Suzanne B. Simpson

Simpson Law, PA.

Thanks for the fast turnaround; our very nice trip to Russia was made better knowing all this was taken care of with your professional expertise…we will keep you in mind in the future…and when we know someone else is looking for estate planning help.

--Steve, Silver Spring, Maryland

Thanks so much for everything…I gave your business card to 3 co-workers… I gave you the highest recommendation!

--Elizabeth, Fairfax, Virginia

Thanks again for your help and patience while we dragged our feet.

--Debbie,Potomac, Maryland

Getting a will written, designating a power of attorney - these are all tasks that I knew must be done - but I had been putting them on the back burner. Suzanne made the process simple, quick and painless. Everything was done professionally and in a timely manner. It brings me peace of mind to know that all this is taken care of!

--Nancy, President and Founder, Moms, Inc.

Thanks again for being so thorough…stay in touch.

--Donna, Reston, Virginia

I really appreciated all you did to make this so simple and speedy. You have done a great job incorporating all our various issues. I hope to have opportunities to send other clients your way.

--Caitlin, Laurel, Maryland

Suzanne handled the preparation and filing of all the estate documents for me, my husband, and our daughter. This included our wills, general powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, and others. Her explanations were always clear and thorough. Suzanne also found a possible problem in the wording on the deed to our house--- and recommended a simple solution. We are so happy to now have everything in good order. Working with Suzanne was a personal and professional pleasure!

--Terry

Thanks for letting us bring the children!

--Jennifer, Boyds, Maryland

Thanks for making it so easy and coming to our house both times!

--Don, Olney, Maryland

Suzanne is honest and knowledgeable about estate law. She will guide you to what best fits your needs and your financial situation. She is also very family oriented and that means a lot to me.

-- Linda

Thanks a lot for your help!

--Jan, Fairfax, Virginia

Thanks for everything!

--Cindy, Olney, Maryland

I am a lawyer as well, but my family went to Suzanne several years ago to prepare our wills and related estate documents, and we were extremely pleased with her services. From my professional perspective, she is very intelligent and stays up-to-date on the current laws, and on a more personal note, she is a very warm and caring person.

--Melissa

I’m telling my friends about you!

--Suzanne, Olney, Maryland

Thanks for making it easy!

--Paula, Rockville, Maryland

We worked with Suzanne to develop an advanced directive and will. It was a pleasure working with her -- she was helpful, very well-informed, thoughtful, and understanding of our needs. She was able to lead us through the process with clear instructions and had obviously done her homework before we arrived so that the process was efficient, with minimal back and forth. She has developed a very specific approach to writing advanced directives that reduces ambiguity and provides tremendous reassurance that our wishes will be fulfilled. She dispelled some misconceptions we had about wills and trusts in a respectful, courteous and patient manner, without ever making us feel awkward or uncomfortable. We absolutely trust her judgment and her recommendations which are provided with a commendable balance of professionalism and warmth.

--Anne

I've been a client of Suzanne's for almost a decade and, with flexibility and compassion, she has worked with me to adapt my plan to meet my expectations. I trust her advice and highly recommend her services.

--Donna

I had a unique opportunity to observe Suzanne's interactions with a diverse group of colleagues over a year of her participation in Leadership Montgomery and based on that I choose her to prepare my estate plan and to advise me about the process. She is a good listener who is well-respected by her peers for her thoughtful insights and assessments. I decided to retain her to prepare my own estate plan and felt she handled my case with competence and integrity, making the process very comfortable and easy for me.

--Katalin

Suzanne prepared our wills and other estate documents after our child was born. She helped us think through the consequences of the decisions we made, including making sure we had contacted our choices for guardians. We really appreciated her flat-fee based billing too. We knew exactly how much to budget for her service. As a great bonus, with her quarterly newsletter, we get regular updates on relevant legal issues. We have recommended Suzanne many times in the past and will continue to do so. She's a great go-to person.

--Wendy

Suzanne Simpson is the best lawyer I have ever met. She helped me in a most difficult probate case made extremely complex by incompetence of involved parties. She handled the case with efficiency, integrity, know-how and compassion making the best out of a very complicated situation. Due to her knowledge and efficiency my case was resolved in a positive manner. I have not enough words in my vocabulary to express my trust and respect for her ability to successfully finalize a case which other lawyers had deemed to difficult to handle. Kudos for Suzanne Simpson, Esq.!!

--Marta

Ms. Simpson was our attorney helping us form a will and all the related documents that are important when you have a child -- and even when you don't. What can I say? She has it in all areas. First and foremost, she is an honest person and I always feel she is focused on giving us the best advice. She is highly knowledgeable and continues to go to seminars and keep up with the latest changes in the law -- of which there are many! Her service is impeccable: prompt, calling back ASAP, polite. And in all the while I have known her, she has never made any reference to any client. So I know my own info will be kept private. And her compassion is true, something you need and want when dealing with life and death issues.

--Michelle

Suzanne was easy to work with and very knowledgeable. She explained advantages and disadvantages of optional language and was very helpful in developing our wills, health directives and powers of attorney.

--Wills client

My husband and I were referred by our financial advisor to Simpson Law and from the first phone call to Suzanne Simpson we were handled in a professional manner-she clearly explained all of our options, the laws involved, we made our decisions and within the time frame that we requested. High Marks---we plan on recommending Simpson Law to all of our business partners, family and friends as well.

--Mary Joe

She does what it takes to get the job done. Suzanne is caring and compassionate which is helpful during the estate planning process which can be very emotional in some cases. She is a pleasure to work with and her fees are very reasonable, unlike many other attorneys.

--Susan

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Suzanne B. Simpson

Location:
Spencerville, Maryland
Phone:
301-421-0190
Fax:
301-476-7483
Email:

Founded in 2003, Simpson Law, PA provides a comprehensive, compassionate, and convenient way for busy parents and professionals to obtain vitally necessary estate planning services in MD, DC and VA.  The standard package of documents provided includes a Will, Power of Attorney for Health Care, Power of Attorney for Finances, and a Living Will.  Depending upon the client’s needs, trusts such as marital trusts, children’s trusts, and life insurance trusts are advised and prepared.  Suzanne counsels clients with regard to strategies to reduce or eliminate estate tax liability, and makes recommendations regarding asset titling, life insurance, and beneficiary designations. Suzanne also negotiates pre-marital agreements, employment contracts and prepares business succession plans for her clients.

AVVO named Suzanne as a Client’s Choice Attorney and a Top Estate Attorney for 2012. She acts as current Past-President to the Howard County Women's Bar Association (2011-12); Secretary to the Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland; and was on the Board of Directors for the Olney Chamber of Commerce, where she serves as Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee. She was the co chair of the Estate Planning section of the Howard County Bar Association and was selected for Leadership Montgomery Class of 2011.  She has served as vice president and serves as By-Laws Chair on the PTA at her children’s school and has held board positions with the local International MOMs Club.

Prior to establishing Simpson Law, P.A., Suzanne was a strong litigator, practicing in domestic relations with Bean Kinney & Korman, as Senior Associate, and Smolen & Plevy, P.C., where her practice focused on estate planning, domestic relations and civil litigation.

When working with the firms mentioned above, Suzanne was Vice-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education group for the Fairfax County Bar Association, was named to the counsel for the Virginia State Bar, Inns of Court, and was involved with several community outreach programs.  She is former general counsel to the Washington Ski Club.  

A graduate of George Mason Law University Law School in 1991, Suzanne served as Law Clerk to the then Chief Judge of Fairfax County, the Honorable Richard J. Jamborsky and the Honorable Thomas S. Kenny.  Suzanne also served as Law Clerk to the then Chief Judge of Loudoun County, the Honorable Thomas H. Horne, and the Honorable James H. Chamblin.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1993
  • Virginia, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
    • J.D.
  • George Mason University
    • B.A.
    • Major: English/German

Classes/Seminars

  • Estate Planning, Women's Finance Group DC, 2012
  • Estate Planning, Mongomery Village International Moms Club, 2012
  • Estate Planning, Blog Radio, 2012
  • Estate Planning, Baltimore Veterans Affairs, 2012
  • Estate Planning, Think About It Cable TV Show, 2011
  • Estate Planning, Moms, Inc., 2011
  • Estate Planning, Estate Planning and Long Term Care Insurance, 2011
  • Estate Planning, Vegetarian Resource Group, 2010
  • Estate Planning, Real Estate Investment Society, 2010
  • Business Planning, Moms, Inc., 2010
  • Estate Planning, Moms Club International, 2009
  • Grantor Trusts, Howard County Bar Association Trust and Estate Section, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Montgomery Class, 2011
  • AVVO Top Estate Attorney, 2012
  • AVVO Client's Choice Attorney, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Howard County Women's Bar Association, Past President, 2008 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland , Secretary, 2007 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Association, Secretary, 1992 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, Secretary, 1991 - Present
  • Olney Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2011
  • Howard County Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section, Co-chair, 2008 - 2011
  • Fairfax Bar Association, CLE Committee, Co-chair, 1998 - 2000
  • Washington Ski Club, General Counsel
  • Marland Bar Association Special Needs Study Group, 2011 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Association Estate Planning Section, 2003 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association Estate Planning Section, 2003 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Bean Kinney & Korman, Senior Associate, 1999 - 2000
  • Smolen & Plevy, PC, Associate, 1992 - 1999
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 1991 - 1992
  • Loudoun County Circuit Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 1990 - 1991
  • Commonwealth Attorney's Office Loudoun County, Law Clerk, 1990
  • Food and Drug Law Institute, Associate Editor
  • Regulatory Affairs Journal, Associate Editor
  • Water Environment Federation, Assistant Editor

Pro Bono Activities

  • Law Day---Prepare Living Wills for Seniors, 2010 - Present

Languages

  • German

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Delta Phi