Experienced Lawyer in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Adult Guardianship.
When her mother developed early onset dementia, Attorney Melissa Wu stepped in as a legal advocate for her parents. She learned the importance of having accurate legal advice, an understanding of the intricacies of long-term care and access to the best quality client service.
After 15 years in corporate law, Melissa made the decision to become a Maryland Elder Issues Lawyer. She combines her legal knowledge with her practical experience to best counsel and serve her clients.
- LL.M. in Elder Law and Estate Planning, Western New England College of Law, May 2013
- J.D., University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, December 2009
- Study Abroad Program for Jewish Law and Sharia Law (relative to family law, estate planning and elder law), The American University in Cairo and Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, 2008–2009
- M.A. in International Commerce and Policy, George Mason University, May 1998
Pro Bono Assistance
Melissa strongly believes in providing pro bono assistance to those in the community who are most vulnerable and in need of an experienced, persistent advocate.
She is a volunteer legal and financial planning trainer with the Alzheimer’s Association, and is accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans and their families.
Melissa is proud to be a board member of The Kadamba Tree Foundation, a non-profit organization providing support to caregivers. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Legal Assistant Program at Baltimore City Community College.