Diane K. Kuwamura

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Silver Spring, MD

Kuwamura Law Group, P.A.
 | 1010 Wayne Ave, Suite 350
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5600
Phone: 301-587-2241
Fax: 301-589-5412
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (90%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Diane K. Kuwamura is the founder of Kuwamura Law Group, P.A. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, she focuses her practice on estate planning and administration along with handling related litigation. Ms. Kuwamura is admitted to practice in both Maryland and the District of Columbia, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the Supreme Court of the United States. Held in high regard by her fellow attorneys, she has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and Bethesda Magazine has named her to its annual list of the Top Estate Lawyers in the Bethesda Area.

Ms. Kuwamura's practice involves the preparation and review of wills, trusts, health care and financial powers of attorney, and advance health care directives. She also handles litigation involving trustees, executors and other fiduciaries, and she helps owners of small businesses plan for an orderly succession should they become incapacitated or die while still working. Ms. Kuwamura also assists people with the development of charitable gift and life insurance plans, and she administers the estates of many of her clients in order to ensure that their assets are distributed in accordance with their wishes.

Ms. Kuwamura's professional affiliations reflect her interests and practice areas. Her memberships include the Taxation Law and the Estate & Trust Law sections of the Maryland State Bar Association; the American Bar Association's Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law; and the Estate & Trust Law Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland. Active in her community as well, Ms. Kuwamura is a member of the board of directors of Montgomery Hospice. She is a 1994 recipient of a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
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%)

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Diane Kuwamura

Admitted: 1995, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://kdrlawgrouppa.com/attorney-profiles/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named among the Top Twenty-Two Estate Planning Attorneys, Bethesda Magazine
  • Named to the Maryland and District of Columbia SuperLawyers, Estate Planning and Probate, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Academy of the Holy Cross, Investment Committee
  • Academy of the Holy Cross, Finance Committee
  • Montgomery County Estate Planning Council, Member of Board of Directors
  • Washington, DC Estate Planning Council Board, Chair of the Membership Committee, 2005-2012
  • President, Washington, DC Estate Planning Council, 2010 - 2011
  • Active Member, Washington, DC Estate Planning Council, Since 2000
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • Maryland
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • DC Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Professional Advisors Committee, Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • Major Gifts Committee, Montgomery Hospice, Member
  • Montgomery Hospice, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Montgomery Hospice, Officer

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Fellow of the Maryland State Bar Association.
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating

Educational Background:

  • Questrom School of Business, Boston University, BSBA (Accounting), Eta Chapter, Alpha Phi Sorority, Active Member and Officer
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Office Location for Diane K. Kuwamura

1010 Wayne Ave
Suite 350
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5600

Phone: 301-587-2241

Fax: 301-589-5412

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Last Updated: 1/7/2019

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