Capable Washington, D.C. and Maryland probate, estate administration, and Elder Law attorney. A lawyer that cares.
George Teitelbaum has been practicing law since 1983. For many years, he has concentrated his practice exclusively on probate, estate administration, estate planning, wills, trusts, and elder law. He 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. He has been a participating attorney with AARP, and has done volunteer work for the Legal Counsel for the Elderly.
George Teitelbaum is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and in Maryland, but has handled matters in other jurisdictions such as Virginia, on a pro-hac vice basis when needed.
In his legal practice, he has taken many cases to trial when necessary, but has settled many hundreds of disputes to the mutual satisfaction of his clients, sometimes involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. In the process, He has handled cases in such areas of concentration as:
- Probate Administration
- Probate Litigation
- Elder law
- Estate Planning
- Conservatorships and Guardianships
- Guardianship Litigation
- Wills, Simple and Complex
- Will contest Litigation
- 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
Attorney Teitelbaum was the lead counsel for the landmark decision in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, in the case of In Re Mollie Orshansky, 804 A.2d 1077 (2002). The Court of Appeals decided in favor of Mollie Orshansky, who was being forced into a nursing home by the District of Columbia Adult Protective Services, against her own wishes and those of her family, in spite of advance preparations she had made to be with her family in New York.
Attorney Teitelbaum was also the lead and responsible attorney for the decision by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in the case on In Re Ann Cooper Penning, 2007.DC181 (2007), resulting in a complete reversal of the lower court decision to appoint a conservator over the assets of Ann Cooper Penning, who was the author of the 1969 volume on Aid to Distressed Banks. The lower Court had decided against her expressed wishes, and disregarded her properly executed power of attorney.
He was also the lead and responsible attorney for a number of other probate cases that involved land contests, adverse possession, partition of real estate, and other probate and estate issues before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia as well as the Circuit Courts of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.