Jessica L. Estes is a founding member of ERA Law Group, LLC. She oversees the Estates, Trusts, Elder Law and Medicaid/Veteran’s Benefits sections of the firm’s practice in Annapolis, Maryland. For more than a decade Jessica has given individuals and families peace of mind by making sure they have the necessary legal documents in place in the event of death, disability or incapacity. She also helps clients apply and qualify for government benefits while at the same time preserving their assets for their families and loved ones. From start to finish, Jessica works closely with individuals to assess their needs and to propose and execute a plan of action that is designed for their specific circumstances and goals.
Jessica first began her career as a family law and business litigation attorney, but soon switched her focus to estate planning and elder law, which allowed her to use her analytical skills and follow-through to help clients plan for their future long-term care needs. Jessica’s passion for her work comes from her clients’ appreciation of what she does for them and the relief she brings them after the work is completed.
Jessica is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has presented for both the American Bar Association’s webinar entitled “Medicaid Risk Analysis – Identifying Medicaid Eligibility and Avoiding Malpractice” and the National Business Institute’s seminar entitled “Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid.” In addition, she is a regular contributor to Outlook by the Bay magazine and a member volunteer for the Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.
Jessica received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in May 2003 after earning a B.A. in Government and Politics in May 2000 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Jessica is licensed to practice law in Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.