Megan M. Wallace
Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Bethesda, MD
As founder and principal at Wallace Law, LLC, Megan M. Wallace is an estate planning, probate, estate administration, will and trust attorney. She represents clients in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and the state of Maryland. For her hard work, she has been recognized by Bethesda Magazine as a Rising Star Trusts & Estates Attorney and a Top Trusts & Estates Attorney.
For her high ethical standards and long list of successful results, she holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Wallace is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. In the past, she has also been admitted to practice in Georgia and Michigan. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law in wills, trusts & estates.
Before attending law school, Ms. Wallace earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Agnes Scott College. At Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, she graduated in 1997 with her Juris Doctor and now represents business owners, families, individuals, tax-exempt organizations, solo proprietorships, partnerships, subchapter s-corporations, limited liability companies and startup businesses.
In 2000, Ms. Wallace earned her Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She is now a member of the Washington, D.C., Estate Planning Council, the Trusts & Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar, the Bar Association of Montgomery County, the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association, along with several committees within these organizations.
* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
About Megan M. Wallace
First Admitted: 1997, Maryland
Professional Webpage: https://www.wallacelawllc.com/team/megan-m-wallace/
- Legacy / Estate / Gift Planning and Planned Giving Professionals
- HRC Estate Planning Partner
- Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association (Estate & Trust Section)
- Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, Maryland (Membership Committee)
- Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council
- Virginia State Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Section)
- District of Columbia Bar Association (Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section; Family Law Section; and Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section)
- American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section)
- District of Columbia
- Women's Bar Association - Annual Conference Committee, 2001
- Rising Star (Trusts & Estates) Attorney in 2018, Bethesda Magazine (peer selected)
- Top Trusts & Estates Attorney in 2019, Bethesda Magazine (peer selected)
- Maintain AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2007
- Start-up businesses, limited liability companies, subchapter s-corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, tax-exempt organizations, individuals, families and business owners
Pro bono/Community Service
- Offer pro bono legal services to Rainbow Families, DC a 501(c)(3) organization
- Offer pro bono services to Montgomery County Parents of Multiples, a 501(c)(3) organization
- Established Petrucelli Family Relief Fund, 2008
- BA (Psychology) - Agnes Scott College
- Received an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, 2000
- Judgment for client in business dispute (Baltimore City District Court), 2008
- Attorney for party acquiring an existing company in the language services industry, 2008
- Taught a course on tax strategies and estate planning for the unmarried couple, Speaker, Representing the Unmarried Couple, Legal Education, 2009
- American University Washington College of Law, Adjunct Professor (Wills, Trusts & Estates)
- Author: The Development and Impact of the Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1995, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Legal Scholarly Writing, 1997
- Author: The Ethical Considerations of Defense Strategies When Confronted With a Victim Impact Statement - Give Us Dirty Laundry?, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Legal Scholarly Writing, 1997
- single individuals
- stay-at-home caretakers
- unmarried couples
Last Updated: 5/15/2022