Simpson Law, PA - Silver Spring Estate Planning Attorney

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Compassionate. Convenient. Comprehensive.

Compassionate. Convenient. Comprehensive.

Suzanne B. Simpson

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Location:

Spencerville, MD

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Fax:

301-476-7483

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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, 2014, 2016 and 2017. She acts as Past-President to the Howard County Women's Bar Association (2011-12); Past Secretary to the Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland; and was on the Board of Directors for the Olney Chamber of Commerce, where she served 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 the 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

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Probate Litigation
  • Business Succession Planning

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

  • Beyond the Exam Room for Physicians, Estate Planning, 2016 & 2017
  • National Business Institute: Advanced Medical Directives, 2014
  • National Business Institute: Ethics in Estate Planning, 2014
  • Estate Planning, Women's Finance Group DC, 2012
  • Estate Planning, Montgomery 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

  • Nominee ATHENA Women's Leadership Award - Athena International
  • 10 Best Elder Law Attorney MD - AIOLC
  • AVVO Top-Rated lawyer, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • AVVO Top Estate Attorney
  • AVVO Client's Choice Attorney
  • Leadership Montgomery Class, 2011
  • Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Estate Planning Counsel of Howard County, 2017 to Present
  • Business Women’s Network of Howard County, 2017 to Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2012 to Present
  • Howard County Women's Bar Association, Past President, 2008 to Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland, Past Secretary, 2007 to Present
  • Maryland Bar Association, 1992 to Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, 1991 to Present
  • Olney Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2009 to 2011
  • Howard County Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section, Past Co-Chair 2008 - 2011, 2003 to Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, CLE Committee, Co-Chair, 1998 to 2000
  • Washington Ski Club, General Counsel
  • Maryland Bar Association Special Needs Study Group, 2011 to Present
  • Maryland Bar Association Estate Planning Section, 2003 to Present
  • Virginia Bar Association Estate Planning Section, 2003 to Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2011 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Bean Kinney & Korman, Senior Associate, 1999 to 2000
  • Smolen & Plevy, PC, Associate, 1992 to 1999
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 1991 to 1992
  • Loudoun County Circuit Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 1990 to 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 to Present

Languages

  • German

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Delta Phi