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Stephanie Lynn Royal

Probate Attorney at Gaithersburg, MD

5.0   68 reviews

also known as Stephanie L. Royal


Licensed for 34 years

Virtual consultation available

About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    65%

    7 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    20%

    9 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    5%

    33 years

  4. Debt settlement
    5%

    23 years

  5. Real estate
    5%
    Residential Real Estate Transactions

    7 years

No time to come into an office? Virtual Legal Services for Probate, Wills, Debt Settlement and more! The Royal Legal Group, LLC d/b/a the Royal Law Office, embraces technology and offers online legal services and in-person legal services that provide clients with cost effective options.  This convenient forum also helps reduce our carbon footprint and is accessible from your smart phone, tablet or other mobile device! The Royal Legal Group, LLC is here to serve your legal needs in a virtual world and in the era of COVID-19.

Established in 2013, by Stephanie L. Royal, after serving as a public employee for over 20 years in the areas of  Consumer Law, Adminsitrative Law, and Corporate Law, the Royal Legal Group, LLC provides knowledge, leadership and assessment that leads to solutions. Using her background in consumer law, contract law and mediation, Ms. Royal now focuses on helping individuals with their probate needs, whether you are serving as a Personal Representative and need to open or administrate an estate, defend an estate or settle an estate debt. She also drafts Wills and other Estate Planning documents and continues to help clients who need general debt settlement services and contract review and advice.

An Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator, Stephanie L. Royal has handled matters in the areas of: unfair trade practices, contract disputes, school law, elder law, business matters, general litigation, ethics & compliance, and other legal areas. Competent, organized and efficient, her background includes experience as a Judicial Law Clerk, a Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General, a D.C. Congressional Liaison, and an Ethics Officer for several entities.

Client's Choice 2022
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Shared office space at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
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Licensed for 34 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 07/12/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 06/08/2022
State PA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1988
Updated 10/01/2022

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The Royal Legal Group LLC
The Royal Legal Group LLC
5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Suite 440
Washington, DC, 20015
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Stephanie received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 star service!
Thank Stephanie for being so prompt and helping me resolve this matter so efficiently! I would recommend Stephanie to anyone that needs a debt settlement lawyer!
Posted by Michael Bennett | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Competent and Effective
Stephanie Royal is the best of the best. She is caring and competent all at once. She understands the law and is able to apply it to each clients needs. She never stops giving her clients her very best. I am an attorney and I know what good lawyering looks like. Stephanie is an awesome lawyer!!!!
Posted by April | June 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Held My Hand Through The While Process
Stephanie has been amazing. I thought I would be treated like another number, however that was not the case. Stephanie made me feel like I was her only client. I highly recommend her and will use her again if the need arises.
Posted by Shelly | May 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
HEAVEN SENT!!
Stephanie Royal is a professional! Knowledgeable, efficient, and compassionate! She listened to my point of view, reviewed my issue, and proceeded as she knew, according to the law. She then negotiated with the other side, and in the end my pending court case was settled without going to court. I AM TRULY GRATEFUL... GOD BLESS YOU STEPHANIE!!! :)
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Posted by Wanda | January 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Legal Services
My family contracted the services of Stephanie Royale to handle necessary probate requirements and a related lawsuit. Ms. Royal provided exceptional and sound legal advice during the entire engagement. She listened attentively and ensured she understood our issues, concerns, and anticipated outcomes and only then proceeded to provide her advice and recommendations. She worked closely with us to address issues as they arose; maintained consistent and effective communication; and, kept abreast of all reporting actions. Her fees were reasonable and fair. Overall, we would definitely use Ms. Royal’s services again when needed and highly recommend her for any needed legal services.
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Posted by Velvenia | October 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Detailed-oriented, Untiring work ethic, Amazing…
Attorney Royal is simply the best! From the onset of our initial meeting, I knew this was the perfect fit. Attorney Royal was pleasant, listened intently, and displayed concern about my probate matter. Having minimal knowledge about the probate process and where to get started, Attorney Royal mapped out the course of action and the work began. Thank you, Attorney Royal, for your diligent service, your integral work ethics and for being compassionate about those your serve. I appreciate ALL the work and time your put into my case to bring about a “WIN” in a timeframe that was unimaginable. I am still in awe! Truly you are a results-determined woman of faith and hold the key to success in everything you do! I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Tammy | August 25, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
I’m staying with this one!
I needed an attorney in Fl for a damage settlement on my sons condo and spent 3 months with no one answering a call or email. In MD, my daughter needed a deed change in her house and BAM, Stephanie answered right away. I appreciate her responsiveness!
Posted by Mary | July 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent experience!
I required a consultation to clarify some Maryland laws which apply to powers of attorney and medical directives. Ms. Royal responded to my inquiry immediately. She offered the answers to my questions very quickly as well. Her professionalism and polite demeanor were important to me but in the end, more importantly, her help offered me peace of mind in knowing that I was proceeding properly according to the law. While this may not be important to some people, I also found her to be friendly and welcoming.
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Posted by Stephen | May 7, 2022
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Very Pleased
I hired Mrs. Royal to help with my sister's Estate. My family and I were very pleased with her assistance. She was a pleasant person to work with.
Posted by Alana | April 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fair Debt Collection + Legal Transaction
I recently worked with Stephanie to handle two legal matters - fair debt collection and a real estate transaction during the sale of my home. Stephanie was very professional and attentive to my needs throughout the process. She was very good about explaining legal concepts to me, and making sure I was comfortable throughout the process.
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Posted by Michelle | March 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Wills and Demand Letter
My family and I have used Attorney Royal for our Wills as well as needing a demand letter for a service that was not completed by a caterer. Attorney Royal came through each time in a timely manner. She is experienced and knows her stuff. She is very responsive and always available to speak to. She makes everything easy is our lawyer for life.
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Posted by Alexis | January 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Transaction
I contacted the Royal Law Firm and spoke with attorney Stephanie Royal the same day. Ms. Royal was professional, efficient and personable. I received follow up calls in a timely manner and always felt my concerns were her top priority, even at very short notice. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by Ashley | December 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Responsive, Goal Driven
Just a few words to describe Stephanie during our time together. I felt that she was personable and listened to my needs and then very straight forward with the company which yeiled great results. Once I contacted Stephanie, I no longer had to deal with the company and it took a lot of stress from me. She helped me get what I deserved and she was great to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2021
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Successfully empowering the disempowered
About a year ago, a contractor performed work on my home. Issues later arose with this work leading me to contact the contractor to request remediation. Despite ongoing calls, e-mails, and text messages over the course of months, I was ignored. It was incredibly frustrating and disempowering. Ms. Royal ensured that my voice was heard so that I was no longer a victim of this negligent contractor. What I couldn't resolve in months, she resolved within weeks. In response to her action, the contractor fixed the work free of charge, provided documentation about what was done to remediate the issue, and supplied a warranty that was supposed to be provided when the work was commissioned but wasn't. She was extremely responsive with her communication throughout the entire process and was very professional in her interactions with me as well as the contractor. It was an honor to receive her counsel and I would highly recommend her to others.
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Posted by darryl | September 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent counselling!
Stephanie Royal was able to provide me with great guidance regarding my pursuit to a lawsuit. She took the the time do some research on my behalf and informed me about some important details regarding the defendant. more importantly, even directed me to other attorneys who would be better suited to handle my case. This let me know she is results driven not dollar driven.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Ms. Royal helped my family and me regarding a real estate/elder law situation. She responded in a timely fashion, was patient, and was extremely knowledgeable on points of the law. Ms. Royal was able to conclude the case within a couple of days.
Posted by Dorsey | August 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Smart
It was a pleasure working with Stephanie on my estate plans. She was incredibly responsive, took initiative, and guided me to make informed decision. I am so appreciative of her help. Thank you, Stephanie. I look forward to working with you again. (and she has a beautiful office)
Posted by Gwendolyn | May 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Business owner in desperate need of legal assistance!!!
Stephanie is wonderful. I needed her guidance and legal help she stepped right in, handled the situation professionally and quickly. I would recommend her to anyone for business matters.
Posted by Carolyn and Sam | April 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Estate Planning Assistance
Atty Stephanie Royal assisted my husband and myself with our family estate and planning. Her professional expertise was exemplary. I doubt if we would have found a better Attorney than Ms Royal. We would definitely recommend her services to all who would require this type of advice and planning. She is absolutely the very best. Please give her a call for all of your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2021
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Legal Documents
I had the pleasure of working with Attorney Royal five years ago when she helped with legal matters in which we were successful. I recently got back in touch with Attorney Royal to assist with drawing up legal paperwork for a settlement agreement. Ms. Royal gave extremely sound advise and assisted in every step of the settlement process. Her sound knowledge of local law is what allowed the process to move swiftly. I really appreciate her willingness to conduct phone sessions as we went over every aspect of my case. I would recommend Attorney Royal for your legal needs.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Managing Attorney
  • The Royal Legal Group, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • In School Mediator
  • Conflict Resolution of Montgomery County MD
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Ethics Advisor and Business Consultant
  • Various Entities
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • D.C. Office of Chief Financial Officer
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Solicitor (General Counsel)
  • Pittsburgh School District
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office
  • 1991 - 1999
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Pennsylvania Superior Court
  • 1988 - 1991
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Education

  • Howard University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Fraudulent Will determined to be Invalid!
  • Case Settled in favor of Royal Legal Group Client.
  • Probate Dispute Resolved in Favor of Royal Legal Group Client!
  • Judgment for Plaintiff. Co-Personal Representative's claim for additional funds determined to be meritless.
  • Home Improvement Fraud Case
  • Judgment for Plaintiffs.
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Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bar of the United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 1996 - 2006
  • Homer S. Brown Law Association
  • Past President
  • 1994 - 1995
  • American Inns of Court - W. Edward Sell Chapter
  • Barrister
  • 1993 - 2006
  • Homer S. Brown Law Association
  • Secretary
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Secretary
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association-Pittsburgh
  • Board Member
  • 1990 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Black Lawyers
  • The National Black Lawyers Association
  • 2022
  • Client’s Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Governor's Volunteer Service Certificate
  • Governor of the State of Maryland
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Color of Justice Program
  • Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania and the National Association of Women Judges
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association publication
  • Student Discipline: The 14th Amendment as it Relates to the Due Process Rights of Students
  • 2001
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association publication
  • The Commingling of the Prosecutorial and Adjudicative Function in Administrative Proceedings
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Planning for Women
  • Small Business Legal Issues
  • 2017
  • Advance Directives Mini Clinic
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Delta Towers Senior Living
  • Wills and Estates
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (23)
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Probate Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a dedicated and thorough attorney with an amazing work ethic. Leaves no stone unturned and gets results!"
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is thorough and diligent and has gotten good results for her clients."
Debt settlement Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie has a creative, talented legal mind and enthusiastically represents her clients. She is also an engaging and friendly person. I happily recommend her to those looking for help with consumer issues."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Contracts and agreements
Estate planning
Contracts and agreements
Debt collection
General practice
Arbitration
Trademark infringement
Criminal defense
Workers compensation
Employment and labor