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Angela B. Grau

About Angela

Angela is an experienced litigator who advocates for individuals and families dealing with the death or disability of a loved one. Unfortunately, conflict all-too-often arises among families during this difficult time. Whether about the care of a disabled family member while living, or division of their assets once deceased, Angela provides a customized approach in her representation that is suited to the unique circumstances of each case.

Angela regularly argues cases before Maryland orphans’, state and federal courts and the Maryland courts of appeal. She represents personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries and guardians, and is approved to serve as court-appointed counsel in guardianship cases.  In addition to her role as an advocate, Angela has also served as personal representative, trustee and guardian.

Angela frequently lectures on guardianships and other fiduciary litigation matters at a variety of continuing legal education seminars for the Maryland State Bar Association and the Judicial Institute of Maryland.  She also had the privilege of serving on a work group of lawyers and judges that changed the court rules in Maryland to help safeguard vulnerable Marylanders.

Outside of the office, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, two dogs, and cat.

Community Involvement

  • Maryland State Bar Association Guardianship Reform Task Force, Co-Chair (2019-present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association Vulnerable Adult Exploitation Task Force, Member (2020-2022)
  • Guardianship Workgroup of the Custody Subcommittee of the Administrative Offices of the Court, Member (2012-present)
  • Committee to Retain Judge Mary Kramer, Treasurer (2015-2016)
  • Committee to Retain Judge Stephanie Porter, Treasurer (2022)
  • Character Committee for the Third Appellate Circuit of Maryland (2006-2021); Co-Chair (2019-2021)
  • Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for Howard County, Member (2008-2015)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member, (2006–present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member (1994-present)
    • Board of Governors, Member (2011-2013)
    • Litigation Section Council, Member (2015- 2021)
    • Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council, Member (2005–2009; 2013-2017)
    • Special Committee on Voir Dire, Estates & Trusts Subcommittee, Member (2011-2016)
    • Special Committee on Specialization, Member (2014-2015)
    • Elder Law and Disability Rights Section, Program Chair (2005-2008)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, Inc.
    • Chair, Awards/ProBonoCommittee (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)
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Member (2017-present)


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

Bar Admission

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court,  District of Maryland
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Howard County Chamber of Commerce – ACE Award Small Business of the Year (2022)
  • Leadership in Law, The Daily Record (2018)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland (Howard County Chapter), Conwell R. Sapp Award (2008)

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