Stephen R. Elville

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Columbia, MD

Elville and Associates, P.C.
 | 7100 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 190
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: 443-393-7696
Fax: 443-393-7697
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015, 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Tax: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

As Principal and lead attorney at Elville and Associates, P.C., Stephen R. Elville is dedicated to serving clients throughout the central Maryland area. Among his many practice areas of expertise are estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, tax planning and asset protection, and many more.  Mr. Elville works with individuals and families to provide a unique attorney-client experience and peace of mind solutions to the challenges they face with estate, asset protection, and tax planning issues, and with disability and long-term care planning issues.  He has extensive experience in working with clients involved in crisis situations, and he also brings a unique and personalized approach to pre-crisis planning.  

Mr. Elville routinely handles client needs in the following areas: wills, trusts, estate tax planning, powers of attorney, living will/advance medical directives, Medicaid asset protection trusts, Medicaid planning and qualification, estate administration, fiduciary representation, nursing home selection, guardianships, special needs planning for children and adults, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and IRS tax controversy.

After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Baltimore, Mr. Elville went on to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law. From there, he received a Juris Doctor, graduating cum laude. Mr. Elville also graduated cum laude with a Master of Laws from the University of Baltimore.

Mr. Elville understands the importance of client education in estate planning and elder law. He works closely with his clients to help them develop solutions that meet their needs and goals. Believing that estate planning should be a lifetime process, Mr. Elville strives to educate his clients about their options, whether they want to protect their assets from creditors, bad marriages or predators, or they just wish to ensure that after they have passed away, their loved ones will be provided for. 

In 2016, Mr. Elville created Elville Self-Direct, a streamlined educational program for estate planning. 

An active member of the legal community, Mr. Elville is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, the Maryland State Bar Association Elder Law Section Counsel and the WealthCounsel. He currently serves on the Charitable Gift Planning Advisory Committee for the Anne Arundel Medical Center and as Chair of Law Day Maryland.

Elville and Associates believes in working with clients through education and counseling using the very best legal-technical knowledge available and doing so with a compassionate and collaborative approach.  Elville and Associates -- Planning for Life, Planning for Legacies. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Elder Law (50%)

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Tax (10%): Tax Law

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015, 2017 - 2020

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About Stephen Elville

Admitted: 2001, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://elvilleassociates.com/our-attorneys/stephen-r-elvill...

Honors/Awards:

  • named to the Maryland Super Lawyers list, 2018
  • named to the Maryland Super Lawyers list, 2017
  • Recipient of the Mark Geraci Tax Scholarship Award, 2001
  • named to the Maryland Super Lawyers list, 2019
  • named to the Maryland Super Lawyers list, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Member
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • American Bar Association
  • Chair of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council of the Maryland Bar , 2018
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners, Member
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Howard County Bar Association Estates & Trusts and Elder Law Sections, Past Chair
  • United States Tax Court
  • Maryland State Bar Association Elder Law Section Council, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Elville Center for the Creative Arts, Inc. (non-profit) -- Founder and President, 2014
  • Law Day Maryland, Chair, 2015
  • Charitable Gift Planning Advisory Committee for Anne Arundel Medical Center (CGPAC), Member
  • Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS), Past President
  • Law Day Maryland, Chair, 2016
  • Law Day Maryland Chair, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Formerly advised the Genworth Network
  • Lecturer at Villa Julie College
  • Guest Lecturer for the National Business Institute
  • Guest Presenter for Bloomberg BNA, 2015

Videos:

  • Mr. Elville presents at approximately 75 venues each year, ranging from quarterly client education events, special needs planning presentations at schools and symposiums, estate planning essentials workshops at various venues, six continuing education Advisors' Forums each year for CFPs, CPAs and other professionals, and many more.  Some of his presentations are available on the firm's YouTube Page, which can be found at the link above., Elville and Associates YouTube page, 2019

Educational Background:

  • University of Baltimore, B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), summa cum laude
  • University of Baltimore, LL.M. (Master of Laws), cum laude
  • University of Baltimore, J.D. (Juris Doctor), cum laude
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Office Location for Stephen R. Elville

7100 Columbia Gateway Drive
Suite 190
Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: 443-393-7696

Fax: 443-393-7697

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Last Updated: 9/27/2019

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