Who We Are

We focus on your goals, working with you to co-create your estate plan that works during your lifetime and after!

Family Legacy™ Process

Our process produces consistent and predictable results during your lifetime and at your death.

Collaborative Approach

We work with you, your family, and financial professionals, ensuring you understand your choices and feel empowered to make them.

Family Legacy™ Membership

With membership, you have peace of mind with properly titled assets and ‘helper’ (trustee) & beneficiary education.  Your plan is maintained to work when a crisis hits.

Legacy of Success

We have been practicing Estate Planning in the same location for more than 20 years and pride ourselves on long-standing relationships.

Our Team

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Ed Clay and his TEAM are knowledgeable and very professional.  No one is better at assisting you and your family in preparing for your future and your generations ahead.  A+++

– Ray D.

We have been a clients for a number of years and continue to be impressed by the thoroughness of the Family Legacy Estate Planning Program offered by Ed Clay. The program provides the comfort for us and our family that the documents are continually updated, there is an ongoing briefing on any changes in the law and even training offered to the family members within the program.
In our search for managing the right legal partner this is by far the most complete program we have seen for managing our Estate Plans and it is administrated by an understanding individual in Ed Clay who is dedicated to this field.

– Reg & Sue

As a REALTOR in Central Maryland, I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with various professionals to support my clients’ diverse needs.  When it comes to estate planning, Edward S. Clay, P.A. stands out for his remarkable expertise and personalized service.

My clients and colleagues who have worked with Ed consistently report back about the exceptional experience they’ve had.  Ed’s approach to estate planning is comprehensive and tailored.  He takes the time to listen and understand each client’s unique situation, ensuring that their estate and affairs are meticulously planned and aligned with their wishes.  His knowledge and attention to detail instill confidence that every aspect of the estate planning process is handled with the utmost care.  It’s apparent when you speak with Ed that he has instant credibility.

What truly sets Edward apart is his ability to make complex legal concepts accessible and to guide his clients through the planning process with ease and clarity.   Everyone I’ve referred to him has appreciated his compassionate demeanor and the sense of security he provides, knowing their estate is in capable hands.

For anyone in need of estate planning services, I wholeheartedly recommend Edward S. Clay, P.A. His professionalism, expertise, and personalized approach are unparalleled, making him a trusted resource for navigating the intricacies of estate planning.

– Brad C.

Ed Clay was recommended to my family by a mutual acquaintance. While I did some research about creating a Living Trust, I didn’t know anything about the process, requirements, and time needed to accomplish this complicated but very much necessary task. From the moment I made the initial phone call, the level of care, professionalism, and attention to detail have both made the process easy to navigate and complete promptly.
A couple of additional positive points about Ed and our experience:

The level of professionalism and knowledge
Amount of material/explanation provided.
Tailored to the individual needs of the client.
Appointment reminders
Secure Portal for Docs
Very realistic timetable
Annual meetings
Very reasonable price (you will not find the level of services provided and price anywhere else in the area)
Nice office and available parking

We cannot thank you enough for making our experience so positive.

– Nina F.

Ed is a genuine person and excellent estate planning attorney. I’ve taught attorneys with Ed at the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys over the past 10 years and he keeps raising the bar. That’s what you want in your attorney.

– Robert F.

It felt like being with family and friends they all were very friendly and professional. I was very comfortable with being me around all of them the assistants to the team are a FABULOUS addition.

– Angela C.

Very knowledgeable and helpful in all aspects of estate planning. Takes the time necessary to explain all the intricacies and options that exist and helps with any option chosen. The plusses and minuses of each path you might chose are explained fully and I believe fairly. I would not hesitate to fully recommend Ed Clay as your estate lawyer.

– John

Ed is the best ! Highly recommend working with Ed for your estate planning. He’s been our guy for over 15 years.

– Danny L.

When I needed assistance coordinating Maryland assets with my client’s revocable living trust, Ed and his team educated my client on the laws, provided clear instructions on the next steps and proactively provided updates on the processing of our request until completion. If you’re looking for an attorney that takes the time to explain the pros and cons of the law and has a process designed to effectively assist your client and/or you and your family, then you’ve come to the right place! My team and I HIGHLY recommend Ed and his team for all your estate planning needs!

– Jennifer N.

The meetings are very informative. Ed explains things so you understand the latest rulings.

– Vincent

Estate planning is complicated and requires constant updating as well as forethought. Ed does a great job of keeping us informed and helpfully directed so that all our goals and objectives are met.

– Frank D.

Well done! Ed communicated his approach to estate planning and the advantage of having a dedicated estate planning attorney to assist with one’s wishes.

– Gregory B.

I highly recommend Ed to take care of your estate planning business.  It’s interesting how often large banking institutions can file documents incorrectly and drag cases out for years, in fear of admitting they made a mistake.

Get it done right the first time and reach out to Ed Clay!

– Mike B.

All questions were answered during our Funding Forum meeting with a full explanation even for those requiring only a yes or no response.  A very efficient and useful meeting.

– Bob W.

Ed’s information was clear, comprehensive and very helpful

– Kim G.


National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys (Charter Member)

Maryland Bar Association, Sections of Trusts and Estates, and Elder Law

Baltimore County Bar Association

University of Balitmore School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law