Experienced Lawyer in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Adult Guardianship.
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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.
Now a veteran courtroom lawyer, Melissa has an extensive network of legal power partners throughout the state. She has served as a court appointed attorney for hundreds of cases annually. Melissa has an intimate knowledge of elder and guardianship law, and an insider’s point of view of the legal process.
Estate planning, probate, long-term care planning, adult guardianship and nursing home issues — Melissa is there to help with some of life’s most difficult tasks.
- 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 National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, NAELA.
Melissa is proud to be a part of GROWS, the Grass Roots Organization for the Well-Being of Seniors, a non-profit organization providing networking, education, advocacy and public awareness for senior service professionals.
Farhang Paymon (Farr) is our legal assistant. Farr has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. When not typing up legal briefs and conducting research, he enjoys spending time with nature, hiking and biking.