Myrna Fawcett

Of Counsel


Ms. Faw­cett knows the importance of making plans and giving back to the community. As an elder law attorney for more than 20 years, she helps her clients anticipate and prepare for the difficult issues that can come with the aging process.


As the principal of Faw­cett & Faw­cett, her practice focuses on Elder ­law, Guardian­ships, Conservation, Supplemental Needs, Trust and the representation of families of special needs children and of per­sons with disabilities.  Ms. Fawcett is a graduate of Barnard College and the George­town University Law Center. Her practice was a passion she shared with her late husband, Arthur “Chip” Fawcett. In 1991, they formed a law firm to address the needs of the underprivileged in the DC court system, primarily children with special needs and the elderly.


Ms. Fawcett is a member of the District of Columbia, Mary­land, New Jersey, and New York Bars, and of the National Academy of Elder Lawyers. She has par­tic­i­pated in pan­els on bioethics, elder abuse, and hoard­ing before professional groups and government agencies, and has been quoted various times in national newspapers and magazines. Among her volunteer and *pro bono* activities are the Estates, Trusts and Probate Section, DC Bar, Sub-committee Chair; the Washington Bioethics Network; Advisory Board of Seabury Care Management. Member, Board of Trustees, Barnard College of Columbia University; Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center, Secretary and Member of Executive Committee; the Theater J Council; Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Board Member; Leadership Greater Washington; the Washington Metropolitan Dialogue of Civic Leaders on Faith; and Board Member of her Coop serving as Chair of the Legal, and Wellness and Support Committees; and member of Ethics Committee of a local nursing home.