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Constance Gould Starks

Constance Gould Starks

About me

Have provided legal services in the public and private sectors for over 30 years. Started current boutique practice in 2006 providing personalized services in wills, trusts and probate administration.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 75%
    33 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    33 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($275-300/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Constance G. Starks

7053 Western Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, 20015-1423


DCActive 198005/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious Public ServiceGovernment of the District of Columbia2006
Performance AwardSuperior Court of the District of Columbia2005
Quality Service for Excellence in Delivery of Service to UsersGov't Fin. Offer's. Assn. of the Wash. Metro Area & KPMG Peat Marwick LLP1995
Civil Practice SeminarBar Association of the District of Columbia1990
Service Recognition on Reorganization ProjectThe President of the United States1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Constance G. Starks2006 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorHoward University School Of Law2011 - 2012
Register of WillsSuperior Court Of The District Of Columbia1988 - 2006
Assistant Deputy Register of WillsSuperior Court Of The District Of Columbia1982 - 1988
Associate AttorneyHouston, Sullivan and Gardner1981 - 1982
Law ClerkMargaret A. Haywood, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of Probate JudgesMember1992 - 1995
YWCA National Capital Area, DC ChapterBoard of Managers1986 - 1989
Zonta International, Zonta Club of Washington, DCBd of Dir., Chair, Membership, Legal, Parliamentarian1982 - 1994
District of Columbia BarMember1980 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
DC Bar Estates Trusts & Probate Section newsletterBi-montly Columnist2002
DC Courts Civil Practice ManualFundamentals of Probate Court Practice1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Howard University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning SeminarAdministration of Decedents Estates2014
LectureWills & The Administration of Estates in DC2010
For The Record ProgramWills and Probate in the District of Columbia2000
DC General Hospital Social Work CLEWills1998
Estate Planning SeminarWill, Trusts, Conservatorships & Guardianships1996
Internal Revenue Service TrainingDC Probate Reform1995
District of Columbia Bar, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section SeriesHot Topics under Probate Reform 19941995
World of Finance ProgramEstate Planning1993
Civil Practice SeminarProbate Practice in the District of Columbia1991
Georgetown University Law CenterDC Estate Practice for the General Practitioner1988