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Suzanne Benvenuto Simpson

Suzanne Benvenuto Simpson

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Wills & Living Wills, Business

About Me

Simpson Law, P.A. was founded in 2003 to provide a comprehensive, compassionate, and convenient way for busy parents and professionals to obtain vitally necessary estate planning services.  At your election, Suzanne will meet you in your own home, or at her office, during your non-working hours, to discuss the creation of your personal estate plan.


Simpson Law, P.A. provides clients with comprehensive estate planning services, including the preparation of various documents, strategies to reduce or eliminate estate tax liability, and recommendations regarding asset titling, life insurance, and beneficiary designations. The standard package of documents provided includes a Will, Power of Attorney for Health Care, Power of Attorney for Finances, and a Living Will.  Depending upon the client’s needs, trusts such as marital trusts, children’s trusts, and life insurance trusts are advised and prepared.  Suzanne also negotiates pre-marital agreements, employment contracts and prepares business succession plans for her clients.


Suzanne met her husband while hiking with the Washington Ski Club and stills enjoys family hikes, as well as biking, and international travel.


Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    24 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    24 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    24 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    24 years
  5. Business: 10%
    24 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    Suzanne accepted a referral of a client of my firm who needed help with a probate of an estate in her jurisdiction. She met with the clients promptly, handled their matter efficiently and has made the clients feel very comfortable. I would not hesitate to refer other matters to her in the future.


    Cheryl Rice Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gus M Bernard

    I highly recommend Suzanne's work. I've known Suzanne for over 10 years, worked with her at the Estates & Trusts Section of the Howard County Bar Association, and worked a matter together with her. I am a witness to her professional behavior and integrity - she's a great attorney and a great person. Suzanne's experience and professional judgment are great assets to her clients. I would not hesitate to refer a loved one to her.


    Gus Bernard Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community



DCActive 199305/24/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199103/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Executives and EntrepreneursCambridge Who's Who Among Professionals2011
Class of 2011Leadership Montgomery2010
Inns of CourtGeorge Mason University School of Law1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AssociateBean Kinney & Korman1999 - 2000
AssociateSmolen & Plevy, PC1992 - 1999
Judicial Law ClerkFairfax County Circuit Court1991 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Olney Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2009 - 2011
Howard County Womens Bar AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
Howard County Bar Association, Estates and Trusts SectionCo-chair2008 - 2011
Estate Planning Council of Suburban MarylandSecretary2007 - 2014
Fairfax Bar Association, CLE CommitteeCo-Chair1998 - 2000
Washington Ski ClubGeneral Counsel1998 - 2000
Maryland Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociatonN/A1991 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: What you Need to KnowAdvanced Directives: Making Tomorrow's End-of-Life Decisions Today2013
Baltimore SunWills and Trusts2010
Regulatory Affairs Journal (RAJ)Editor1990
Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)Editor1989


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mediation Matters40 hours mediation trainingCarl Schneider1999
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
George Mason UniversityEnglish and GermanDouble BA1986
Institute for European Studies, Vienna AustriaGerman studiesN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trusts 101Special Needs Trusts2015
Elder Law ConferenceAdvanced Directives/Living Wills2013
Women's Finance Group DCEstate Planning2012
Montgomery Village International Moms ClubEstate Planning2012
Blog RadioEstate Planning2012
Baltimore Veterans AffairsEstate Planning2012
Think About ItEstate Planning2011
Moms, Inc.Estate Planning2011
Estate Planning and Long Term Care InsuranceEstate Planning2011
Vegetarian Resource GroupEstate Planning2010
Real Estate Investment SocietyEstate Planning2010
Moms, Inc.Business Planning2010
Moms Club InternationalEstate Planning2009
Howard County Bar Association Trust and Estate SectionGrantor Trusts2009