Rhonda A. Miller joins the Northern Virginia offices of DBL

Vienna, VA (September 26, 2018) – Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, a leading corporate and intellectual property law firm with law offices across the U.S., London, Toronto, and Puerto Rico proudly announces the addition of Rhonda A. Miller as a Partner. Ms. Miller will be working in the Estate Planning practice of DBL. This includes special needs trusts, asset protection trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts, charitable remainder trust, qualified small business trusts and other trust used to minimize or eliminate capital gains and estate tax. Rhonda is also a community property expert. 

DBL Founding Partner Thomas Dunlap welcomes Miller to the firm, stating, “Rhonda has a great breadth of special experience assisting clients to implement tax-efficient strategies that preserve their wealth for successive generations. We are thrilled to have her join our team of other experienced Estate Planning attorneys at DBL.”

Throughout her career, Ms. Miller has been working in partnership with individuals, families, business owners, corporate executives, retired military officers, and more, to provide tailored legal solutions. Her legal portfolio includes many of her own original documents, hand-drafted to address such issues as asset protection, flexible tax planning to ensure documents are nimble in the face of ever-changing tax laws, capital gains avoidance, problems with survivor benefits (TSP and FEGLI), and other client-specific needs. She is often hired by personal injury attorneys to handle guardianships, conservatorships, and special needs trusts for their injured or disabled clients.

Ms. Miller says “It is so hard to choose the right lawyer. Most people do not even know where to start. My advice is to always choose an attorney who only practices in estate planning. Then find one that makes you feel comfortable. I try to make my clients feel comfortable by sharing what I have learned through the years personally and professionally. Often it is through that interaction that helps guide clients to make the right decisions for themselves.” She also added “My Father told me that I should find my passion and do it for a living because you spend a lot of your time working. I am pleased to say I have found my passion. Not just the law but specifically in estate planning. I truly enjoy working with my clients and love getting to know them on a more personal level.”

Ms. Miller earned her J.D. with honors from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA and is a proud graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, with honors. Rhonda has been awarded the AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the highest ranking possible by her peers in the areas of ethical conduct, professional experience, and knowledge.  She also has a 10 out of 10 ranking on AVVO and has been named a Best Attorney as seen in the Wall Street Journal; top 50 Women Virginia Attorney; Woman Leader in the Law as seen in Forbes Magazine, 2016 & 2015 Top Lawyers in California, Virginia and DC, and 2014 Best Attorneys in Virginia and DC.

In the community, she sits on the Board of Directors for the Capital Gymnastic Girls Booster Club and is a proud member of The Alexandria Singers. She resides in the Northern Virginia area with her husband and two children.

Ms. Miller will be teaching at an upcoming seminar on TCJA (1.5 CEs pending), How to Take Advantage of TCJA Before it Sunsets, on October 25th in Northern, VA.  For more information please visit DBL Seminar page.

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