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Elsa Elizabeth Waite Smith

Estate planning Attorney at Annapolis, MD

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also known as Elsa W. Smith

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 13 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Elsa

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Elsa W. Smith is the founder and principal of the Law Offices of Elsa W. Smith, LLC. Elsa focuses her practice on wills and estate planning and startup business consulting. She counsels individuals, families and business owners in the creation of wills, trusts, financial powers of attorney and advance directives. In addition, Elsa assists small and emerging businesses with contract drafting and review, corporate organization, drafting business policies, expansion and growth consultations, and business succession planning.

The Law Offices of Elsa W. Smith, LLC is proudly minority and woman-owned whose mission is to protect you, your family and your business. Elsa is a native Spanish speaker of Afro-Cuban descent. As a small business owner herself, Elsa understands the challenges your business faces. Elsa has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami. Elsa is licensed in Maryland and District of Columbia. Her main office is located in Annapolis, Maryland.

Elsa has an established and noteworthy record of service in professional and community organizations. Elsa donates her time as a volunteer estate planning attorney with the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. She is currently on the Executive Board of the American Business Women’s Association-Maryland Capital Chapter. She is a member of the Bar Associations of Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. Elsa also serves on the Estate & Trusts Section – Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association, among her other organizational memberships. Over the years, attorney Elsa W. Smith has been a guest on radio, television and internet programs, and featured in printed publications. Elsa has a YouTube channel at elsawsmithlaw dedicated to providing free information on wills, estate planning and startup business topics.

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Location

Law Offices of Elsa W. Smith LLC
1125 West Street
Suite 200
Annapolis, MD, 21401

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Elsa W. Smith LLC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • President's New Member Award
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • 2015

Publications

  • Maryland Bar Journal
  • How Estate Planners Can Leverage Technology To Reach A More Inclusive Audience
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Putting Your Mask On First: Estate Planning for Today's Woman
  • 2021
  • Instagram Live
  • Community Spotlight with Journalist Taylor Thomas
  • 2021
  • Webinar
  • Estate Planning in Uncertain Times: How to Get Ready and Stay Ready
  • 2020
  • Webinar
  • Estate Planning in Uncertain Times
  • 2020
  • Legacy Planning Webinar
  • Guarding Your Nest Like A Pro
  • 2020
  • Estate Planning Worshop
  • How to Take Control of Your Life & Legacy Through Estate Planning
  • 2020
  • Wills, Estate & Retirement Planning Workshop
  • Empowerment Through Estate Planning: Understanding the Basics
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (31)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
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"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and a strong advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 25
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Family Attorney | Jul 25
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Family Attorney | Jul 23
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"I endorse this lawyer. She is a knowledgeable member of the legal community dedicated to meeting the needs of her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elsa is a fellow lawyer in a professional organization. During our time in this organization, I have had the opportunity to observe her and she has gone out of her way to help others in the organization. She is a selfless attorney which is a characteristic uncommon in this profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elsa and I are fellow members of several local and state bar associations, and we have also volunteered together on many events and projects as pro bono attorneys serving individuals in our local community . Elsa is smart, dedicated, and great to work with. Her warmth and compassion are always noticed and greatly appreciated. I always enjoy working with Elsa, and I know that she does a fantastic job for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only do I endorse Mrs. Smith as an attorney, I also endorse and support her in any endeavor in which she is a part of. Elsa Smith is proud of what she does and goes over and beyond what is required to be successfull. I have referred matters to her and have no doubt that the potential clients will be well taken care of."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Smith is knowledgeable, passionate and fights aggressively on behalf of her clients. Additionally, she has many relationships with lawyers, prosecutors, and judges. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elsa is an excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
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Annapolis Estate planning Lawyer Elsa Elizabeth Waite Smith
Elsa Elizabeth Waite Smith
Estate planning Attorney
Annapolis, MD
Licensed for 26 years