Practice Areas


  • District of Columbia, 1978
  • Maryland and U.S. Supreme Court, 1987


  • J.D.: University of Michigan Law School, 1977
  • M.P.P.: University of Michigan Institute for Public Policy Studies, 1976
  • B.A.: University of Michigan, 1972; Phi Beta Kappa

Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association (Elder Law Section Council, 1997-present; Chair 2001-2002 and 2009-2010)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association (Elder Law Section, 2008 (inception)-present; Chair 2011-2015)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section Steering Committee, 2004-2010; Co-chair, 2007-2009)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Board of Directors, 2002-2004 and 2015-2019); Founding Member, Maryland/D.C. Chapter and President, 2004-2009; Council of Advanced Practitioners, 2005-present; Chair, Benefits and Financing Section, 2008-2011)
  • First Maryland Disability Trust, Board of Directors, 2009-2014
  • Special Needs Alliance, 2011-present
  • Maryland Task Force on Long Term Care Education and Planning, 2018


  • “Landmark Jimmo v. Sebelius Settlement Helps Medicare Patients Receive Skilled Care” 9-2 NAELA Journal (Fall 2013)
  • “The New CLASS Act” 6-1 NAELA Journal 35 (Spring 2011)
  • “Medicaid Eligibility After the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act” 41-2 Maryland State Bar Journal 32 (March/April 2008)
  • “Top Ten Elder Law Myths” 38-4 Maryland State Bar Journal 26 (July/August 2005)
  • “By Ethically Advising Your Client Could You Be Committing a Crime?” 31-2 Maryland State Bar Journal 36 (March/April 1998)
  • “The Criminalization of Transfers for Medicaid Eligibility,” 2 Journal of Asset Protection 10-19, 52-63 (1997)
  • Faculty, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Symposia and Institutes, and National Aging and Law Conference.


  • Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • “Super Lawyer” in Elder Law, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
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