What do you look forward to when you go to work every day?
My grandfather died suddenly when my dad was seven. With no will in place, his estate was ravaged and the family struggled. I know what can happen without planning! I want to help my clients and their families avoid what my family experienced. I also utilize my passions for writing and speaking to help others beyond my law practice.
People will do just about anything, including go to the dentist, before they obtain or update estate plans. Just as my dad practiced preventive dentistry, it's much better to be preventive and proactive with estate planning.
Estate planning involves far more than documents. It's about lifestyle, relationships, life lessons and legacy. Utilizing a process that includes thoughtful questioning and careful listening, I teach my clients about the law, and they teach me about life. We all have wonderful, good, bad and just plain lousy things that happen to us. The keys are what, when and how we plan for and respond to them.
The relationships I have established and maintained over 28 years are amazing. How many people can say they met with five generations of a family at the same time? Or represented a 106-year woman and held a six-week-old baby too? Wow!
What woman inspires you and why?
Former Congresswoman and Ambassador Connie Morella inspires me with her grace and dignity. She is my role model, through her life, family and continuing contributions to our community, state, country and world. In my own small ways, I hope to make our community a better place too.
“Utilizing a process which includes thoughtful questioning and careful listening, I teach my clients about the law, and they teach me about life.”
Awards and Honors
Top Estate Attorneys, Bethesda Magazine; Women in Law Award 2018, Lawyer Monthly; Bar Leader, Montgomery County Bar Foundation; AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Martindale Hubbell