Business Litigation Law Firm Partners and Associates
Tax Law – Estate Planning & Elder Law – Litigation – Business Services – Foreign Accounts
At JDKatz: Attorneys at Law, each of our attorneys brings a unique set of experiences and perspective to bear on our clients’ legal problems. For each case or task we take on, we assemble a team of lawyers ideally situated to our client’s specific needs and goals. From business structuring and LLC planning to international tax law, you’ll feel confident placing your trust in our experienced hands.
Our managing partner, Jeffrey D. Katz, founded our firm in 2000 after starting his career in the tax department of Big Four accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick. To learn more about our litigation, estate planning, and tax attorneys’ backgrounds and qualifications, please review their individual profiles.
Our professional staff also includes highly qualified CPAs and MBAs, and a full legal assistant staff, including law clerks and paralegals. From our office locations in Bethesda and downtown Washington, D.C., we serve clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Jeffrey D. Katz, Managing Partner
Jeff Katz brings decades of experience in business, tax law, estate planning and administration, elder law and more to the firm. He holds an L.L.M. degree in taxation, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for Maryland, and the U.S. Tax Court, among others. He currently holds a “superb” 9.8/10.0 rating from Avvo, a lawyer rating service, and has received recognition from Lawyers World and Super Lawyers magazines. Click here to read Jeff’s full attorney profile.
Elizabeth J. McInturff, Partner
Elizabeth McInturff’s practice is underpinned by an unmatched dedication to her clients as individuals, focusing on their distinct concerns and goals. Elizabeth works closely with her clients as she develops case strategies that help them obtain the best possible outcomes. Click here to read Elizabeth’s full attorney profile.
Cailin J. Talbert, Senior Associate
Cailin J. Talbert is a senior associate at JDKatz, P.C. Her practice focuses on estates & trusts, wills & probate, and tax matters. Cailin believes that people dealing with estate and tax law can be overwhelmed at an emotionally trying and vulnerable time. Click here to read Cailin’s full attorney profile.
Kelly Lynch, Senior Associate
Kelly is a senior associate from Severna Park, Maryland. Kelly practices in the area of civil litigation. A 2014 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, cum laude, and undergraduate from James Madison University, Phi Beta Kappa. Click here to read Kelly’s full attorney profile.
Katelyn Holbrook, Associate Attorney
Katelyn Holbrook is an associate attorney at JDKatz, P.C. Her practice focuses on estate planning and administration. Additionally, she has significant experience working with servicemembers and providing her estate planning services to those who have served our country. Click here to read Katelyn’s full attorney profile.
Niall McMillan, Associate Attorney
Niall joined the firm as a law clerk in 2019 and became an associate in December 2021 with his admission to the Maryland Bar. Niall is a graduate of the American University, Washington College of Law, where he served as the senior notes and comments editor of the Washington College of Law Business Law Review. Click here to read Niall’s full attorney profile.
Jared B. Stape, Associate Attorney
Jared joined the firm in 2021 as a law clerk and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in November 2022. Attending the University of Baltimore School of Law, Jared graduated in the top 5% of his class, served as an Associate Comment Editor on University of Baltimore’s Law Review, and was the President of the Real Estate Law Association. Click here to read Jared’s full attorney profile.
Claire Kretschmer, Associate Attorney
Claire Kretschmer is an associate attorney with JDKatz.Claire is from St. Louis, Missouri, and joined the firm in 2020 as a law clerk. Claire served as an editor of the American University Business Law Review and is a November 2022 admittee to the Maryland Bar. Click here to read Claire’s full attorney profile.
Morris Topf, Of Counsel
Morris Topf has more than 40 years of experience in a wide range of legal practice areas. He now provides JDKatz with significant support on matters regarding civil litigation, family law, small business formation and representation, probate administration, and personal injury work. Click here to read Morris’s full attorney profile.
Kelly Burchell, Of Counsel
A graduate of Howard University School of Law (JD), and Villa Nova University School of Law (LLM-Taxation) Kelly Burchell has been practicing law since 2004 and has appeared before state and federal courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Click here to read Kelly’s full attorney profile.
Elizabeth Hughes, Of Counsel
Scott Sweitzer, Of Counsel
Scott Sweitzer has been practicing law since 2010 and is licensed in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Scott focuses on estate planning for real estate investors, parents with minor kids, and the LGBTQ community.. Click here to read Scott’s full attorney profile.
Julianne Ferrill, Paralegal
Before studying to be a Paralegal, Ms. Ferrill attended the University of Delaware. She graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Russian, and French. After graduating, she spent about a year and a half teaching English in Valencia, Spain. Since then, she has worked in the field of education in several other capacities, including the Migrant Education Program in the Kennett Square area. She recently completed her Paralegal Certification at Widener University and is thrilled to be working with JDKatz, P.C.