Eileen is an attorney focused on estate planning, probate and advising small businesses. She consults on the planning needs of young families with small children, established mid-career couples and individuals, those beginning to plan for retirement as well as those already enjoying their golden years. Eileen analyzes each situation and creates tailored legal solutions. She is an advocate for estate planning for everyone so that the State doesn’t get to weigh in by default.
Eileen comes to the law after a 32-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency where she served in numerous foreign assignments and retired as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service. As a result of her pre-law background, she has a particular understanding of the estate planning needs of current and retired federal employees and members of the armed services. Eileen holds a BA in Geography from the University of Massachusetts, an MA in Urban Geography from Rutgers University and a Certificate of National Security Studies from the Army War College. She received her JD from George Washington University Law School.
Eileen stays abreast with the latest developments in Estate Planning and Administration through her membership in a number of professional organizations including:
- Virginia State Bar (and its Wills, Trusts and Estates Section)
- District of Columbia Bar (and its Estates, Probate and Trust Section)
- McLean Estate Planning Council
- American Bar Association (Trusts and Estates and General/Solo Sections)
Eileen also provides volunteer legal services and tax assistance via her participation in the Fairfax Bar Association’s Wills on Wheels program, bringing legal services to low income senior citizens in Fairfax County, Virginia. Additionally she participates in military pro bono projects sponsored by the American Bar Association and by the Virginia State Bar to provide free or reduced cost legal services to active duty military members in Virginia.