Deborah F. Howe
Sitting down for my 9:00 contracts class on the first day of law school, I had no idea the impact my professor, Robert Danforth, would have on my career. When not introducing first-year law students to the law of contracts, Professor Danforth, a nationally renowned trust and estates attorney known particularly for his work in asset protection, teaches classes on the creation, termination, administration, and taxation of trusts and estates. Over the next three years, I took every class that Professor Danforth offered and his passion for trust and estate law became mine. As the newest addition to the firm, I am eager to bring a fresh perspective, informed by my studies with Professor Danforth and others.
Understanding the nuances of trust and estate law can be overwhelming. Our specialization in this area means that we can find the planning, administration, or litigation solution that best fits each client’s needs. We go to great lengths to explain our recommended solution to each client’s situation so that all questions and concerns are addressed.
I graduated cum laude from Hillsdale College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy. Following graduation, I went to Washington & Lee University School of Law where, in addition to my studies, I served as the Managing Editor of the German Law Journal, Symposium Chair of the Women Law Students Organization, and Appellate Advocacy Chair of the Moot Court Board. I also worked for the school’s Criminal Justice Clinic where I represented criminal defendants who could not afford an attorney. I graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee with a J.D. in 2017. I was admitted to practice in Maryland in December 2017.
Hillsdale College, 2014
Bachelor’s of Arts
Washington & Lee University School of Law, 2017