Melissa A. Wu, JD, LLM

Elder Law

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The Law Office of Melissa A. Wu, LLC

5425 Wisconsin Avenue

Suite 600

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(240) 505-8649

Experienced Lawyer in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Adult Guardianship.!

When her mother developed early onset dementia, Attorney Melissa Wu stepped in as a legal advocate for her parents and soon discovered the importance of accurate legal advice and understanding the intricacies of long-term care.!

After 15 years in corporate law, Attorney Melissa Wu made the decision to become a Maryland Elder Issues Lawyer. She combines her legal knowledge with her practical experience of advocating for her parents to best counsel and serve her clients.!

Her passion for Elder Law is what sets Attorney Melissa Wu apart. She understands how vital it is for older adults and their families to have access to sound legal advice. Whether it is estate planning, probate, long-term care planning, adult guardianship or nursing home issues, she is there to help with some of the most difficult issues life will bring.!

Compassionate Understanding!

Attorney Melissa Wu went full-force into Elder Law by pursuing an LL.M. from Western New England College of Law in Elder Law and Estate Planning. With the growing elderly population, there has never been a greater need for lawyers well-versed in the challenges of aging – a role Attorney Melissa Wu is grateful to fill.!

She understands the difficulties you are likely encountering as you or your loved ones get older. She will listen and treat you with the compassion and understanding you deserve.!

Melissa Wu is a Montgomery County resident. When she is not practicing law she enjoys spending time with her children, and presenting legal and financial planning

seminars on behalf of the Alzheimer’s association. Melissa is admitted to practice law in Maryland and is a VA accredited attorney by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 



  • Western New England College of Law, Springfield Massachusetts
    • LL.M. in Estate Planning & Elder Law, May 2013
  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington DC
    • J.D., December 2009
  • The American University in Cairo and Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv
    • Studied Jewish Law and Sharia Law relative to family law, estate planning and elder law issues, 2008-2009
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
    • M.A., International Commerce and Policy, May 1998


Pro Bono Assistance

Melissa has worked with various Pro Bono organizations such as the Maryland Disability Law Center to advocate on behalf of those who need public educational and medical benefits. Melissa strongly believes in providing assistance to those in the community who are most vulnerable and in need of a strong persistent advocate.




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