Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick, Cromelin & Cobb, L.L.P.

Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick, Cromelin & Cobb, L.L.P.

Preeminent Washington, D.C. Attorneys Skillfully Resolve Your Estate Planning & Probate Matters

Firm Overview

Experienced firm has dedicated 115 years to serving the community
Are you looking to draft your last will and testament? Or are you involved in a probate dispute and in need of aggressive legal representation? Do you have an estate planning issue? Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick, Cromelin & Cobb, L.L.P. can help. Established in 1898, our firm represents clients in estate planning, wills and trusts, and probate in Washington, D.C. and throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia.

What makes us successful?
Experience. Intelligence. Ethics. Professionalism. You want a lawyer who embodies all of these qualities, but that's not always easy to find. At Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick, Cromelin & Cobb, L.L.P., you can expect:

-Ethical representation. Awarded a top honor in the legal industry for professionalism and adherence to strict ethical standards, our attorneys represent you with integrity.
-Unparalleled experience and skills. Our attorneys know the intricacies of the legal system and use their more than 125 years of combined legal experience in estate planning, wills and trusts, and probate to help you effectively resolve your legal issues. Our law firm is the second oldest in Washington, D.C. We've earned our reputation over many years of offering insightful, professional legal services.

Legal services for clients in Washington D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia
We can help you with:
-Estate planning
-Family business planning
-Health care directives
-Living wills
-Powers of attorney
-Probate
-Wealth preservation
-Wills and trusts
Main Office

Main Office
4910 Massachusetts Avenue
N.W., Suite 215
Washington  DC  20016

Phone
  • 202-364-4242
Fax
Estate Planning
Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Attorneys
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, attorneys at Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick, Cromelin & Cobb, L.L.P. can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes, and protecting your loved ones.

Appointment of Guardian
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

Francis E. Fenwick

Partner

He has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Estate planning
-Trusts
-Probate law

Admitted:
-Virginia, 1975
-District of Columbia, 1980
-Maryland, 1991

Education:
-Georgetown University, J.D., 1975
-Georgetown University, B.A., 1967
-Georgetown Prep, 1963

Languages:
Portuguese

Associations & memberships:
-Trusts & Estates Sections D.C. Bar
-Trusts & Estates Section Virginia Bar Association
-Lawyers Club of Washington D.C.
-Barristers Club
Education
  • Georgetown University
    Juris Doctorate , 1975

Paul B. Cromelin, III

Partner

He has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.
Practice areas
-Estate planning
-Trusts
-Probate law

Admitted
-Virginia and District of Columbia, 1979
-Maryland, 1985

Education
-University of Richmond, J.D., 1979
-Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1976
-St. Albans School, 1972

Associations & memberships
-Trusts & Estates Section D.C. Bar
-Taxation Section D.C. Bar
-Trusts & Estates Section Virginia Bar Association
-Lawyers Club of Washington, D.C.
-Barristers Club
-Washington D.C. Estate Planning Council
Education
  • University of Richmond
    Juris Doctorate , 1979

Calvin H. Cobb, III

Partner

He has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas
-Estate planning
-Probate law
-Trust litigation
-Trusts
-Estate litigation

Admitted
-District of Columbia and California (inactive), 1985
-Maryland, 1992

Education
-Georgetown University Law Center, JD 1984 with honor
-Lead Articles Editor, The Tax Lawyer (1983-1984)
-Barrister's Counsel Fellowship - 1st Year Research & Writing Instructor
-Princeton University, AB 1980
-Landon School, 1976

Associations & memberships
-Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.
-Barristers Club
-Lawyers Club of Washington, D.C.

Representative cases
Expert Witness, Jacob v. Davis, 128 Md. App. 433, 738 A2d 904 (1999)

Biographical details
-Barrister's Council Fellowship
-Lead Articles Editor, The Tax Lawyer, Georgetown University, 1983-1984
-Law Clerk, Manuel L. Real, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for Central District of California, 1984-1985
-Co-Lecturer, District of Columbia Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, Basic Estate Planning Series, "Part III: The Will and Estate Plan for the Senior Surviving Spouse with Surviving Children and Grandchildren, An Estate in Excess of the Estate Tax Exempt Amount and Who May be Contemplating Remarriage"
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    Juris Doctorate, with honors , 1984

Melissa A. Krull

Associate

Practice areas
-Trusts and estates
-Estate administration
-Estate planning
-Living trusts
-Powers of attorney
-Trust administration
-Trust law
-Decedents estates
-Estate settlements
-Family trusts

Admitted
-Massachusetts, 2008
-District of Columbia, 2009
-New York, 2010

Education
-New England School of Law, J.D., 2008
-University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., 2004

Associations & memberships
-Massachusetts State and New York State Bar Associations
-District of Columbia Bar

Biographical details
National Dean's List

Associations & memberships
Trusts & Estates Section D.C. Bar
Education
  • New England School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2008

D. Chad Larson

Partner

Practice areas
-Decedents estates
-Contested trusts and estates
-Estate administration
-Estate planning
-Estate settlements
-Trusts and estates
-Fiduciary law
-Living trusts
-Powers of attorney
-Trust administration
-Trust law

Admitted
-Pennsylvania, 2005
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
-District of Columbia

Education
-University of Virginia, J.D., 2005
-Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 2002
-Lawrenceville School, 1997
-Landon School, 1996

Associations & memberships
Trusts & Estates Section D.C. Bar
Education
  • University of Virginia
    Juris Doctorate , 2005
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