George Teitelbaum and his Probate, Estates, Wills, and Trusts Lawyer Resource Center
for Attorneys and the general public, located in Washington DC and Maryland
Law Offices of
George A. Teitelbaum
1025 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
next to Farragut North Metro
2416 Blueridge Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
4 Blocks North of Wheaton Metro, off Georgia Ave.
I am licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and in Maryland,
but have handled matters in other jurisdictions such as Virginia, on a
pro-hac vice basis when needed.
|I have been practicing law since 1983, and have handled a
wide variety of legal matters. I currently concentrate my practice entirely on Probate and Estate Administration as well as Elder Law and Will and Trust preparation. I was selected as the Washington DC attorney
for several major legal service plans, including those of Chase Manhattan,
American Express and Montgomery Ward, helping thousands of satisfied clients
with their legal problems. I have been a participating attorney with
AARP, and do volunteer work for the Legal Counsel for the Elderly. To go to my main web site Click here.
In my legal practice, I have taken many cases to trial when
necessary, but have settled many hundreds of disputes to the mutual satisfaction
of my clients, sometimes involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. In
the process, I have handled cases in such areas of concentration as:
Conservatorships and Guardianships
Wills, Simple and Complex
Testamentary Trusts for Minors or for Estate Planning
Living Trusts, for Estate Planning
Durable Powers of Attorney for Health or Financial
Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, and Health Directives
I have developed a friendly, caring style, and treat my
clients with the full respect they deserve. I recognize that lawyers are
in a service business, where the client is entitled to accessibility, responsiveness,
communication, and timeliness, from a lawyer that values his clients.
I received my Law degree from the Washington College
of Law at American University in 1980, and also received a BS
in Electrical Engineering (1965), and an MS in Industrial Engineering (1968)
from Polytechnic University in New York, and have completed several years
of advanced study in Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
I have been a participating attorney with AARP, and do volunteer work for
the Legal Counsel for the Elderly. I was selected as the Washington DC
attorney for several major legal service plans, including those of Chase
Manhattan, American Express and Montgomery Ward.
I was the lead and responsible attorney for the landmark 50 page decision by
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals in the case of In Re Mollie Orshansky, 804 A.2d 1077 (2002), resulting in a most favorable decision for Mollie Orshansky, who the Court, appointed counsel, the improperly appointed conservator and guardian, and the District of Columbia Adult Protective Services were all fighting to force into a nursing home in DC, away from her family in New York, against her expressed wishes, showing the value of a properly executed power of attorney, and following the strict requirements of the Law.
I was also the lead and responsible attorney for the decision by The District of Columbia Court of Appeals in the case of In Re Ann Cooper Penning, 2007.DC.181 (2007), resulting in a complete reversal of the lower Court decision to appoint a conservator over the assets of Ann Cooper Penning, an American citizen who retired from the practice of law in the District of Columbia and moved to Malaga, Spain in the late 1980s, where she married her longtime friend. Her brother filed intervention petitions both in Spain and in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, seeking the appointment of a guardian for his sister and a conservator for her property she continued to own in the District, even though she made Spain her new domicile. The lower Court in DC decided against her expressed wishes, against the Court in Spain, and disregarded her properly executed power of attorney, and failed to follow the strict requirements of the Law, as was decided in the Orshansky case.
I was also the lead and responsible attorney for a number of other Probate cases that involved will contests, land contests, adverse possession, partition of real estate, and other probate and estate issues. I continue to be involved in a number of ongoing contested cases that involve matters being decided in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia as well as in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County.
I have worked with a number of industries and trade associations, in
resolving technical problems, including Electronics, Computer Systems and Programming, Numerical and Industrial Control Systems, Facility Engineering, Lighting and Power Design, Glass Container Design, Testing, and Manufacturing, Ship Design and Building, as well as the Air and Space Craft Industries.
My fee and payment policies are flexible for
the client, and my initial consultation on any matter is always free.
Consultation and Information
Please contact me for a free consultation and for free copies of
any of the following brochures or guides:
All are available from me via U.S. Postal Service or e-mail. Some
of this information is included on other pages in this web site
District of Columbia,"
"A Brief Guide to Legal
"A Brief Guide to Estate Planning,"
"A Brief Guide to Forming a Business in the
in the District of Columbia,"
"A Brief Guide to Probate in the District of Columbia,"
"A Brief Guide to Probate in the State of Maryland,"
"A Brief Guide to Conservatorships and Guardianships
In addition to all the services listed above, we provide
the following services for our clients, while
they wait, or by mail:
Simple and Complex Wills
Living and Testamentary Trusts
Financial Powers of Attorney
Health Care Powers of Attorney
Health Care Proxies, and
Living Wills or Health Directives.
We offer a wide variety of estate and elder law services for clients throughout the District of Columbia and Maryland. For more information, please contact our law office today. Attorney George Teitelbaum also assists clients located out of state that may have legal issues in the District of Columbia or in Maryland. To go to my main web site Click here.
Law Offices of George A. Teitelbaum
2416 Blueridge Avenue, Suite 200
Wheaton, MD 20902
(4 blocks North of Wheaton Plaza and the Wheaton Metro Station on the Red Line, off Georgia Avenue, with easy and convenient parking only steps away)
1025 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1012
Washington, DC 20036
(right next to the Farragut North Metro Station on the Red Line)
Probate and estate administration, estate planning, and elder law attorney George Teitelbaum provides representation to clients throughout Washington, D.C., in all areas such as Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, George Washington University, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Sheridan, Logan Circle, Mount Vernon Square, Shaw, West End, Barney Circle, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, Judiciary Square, Kingman Park, Navy Yard, Near Northeast, Penn Quarter, NoMa, Southwest Federal Center, Southwest Waterfront, Union Station, and the National Mall. Also, Suburban Maryland, including: Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Wheaton, Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda, Aspen Hill, Kensington, Gaithersburg, Olney, Leisure World, and Potomac. Attorney George Teitelbaum also assists clients located out of state that may have legal issues in the District of Columbia or in Maryland.