Our Team

Suren G. Adams //  Founding Attorney
Suren G. Adams 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.  Read more about Suren here: https://www.adamslawoffice.net/attorney-profiles/suren-adams/.

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.

Brandon A Hairston  //  Associate Attorney

Brandon A. Hairston is an Associate Attorney at Adams Law Office, specializing in asset protection. Brandon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Morgan State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

After the tragic loss of Brandon’s mom to cancer during his final year in law school, Brandon’s attention turned to the estate planning practice area.  His strong desire to help families prevent the heartache and loss of time and money that come from poor planning, propels him to learn more and more about estate planning and has quickly established him as the expert on trusts and asset protection.  Brandon also helps families in the probate area to navigate the complexities of the probate court system and estate administration process.  He also enjoys helping clients get a fresh start financially through the bankruptcy process.

When he is not in the office, Brandon enjoys working out and spending time with his family and friends.  He also enjoys watching sports and traveling as much as possible.  Our clients love Brandon’s positive demeanor and willingness to share his knowledge by answering any and all questions so that otherwise difficult or complex cases can be expertly completed.

Gabi A. Schmidt  //  Client Services Director

Gabi A. Schmidt started at Adams Law Office as our Receptionist and is now our Client Services Director -- the primary point of contact for our Estate Planning clients throughout their planning stage and beyond.  With years of customer service experience, Gabi assists Estate Planning clients with appointment scheduling, document collection, plan completion, and funding.  She also conducts Legacy Interviews and manages the Membership Program and seminar/webinar programs.  As you can see, Gabi is a huge asset and an extremely valued member of our team!

Matthew T. Baldwin  // Legal Assistant

Matthew T. Baldwin is our Legal Assistant at Adams Law Office.  Matt assists our estate planning, bankruptcy, and probate clients by facilitating their case management and document gathering.  He ensures that documents are submitted to the court in a timely manner and is in consistent communication with our clients.  He also works closely with the attorneys to create an environment where you feel valued and in the loop regarding your case. 

Matthew graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice from the University of the District of Columbia.  He also teaches Sunday School and volunteers with the DC Tutoring and Mentoring Initiative to provide tutors to children in the DMV.  He plans to attend law school in the near future so that he can be part of the next generation of lawyers who will help positively transform the communities they serve.   

Lorraine V. Lipka  //  Receptionist
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

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