All of the staff at Adams Law Office, LLC truly enjoys going above and beyond what is generally expected from law firms today.
Suren G. Adams // Founding Attorney
Suren G. Adams is the Founding Attorney of Adams Law Office, LLC. Suren’s goal is to provide each client with excellent legal services, from their first contact with the firm to the conclusion of their case and beyond. She and her team enjoy going above and beyond what is generally expected from lawyers and law firms today.
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Melody M. Haynes // Associate Attorney
Melody M. Haynes is an Associate Attorney at Adams Law Office, specializing in Estate Planning. Melody earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Oakwood University, a Master’s degree in Education from Morgan State University, and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in public and governmental service from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She began her professional career in 2000 as a high school English teacher in the Baltimore City Public School System, but after seeing the plight of many of her students, she was inspired to go to law school to help effect changes in the community and the future her students faced. Melody began her legal career fighting for justice as a Criminal Trial Attorney and represented more than 20,000 clients and celebrated countless victories before judges and juries.
After losing her father suddenly and having to help her family pick up the pieces, Melody found her true calling in Estate Planning. She finds joy and the impact she hoped for in her legal career by helping individuals and families plan and establish a legacy for future generations.
When she’s not in the office, Melody enjoys spending time with her husband and children in their home in Upper Marlboro. She also enjoys good food, traveling, supporting the arts, and serving at her church. Everyone at the office agrees that Melody’s name really captures her sweet personality and our clients truly appreciate the way she is able to make the complex topic of Estate Planning easy to understand and approachable.
Olaide K. Junaid is an Associate Attorney at Adams Law Office, LLC specializing in Estate Planning. Olaide hails from Nigeria and grew up in New York City. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in Upstate New York. She then spent a couple of years serving New York City low-income students as a college access and retention counselor.
Olaide received her Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law. During that time, she interned at the National Law Consumer Center, Communications Workers of America (a national union), and served as a Legal Fellow for the United States House Committee on Financial Services on the Hill. After graduating, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk to state judges in New Jersey and in the District of Columbia.
As her motto is: “Stay ready, you don’t have to get ready,” Olaide is committed to assisting families with organizing their affairs. Olaide currently lives in the beautiful and buzzing District of Columbia. She enjoys spending time with her Maltipoo fur baby, hiking, traveling, and eating good food.
Carolyn A. Truby // Associate Attorney
Carolyn A. Truby is an Associate Attorney at Adams Law Office specializing in Estate Planning. Carolyn earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Salisbury University and her Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law. Carolyn began her professional career in accounting and has worked for many years preparing, reviewing, and managing estate, gift and trust tax returns. She has educated and assisted many prospective business owners on the fundamentals of business from formation to dissolution. Carolyn has a gift for making the hard things easy to understand and loves seeing others navigate and overcome life’s challenges.
Carolyn is native to Maryland’s eastern shore but now happily resides in Anne Arundel County. When she is not in the office, Carolyn can be found enjoying diverse interests such as cooking, crafting, sewing, home improvement projects, and balloon decorating and sculpting. Her greatest joy, however, is singing with her two adult children.
Gabi A. Schmidt
Gabi A. Schmidt is our indispensable Receptionist. Gabi is the friendly voice that will greet you when you call and the smiling face that will greet you when you come to the office. She has many years of customer service experience that she applies to her position assisting clients to schedule their appointments. Gabi also assists our team in numerous ways to serve our clients better and is in charge of our seminar and webinar production. Gabi is a wife, the mom of two adult kids, mom to several fur babies, and office mom to our firm’s puppy, Lola!
Romain O. Cain // Legacy Planning Coordinator
Romain O. Cain is our Legacy Planning Coordinator. Romain handles scheduling all of our Legacy Planning Sessions and getting you ready for that extremely important meeting with one of Attorneys. He has over 8 years in customer service and sales and has a passion for supporting and developing others. Romain’s previous roles allowed him to coach others on reaching their true potential and goals in
their customer service roles and he now applies all of that leadership and experience to serve the clients of Adams Law Office.
On the personal side, Romain is a big dog lover he has 5 dogs, from tiny to big. He is originally from Jamaica, but loves to explore new places. Romain also has a zeal for learning new things, so tends to watch too many documentaries 😉
Shaquita D. Cheeks // Legal Assistant
Shaquita D. Cheeks is our Legal Assistant in charge of document production and asset funding. Shaquita was born and raised in the nations capital, Washington, DC. She attended Trinity University School of Professional Studies, starting with a major in Criminology and later switching to Business and Marketing. Shaquita has a wealth of knowledge in transferring of deeds and assists our clients with real estate as well as other asset transfers. She also has the privilege of conducting our Legacy Interviews, which is always her favorite part of the week. Shaquita has a passion for real estate and is a licensed real estate agent in MD. Her goal is to create generational wealth and help others to do so as well.
Lorraine V. Lipka // Legal Assistant
Lorraine V. Lipka is our part-time Legal Assistant in charge of document management. Some of our existing Clients probably remember Lorraine as our prior Receptionist before she moved to Texas to care for her newest grandson. We are so thankful to have her back at the office and bringing her positive personality back to our team! Lorraine is not only passionate about her children and grandchildren but also about helping anyone who is in need of assistance. In her spare time, she likes to hike, go to the beach, travel and meet up with friends for an evening out.
Nicholas A. Adams // Summer Intern
Nicholas A. Adams is our firm’s summer Intern. Nick is working his way up from the ground level with the goal of one day working in the firm as an Attorney, like his mom – Founding Attorney, Suren G. Adams. Nick is currently a high school student at Rockbridge Academy and plans on going to college locally and then to law school. Nick has actually been involved in the firm since he was very young when shredding closed cases was his way of making Lego money. Now, during the summers, he manages the firm’s social media marketing and also handles the estate plan document printing and binding.
Lola Adams // Team Puppy
Lola Adams is our team puppy who you may be lucky enough to meet if she is at the office visiting. Her work schedule is very flexible, so she does not grace us with her presence every day. But when she does come in, she is the center of attention, which is her favorite thing to be. She is a teacup Maltese, so she likes attention and people. She is also hypoallergenic, so cuddles are always welcome.