W. Shepherdson Abell

W. Shepherdson Abell: Attorney with Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP AV stamp icon
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Delta Theta Phi. Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1985—; Lecturer on Tax and Estate Planning, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers, 1979—. Executive Assistant to the Lt. Governor of Maryland, 1970-1974. Secretary, Maryland Department of Employment and Social Services, 1974-1975. Chairman, Maryland Commission on Hereditary Disorders, 1974-1978. Chairman, Governor's Commission on Welfare Grants, 1979. Chairman, Governor's Fiscal Review Committee, 1984. Member: The Barristers; The Lawyers' Club of Washington, D.C.

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Tax Law
  • Nonprofit Organization Law
  • Closely Held Businesses

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
301-652-6880  Phone
301-652-8972  Fax
University Attended:
Boston College, A.B., summa cum laude, 1963; Harvard University, M.P.A., 1965
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University, J.D., 1970
Year of First Admission:
1981, U.S. Tax Court; 1975, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 1970, Maryland; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court
Montgomery County and Maryland State (Member, Estates and Trusts Section Council, 1981; Chairman, 1985) Bar Associations; District of Columbia Bar.
Lt., U.S. Navy, 1967-1971
Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., July 8, 1943
Payment Information:
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  • Fixed Fees Available

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Bethesda, Maryland

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