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Melissa Anne Wu

Elder law Attorney at Gaithersburg, MD

4.9   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 8 years
    Maryland - MD 12 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2015
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Melissa

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Providing excellent service to elder law, probate, guardianship and estate planning clients in a caring and compassionate manner. Serving clients in Maryland and DC.


Law Office of Melissa Wu, LLC
9711 Washingtonian Blvd.
Suite 550
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878

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4.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job With Estate Docs
Melissa did a wonderful job helping me create my will and other estate documents. Finished very quickly. She is very pleasant and helpful.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Melissa was absolutely outstanding.
Our family was in crisis mode with a sick parent moving into the area and in need of considerable care. Melissa did a remarkable job reviewing an assisted living facility contract. Redlining, adding language and going over each item in detail. The ED of the assisted living facility said - "You have a good lawyer!" She is more than just an amazing lawyer. She is a true advocate in the best sense of the word. She cares about you and your loved ones, and helping you navigate the legal and financial maze that is elder care. Truly she helped our family make the best decisions possible, an I am very grateful to have found her during a very difficult time. She helped bring perspective and understanding.
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Posted by Kay | February 14, 2015
A truly professional lawyer
Mellissa Wu was very professional in handling a case regarding the guardianship of my mother. She attended to the concerns and questions of my family regarding the case, and gave elaborate updates on the case throughout the duration.
Posted by Mary and Sadhu | February 12, 2015
Mary Phillips and Sadhu Khalsa
Melissa Wu is an excellent attorney! We recommend her highly for any family related area legal issue. She is trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable and keep one informed about their case at all times. Ms. Wu helped with a very delicate Guardianship issue. We were very please with the results. Ms. Wu treated me and my husband with respect and dignity, she never treated us as if our legal issues were unimportant to her at now time. My guardianship issue related to my younger brother which was a very emotional issue for me, his sister and guardian. Ms. Wu treated like a family member. Without getting too mushy, she was an excellent advisor, confident, friend, and the best attorney I ever got service from! We would highly recommend Ms. Melissa Ann Wu to all looking for legal advice! Excellent! Trustworthy! Responsive! Knowledgeable! Keep you informed at all time on your case!
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Posted by Roxanne | July 13, 2014
Lawyer with Technical Expertise and a Heart
Having previously worked with another elder law attorney on this particular matter, we were relieved to find Melissa Wu. While technically brilliant, we didn't get from that first attorney the sense that our distress was important or that our concern was fully understood. By sharp contrast, Ms. Wu took the case against the nursing home personally, as if it were her parents being attacked. And that's something I would think anyone would want, to feel that they're being represented by someone who is not only skillful but really on their side. There's a proverb which says the first to speak is always right, but their error is revealed in the cross examination. Ms. Wu acted swiftly, filing representation and gathering information and contacting the opposing attorney. She was ready to subpoena the nursing home's records, basically challenging them to support their claim. She went into battle in a way that wasn't ugly or unprofessional. I also appreciate her offer to meet with us at a place of convenience to us although we were willing to travel the 16 miles to her office. While she mentioned costs, she did it in such a way that we didn't feel pressured to start writing checks at that first (or even third) meeting. That too, conveyed the impression that her focus was on helping us find legal relief from a distressing situation. Lastly, she's just a nice, considerate person. SO very glad we found her!
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Posted by Donald Alcorn, Sr Cyber Security Engineer 5 | July 10, 2014
I am Donald Alcorn I hired MelissaAnne Wu to review a real estate rental dispute the distribution of rental deposit.
Melissa Wu is of of the greatest lawyer that I have ever meet. She saved me thousand of dollar on a real estate dispute return of deposit. You review my information and responded with several option on what my best opportunity to win the case without costing me thousand of dollars in legal fee an payouts. Her ability to make outstanding decisions in my behalf far exceeds any of my previous law firms. I will continue to keep her on a retainer to represent my financial interest.
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Posted by F P Designs, LLC | September 24, 2013
Melissa Wu
We have used Ms. Wu’s legal services and we have been very impressed with her out-most professionalism and her level of care and compassion. She has given us valuable legal advice and her personal care and attention. She has always been very generous with her time and very reasonable with her fees. We would highly recommend her and will consider her as our friend and our attorney.
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Posted by Westley | February 24, 2015
Great Estate Planning Lawyer
Ms. Wu helped my wife and I to finally complete our wills, health care POA's and medical directives. She is quite knowledgable about the law in this field and gave us guidance specific to our particular circumstances. Outside of the legal work, it was a pleasure to work with Ms. Wu. She was very accomidating to our hectic schedules.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Melissa Wu, LLC
  • 2012 - Present


  • Western New England College School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2013
  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • George Mason University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1998


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Alzheimer's Association - Ongoing
  • Legal and Financial Planning
  • 2016
  • NBI
  • Advanced Elder Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (16)
Endorse Melissa
Elder law Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"Melissa has impressive client reviews that evidence her commitment to her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Wu consistently provides informative answers in this forum. Her writing is concise and well-reasoned. She does a fine job of observing if any pertinent facts that may be missing from a question, but which could affect the analysis. Her passion shows through in her answers, as well. I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate and fights for clients in court."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent and knowledgeable attorney who really cares about clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Other
"A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community.I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I have the distinct pleasure of endorsing attorney Melissa Wu, from the State of Maryland."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Melissa and I were opposing counsel in a recent case. She is highly motivated, intelligent, and professional. I endorse her without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Melissa has gone the extra mile to obtain an LLM, and prides herself on representing her clients with care and compassion. She is an asset to the community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Wu. She is an asset to the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Melissa because she goes the extra mile with her legal services, and she's a true professional."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa is well respected in the community with LLM from a great university. I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"When it comes to estate planning, Ms. Wu knows the issues and is able to offer solid legal advice."
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