David B. Torchinsky

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Rockville, Maryland

Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC
David B. Torchinsky
Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Tax

Licensed in Maryland since: 1991

Education: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

1101 Wootton Pkwy
Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852 Phone: 301-838-3219 Email: David B. Torchinsky Visit website


Resourceful, patient and thoughtful, David Torchinsky focuses his estate planning practice on helping clients control assets during their lifetime, take care of family members in the event of a disability and provide for survivors upon death. David’s practice includes planning and drafting wills and trusts, wealth management and preservation, business succession planning, charitable giving, and federal and state tax matters. With an extensive and seasoned background as a CPA, David brings added depth to his ability to advise his clients.

David understands that each client brings to the table a unique set of needs and goals regarding their beneficiaries and future estate. Relieving client stress about future unknowns, while carefully crafting estate plans that help ensure their loved ones are cared for is a hallmark of David’s work.

In addition to his robust practice, David is a frequent lecturer on cutting-edge estate planning techniques as well as wealth preservation and tax reduction strategies. He has taught continuing education seminars for Certified Public Accountants and insurance professionals and regularly speaks to charitable organizations and government agencies.

First Admitted: 1991, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://steinsperling.com/attorneys/david-torchinsky/

Educational Background:
  • University of Maryland, College Park (B.S., cum laude), 1985
  • Catholic University, Columbus School of Law (J.D.), 1990
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Past National President-American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (2010-2011) www.attorney-cpa.com, 2011
  • University of Maryland at College Park, Bachelor of Science, cum laude.  Degree in accounting., 1985
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Pros and Cons of Living Trusts", Speaker, www.steinsperling.com/media-and-events/events/david-torchinsky-to-share-pros-and-cons-of-living-trusts, Association Of Practicing Certified Public Accountant, 2013
  • Seminar on Maryland estate and gift tax law., Speaker, www.steinsperling.com/media-and-events/events/ann-jakabcin-david-torchinsky-and-caroline-bonaviri-to-present-on-maryland, 2013
  • "Estate Planning in a Nutshell", Speaker, www.steinsperling.com/media-and-events/events/david-torchinsky-to-present-estate-planning-basics, 2013
  • "Tax and Estate Planning", Speaker, www.steinsperling.com/media-and-events/events/david-torchinsky-to-present-tax-and-estate-planning-at-the-library-of-congr, 2012
  • "Federal Fiduciary Income Tax Workshop", Speaker, www.steinsperling.com/media-and-events/events/maryland_federal_fiduciary_course, 2012
  • Summary of 26th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Speaker, www.steinsperling.com/media-and-events/events/david_torchinsky_to_speak_to_montgomery_prince_georges_county_tax_study_gro, Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study Group, 2012
  • "Estate Planning in a Nutshell", 2015
  • Contributing Author, Generations-Planning Your Legacy, 1999
  • David Torchinsky presented an overview of state estate taxes. , Speaker, www.steinsperling.com/media-and-events/events/david-torchinsky-presents-at-apcpa-estate-day, APCPA, 2015
  • Mr. Torchinsky taught a pre-retirement class that focuses on estate planning basics to government employees.  He reviewed changes to federal and state estate and gift tax laws, discuss how and why Revocable Living Trusts are implemented, explained how to avoid probate and provided a basic outline for a typical estate plan., Speaker, www.steinsperling.com/media-and-events/events/david-torchinsky-to-teach-a-pre-retirement-class, 2014
  • David Torchinsky presented “Estate Planning in a Nutshell,” a pre-retirement course for government employees, to Library of Congress staffers., Speaker, www.steinsperling.com/media-and-events/events/david-torchinsky-to-address-library-of-congress-employees, 2014
  • Maryland Super Lawyer (2019-2022), Maryland Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer (2019-2022), Super Lawyers
  • Bethesda Magazine, Top Estate Lawyer (2011)
  • Washingtonian; Top Estate Lawyer (2009)
  • American College of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Regent (2008-present) , AAA-CPA, 2022
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent peer review rating
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Mr. Torchinsky has previously served on the advisory board of the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington and he is currently serving as vice president of the David S. Stone Foundation., 2022
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Torchinsky is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Maryland., 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County , 2022
  • Maryland State Bar Association , 2022
  • American Bar Association, 2022
  • American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants; National President (2011 - 2012); Capital Area Chapter President (2004 - 2011); Director (2022), 2022
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2022
  • Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, MD, 2022
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, 2022

Office location for David B. Torchinsky

1101 Wootton Pkwy
Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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