David A. (Andy) Hall

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Ellicott City, MD

King Hall LLC
 | 5300 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 107
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: 443-574-7464
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

David A. (Andy) Hall is a co-founder of King | Hall LLC, based in Ellicott City, Maryland. Representing companies and individuals in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area and throughout the state, he focuses his practice largely on civil litigation. Mr. Hall has represented trustees and beneficiaries in cases involving undue influence, financial mismanagement and lack of mental capacity. He has extensive experience in adult guardianship proceedings and in will contests and other probate matters. Mr. Hall's other litigation experience includes breach of contract lawsuits, the representation of workers in employment law claims, and the representation of creditors in foreclosures and other collection activities.

Mr. Hall also has a transactional practice, wherein he has counseled companies on a wide variety of matters. He has drafted agreements involving finance and technology, and he has represented purchasers and sellers of businesses and commercial real estate.

A 2002 graduate of Salisbury University, where he majored in history and received a Bachelor of Arts, Mr. Hall also holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from the American University School of International Service and a Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law. While he was in law school, he was the articles editor of the American University International Law Review and was an intern at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Admitted to practice before all Maryland state courts, Mr. Hall is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Tax Court.

Mr. Hall frequently gives presentations to fellow professionals on probate, estate administration and similar issues. Highly regarded by his colleagues, he has received a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Hall is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and other legal groups.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (40%): Will Contests

Civil Litigation (20%)

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills

Business/Corporate (20%)

Focus Areas

Will Contests, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About David Hall

Admitted: 2009, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.kinghall-law.com/index.php/attorneys/andy-hall

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ellicott City Partnership, Immediate Past President, 2016-2017
  • Howard County Estate Planning Council
  • Women’s Law Center, Judicial Nominating Committee Member, 2015-Present
  • Ellicott City Business Association, Treasurer, 2012-2013
  • Ellicott City Partnership, President, 2013-2016

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • American Society of International Law, Contributing Editor, 2007-2008
  • Contributing Editor, Journal of Public and International Affairs, 2007
  • Editor-in-Chief, Swords and Ploughshares, 2007-2008
  • Articles Editor, American University International Law Review, 2008-2009
  • Archie Fallon, T. Nikki Powell, & David A. Hall, International Energy and Resource Transactions, in ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, & RESOURCES LAW: YEAR IN REVIEW 2007 (A.B.A. 2008).
  • David A. Hall, The False Panacea of International Agreements for the U.S. Regulation of Sovereign Wealth Funds, B.Y.U. INT'L L. & MGMT. REV. (Winter 2009).
  • Probate Boot Camp, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2014
  • Estate Administration and Medicaid Estate Recovery, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2015
  • Estate Planning from A to Z, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2015
  • Estate Administration From Start to Finish: Complex Issues in Estate Administration, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Estate Administration From Start to Finish: Distributions and Closing of the Estate, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Probate Boot Camp: Legal Ethics in Estate Administration NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Probate Boot Camp: Probating Business Assets in Estate, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • The Ultimate Guide to Probate: Beneficiary Distributions, Final Account and Closing of the Estate, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • The Ultimate Guide to Probate: Ethical Practice Considerations and Concerns in Probate, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Trusts from A to Z: What are Trusts? Main Trust Principles, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Use of LLCs in Asset Protection and Estate Planning: Legal Ethics, NBI Seminar Faculty, 2016
  • Advanced Trusts and Estates: A "How-to" Guide, Estate and Trust Litigation in Maryland, NBI Seminar Faculty,  2017

Educational Background:

  • School of International Service, American University, M.A., International Affairs
  • Salisbury University, cum laude, B.A., History
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Office Location for David A. (Andy) Hall

5300 Dorsey Hall Drive
Suite 107
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Phone: 443-574-7464


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Last Updated: 5/4/2018

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