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.

Essence S. Hudson  //  Paralegal

Essence S. Hudson is one of the valued Paralegal team members at Adams Law Office. Essence assists clients with compiling the information needed to accurately create their estate plans and leave a legacy intangible assets along with the tangible assets of a traditional estate plan. She also manages the firm’s Membership Program so that we can keep our clients and their loved ones protected for a lifetime.  Essence graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Stevenson University, where she was active in the Legal Society and Criminal Justice Student Association. She also participated in Lead America through the Law & Justice Program at George Washington University. Essence has volunteered at her local church and enjoys working with children. She is looking forward to going to law school in the near future so that she be part of the next generation of lawyers protecting families and their legacies.  Essence is a great resource to our clients and is always ready to help fulfill the firm’s mission of excellence.

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!

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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