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Helen M Smith

Helen M Smith

Practice areas:

Wills & Living Wills, Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts

About Me

I worked as a paralegal full-time while attending law school at night.  I have been an attorney since 2004, but have been working in the estate planning and probate fields since 1999.  I feel that my experiences as a paralegal and an evening student give me a greater level of understanding of the probate and estate planning processes. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Trusts: 25%
    11 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    11 years
  3. Probate: 25%
    11 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 25%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($375/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • James P. Frederick

    I endorse this lawyer. Helen and I practice in the same areas of law. So I have had a chance to review many of her answers to Avvo questioners. I find that her advice is legally correct and her answers are to the point, practical and helpful. Helen is going to be an outstanding resource for the Avvo community for many years to come and I am very happy to endorse her. James Frederick

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    James Frederick Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Fedder and Garten Professional Association

36 S. Charles Street.
Suite 2300
Baltimore, MD, 21201

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200505/24/2015
MDActive200407/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Marc Geraci Student Tax Scholarship AwardUniversity of Baltimore2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberFedder and Garten Professional Association2014 - Present
MemberPessin Katz Law, P.A.2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyHodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A.2004 - 2012

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Baltimore Estate Planning CouncilMember2007 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Maryland Bar BulletinKarsenty – Two Years Later2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of BaltimoreTaxLL.M - Master of Laws2007
University of Baltimore School of LawLegalJD - Juris Doctor2004
Villa Julile CollegeParalegalBachelor of Science1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Basics of Estate PlanningEstate Planning2014
Protect YourselfEstate Planning2011