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. 

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.

Melissa’s Education

  • 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.

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