Gary D. Altman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Rockville, MD

Altman & Associates
 | 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 708
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240-283-4421
Fax: 301-468-3255
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (80%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Tax: Business (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hebrew
Attorney Profile

As founder and principal attorney at Altman & Associates, Gary D. Altman is dedicated to advising and representing clients in Rockville and throughout Montgomery County, Maryland. He focuses his practice on handling cases that involve the following matters: estate and trust litigation, asset protection, business succession and tax planning, estate planning, probate, special needs planning, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, life insurance planning and retirement planning.

After earning a Bachelor of Science from Wesleyan University, Mr. Altman went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law in 1980. He later graduated with a Master of Laws in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Altman has been helping clients leave a legacy through effective estate planning. As a certified financial planner, he understands how to address issues such as tax implications and inheritance. For his achievements, Mr. Altman has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he has received an Avvo "Superb" rating; and Worth magazine has honored him as a Top 100 Attorney.

Widely sought for his legal opinion, Mr. Altman has appeared in national media outlets such as The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He holds memberships with the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., The District of Columbia Bar, Exponent Philanthropy, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the American Bar Association, the Washington, D.C., Estate Planning Council and the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (80%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%): Will Contests

Tax (10%): Tax Law

Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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About Gary Altman

Admitted: 1992, Maryland

Professional Webpage:


  • Norma Severns Leadership Award, National Capital Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, 2008
  • "Top 100 Attorney" in the Country by Worth Magazine, 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • Best Lawyers "Trust and Estate Law" Nominee
  • Avvo "Top Estate Planning Attorney"
  • Martindale Hubbell "Preeminent, Top Rated Attorney"
  • Washingtonian Magazine, "Top Financial Advisor – Estate Planning", 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Financial Planner, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Maryland, New York,  Virginia, 1992
  • District of Columbia, 1980
  • National Capital Chapter of Financial Planning, President and Former Chairman
  • The Greater Bethesda and Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce
  • Steering Committee of the DC Bar Estates, Trusts, Probate Law Section
  • Wealth Counsel Advisors Forum
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Founding Member, The Academy of Special Needs 
  • Maryland Estate Planning Council
  • District of Columbia Estate Planning Council
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce
  • Financial Planning Association Chapter Leadership Council
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Small Foundations
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Member, Bar of Maryland
  • Dicstric of Columbia Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, STEP, 2010
  • Former Trustee of The Doris M. Carter Family Foundation, 2009
  • Investment Committee of Temple Emanuel of Maryland Rabbi Cal Endowment Fund 
  • Investment Committee of the St. John's Community Services Foundation 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, Estate Planning for Certified Financial Planners, Florida Institute of Technology, Alexandria, Virginia campus, 1997 – 2004 Adjunct Professor, CFP Georgetown University

Educational Background:

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, L.L.M., Major: Taxation, 1992
  • Wesleyan University, Connecticut, Bachelor of Science 
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Office Location for Gary D. Altman

11300 Rockville Pike
Suite 708
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 240-283-4421

Fax: 301-468-3255

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Last Updated: 7/29/2019

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