Camilla O. McRory – Biography
Camilla was born in Alexandria, Virginia; moved to Wiesbaden, Germany with her family when she was three years old; and from there moved to England when her father was transferred to Chicksands Air Force base in Bedfordshire. Camilla started school at age four at the St. Francis Academy in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England. The family then transferred to San Antonio, Texas, where she was enrolled in the third grade. When her father retired from the Air Force in 1962, the family moved to Sandy Spring, Maryland, where she attended Sherwood Elementary, Junior and High Schools from 4th through 9th grades, then graduated from Sandy Spring Friends School, where she played on the 1970 World Championship Brindledorph Team, The Bloomers.
After receiving her B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1975, Camilla earned a J.D. from Catholic University in 1978. She immediately joined the two person law firm of Harrington and Hansen. In 1982 partner Louis D. Harrington was appointed to the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County; and in 1984 partner Marc P. Hansen joined the Office of the County Attorney for Montgomery County, where he now serves as County Attorney. Camilla then inherited the law firm as a sole practitioner. The firm had always had many older clients, so during the 1980s, Camilla began focusing the law firm practice on the needs and rights of the elderly.
During the late 1980s, Camilla attended the First Annual Joint Conference on Law and Aging (which has been succeeded by the National Aging and Law Conference). Camilla has been at the forefront of defining the practice of elder law in Maryland. She was elected to the Maryland Bar Board of Governors in 1992 and was the inaugural chair of the Elder Law Section of the Maryland Bar. Camilla was one of the first to include a social worker on her team, so the law firm can provide interdisciplinary services to our clients.
Throughout her life, Camilla has supported the community through public service, including service as Treasurer and board member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County (BAMC); the same service to the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation (the charitable organization affiliated with the BAMC); and as Secretary and Board member for Community Ministry of Montgomery County (now Interfaith Works). Camilla has served as a Corporator for The Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown, Massachusetts) since November 2010, of which institution, her great-great-grandfather, Samuel Gridley Howe, served as founding President. Community Ministry awarded Camilla the 2007 Humanitarian of the Year award for her dedicated service.
Admitted to Practice: Maryland (1978), District of Columbia (1990)
Areas of Practice: Elder Law, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Taxation, Probate and Estate Administration
Affiliations: Maryland State Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Maryland Bar Foundation, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, American Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
Awards: Community Ministry of Montgomery County Humanitarian of the Year, Awarded 27 April 2007; Montgomery County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland 15th Anniversary Honoree, Awarded 15 October 2005; Maryland State Bar Association Award for Longstanding Commitment to Pro Bono and Delivery of Legal Services, 1999
Education: Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America J.D. 1978; Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut B.A. 1975
Daniel F. Tavares – Biography
Daniel joined our law firm in November 2009, as a well organized young man with a goal in mind for his future. He started as Client Liaison, and soon thereafter became Legal Assistant. Always looking to learn as much as possible and take on new challenges, Daniel went to law school with the aim of becoming an elder law attorney. Daniel was admitted to practice law in Maryland on 18 December 2014.
Daniel was born in Silver Spring and raised in Beltsville, Maryland. He attended Julia Brown Montessori School in Laurel, Maryland through the third grade, then Holy Redeemer in College Park, Maryland through the eighth grade. In 2005, he graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, then earned a B.A. degree in both business and sport management from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland in 2009. Daniel started his law school career at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts, then earned his J.D. graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in May of 2014. While in law school Daniel continued to work at the law firm part time to gain valuable experience in the field of Elder Law.
Daniel continues to enjoy the rewarding work of serving our clients, and takes great pride in making sure they receive the best care and legal advice possible, in his capacity as a licensed attorney. To stay active and healthy, Daniel enjoys playing sports and cheering on his favorite teams. Daniel and his wife, Kerri, welcomed their first child on 29 September 2017.
Admitted to Practice: Maryland (2014)
Areas of Practice: Elder Law, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration
Affiliations: Bar Association of Montgomery County; Maryland State Bar Association; American Bar Association
Education: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law J.D. 2014; Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland B.A. 2009