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

Melissa E. Aitken, Esq.

Managing Attorney

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.


Estate & Trust Administration
Probate Administration


Maryland, 1988


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