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Brian R. Della Rocca is a principal with the Montgomery County law firm of Kuwamura Della Rocca ("KDR") Law Group, P.A.  Mr. Della Rocca and his firm strive to find solutions to complex client needs in the most cost-effective manner.




A frequent speaker on estate planning topics, Mr. Della Rocca frequently lectures other attorneys, certified public accountants, and financial advisors on estate and tax planning issues. Mr. Della Rocca has published articles in various estate and financial planning publications.


Mr. Della Rocca has been quoted in the Journal of Financial Planning and Money Magazine discussing potential problems that can arise after a person's death. 


He is a member of the Bar Associations of the State of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Montgomery County, Maryland.  Mr. Della Rocca is also on the program planning committee for the Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, an interdisciplinary organization for professionals involved in estate planning.  Mr. Della Rocca served on the Estates and Trusts Section Council for the Maryland State Bar Association, served as the Co-Chair of the Maryland Estate and Gift Tax Study Group, and served as the Co-Chair of the Montgomery/Prince George's County, Maryland Tax Study Group. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2009.


Brian received a B.A. degree from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, a J.D. degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and an LL.M. degree in Taxation with a Certificate in Employee Benefits from the Georgetown University Law Center.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Business: 20%



Hourly ($100-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Heather Lynne Sunderman

    Brian is very knowledgeable about estate planning and stays on top of the constant changes in this area of law. He is approachable and client-focused.


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Contact info

Kuwamura Della Rocca Law Group, P.A.

600 Jefferson Plaza
Suite 402
Rockville, MD, 20852


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington DC Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarWashington DC Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington DC Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2013
AV Preeminate RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarMaryland Super Lawyers2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lido Civic Club of Washington, DCPresident2015 - Present
Lido Civic Club of Washington, DCMember2009 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember2008 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Lido Civic Club of Washington, DCMember of President's Council2014 - 2014
Lido Civic Club of Washington, DCSecretary2012 - 2013
Maryland Estate and Gift Tax Study GroupCo-Chair2011 - 2013
BlackRock Center for the ArtsTrustee2009 - 2010
Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study GroupCo-Chair2009 - 2011
Estates & Trusts Section Council, Maryland State BarMember2009 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Money MagazineQuoted in Inheritance: How to Handle a Million Dollar Windfall by George Mannes with Donna Rosato2011
Journal of Financial PlanningQuoted in A Life to Plan for After a Death by Shelley Lee2010
FPA Headlines - A publication of the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area (FPA NCA)Adding Value: How Collaboration with an Estate Planning Attorney Can Help Your Clients2010
Tax Talk (Volume XVII, No. 1)Federal Tax Treatment of Employer-Provided Health Insurance for Domestic Partners2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2009
Georgetown University Law CenterEmployee BenefitsCertificate2009
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
State University of New York, College at OneontaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning Oddities and ChallengesEstate Planning for Single Parents2014
Estate and Trust Day for the Association of Practicing CPAsDo New Portability Rules Eliminate the Benefits of Bypass Trusts?2013
Suburban Hospital Estate Planning Journal ClubDisclaimers, Disclaimers, Disclaimers: How and when to use them and what to look out for2012
Maryland Register of Wills Association - Spring ConferenceUsing Courts of Equity instead of Opening Multiple Estates2012
Advanced Estate Planning InstituteTransfer for Value Rules2012
New Practitioners Section of the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar AssociationNuts and Bolts of Estate Planning and Litigation2011
Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study GroupRetirement Plan Distributions: Traps for the Unwary2011
Federal/Maryland Fiduciary Income Tax WorkshopFiduciary Income Tax2011
Federal/Maryland Fiduciary Income Tax WorkshopFiduciary Income Tax2010
Estate Planning in the Year of UncertaintyEstate Planning2009