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Julie Goodwin Weber

Estate planning Attorney at Gaithersburg, MD

5.0   33 reviews

also known as Julie E. Goodwin

  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 4 years
    New York - NY 6 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 16 years
    Maryland - MD 17 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2017
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Julie

Learn Julie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    I represent individuals and couples in creating estate plans, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance directives/living wills. I also counsel clients on asset-protection issues and tax planning.

    17 years

  2. Probate
    I represent fiduciaries (executors, Personal Representatives) in administering estates in DC, MD, and NY (starting in June, 2017). I also represent beneficiaries of estates. My counseling includes probating estates before the Register of Wills/Orphan's Court/Surrogate's Court and advising on tax issues and post-mortem planning, as well as logistics of transferring assets at death.

    17 years

  3. Business
    I represent business owners in creating businesses, tax planning, and creating contracts and other agreements for businesses. Our firm also reviews and negotiates commercial leases.

    14 years

I provide clients with personal and individualized legal service and advice in the areas of estate planning and administration, estate litigation, nonprofit and tax-exempt organization law, and business planning.

Specifically, I advise individuals with regard to their personal and business succession and tax planning, providing documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance directives, and business-based documents such as charters, bylaws, employment agreements, buy-sell agreements, partnership agreements, etc.

In addition, I assist clients in setting up tax-exempt organizations and non-profits, and help organizations obtain tax-exempt status with the IRS. I also advise existing tax-exempt organizations on best-practices and compliance with federal and local laws.

With regard to estate administration and litigation, I represent fiduciaries in navigating the probate system and post-mortem estate planning, as well as preparing any necessary estate tax returns. I also represent individual beneficiaries of estates who may need separate counsel.

Specialties: Estate planning and administration; trust administration; tax-exempt organizations (corporate documents and tax work); business planning; estate litigation; taxation.

I am a part-time Eastern Shore resident and have an office on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, as well as in Maryland. 

Outside of work, I enjoy running, biking, swimming, skiing, playing music in a local community band, reading, and playing with my dog and kids.


Free consultations are limited to discussion of fees and general procedures only. Legal advice is given upon engagement and payment of my hourly rate.

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Posted by Brian | October 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney! Amazing Person!
I am typing this review as a prospective client who will certainly be utilizing this attorney's services in the future! After calling Attorney Weber for a phone consultation, I knew without a doubt that I was in great hands with the attorney helping my family with an estate planning and deed situation. Attorney Weber was quite personable and I was greatly impressed with all of pertinent questions that were addressed to me prior to going to the next stage of obtaining Julie's legal help. After we got off the phone, the attorney was extremely proactive in immediately calling me back to acquire additional information so that the attorney could research some documented records before planning our next meeting with additional family members. Once again I was blown away with how this lawyer jumped into the case so quickly and began pursuing preliminary information that would be helpful in assessing our legal situation! If that was not enough to excite my senses with Attorney Weber gathering this initial information, I was doubly impressed with her additional phone call to me 5 minutes after the last call! Who does this?! How many attorneys will you ever come across that are this proactive and who will give you this time of day prior to the client's financial obligation to hand over a retainer to the lawyer?!!! Upon receiving the second call from Julie, the attorney proceeded to provide me with invaluable and pertinent facts which I was not aware of prior to my initial phone call to Attorney Weber! Right at the get-go, she saved me potentially thousands of dollars in attorney fees and countless hours of time and headaches that would have been devoted to handling this particular project had I not received this information that attorney Weber ended up sharing with me - free of charge! Without question, this attorney won my future business because of the way that Julie displayed her enthusiasm for simply wanting to help me - as opposed to prioritizing the firm's pocketbook above my initial needs! Not only will I be using attorney Weber's legal services in the future, but I have already begun to refer this Maryland lawyer to other family members and friends! Thank you Attorney Julie for your expertise and for being the fantastic person that you are!
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Posted by Wayne | September 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Julie was great, she didnt exactly help me with with my situation, however she still appointed me in the right direction on a random cold call. Great person and council from my perspective. All the best
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Caring Person
Julie helped me when my husband passed away suddenly. She provided amazing knowledge, direction and comfort to help me through the process. I feel so lucky to have had her by my side during that time. I know I will be returning to do estate planning as well in the very near future! If your looking for a caring attorney, Julie Goodwin Weber is the person for you.
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Posted by Jon | May 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and thorough
I completed my Will, POA, and other estate documents with Julie. She was very thorough, responsive, and competent. I will plan to hire her again for similar needs, and I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Alice | October 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Julie Goodwin Weber
Julie recently helped me with my estate planning. I am glad a friend had recommended her to me. She is not only knowledgeable, helpful, but also a thoughtful lawyer. She patiently answered all my concerns and questions. During the estate planning, she looked out for my best interests and made recommendations that I had not considered.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Business Attorney, Good Service, Professional
Good Business Attorney, Good Service, Professional. The attorney from Goodwin Weber is sound and I have been a client of Goodwin weber law firm. I have hired Goodwin Weber law firm for a legal amtter and I received good service. The attorney is very professional, good and takes clients interest. They are flexible and provide good legal advice and recommendations. I highly recommend the attoney Julie Goodwin Weber.
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Posted by Vincent | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Make your estate plan now.
I hired Julie to handle my estate plan and couldn't have been happier to have the peace of mind that comes with having everything in place for when the inevitable happens. From initial consultation to signing my documents Julie made sure I understood every nuance of the process and answered any question that I had, no matter how silly I thought it was. In addition she suggested other important things that I need to consider as I age such as long term care insurance, and how to best handle retirement account distributions in my estate plan; those I'd never consider until she mentioned it. I'd highly recommend Julie to anyone for their estate planning needs.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great to work with and extremely responsive
Julie helped with putting together a variety of documents for my aging parents. She went out of her way, gave great advice, and was quick to respond during a difficult period of time for the family. I whole heatedly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful, and wonderful to work with!
I was referred to Julie by my family. She was great at explaining the process of creating the document packages, and the responsibilities involved with the advanced medical directive package. I definitely feel more secure about the future.
Posted by Kim | February 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Practically painless process!
We hired Julie to write our Wills, Advanced Medical Directive and Durable Powers of Attorney. Julie made it easy, and working with her via e-mails was even easier. Any questions were answered quickly and completely, and all changes incorporated. Her recommendations were spot on, and left us feeling completely satisfied with the documents. She is a caring and compassionate person, and made this process practically painless. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Barbara | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Lawyer
Julie was a pleasure to work with. Very professional and cheerful! She eased all of our concerns and made sure we understood all the parts of our joint wills and trusts. Thank you again. Barbara
Posted by Randolph | November 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasant and efficient!
This year I decided to get my first estate plan done, as I turned 61 and had been putting it off. After getting no response from a call to a major local law firm, I found Julie on the web, close to my home in Gaithersburg. Julie met with me for a free consultation and described her practice, as well as giving a detailed description of the complete service she recommends. The price of her full-service estate and future needs plan (Will, Medical Directive, and Power of Atty.) was good and included all fees, consultations, etc. We were never rushed although it took me several months to line up all the necessary information. We are now all done, and very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend her thoughtful advice and service for estate planning needs of the average, or above average, person or family.
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Posted by Susan & Jerry | September 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We were very impressed with Ms. Weber!
We contacted a few lawyers about setting up a trust, but they wanted several hundred dollars upfront, before we had even met them! Julie allows a free initial consultation and she was very professional and very nice as well. She really knew her stuff, and was very pleasant as we asked many, many questions. We intend to use her for any future legal work we need and we highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I definately recommend talking with Julie
My father has passed and left my sister as executor. It has been a year since he has passed and I have not been able to get answers from my sister on the status of the will. Julie walked me through how to get all the info I need from Reg. of Wills, which I did with her on the phone in less than 15 min. She is awesome!
Posted by Debbie | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Julie was very good and I would recommend her to anyone. I visited her office twice, once to get initial information, and second, to sign all the legal documents. She was very prompt with answering my email questions/concerns and spoke in terms that I could understand. She was highly recommended by my financial advisor and I was not disappointed.
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Posted by Debra | October 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledge, Practical, and Responsive
I did a lot of research to find a very knowledgeable and professional Trust and Estate Lawyer, and I strongly recommend Julie Weber. She worked with me to ensure that I understood the various decisions to be made. Estate planning and Trust can be difficult requiring that you consider events and scenarios that we naturally do not want to consider. Julie listens attentively to all my concerns and accurately explains all estate planning options to ensure my estate plan is formulated to limit any future hurdles and has the best economic benefit for me and my beneficiaries. She replied to my calls/emails promptly and sent documents quickly as well. I would happily recommend Julie Weber to anyone who needs a knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective attorney.
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Posted by Mariann | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable, nice and great to work with!
Julie just completed my estate planning process and documents. I'm new to Maryland and was happy to have someone who is so knowledgeable about the differences between state laws and patiently explained everything.
Posted by Andrea | September 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth estate-planning process
My husband and I used Julie at a neighbor's recommendation to create and complete our estate planning and healthcare decision-making documents. We were very happy with the advice from Julie and the time she took to explain our options. We'd definitely recommend her to others.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with Julie's service
Julie did a thorough job in preparing Estate Planning documents for me (Last Will and Testament, Maryland Statutory Form General Power of Attorney, Appointment of Health Care Agent, Living Will, and Funeral Arrangements). My case was not simple because it involved an international family. Julie provided excellent service, she answered all my questions (many) clearly and promptly. It was a pleasure to work with her. I highly recommended!
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Posted by Jean | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Thorough and Easy to Work With
Julie developed both my husband's and my estate planning documents. She was very knowledgeable and thorough in asking questions and providing advice. The documents were prepared very quickly. We were very impressed with her professionalism and how easy it was to work with her. Highly recommend!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Goodwin Weber PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Weinberg, Jacobs & Tolani, LLP
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Stewart, Plant & Blumenthal, LLC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Gordon Feinblatt Rothman Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Maryland Court of Special Appeals
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Saul Ewing
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Judicial Intern
  • Circuit Court For Howard County, Maryland
  • 2003 - 2003
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  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Delaware
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • Howard County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • 2009 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Baltimore Estate Planning Council
  • 2006 - 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014


Speaking Engagements

  • Estate & Gift Tax Study Group
  • Top Income Tax Issues for Estate Planners
  • 2016
  • Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits
  • Leaving a Legacy
  • 2014
  • Financial Advantage Associates
  • Women and Retirement: Special Estate Planning Considerations
  • 2013
  • GWSCPA Nonprofit Section Meeting
  • Do’s and Don’ts of 501(c)(3)s Organizations in an Election Year
  • 2012
  • USPTO presentation
  • Life Changes. Has Your Estate Plan Kept Up?
  • 2011
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Estate Planning Basics: An Overview of the Estate Planning Process
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Julie
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole heartedly endorse Julie Weber. She is a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney. I often refer tax and estate planning matters to her. I have the utmost confidence and trust her abilities to serve her clients' needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Julie for a few years and we have discussed a number of matters. I find her counsel very reasonable and I think she will be a great resource if you need her expertise."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Goodwin Weber is an attorney I would trust to do my estate planning. She is thorough, keeps abreast of the law, and leaves no stone unturned. Not only is her legal work first class, her interactions with clients and others is excellent. Clients can be assured that she will listen effectively for as long as it takes for her to grasp the issues and facts, and that she will be responsive to their needs. Fellow members of the bar can similarly expect Ms Goodwin Weber to be generous with her time, providing guidance to those less experienced and sharing her knowledge with others."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I find Julie Goodwin Weber to be highly organized with strong interpersonal and communication skills. She is a team player and contributes greatly to projects involving multi-disciplinary work. Highly skilled Wealth Preservation and Trust and Estate Attorney. Highly recommend!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Julie on several matters. I have referred matters to her and she to me. She has a great depth of knowledge and experience. Any person engaging Julie has made a wise decision."
Guardianship Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is an excellent and highly qualified attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"From my experience working on several matters with Mrs. Weber, I have found her to be an ethical, detail-orientated, knowledgeable advocate. She is accessible, client-focused, and hard working. From the outset of our firm's engagement of her as outside counsel on an estate matter, she identified the key issues and was willing to tackle challenging matters, including ethical issues, without reservation and while adhering to exemplary standards. She has consistently proved to be competent and professional. She's also straight-up and easy to work with, which always helps. For these reasons, I endorse Mrs. Weber."
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