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Martha has practiced in Virginia since 2010 (and from 1985-2010 in Michigan). Her practice focuses primarily on landlord-tenant law and elder law, including estate planning, probate administration, guardianships and conservatorships. Her landlord-tenant practice encompasses all aspects of commercial and residential leasing, including lease drafting and evictions.



Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 20%
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
    1 year
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    1 year
  4. Guardianship: 20%
    1 year
  5. Elder Law: 20%
    1 year



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • John Michael Phillips

    Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Ms. Mothershead are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos.


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  • Eileen Warshaw

    I have known Martha for more than 20 years. She has always been a dedicated professional. I wholeheartedly endorse her!!


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Contact info

Baskin, Jackson & Lasso, PC

301 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA, 22046


MINot authorized to practice-Administrative198511/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the BarristersUniversity of Detroit Mercy Schoo of Law1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
attorneyBaskin, Jackson & Duffett, PC2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Elder Law Attorneysmember2015 - Present
Virginia Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2015 - Present
Falls Church Education FoundationBoard Member2014 - Present
Northern Virginia Literacy Councilliteracy tutor2013 - Present
Falls Church Chamber of CommercheMember2011 - Present
Arlington County Bar Associationmember2010 - Present
Fairfax County Bar Associationmember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Denial of insurance benefitsFull benefits paid
Financial exploitation of senior citizenSenior protected
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lawline.comTaking It Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Falls Church Senior Center Speaker SeriesEstate Planning Basics2014
Falls Church Senior Center Speaker SeriesScams Against Seniors2014
Legal Considerations in the Foreign ServiceInformation to Know Before Renting Your Home2013
Fair Housing 101 for City OfficialsVirginia Fair Housing Law2013
NVAA Seminar 11/30/2012Virginia Landlording Update2012
Legal Considerations In the Foreign ServiceInformation to Know Before Renting Your Home2012
Lawline.comTaking It Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia2012