Suzanne B. Simpson

Suzanne B. Simpson

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Medicaid Pre-Planning
  • Guardianship


Founded in 2003, Simpson Law, PA provides a Compassionate, Convenient and Comprehensive 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, Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Mental Health Care, Powers of Attorney for Finances, and an Authority to Dispose of Remains. Depending upon the client's needs, trusts such as revocable or irrevocable, marital trusts, children's trusts, and life insurance trusts are advised and prepared. Suzanne counsels clients about strategies to reduce or eliminate estate tax liability, and makes recommendations regarding asset titling, life insurance, and beneficiary designations.

Simpson Law also helps families and friends going through the process of administrating the estate of a lost loved one: either through probate or trust administration.

If a family member is disabled and needs a guardianship or may qualify for Medicaid, Simpson Law stands ready to assist.

Suzanne is recognized by Super Lawyers in both Maryland and the District of Columbia as among the top five percent in her area of practice. For almost a decade, AVVO has consistently ranked Suzanne as a Client's Choice Attorney and a Top Estate Attorney. She was recognized as a nominee for the internationally prestigious Athena award.

Suzanne sits on the board for VisArts in Rockville Maryland and serves on the advisory committee for Cornerstone Montgomery. An active member of the Maryland Chapter of NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys) and the Howard County Chapter of the Estate Planning Council, Suzanne is as Past-President to the Howard County Women's Bar Association; 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 serve 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.


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

Bar Admissions

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

Classes and 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
  • Presentations about Estate Planning to Local Senior Centers
  • Presentation about Special Needs Planning to Cornerstone Montgomery advisory Board
  • Business Women's Network Howard County, 2023
  • Real Estate Panels, 2023/2024
  • Ethics in Estate Planning National Business Institute
  • Advanced Directives National Business Institute

Pro-Bono Activities

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


  • German

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Mu
  • Phi Delta Phi

Professional Associations

  • 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
  • VisArts Board of Directors
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Cornerstone Montgomery Advisory Committee

Past 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