Loretta Morris Williams is an elder law attorney with the law firm Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC in Fairfax, Virginia. She practices in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, Medicaid and guardianship proceedings. She works with adults of all ages and parents planning for children with special needs. Ms. Williams is certified in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Virginia chapter of NAELA and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. Ms. Williams currently sits on the board of the National Capital Chapter of the Society of Financial Planning Specialists. She is a past co-chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Trusts and Estate Section and Elder Law Section. Her pro bono activities include the Arc of Northern Virginia's Multidisciplinary Panel for the Guardianship of Last Resort program and the FBA Wills on Wheels program. Ms. Williams has received the distinction of the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating given to an attorney for ethical conduct and legal ability. She is also included in Virginia's selection of Super Lawyers®, an honor bestowed upon no more than 5% of attorneys in the state. These credentials are a testament to the fact that her fellow peers recognize her for demonstrating the highest levels of professionally conduct and knowledge in the field of estate planning and elder law. Originally from the Jersey Shore, Loretta moved to Northern Virginia after completing a bachelor of arts degree at Duke University in 1985. Prior to attending law school, she worked on Medicaid, disability and housing policy issues for non-profit associations, including the National Association of State Units on Aging, the State Medicaid Directors' Association and the March of Dimes. Loretta graduated magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 2001 and is licensed to practice in Virginia.