Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Cedar Counsel

Areas of Focus: Kids Protection Planning and Life and Legacy Planning

Licensed States: District of Columbia, Maryland

What to expect from Jennifer Williams

A 15- minute introductory call to understand your goals and needs. 
2-Hour Working Family Wealth Planning Session: A comprehensive look at your current family dynamics and your assets, including a comprehensive inventory of everything you have so none of it is ever lost.
Education on how the law impacts your family and assets, focused specifically on your County, State and Country of residence.
A transparent discussion of your options to care for what matters most to you, no matter what happens Planning options that work for you and the people you love. Relational, compassionate counsel to help you make "eyes wide open" choices for yourself and the people you love.
A clear plan (not just documents) for how your assets and those you love will be taken care of, throughout every stage of life, and in the event of your incapacity or death.

About Jennifer Williams

The values that families pass from one generation to the next shape our world, for better or worse. That’s why I’ve dedicated my career to supporting families, in all of their beauty and complexity.

I began my legal career as a healthcare associate at a large international law firm in Washington, DC serving Fortune 500 clients, while protecting children in foster care through my robust pro bono practice. In partnership with several mission-driven organizations, including CASA, the Children’s Defense Fund, and the Children’s Law Center, I worked to mitigate the radical ramifications, for individuals and society as a whole, that accompany family collapse. I was also honored to serve in then Vice President Joe Biden’s domestic policy office, where I worked to overcome the systemic inequalities that prohibit many families from passing on meaningful legacies.

These experiences led me to establish Cedar Counsel – a firm committed to helping all types of families prune habits that have not served them; promote resilience and compassion; and preserve their values, both tangible and intangible, for future generations through thoughtful life and legacy planning.

As an attorney and business owner, the mother of young daughters, and the wife of a medical professional, I understand the critical importance of planning for the unknown. And I am passionate about educating and empowering my clients to make wise decisions for themselves and their loved ones.


The Personal Family Lawyer Promise

What makes PFL lawyers different?

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How you hire us.

We begin with a comprehensive inventory of everything you own, and everyone you love, and consider it all in a working meeting, called a Family Wealth Planning Session, to guide you to clarify your financial life and legacy goals before we draft a single document.

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How we plan.

We work with you throughout every life stage to map out the most likely scenarios for you and the people you love, planning for each as your life, the law, and your assets change over time.

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What we protect.

Our Life & Legacy Planning process ensures everything that matters most -- from your financial assets to your values, insights, stories and experience -- are captured and documented during your life and cared for over the generations to come.

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What you see.

Transparency in our process, and our fees … all of which are flat fees, agreed to in advance, based on your choices and with no surprises, ensuring we stay on the same side of the table - supporting you to make a lifetime of great decisions - every step of the way.

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How we deliver.

Our systems help you get clear and organized, overcoming the exact issues that keep most estate plans from actually working when they are needed most. We help you leave your family with a gift of love, and not a mess.

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How our plans work.

One-and-done estate plans focused only on money are a recipe for a big mess. We help you throughout every stage of life and be there for the people you love, when you can’t be.

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Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Cedar Counsel