Stephen R. Elville, Esq.

Managing Principal

Elville & Associates, P.C.


Practice Areas

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Asset Protection, Tax Planning

Practice Focus

Mr. Elville’s work is centered in estate planning and elder law with special emphasis in the areas of tax planning, asset protection planning, disability and special needs planning, long-term care planning.


LL.M., University of Baltimore, cum laude

J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, cum laude

B.A., University of Baltimore, summa cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

Maryland Court of Appeals

United States Tax Court

Maryland State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Points of Distinction

Stephen R. Elville works with individuals and families to provide a unique attorney-client experience and peace of mind through a proactive and collaborative approach based on leading edge legal-technical knowledge. Mr. Elville has extensive experience in working with clients involved in crisis situations. He also brings a unique and personalized approach to pre-crisis planning. Mr. Elville routinely handles client issues in the following areas: wills, trusts, estate tax planning, powers of attorney, living wills/advance medical directives, Medicaid asset protection trusts, Medicaid planning and qualification, estate administration, fiduciary representation, nursing home selection, guardianships, special needs planning for children and adults, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and IRS tax controversy.

Professional Activities and Achievements

Mr. Elville has been named to the Maryland Super Lawyers List nine times including the past eight years, including 2024. He is a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is the past Chair of the Howard County Bar Association Estates & Trusts and Elder Law Sections and is the past President of the Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS). Mr. Elville is also the past Chair of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association, and was the longtime Chair of Law Day Maryland.

Currently, Mr. Elville serves as the Chair of the Pro Bono Subcommittee of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council. He is also the President of the Friends of Baltimore Classical Music, Inc., and is the Founder of the Elville Center for the Creative Arts. He is also the Founder and Owner of Elville Studios, LLC.

Membership Organizations

  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Wealth Counsel
  • ElderLawAnswers
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maryland (NAMI)
  • The Arc
  • Financial Planning Association of Maryland
  • Maryland Association of Adult Day Services
  • Academy of VA Pension Planners
  • Howard County Autism Society
  • Brain Injury Association


Mr. Elville is a frequent guest presenter for banks and credit unions, businesses, associations, hospitals, and other facilities and groups. He provides continuing education for financial advisors and CPAs and is a guest lecturer for the National Business Institute. He has formerly advised the Genworth Network and has lectured at Villa Julie College. Mr. Elville’s daily blog appears on and at, and his articles have appeared in The Business Monthly.


2001 recipient of the Mark Geraci Tax Scholarship Award.
Named to the 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 Maryland Super Lawyers List (eight consecutive years).

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