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Tara K. Frame

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Annapolis, MD

Frame & Frame, LLC
234 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-941-2635
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (60%), Elder Law (20%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

As the Managing Partner at Frame & Frame, LLC, Tara K. Frame focuses her practice primarily on estate planning, elder law and probate/estate administration. She also has significant experience in personal injury litigation and family law matters. Her firm has office locations in Annapolis, Frederick, Pasadena, and Stevensville, Maryland which allows her to represent clients throughout Maryland. Admitted to practice before all Maryland state courts since 1994, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

In her estate planning practice, Ms. Frame assists clients of all ages with the preparation and review of living and revocable trusts, wills, advance medical directives, health care directives, and financial powers of attorney. She tailors each plan and their individual components to the objectives and circumstances of a particular client, including the protection and preservation of assets and the minimization of estate taxes. Ms. Frame has also helped heirs and beneficiaries navigate what can often be a complicated and lengthy probate process.

Ms. Frame also works with elderly clients and their family members in addressing issues of concern to them. She provides advice and counsel on long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, to explain the Medicaid rules and how they can be complied with. When necessary and appropriate, Ms. Frame discusses guardianship proceedings and how they apply to elderly people with mental or physical impairments who can no longer manage their own affairs.

Held in high regard by her colleagues, Ms. Frame has received a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo and many other honors and awards. In 2019, she was awarded the SBA of Maryland award for Maryland Attorney Advocate of the Year. She is a 1991 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University and a 1994 cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.  She is also a multiple year recipient of the SuperLawyers designation.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Elder Law
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Tara K. Frame

First Admitted: 1994, Maryland

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Award for Attorney Advocate of the Year by the Maryland Small Business Administration, Attorney Advocate of the Year, Maryland Small Business Administration, 2019
  • Voted Leading Lawyer by attorneys in Anne Arundel County and Eastern Shore, Leading Lawyer, What's Up Annapolis and What's Up Eastern Shore, 2018
  • Voted Leading Lawyer by fellow attorneys in Anne Arundel County and Eastern Shore, Leading Lawyer, What's Up Annapolis and What's Up Eastern Shore, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Thrive Arundel Business Communities
  • Pasadena Business Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1995
  • Maryland State Bar Association Anne Arundel Bar Association
  • Maryland, 1994
  • Queen Anne's County Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A, 1991

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • The Maryland SBA recognized Tara Frame as the Maryland Attorney Advocate of the Year. Each year, the Small Business Administration recognizes the achievements of small businesses and advocates from across Maryland. The stories shared at the event are inspiring personal accounts of their entrepreneurial journey. The event was attended by over 400 guests and hosted by Martins West. Jennifer Gilbert, Anchor at Fox 45 News, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. The Advocate of the Year award is presented to an individual who has contributed as lawyers to a better economic and financial climate. Tara Frame, Managing Partner of the Firm, reflects on her firms’ history and traditions, “It’s an honor to be recognized for this award. We are considered the local lawyer for families and businesses, with a 65 year history of service to our community. We continue to serve many of the same families and local businesses today that we have served for generations.”, 2019
  • SuperLawyer Designation, 2021
  • SuperLawyer Designation, 2020
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Office Location for Tara K. Frame

234 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-941-2635

Last Updated: 10/1/2021

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