Our Team

Melissa E. Aitken, Esq.

Managing Attorney

"Though my job can be technical, I am sensitive to our clients' grief and always want them to feel supported."

Melissa has been as associate with the firm since 2008. She manages our probate practice area.  Melissa earned her law degree (J.D.) from Catholic University of America in 1988, and her undergraduate degree (B.A.) from the University of Kentucky in 1984. Prior to joining the team, Melissa was an Associate in the estate and trust administration departments at Oppenheimer, Fleischer & Quiggle in Bethesda, Maryland and Ross Marsh and Foster in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Silver Spring with her husband, their sons and two dogs.  She recently picked up horseback riding and is an avid sports fan.

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Areas of Practice

Estate & Trust Administration
Probate Administration

Bar Admission

Maryland, 1988

Education

Catholic University School of Law, Washington, D.C., 1988 J.D.
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1984 B.A.

Past Employment Positions

Pitterich & Snedegar, Maryland – Law Clerk and Associate, 1988-1990
Ross, Marsh, & Foster, Washington, DC – Associate 1990-1992
Oppenheimer Fleischer & Quiggle – Associate, 1992-1997