Skip to main content
Milton Melanchton Malkus IV

Milton Melanchton Malkus IV

also known as M. Chad Malkus, Milton "Chad" Malkus IV

About me

Primarily serving the counties of the Eastern Shore as managing attorney of Michael Hodes, LLC's Cambridge and Salisbury offices, Chad Malkus represents clients in a wide variety Estate Planning, Elder Care, and Wealth Preservation needs.

His practice includes:
- wealth preservation and estate planning
- elder care
- real estate development
- land use & zoning
- critical areas and wetlands law
- real estate financing, acquisition, sale and leasing
- business sales and acquisitions, financing
- general business planning and advisory services.

He is the host of "ShoreLaw with Chad Malkus" on Radio 1240 WCEM and is the current President of the Board of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter.

In addition to an extensive estate planning and elder law practice, he currently serves as Attorney for the Dorchester County Planning Commission. 

A lifelong resident of the Eastern Shore, Chad Malkus is committed to the community by serving on many Boards and committees. He lives in Cambridge with his wife, Steffanie, and their sons, Lake and Fynn.


Practice areas

  1. General Practice: 20%
  2. Elder Law: 20%
    6 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    6 years
  4. Business: 20%
    6 years
  5. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
    6 years



Hourly ($150-300/hour)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

No endorsements

Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

Contact info

Michel Hodes, LLC

513 Court Lane
Cambridge, MD, 21613


MDTemporarily Suspended200209/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
People to WatchEastern Shore Magazine2009
Legal EliteSmart CEO Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMichael Hodes, LLC2012 - Present
CounselHodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A.2005 - Present
AttorneyCoastal Title & Escrow2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dorchester County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - Present
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland ChapterPresident2006 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Cambridge Main StreetPresident2005 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Clemson UniversityEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1994