Stephen Elville – Columbia Estate Planning Attorney

Stephen Elville |

Elville & Associates, P.C.

(443) 917-3358

7100 Columbia Gateway Drive
Suite 190
Columbia, MD 21046

Stephen Elville | Elville & Associates, P.C.


Firm Summary

Practice Areas

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Asset Protection, Elder Law, Estate Administration, Taxation

Practice Focus

Mr. Elville’s work is centered in estate planning and elder law with special emphasis in the areas of tax planning, asset protection planning, disability and special needs planning, long-term care planning.


  • LL.M., University of Baltimore, cum laude
  • J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Baltimore, summa cum laude
    • Bar and Court Admissions
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • United States Tax Court
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Points of Distinction

Steve Elville works with individuals and families to provide a unique attorney-client experience and peace of mind solutions to the challenges they face with estate, asset protection, and tax planning issues, and with disability and long-term care planning issues. Mr. Elville has extensive experience in working with clients involved in crisis situations. He also brings a unique and personalized approach to pre-crisis planning. Mr. Elville routinely handles client issues in the following areas: wills, trusts, estate tax planning, powers of attorney, living wills/advance medical directives, Medicaid asset protection trusts, Medicaid planning and qualification, estate administration, fiduciary representation, nursing home selection, guardianships, special needs planning for children and adults, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and IRS tax controversy.

Professional Activities and Achievements

Mr. Elville was named to the Maryland Super Lawyers list in 2015 and each year from 2017 through 2023 and is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Elder Counsel, Wealth Counsel, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is the past Chair of the Howard County Bar Association Estates & Trusts and Elder Law Sections and is the past President of the Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS). Mr. Elville currently serves as Chair of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association and is a member of the Charitable Gift Planning Advisory Committee for Anne Arundel Medical Center (CGPAC). He also serves as Chair for Law Day Maryland.


Mr. Elville is a frequent guest presenter for banks and credit unions, businesses, associations, hospitals, and other facilities and groups. He provides continuing education for financial advisors and CPAs and is a guest lecturer for the National Business Institute. He has formerly advised the Genworth Network and has lectured at Villa Julie College. Mr. Elville’s daily blog appears on and at, and his articles have appeared in The Business Monthly.

Previous Work

Prior to forming the law firm of Elville & Associates, P.C., Mr. Elville worked as a principal in the law firm of Walsh & Elville, P.A., as an estate planning, elder law, and taxation attorney in the Central Maryland area.


2001 recipient of the Mark Geraci Tax Scholarship Award.
Named to the 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021,2022 and 2023 Maryland Super Lawyers list.