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Office: (301) 652-6880
Fax: (301) 652-8972
Make a Payment

Phone: (301) 652-6880

Fax: (301) 652-8972


Assistant: Beth Krespan


Princeton University
B.A. (cum laude), 1991

Oxford University
Visiting Scholar, 1991-1992

University of Virginia
J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), 1996



District of Columbia

United States Court of Claims


Maryland State Bar Association

The District of Columbia Bar

American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, Maryland State Chair

Maryland State Bar Association 
Estates & Trusts Section Council, Past Chair

DC Estate Planning Council

The Barristers

Charles S. Abell

Charles S. Abell advises clients on a wide range of estate planning and tax matters, including planning and drafting of wills and trusts, planning for families with children with special needs, charitable gift planning, and planning for the transfer of family businesses. Charles assists personal representatives and trustees with the administration of estates and trusts, and provides tax and other advice in connection with that administration. Charles also provides corporate advice to non-profit and for-profit businesses, including corporate formation and dissolutions and drafting of shareholder and employment agreements.

Charles is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, and is a frequent lecturer on estate planning and administration topics. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Prior to entering private practice, Charles served as law clerk to the Honorable Thomas F. Hogan, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

Pratice Areas

Community Involvement

Jubilee Association of Maryland, Board of Directors, Past Board Chair

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School, Board of Directors

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Past Board Chair and Member

John Carroll Society