changes, and contract reviews, as well as some landlord-tenant issues.

Along with working as an attorney, I have been an adjunct professor with the College of Southern Maryland since 2007. Currently, I teach Business Law I.
Jessica Andritz
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Waldorf, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
11705 Berry Road
ste 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Estate Planning, Construction and Real Estate
Jessica has many years of experience in Charles County handling complex zoning, subdivision, and administrative law matters. She has represented many large developers and local businesses. As part of that process, she actually created several of the Home Owner’s Associations in Charles County. Jessica is well known to the local real estate community, and the members of our local government. Jessica heads up our zoning & land use, home owner’s association, and corporate law departments. Jessica can assist clients in obtaining permits and other development-related approvals (concept plans, preliminary plans, site development plans, and final plats). Her current...
Martine A. Jean
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Hyattsville, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(240) 505-5391 PO Box 223
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and DUI
University of Baltimore School of Law
Eilene Brown
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Bowie, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(301) 352-8960 3540 Crain Hwy #331
Bowie, MD 20716
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Janelle Ryan-Colbert Esq.
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Upper Marlboro, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(301) 576-6200 9450 Marlboro Pike, Suite 5
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
Nakia Gray
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Largo, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(301) 358-3980 9701 Apollo Drive
Suite 100
Largo, MD 20774
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Trademarks
Howard University School of Law
George E. Meng
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(410) 535-5500 85 Sherry Lane
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Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Insurance Claims
The Catholic University of America
Top rated attorney George E. Meng concentrates his practice in the field of litigating estate, trust and real property cases. These include will contests, improper handling of estate or trust funds, disputes relating to distributions from estates and trusts, boundary disputes and title issues at both the trial and appellate level. Routine probate, wills, trusts and estate planning are also an integral part of his experience. In addition, Mr. Meng's practice includes personal injury litigation and civil litigation in a variety of fields. Mr. Meng has an established reputation among his clients and throughout the legal community...
Joseph E. Carey
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Bowie, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(301) 464-2500 14300 Gallant Fox Ln
Suite 223
Bowie, MD 20715
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
My name is Joseph Carey, and I founded Carey Law Office 37 years ago. Since that day, the firm has helped people throughout the state get their lives back on track. We understand that there is almost always an underlying reason for people’s actions, and that your life shouldn’t end because you made a mistake. If you are at a crossroads, we can guide you with honest, practical advice and treat you with the dignity and compassion you deserve. When you need help, call Carey Law Office in Bowie or Crofton and schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney who...
D'Erra Jackson
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(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Road
Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Waldorf, MD Estate Planning Attorney
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
James Carmon
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Lanham, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(301) 577-1300 9500 Annapolis Road. Suite B5
Lanham, MD 20706
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mark C Miller
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Clinton, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(301) 868-2350 The Miller Building
8808 Old Branch Avenue
Clinton, MD 20735
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Charles Walton
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Fort Washington, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 292-8357 10905 Fort Washington Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Estate Planning, Divorce, Employment and Family
Joseph Irvin Coale
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Saint Michaels, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(800) 969-1775 904 South Talbot Street
Saint Michaels, MD 21663
Estate Planning, Criminal, Education and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
Teresa Cho Edwards
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Largo, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(301) 357-4761 9500 Arena Drive
Suite 440-C
Largo, MD 20774
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
Nancy Miller
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Clinton, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(301) 868-2350 8808 Old Branch Ave
Clinton, MD 20735
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Sylvia Adams
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Bowie, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(301) 809-0410 2407 Kegwood Lane
Bowie, MD 20715
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Adams, born in Montgomery, AL, graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio, and moved to Washington, DC to attend American University's Washington College of Law. Following graduation from American, Attorney Adams became a member of the Maryland and DC bars. Her primary areas of practice are Real Estate, Corporate, Contracts, Probate, and, recently, Civil Litigation. Her philosophy is "I will always work diligently and in good faith to protect, advise and educate my clients."
Dennis Starks Esq
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Accokeek, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(301) 292-4863 14203 Cold Harbour Dr
Accokeek, MD 20607
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Business and Communications
Over twenty years of experience representing small, medium, and large businesses before state, federal, administrative tribunals and courts. Specializing in business modelling, corporate governance, finance and revenue, mergers and acquisitions, economic regulation, antitrust, transportation, and communications law.
Christine W. Hubbard
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Davidsonville, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
1069 Double Gate Road
Davidsonville, MD 21035
Estate Planning
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Christine W. Hubbard has been a practicing attorney for over 26 years and focuses her practice on estate planning, business planning, drafting wills and trusts, estate and gift tax planning, asset protection, prenuptial agreements, charitable giving and estate and trust administration. Christine places great importance on understanding and implementing each client’s personal goals with respect to the use and preservation of wealth during life and the responsible disposition of assets upon death. This includes asset protection planning, strategies to minimize or avoid estate taxes and probate and the sophisticated use of trusts, limited liability companies, partnerships, life insurance and,...
Mondre Hopson Kornegay
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Temple Hills, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(240) 353-5511 7114 Westchester Dr
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Rose Crunkleton
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Dunkirk, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(410) 257-1057 3150 West Ward Road
Suite 301
Dunkirk, MD 20754
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Camille R. McBride
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Waldorf, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(301) 861-0007 3195 Old Washington Road
Waldorf, MD 20602
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Licensed to practice in District of Columbia , Maryland, Florida and all United States District Courts in those jurisdictions.
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.