By: Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Community Relations Director, email@example.com, 443-393-7696
Olivia R. Holcombe-Volke, associate attorney at Elville and Associates, has been selected to the 2017 Maryland Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.
Upon learning of her recognition, Ms. Holcombe-Volke said, “I became an attorney in order to assist clients with navigating the intimidating and often overwhelming terrain that is our legal system. It turns out, sharing knowledge and experience with other attorneys is a vital part of this effort. Being recognized as a Rising Star affirms my perception of how I can serve my clients well, and lets me know that I am on the right track to accomplishing that goal.”
Ms. Holcombe-Volke received her B.A.’s in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then moved on to attain her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Ms. Holcombe-Volke handles all aspects of estate planning, including the initial drafting of wills, trusts, advance directives, and powers of attorney, as well as the continued revision and updates of those documents as life and statutory changes occur. She also regularly addresses the needs of elder law clients, assisting with Medicaid asset protection efforts, special needs planning, and the difficult issues attendant to mental and physical incapacity.
After graduating from law school, Mrs. Holcombe-Volke worked with a firm representing subcontractors in the busy construction law arena of Las Vegas. She then spent a year teaching legal and business English in Budapest, Hungary, before joining the firm of Joan M. Wilbon & Associates in Washington, D.C., as an associate attorney working with estate planning, estate administration, elder law, family law and general civil litigation clients.
Ms. Holcombe-Volke also currently serves as a volunteer attorney with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.
Elville & Associates engages clients in a multi-step educational process to ensure that estate and elder law planning works from inception, throughout lifetime and at death. Clients are encouraged to take advantage of the “Planning Team Concept” for leading-edge, customized planning. The firm considers counseling and education of paramount importance while working with its clients and surrounding community.
For more information about Elville and Associates, please visit www.elvilleassociates.com or call 443-393-7696. You can also follow the firm on Twitter at @ElvilleAssoc.