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Michelle D Profit

Elder law Attorney at Chevy Chase, MD

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Hello, I am Michelle Profit an estate planning and elder law attorney serving residents of Maryland and Washington. D.C. I entered this area of law because I like helping people create proactive solutions.  I understand the challenges of estate planning for families.  When you visit or call my office, l listen to you.  I want to hear the goals your have for your business, the dreams you have for your family and the obligations you shoulder when protecting disabled children and aging parents.  We talk together until you are comfortable and understand important estate planning tools, such as revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, wills, guardianships, durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, living wills, and more.  We discuss the application of each of these, and you decide what will work best for you in your particular situation. My goal is to give you the information you need to make confident decisions.   That is why I entered this practice area, to help families preserve relationships, business legacies, and hard earned wealth, during times of transition. Give me a call at, and I will help you obtain the answers you need.

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Licensed for 29 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/28/2022

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

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Profit Law Firm
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815
Profit Law Firm
1250 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20036
Profit Law Firm
6301 Ivy Lane, Suite 700
Greenbelt, MD, 20770
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Posted by Bruce | November 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Michelle Profit review
Michelle was professional, courteous, responsive and expedient. Who would expect such a combination in a lawyer? Highly recommend her to anyone in need of an attorney.
Posted by Jacque | October 25, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
Michelle from PLF is a pleasure to work with. Her manner of breaking down complicated law concepts is refreshing. She also has a big heart for the elderly and works diligently to make sure that their affairs are aligned with the life they want to live and the legacy they want to leave behind for generations to come. I highly recommend Michelle.
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Posted by Brian | October 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Hired Michelle for a complicated Will and Trust agreement for my extensive family with 11 brothers and sisters with very unique needs! She was patient, knowledgable and offered amazing advice to help my father and our family construct a living will and trust that will give our family peace of mind.
Posted by Linda | November 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I hired Ms. Profit to do copyright and trademark work. We had an issue with our name because it included a common word. Attorney Profit helped us overcome that hurdle fast track the application and and get our mark. She is extremely knowledgeable about the law, fast, and effective. I recommend her highly.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Michelle is very knowledgeable concerning the md law for guardianship.
She was able to provide an alternative solution instead of the hassle of the court system. I have dealt with other lawyers and they didn't provide me with other options.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Profit Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Investor Resources Group, LLC
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • CUNA
  • 1998 - 2005
  • Senior Attorney
  • Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • 1993 - 2005
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  • American Bar Association
  • Skills Training for Estate Planners
  • 2016
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Master of Public Policy
  • 1993
  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987
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Legal Cases

  • Trademark/Business Case
  • Client with lapsed trademark including common name was able to regain mark with requested expedited procedure and use common word with minor limitations.
  • Trademark/Business Case
  • Client with lapsed trademark including common name was able to regain mark with requested expedited procedure and use common word with minor limitations.
  • Guardianship
  • Client whose elderly mom had dementia requested court proceeding to obtain guardianship. Directed client to governmental procedures to access social security benefits, without expensive litigation.
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  • National Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, Real Estate & Probate LAw Section
  • 2017 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • 2016 - Present
  • J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
  • Judicial Nominating Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Associatian
  • Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section
  • 1996 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Estate and Trust Law & Elder Law and Disability Rights Sections
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Elected Vice Chair Probate, Real Estate and Probate Law Section
  • National Bar Association
  • 2017
  • The National Black Lawyers top 100
  • The National Black Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Sloan Fellowship
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • 1993
  • Kennedy School Fellowship
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • 1993
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  • Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review
  • "Gigs: Jazz and the Cabaret Laws in New York City,"
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is an excellent lawyer who really cares about her clients and thinks out the box to provide solutions that fit their needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michelle is a great attorney who go the distance for her clients. She is always professional and willing to take the extra time to ensure her clients receive the best legal services possible. Any client will be well served with Michelle as their counsel."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michelle She is a personable, professional, and dedicated lawyer, who works diligently for the bar. She is also an accomplished attorney who has published an article on estate planning with the Maryland State Bar Bulletin. I have referred clients to her in the past and look forward to doing so in the future. Lynndolyn Mitchell"

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Chevy Chase Elder law Lawyer Michelle D Profit
Michelle D Profit
Elder law Attorney
Chevy Chase, MD
Licensed for 29 years