Angela B. Grau

Angela Grau

Angela Grau is a litigation attorney at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny.  Angela’s practice involves a range of litigation matters in Maryland, with an emphasis on estate and trust litigation.

Her clients include families dealing with the death or disability of a loved one.  Whether conflict arises about the care of a disabled family member, division of their assets once deceased, Angela provides a customized approach in her representation that is suited to the particular circumstances of each case. 

Angela regularly argues cases before Maryland state and federal courts and the Maryland courts of appeal. She has handled bench and jury trials and has successfully litigated many cases, including several before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.  Angela also represents clients in mediations and arbitrations and works to avoid, or minimize, litigation when in her clients’ best interests.

Outside the office, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Contact Information

Practice Groups

Areas of Focus

Education

  • Towson State University, B.S.
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Mosaic Community Services, Board Member (2015-present)
  • Committee to Retain Judge Mary Kramer, Treasurer (2015-present)
  • Character Committee for the Third Appellate Circuit of Maryland (2006-present)
  • Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for Howard County (2008-2015)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member (1994-present)
    • Member, Board of Governors (Ethics Committee and Liaison to Rules of Practice Committee) (2011-2013)
    • Member, Litigation Section Council (2015-2017)
    • Member, Elder Law Section Council, (2005–2009; 2013-2017)
    • Program Chair, Elder Law Section (2005-2008)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, Inc.
    • Chair, Awards/ProBono Committee (2005-2006)
    • Board Member (2004-2006)
    • Past President, Howard County Chapter (2004–2005)
    • Vice President, Howard County Chapter 2003-2004)
    • Executive Board Member, Howard County Chapter (1999-2000; 2003-2005)
    • Secretary, Howard County Chapter (1999-2000)
    • Member, Howard County Chapter (1995-2015)
  • Howard County Bar Association, Inc.
    • President (2010-2011)
    • President-Elect (2009-2010
    • Secretary (2008-2009)
    • Board Member (2005-2012)
    • Member, Estates and Trusts/Elder Law Section (1994-1995; 2001-present)
    • Chair, Personal Injury Section (2000-2001)
    • Member, Personal Injury Section (1997)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member, (2006–2013)
    • Member, Maryland/DC Chapter (2006-2015)
  • Guardianship Workgroup of the Custody Subcommittee of the Administrative Offices of the Court, Member (2012-present)
  • Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Member (2004-2015) (Co-Leader Troop 4934)

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer (2008 – 2018) in Estate & Trust Litigation
    • Maryland's Top 50 Women 2016
  • Conwell R. Sapp Award, presented by the Howard County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland for support and contributions to the organization, 2008

Lectures/Seminars/Publications

  • Contributor, “Practical Approaches to Adult Guardianships,” Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc., 2010
  • Instructor, Judicial Institute of Maryland, “Guardianships” (March 2007 and December 2010)
  • Presenter, MSBA Continuing Legal Education, ““Practical Approaches to Adult Guardianship in Maryland” (April 2014)
  • Presenter, MSBA Continuing Legal Education, “Fiduciary Litigation in Maryland: An Overview for Planning and Litigation Practitioners” (November 2011)
  • Program Chair and Presenter, MSBA Continuing Legal Education, “Capacity 101: Client Competency Issues Every Lawyer Faces” (April 2010)
  • Presenter, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL),
  • “Elder Abuse and Neglect in the Community and in Long Term Care Facilities,” (September 2007)
  • Presenter, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL),
  • “Practical Approaches to Adult Guardianship” (September 2007)
  • Presenter, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), “Practical Approaches to Adult Guardianship” (September 2005)
  • Presenter, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL),
  • “Litigating the Contested Adult Guardianship Case” (February 2005)
  • Presenter, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL),
  • “The Maryland Health Care Decisions Act and Advance Directives” (January 2004)
  • Program Chair and Presenter, Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland “Court-Appointed Attorney Training for Adult Guardianship Cases” (November 2012)
  • Presenter, Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland “Training for Court-Appointed Guardians” (December 2013 and June 2014)
  • Presenter, Administrative Offices of the Court, “Adult Guardianship Seminar for Attorneys” (December 2013)
  • Presenter, The Honorable James McGill Inns of Court, “Use of Technology in the Courtroom” (February 2012)
  • Presenter, Howard County Bar Association, Estates & Trusts/Elder Law Section, “HIPAA” (December 2003)
  • Presenter, Montgomery County Bar Association, Estates & Trust Law Section, “Guardianship Litigation Issues” Law Day (May 2006)
  • Presenter, Montgomery County Bar Association, Estates & Trust Law Section, “Adult Guardianships” (June 2003)
  • Article, Bar Bulletin, In Re Foley: the Health Care Decisions Act Finally Worked (April 2004)
  • Article, Bar Bulletin, Constitutional Rights v. Discovery Rules:  In Maryland, Discovery Wins (May 2003)
  • Contributing author in Business Monthly on trust, probate and guardianship matters.

Mediation Training

  • Advanced Mediation Seminar: Business & Technology Disputes, December 2007
  • Advanced Mediation Seminar: Estate & Probate Disputes, September 2006
  • Civil Mediation Seminar: MICPEL, May 2005
  • Divorce Settlement Workshop, Howard County Circuit Court, April 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Washington, D.C.