Partner

Phone: 703-688-3872

Email: rmiller@dbllawyers.com

Office: Vienna VA, Leesburg VA

Rhonda Miller runs Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s national estate planning department. She concentrates on sophisticated estate planning, including special needs trusts, asset protection trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts, charitable remainder trust, qualified small business trusts, and other trusts used to minimize or eliminate capital gains and estate tax. In addition, she focuses on administering large and complex estates including litigation. Ms. Miller is a highly sought-after public speaker. She teaches continuing legal education and is a continuing education sponsor for the Certified Financial Planner Board and insurance agents. She was named Best Attorney by the Wall Street Journal and won Top 50 Women Lawyers in Virginia. Ms. Miller is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the State of California. She earned her B.A. degree (with honors) from PA State University and her J.D. degree, with honors, from Loyola Law School in LA.

  • American Bar Association
  • Wealth Counsel
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Awarded Client Champion Silver 2018 by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • “Superb” ranking on AVVO 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Woman Leader in the Law as seen in Forbes 2013 Top Lawyers in California, Virginia and D.C.
  • 2014 Best Attorneys in Virginia and DC 2015 Top Lawyer in Virginia and DC as seen in Wall Street Journal 2016
  • Women in the Law 2017 Legal Leader: Trust & Estates 2017
  • Legal Leader: DC Metro Area as seen in the National Law Journal
  • Law School Attended: Loyola Law School
  • Graduate of Pennsylvania State University
  • Capital Gymnastic Girls Booster Club, Board of Directors
  • California
  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland (Pending)
  • Trusts 101, National Business Institute (2017)
  • Asset Protection Trusts and Charitable Trust, National Business Institute (2017)
  • Using Trusts to Lower Taxes, National Business Institute (2016)
  • 10 Legal Things Every Caregiver Should Know, Fairfax County (2016)
  • Medicaid, National Business Institute (2015)
  • Estate Planning – Wills and Trusts, Navy Federal Credit Union (2014)
  • Probate Boot Camp, National Business Institute (2014)
  • Trusts 101, National Business Institute (2014)
  • Legal Tools for Caregivers, Fairfax Family Caregiver’s Support Program (2014)
  • Special Needs Trusts, Estate Planning Council (2014)
  • Domestic Asset Protection Trusts and Decanting, Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2013)
  • Estate Planning – Wills and Trusts, Navy Federal Credit Union (2013)
  • Asset-Based Guide to Probate, National Business Institute (2013)
  • Generation Skipping Transfer Tax, Judge Advocate General (2013)
  • Legal Tools for Caregivers, Fairfax Family Caregiver’s Support Program (2013)
  • Don’t Let Your Success Put a Target on Your Back, National Association of Professional Women (2012)
  • Asset Protection, Fairfax Bar Association (2012)
  • Using Joint Revocable Trusts in Virginia, Fairfax Bar Association (2012)
  • What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, Business Owners (2012)
  • Estate Planning, NRECA Benefits Week (2011)
  • 10 Things Every Business Owner Should Know, M&T Bank (2011)
  • What is Asset Protection, HSBC America (2011)
  • 10 Things Every Business Owner Should Know, Continuing Education Sponsor for CFP Board (2011)
  • Asset Protection for Advisors, Continuing Education Sponsor for CFP Board (2011)
  • CRT & CLT, Community Law Program (2011)
  • Wills and Trusts Which is Right for You, Citibank (2008)
  • Do You Need a Will or Trust, First Financial (2006)
  • Estate Planning for Insurance Agents, State Farm Agents Orange County (2003)
  • How to Get Your Insurance Claims Paid, Buena Park Chamber of Commerce (2002)
  • Dollar and Sense in Remarriage, Washington Post (2013)
  • Women Attorneys Work Life Balance, Women Lawyer Online (2010)
  • The Rights of the Government to make a Unilateral Modification to a Contract, White Paper argued before US Senate (2010)
  • How to Help “Senior” Women Make Transitional Decisions, Boomers International (2008)
  • Do I Need a Trust or a Will, First Financial Newsletter (2006)
  • Some “Trust”ing Advice to Consider for Estate Planning, Buena Park Chamber of Commerce Newsletter (2000)
  • Bad Faith, Buena Park Chamber of Commerce Newsletter (2000)
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