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Megan M. Wallace

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Bethesda, MD

Wallace Law, LLC
4520 East West Highway, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-276-0646
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

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.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

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

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Megan M. Wallace

First Admitted: 1997, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.wallacelawllc.com/team/megan-m-wallace/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • 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)
  • Virginia
  • 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
  • Maryland
  • Women's Bar Association - Annual Conference Committee, 2001

Honors/Awards

  • 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

Representative Clients

  • 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

Educational Background

  • BA (Psychology) - Agnes Scott College

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Received an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, 2000

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Judgment for client in business dispute (Baltimore City District Court), 2008

Transactions

  • Attorney for party acquiring an existing company in the language services industry, 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 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

Industry Groups

  • Attorneys
  • Dentists
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Orthodontists
  • Physicians
  • single individuals
  • stay-at-home caretakers
  • unmarried couples
  • widows
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Office Location for Megan M. Wallace

4520 East West Highway
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 301-276-0646

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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