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Frank Campbell and his colleagues are really terrific. Imagine attorneys who are obviously extraordinarily competent and such fine human beings that it feels like a true privilege to be working with them. These folks are fair (you'll never be urged to do something unless it really makes sense), thoughtful and really thorough. We've consulted other attorneys on other occasions, including related to estate planning, so we're fairly confident in saying anyone would have a very tough time dong better than Holden and Campbell.
The Annapolis, Maryland law firm of Holden Campbell first represented my parents during the year 2000, in initially planning their estates, and in preparing their Wills, Revocable Trusts, and related documents implementing their overall estate plan, during 2000, and thereafter as well in preparing and executing various amendments to their Wills and Trusts. When my father subsequently passed away during 2004, my mother, as his Personal Representative, retained the firm to act as Counsel to her in executing my father’s estate, which was a relatively simple and smooth process on account of the provisions of his will and his Revocable Trust the firm had prepared. Reflecting her complete confidence in the professionalism and competence of the firm’s work, my mother then asked the firm, during 2008, to advise and represent her again, this time in conducting a comprehensive review of her estate plan in light of the family’s circumstances then prevailing, and in then preparing and executing the comprehensive update, restatement and amendment of her 2000 Will and Revocable Trust. My mother worked closely with Frank Campbell during this 2008 exercise, quickly developing complete confidence in, and comfort with, Frank’s advice reflecting his extensive professional knowledge and expertise in estate planning matters, together with Frank’s highly responsive and effective communication skills. When my mother passed away during 2010, I had been named as her estate’s Personal Representative and her Trust’s Sole Successor Trustee. Being fully engaged with my own work at the time (as General Counsel to a national security related agency of the federal government), I had little time to devote to addressing these responsibilities that had suddenly (and unexpectedly) been thrust on my shoulders. I therefore quickly turned to Frank Campbell, and the law firm of Holden Campbell, once again to advise and represent me in discharging my various responsibilities (as Personal Representative and sole successor Trustee), engagements Frank Campbell once again performed efficiently and effectively, and in accordance with highest standards of professional competence and integrity (and at a most reasonable fee). Frank Campbell’s steady demeanor, yet high level of responsiveness, and his aggressive approach to get done whatever was next needed, were the perfect combination of calm efficiency and effectiveness. I was so impressed with Frank’s efficiency and effectiveness that I have since regularly turned to him, and to the Annapolis, MD law firm of Holden Campbell, for advice and representation in my own estate planning matters, and regularly recommended them to colleagues and friends when in need of estate planning advice and legal representation.
We have been a client of Frank's for a number of years - since before he became a partner in the firm. We have always been more than pleased with his legal logic and realistic personal advice covering the full range of estate planning circumstances, related documents, and family dynamics. He is exceptional in every way. A pleasure to work with.
WE ORIGINALLY HAD OUR TRUST/WILL/POWER OF ATTORNEY/LIVING WILL DONE ABOUT 6 YEARS AGO. HE WAS CLEARLY THE BEST WE WORKED WITH [WE HAD TALKED WITH 3-4 OTHERS]. HE WAS PATIENT, REPSONSIVE AND PROFESSIONAL IN EVERY WAY. WE ALSO RECOMMENDED HIM TO OTHERS. RECENTLY, WE WENT BACK TO GET EVERYTHING REVIEWED AND UPDATED. AGAIN, WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR ANY MORE. IN ADDITON TO WORKING WITH HIM, HIS STAFF IS TERRIFIC - THEY MADE SURE WE WERE COMFORTABLE AND HAD EVERYTHING WE NEEDED. THEY MAKE YOU FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE IN DEALING WITH A POTENTIALLY COMPLEX AREA. WE ARE PREPARING NOW FOR HIM TO DO THE WILLS, ETC FOR OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR SPOUSES AS WELL.
WE WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE WANTING TO HAVE WORK DONE IN THE ESTATE PLANNING ARENA.
Frank and his staff were awesome. They helped me through ever aspect of my situation and much more then they needed to. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great, trustworthy professional.