Suzanne Simpson

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Spencerville, Maryland

Simpson Law PA
Suzanne Simpson
Simpson Law PA

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1992

Education: George Mason University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, German

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

Simpson Law PA

2000 Spencerville Rd
Spencerville, MD 20868 Visit website


Attorney Suzanne Simpson is the founder of Simpson Law, PA, in Spencerville, Maryland. Ms. Simpson focuses her practice primarily on estate planning, probate and trust administration, as well as guardianshipand elder law matters. She serves clients throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Ms. Simpson has more than 25 years of legal experience. Her practice encompasses all types of estate planning services including revocable living trusts, special needs trusts, wills, power of attorney for health care and finances, and elder law issues She is committed to providing efficient and inclusive legal services to her clients.

Over the years, Ms. Simpson has served in many leadership roles within the legal community. She is a former co-chair of the estate planning section of the Howard County Bar Association, a past president of the Howard County Women’s Bar Association and served on the board of directors for the Olney Chamber of Commerce.  Currently, Ms. Simpson served on the board for VisArts and on the advisory board for Cornerstone Montgomery.

Ms. Simpson educates others on estate planning needs through lecturing for various groups and organizations. She continues to be an active member of the Howard County Estate Planning Council, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the estate planning sections of the Maryland Bar Association and Virginia Bar Association. She volunteers her time drafting living wills for senior citizens on Law Day.

Ms. Simpson earned bachelor’s degrees in English and German from George Mason University. She received her law degree from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. She clerked for the Chief Judges of both Loudon and Fairfax County. She holds a law license in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia and is qualified to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law

Focus areas

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

  • 80% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20% Elder Law

First Admitted: 1991, Virginia

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Counsel for the Virginia State Bar, Inns of Court
  • Vice-Chair, Continuing Legal Education, Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Client’s Choice Attorney, AVVO, 2012, 2014, 2016-2017 
  • Washington Ski Club, General Counsel
  • Virginia Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, 2003 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, 2003 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Association Special Needs Study Group, 2011 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, CLE Committee, Co-Chair, 1998 - 2000
  • Virginia Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2011 - Present
  • Howard County Women's Bar Association, Past President, 2008 - Present
  • Business Women’s Network of Howard County, 2017 - Present
  • Estate Planning Counsel of Howard County, 2017 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
  • Virginia, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • Maryland, 1993
  • Past President of the Howard County Bar Association, Past Secretary to the Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland, 2007-Present; and was on the Board of Directors for the Olney Chamber of Commerce, 2009 - 2011, with service as Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee. Co-chair of the Estate Planning section of the Howard County Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • Client’s Choice Attorney, AVVO, 2012, 2014, 2016-2017
  • AVVO Top-Rated lawyer, 2014, 2016-2018
  • Nominee, ATHENA Women's Leadership Award, Athena International
  • 10 Best Elder Law Attorney MD - AIOLC
  • Leadership Montgomery, Highly competitive selection process resulting in peer group of motivated and successful leaders to promote community goals, 2011
  • Superb Rating Client Top Choice, This award is based on client and peer reviews, AVVO, 2014
  • Client’s Choice Top Estate Attorney, Awarded Top Estate Attorney based on peer review and AVVO criteria, AVVO, 2012, 2014, 2016-2017
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Beyond the Exam Room for Physicians, Estate Planning, 2016 - 2017
  • National Business Institute: Ethics in Estate Planning, 2014
  • National Business Institute: Advanced Medical Directives, 2014
  • Estate Planning, Women's Finance Group DC, 2012 Estate Planning, Montgomery Village International Moms Club, 2012 Estate Planning, Blog Radio, 2012 Estate Planning, Baltimore Veterans Affairs, 2012 Estate Planning, Think About It Cable TV Show, 2011 Estate Planning, Moms, Inc., 2011 Estate Planning, Estate Planning and Long Term Care Insurance, 2011 Estate Planning, Vegetarian Resource Group, 2010 Estate Planning, Real Estate Investment Society, 2010 Business Planning, Moms, Inc., 2010 Estate Planning, Moms Club International, 2009 Grantor Trusts, Howard County Bar Association Trust and Estate Section, 2009
  • Lecturer NBI, Advanced Directives, 2013
  • Lecturer NBI, slated to speak on Special Needs Trusts in May 2015
  • Lecturer NBI, slated to speak on Attorney Ethics Estate Planning in August 2015
Educational Background:
  • George Mason University, B.A. in English/German
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Law Day--provided pro bono services to indigent senior citizens, Pro-bono work for local children's sport's association
  • Law Day-Prepare Living Wills for Seniors, 2010 - Present

Office location for Suzanne Simpson

2000 Spencerville Rd
Spencerville, MD 20868

Phone: 301-421-0190


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

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