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The Law Offices Of Valerie A. Rocco, P.C.

Estate Planning, Probate Administration, and Elder Law Firm with Offices in Columbia, Maryland and Annapolis, Maryland


The Law Offices of Valerie A. Rocco, P.C.,  handles probate administration and estate administration in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and Howard County, Maryland, as well as throughout the State Of Maryland.

Probate Administration experience enables us to address the legal and practical issues which arise in estate administration, and such experience is extremely helpful when counseling clients as to the creation of their estate plan.

In addition to estate administration and probate administration, the firm also counsels and represents clients in the State of Maryland in the areas of estate planning and elder law, including the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Domestic Affidavits for unmarried individuals, Powers Of Attorneys, Advance (medical) Directives, Living Wills, Guardianships, Adoptions,  asset protection, Medicaid, and long term care planning.

Valerie Rocco, the founder of the firm, was first licensed to practice law in Maryland in 1977, and thereafter worked as corporate and litigation counsel. In 1996, while assisting her parents in locating a continuing care retirement community for them to retire to, Ms. Rocco became aware of the complex issues faced by older adults.  She assisted her parents in locating an appropriate CCRC for them, and  thereafter shifted the focus of her practice to estate planning, probate administration and elder law. Over the years she has counseled and addressed her clients concerns; such as:

  • Should I have a Revocable (Living) Trust?
  • Will I lose my home if my husband goes into a nursing home?
  • Should I name my daughter on my bank account to avoid probate?
  • Is Guardianship necessary?
  • Do I need a Will?
  • How can I protect my assets for my children?
  • How can I be assured that the administration of my probate estate will not cause conflict among my children?

Ms. Rocco addresses issues such as those  presented above, and provides competent, practical, and cost-conscious solutions to clients, utilizing her years of experience and the expertise of her network of health care professionals and financial advisers.  Clients have been pleased with the services provided by the Law Offices of Valerie A. Rocco, P.C., and have commented that:

“My parents have peace of mind with your completion of their Wills” (Rob C.)
"Thank you your professional advice and understanding in helping me compile my Will and Power of Attorney" (Betty H.)
“I appreciated your patience and thoroughness and your ability to explain every last detail.” (Becky B.)
"Your assistance has been invaluable to me during this (probate) process" (Denise S.)

We hope you find this Website to be informative as well as providing you with an overview of the services we provide. If after reviewing this Website you believe that our years of experience, caring, and personal approach to legal matters, can give you and your family the peace of mind you deserve, please contact us.

Law Offices Of Valerie A. Rocco, P.C.

Howard County, Maryland Office
5401 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 10
Columbia, Maryland 21045
410-997-4228    410-730-9373 (fax)

Anne Arundel County, Maryland Office
Annapolis Towne Centre
1910 Towne Centre Blvd., Suite 250
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Office: (410)266-1009     Fax: (410)730-9373