Lauren N. Leffler

Lauren N. Leffler

Location:
Columbia, Maryland
Phone:
410-740-1180
Fax:
410-690-7731
Email:

Lauren serves as an Associate Attorney and, in addition to handling family law matters, Lauren focuses on estate planning, probate, estate administration, and estates and trusts dispute resolution and litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Lauren worked for several law firms throughout Maryland handling trusts and estates matters. In addition to her legal experience, Lauren served several U.S. Government agencies including The White House, U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This experience allows Lauren to lend a unique perspective to handling her client's complex issues.

Lauren advises clients to achieve their estate planning goals, including creating trusts and contemplating federal and state tax consequences. She also educates her clients on the various estate planning tools and contingencies to ensure that the estate plan being created best serves the needs of the client. Lauren represents clients who serve as beneficiaries or Personal Representatives of estate and/or trust administrations. Lauren also advices and assists clients in the probate and estate administration process.

Lauren utilizes her skills as a collaboratively trained attorney to work towards amicable resolutions for disputes arising in an estate, trust, divorce, or custody context. When an amicable resolution is not possible, Lauren works hard to protect her clients interests in court.

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2013

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 2013
  • Washington College, Chestertown, MD, USA
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2006
    • Major: International Studies

Classes/Seminars

  • Estate Planning for Parents and Parents-To-Be, Greenberries, 2014 - 2017
  • Money Power Day, Plan For and Protect Your Legacy Panel, 2016 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Howard County Estate Planning Council, Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Howard County Collaborative Professionals, Board Member, 2016 - Present
  • International Academy for Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Columbia Town Center Rotary Club, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Howard County Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • JM Blattner, LLC, Attorney, 2014 - 2015
  • Council, Baradel, Kosmerl, and Nolan, P.C., Law Clerk, 2013 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Maryland Law Day, 2014 - Present
  • Wills for Heroes, 2014 - Present

Languages

  • English
  • German