Kerri M. Castellini

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Rockville, MD

Price Benowitz LLP
 | 110 N. Washington Street, Suite 301
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 825-9030
Fax: 202-664-1331
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (90%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kerri M. Castellini is an associate with the Price Benowitz Criminal Defense law firm. Working out of the firm's Washington, D.C., location, Ms. Castellini serves clients throughout the D.C. metro region and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia who seek to establish and enforce their final wishes with regard to their estates.

Focusing exclusively on estate planning and administration, Ms. Castellini offers comprehensive solutions to those wishing to protect themselves and their loved ones for the future. In addition to drafting wills, trusts and other estate planning instruments, Ms. Castellini also provides effective support for those wanting to establish guardianships for their incapacitated family members as well as for their minor children.

In all cases, Ms. Castellini is completely committed to delivering the personalized attention and compassionate counsel her clients deserve in order to help them achieve their specific needs and goals.

A 2003 cum laude graduate of Loyola University Maryland, Ms. Castellini attended The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2006. While in law school, she received the First Lap Award for her outstanding contributions to her legal community, and she volunteered her services for the Columbus Community Legal Services clinic. She also served as managing editor for the school's Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy and was a member of the moot court team.

Ms. Castellini received her license to practice from the Maryland State Bar Association in 2006, and in 2009, The District of Columbia Bar admitted her to practice. She is a member of several professional legal organizations, including the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, where she serves as president.

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and exceptional service, Ms. Castellini was voted among the region's Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers in 2015.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (90%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%): Will Contests

Focus Areas

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

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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About Kerri Castellini

Admitted: 2006, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://trustandestateslawyers.com/attorneys/kerri-castellini...

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Superb 10.0 out of 10 Avvo Rating, Avvo, 2015
  • Named for American Bar Foundation, 2012
  • First Lap Award, Columbus School of Law, 2003
  • Moot court associate, and participant of the Columbus Community Legal Services clinic, Columbus School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, President, 2017-2018, 2017
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, President-Elect 2016-2017, 2016
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Bar Association, Member, 2016
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Board Member, 2013-Present, 2013
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member, 2009
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Estates & Trusts Section, Member, 2009
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Estates & Trusts Section, Member, 2007
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, 2006
  • Washington, D.C.
  • American Bar Association Foundation Fellow
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Strategic Planning Committee, 2009, 2011
  • Virginia
  • DC Estate Planning Council, New Member
  • District of Columbia
  • Alpha Phi Delta, Member
  • Maryland
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Co-Chair for Stars of the Bar
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Secretary for Board
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Bar of the Supreme Court, Member
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Co-Chair for Tax and Business Forum
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Co-Chair for Soloist Malpractice Forum

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Planned Numerous Events with the Women's Bar Association in D.C.
  • Susan G. Coleman 5K, Participant
  • Columbus Community Legal Services Clinic, Probono Clinic, Member
  • Wills for Heroes Project, Volunteer
  • Walk for Multiple Sclerosis, Participant
  • Donated Hours of Legal Work to the Legal Services Corporation's Silent Auction, 2016, Donor
  • American Bar Association Foundation, Fellow
  • Longevity Walk, Participant
  • Bread for the City, Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Kerri Castellini gave a workshop on estate planning to attendees at the Financially Fierce Expo in March 2016. , Speaker/Presenter, The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Estate Planning, Financially Fierce Expo, 2016
  • Kerri Castellini gave a webinar and presentation on Estate & Trust Planning for the DC Bar., Speaker/Presenter, It's Not Over Yet: Post-Mortem Planning, DC Bar, DC Bar
  • Kerri Castellini was the managing editor of the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy., Managing Editor, Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, Columbus School of Law
  • Kerri Castellini gave a lecture at the Alfred Street Baptist Church on the Myths of Estate Planning., Lecturer, Estate Planning Myths, Alfred Street Baptist Church
  • Kerri Castellini gave a presentation on Estate Planning to the DC Moms group., Lecturer, Estate Planning Presentation, DC Moms
  • Kerri Castellini was a guest lecturer at the American University Annex, where she gave a lecture on Estate Planning 101., Guest Lecturer, Estate Planning 101, American Univeristy
  • Kerri Castellini was a moderator for the "Women in Negotiation" event hosted by the Women's Bar Assocaition, Moderator, Women in Negotiation Event, Women's Bar Association of DC
  • Kerri Castellini gave a lecture at the Business Hour for Estate Planning, hosted by the Women's Bar Association., Lecturer, Business Hour on Estate Planning, Women's Bar Association
  • Kerri Castellini gave an estate planning seminar to the National Forest Service.

Educational Background:

  • Loyola University Maryland, B.A. Political Science & English, 2003
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Office Location for Kerri M. Castellini

110 N. Washington Street
Suite 301
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (301) 825-9030

Fax: 202-664-1331

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