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Lena A. Clark

Estate planning Attorney at Frederick, MD

5.0   35 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    Maryland - MD 11 years
    Virginia - VA 12 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Lena

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A highly rated Estate Planning Law Firm based in downtown Frederick, with over 19 years of experience in Wills and Trusts and other related matters. Licensed to practice law in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, our law firm's founder Attorney Lena Clark represents clients who have legal needs related to:

•Estate Planning, including Last Will and Testaments, Revocable Trusts, Financial Powers of Attorney, and Advance Medical Directives •Asset Protection Planning
•Probate Avoidance
•Special Needs Planning.

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Location

Law Office of Lena A. Clark, LLC
129 W Patrick St #11
Frederick, MD, 21701

Reviews

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Posted by Manny | April 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr
Lena Clark and her staff provided exemplary estate planning advice for my wife and I. From the initial consultation it took her eight working days to finalize all of our estate planning documents which were rather complex. Very professional service, completed in a timely manner giving us peace of mind. We would recommend Lena Clark’s estate planning services to others.
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Posted by Bill | October 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
End of life planning
Very professional staff and dealing with Mrs Clark was very easy. She guided my wife and I through our issues and advised us on areas important to our end of life matters. All promises were meant and our concerns about COVID-19 were non-issues.
Response from Lena Clark October 20, 2020
Thank you Bill. It was a pleasure working with your wife and you!
Posted by Sherry Ryan | August 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you.
Lena Clark did wills for my mother and myself. After my mother passed she and her wonderful team helped me figure out everything that needed to be done. It's not easy to do but with the help of my lawyer it went very smoothly.
Response from Lena Clark September 5, 2020
Thank you Sherry!
Posted by Jim | July 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended: thorough, responsible, and responsive
We have worked with Attorney Clark and her associates on a couple of occasions now. They are always helpful, thorough, prompt, friendly and courteous. They do a terrific job of explaining legal technicalities in a way that is understandable to those of us without legal training. We also very much appreciated the care that she and her staff took to provide appropriate health protections in our interactions during the pandemic.
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Response from Lena Clark July 10, 2020
Thank you so much -- it was a pleasure working with you both again. Stay well!!
Posted by Gary | June 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Lena provided excellent consultation and a follow up call to go over the drafts. Lena provided professional documents for both my wife and myself. I highly recommend Lena A Clark Law office for your legal documents.
Response from Lena Clark June 29, 2020
Gary - thank you so much. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by David | June 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick Reliable & Easy
I had been looking for an estate attorney to establish a trust for my grandsons and complete all my other estate documents. They were all out of Washington DC our Baltimore area. I found the Law Office of Lena and could be more satisfied with the way everything was handled and the advice they provided. They were not the cheats but I received a quality product and service.
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Response from Lena Clark June 12, 2020
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. It was a pleasure working with you!!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Attorney Clark and her team were very knowledgeable and made this process very easy for us. Legal Assistants Mrs. McGovern & Ms. Graves were amazing and answered every question we had quickly. We would definitely recommend the Law offices of Lena A. Clark to anyone looking for a knowledgeable firm in estate planning and trusts. We had all of our documents signed and completed within two weeks of contacting them, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Response from Lena Clark April 20, 2020
We greatly appreciate your kind words and were happy to be able to help!
Posted by Sally | April 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience during stressful times
Nothing like a worldwide pandemic to get me to work on my estate plan! Attorney Clark quickly adjusted to a virtual process to work together and her staff were exceptional in keeping everything moving, including dressing out in gloves and masks to facilitate document signing. Thank you Stephanie, Myka, and Attorney Clark!
Response from Lena Clark April 3, 2020
Thank you again, Sally! We are so glad we could help during this unusual time.
Posted by Martha | March 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate of Michael E.Shoemaker
It was a pleasure working with Lena A. Clark. She and her staff kept me informed. I would recommend her .
Response from Lena Clark March 16, 2020
Thank you for the kind words, Martha. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Keith | November 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will and Deed Changes
Ms. Clark listened to our unique situation and was very helpful. All our questions were answered promptly. Our paperwork was completed fast also. Her assistant Ms. Williams was friendly and kept us update every step of the way. We are extremely happy with our documents and the service at this law firm.
Response from Lena Clark November 11, 2019
Thank you Keith! It was great working with you.
Posted by Richard | November 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, personal and personable.
Being new to Maryland, we needed to update and geographically render our estate planning correct. An online review brought us to the law office of Lena Clark. Very informative, laid out options, explained processes and was very patient with non-lawyer people like us. Paperwork was done very quickly and professionally. Highly recommend Ms. Clark with no reservations.
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Response from Lena Clark November 6, 2019
Thank you Richard. It was a pleasure working with both of you!
Posted by Rachel | October 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Very professional. Very helpful. Answered all my questions and explained everything. Very satisfied. Will certainly recommend her should the need arise!
Response from Lena Clark October 31, 2019
Thank you Rachel! It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Duane | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great estate lawyer
She wrote and explained our wills, health care directives, revocable trusts including the deed of our primary residence in an efficient manner. We especially liked her comfortable manner which was great for us being confronted with all the legal terms associated with estate planning.
Response from Lena Clark May 16, 2019
Thank you Duane. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, great listener and met our specific needs
Prepared our living will, medical and financial powers of attorney... She listened to our specific needs, was open minded towards those specific needs, gave us good advice and drew up documents that gave us peace of mind for the future.
Response from Lena Clark May 9, 2019
Thank you!
Posted by Larry | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning' will and trust
Very impressed with Lena's professionalism and her genuine regard for, and desire to help me plan, my estate. All pertinent documents were prepared in a timely fashion and were easily understood. I highly recommend Lena to everyone for helpful consultation in estate planning.
Response from Lena Clark April 20, 2019
Really appreciate the feedback Larry. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Despite several last minute changes to my trust, my paperwork was on time and carefully prepared.
Response from Lena Clark April 9, 2019
Thank you.
Posted by Steve | March 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lena Clark
Lena was very helpful and thorough. She asked a lot of questions and answered all of ours. Lena was very professional and friendly and made sure we were completely satisfied. My only complaint would be the cost. I could have saved a little money if I went through my union from work but I would have to go to Rockville. In all fairness to Lena I did not shop around in Frederick to compare cost. I am sure it depends on the details of your will of how much it cost. My wife and I were happy with Lena and I highly recommend her.
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Response from Lena Clark March 9, 2019
Thank you for the wonderful review Steve! We are here to make sure your documents are adequate and protect you.
Posted by Steven | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick to act in a time of need
Like so many of us, my wife and I put off doing any meaningful estate planning other than just talking and agreeing it was something we needed to do. My wife fell ill, and is now in Hospice Care. With a small window of opportunity where my wife was still cognizant and able to participate, Lena came to us at the Hospice House and helped us get things properly in place. She juggled her schedule to set aside time to meet with us, hear our concerns, and make great legal and tax/probate protection recommendations. Within two days we had all of the legal documents in place, and most importantly we now have peace of mind regarding the estate my wife will leave behind. I would highly recommend Lena to anyone needing her services.
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Response from Lena Clark February 18, 2019
Thank you for the kind words Steven. I am so glad I was able to help.
Posted by Sonja | November 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence in elder care law.
Our son-in-law on the West Coast felt that we, here in Frederick, MD, should seek the services of an elder care lawyer as we are in our 80th decade. Research on the net made him realize that Lena Clark was an obvious choice. This proved to be brilliant as our will was outdated and we needed a review, as well as the addition of our daughter to act as power of attorney. Lena was thorough, friendly, and helpful. We would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Response from Lena Clark March 9, 2019
Thank you Sonja! It was a pleasure meeting your husband and you.
Posted by Robert | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Robert Young
Lena was very helpful and obviously very knowledgable in the Estate process. We were happy we were able to find her. Highly recommended. She prepared a Revokable Trust for us
Response from Lena Clark September 23, 2018
Thank you Robert!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Attorney
  • Law Office of Lena A. Clark, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Estate Planning and Probate Attorney
  • Offit Kurman, PA
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Estate Planning and Probate Attorney
  • Lee F. Holdmann, Chartered
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Estate Planning and Probate Paralegal
  • Jackson & Campbell, PC
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Estate Planning and Probate Paralegal
  • The Margolius Law Firm, LLC
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • George Mason University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Transferred assets to the intended beneficiaries with the minimum estate and inheritance tax due
  • Estate Planning
  • Happy clients

Associations

  • Frederick Memorial Hospital Development Council
  • Planned Gifts Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • West Patrick Square Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Special Committee on Appointments
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Frederick Estate Planning Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Frederick County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar Section of Estates, Trusts and Probate Law
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Sections of Estates, Trusts, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Judicial Appointments Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Leadership Academy Fellow
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Frederick Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Section Council - Circuit Representative for Frederick County
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Regency HOA Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Regency HOA Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Section of Estates, Trusts, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2012 - 2013
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Sections of Trusts and Special Needs Trusts
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Estate - Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Estonian
  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award - Estate Planning
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Leadership Academy Fellow
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (19)
Endorse Lena
Trusts Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lena Clark is an exceptional attorney that always handles her clients with the greatest care."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lena for over a year and she is an impeccable attorney. Working with her and her team is a pleasure. I fully endorse Lena."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lena is professional and knowledgeable. She focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, Wills & Trusts to provide the best possible service to her clients. Her positive outlook is apparent from the moment you meet her and she is equally pleasant to work with. Lena also finds time to organize events involving pro bono service to our local communities."
Guardianship Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As an out of town attorney, I worked with Lena on a guardianship case and found her a pleasure to work with, efficient and effective."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Lena at an immigration attorney conference. We discussed immigration practices, policies and client management matters. It was very clear to me that Lena has an in-depth knowledge of managing a law practice and assisting his clients in the best way possible."
Immigration Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Lena in planning for a client with property in multiple states. She is knowledgable, helpful and prompt. I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again in the future."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lena is an excellent attorney. She is very detailed oriented and knowledgeable about all aspects of estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lena Clark is a very meticulous and detail oriented attorney. She cares about her clients and provides the highest standard of legal services. She can be trusted to provide excellent legal counsel on estate planning matters. I endorse Lena without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lena is a knowledgeable Estate Planning Attorney. She works hard to get the best results for her clients and to make sure that their goals are met. I highly endorse."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Other
"Lena is a very bright and caring attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lena is a thoughtful, hard-working attorney who truly cares about her clients. I have had the pleasure of working with her on a long-term legal service project, and have thoroughly enjoyed her always professional demeanor and attention to detail. I would definitely recommend her for your estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Lena is smart, trustworthy and thorough. She is a skilled estate planning attorney and will guide you step-by-step through the process."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Friend
"Lena is a skilled, detail-oriented, estate planning attorney, as well as a trustworthy and clever friend, and I strongly recommend her services."
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Frederick Estate planning Lawyer Lena A. Clark
Lena A. Clark
Estate planning Attorney
Frederick, MD
Licensed for 12 years