Jennifer Kidwell
Of Counsel

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jkidwell@compass-law.com

240-389-4090

Jen Kidwell brings 8 years of experience working with families in a variety of settings to her work as a Wills and Trusts attorney. She views the legal documents that are commonly used to help families plan for the future as tools for investing in the relationships, stories, and causes that ultimately create a legacy. She prioritizes a values-based planning process, and takes time with each client to educate and counsel them through potentially challenging decisions. Though she works with clients at many stages of life, she especially enjoys working with families with minor children and using legal strategies to protect the opportunities and relationships that parents value for their children. Jen also enjoys working with small business owners and ensuring that their comprehensive estate plan takes into account their years of investing their time, money, passion, and expertise in their business.
 
Jen and her husband live in Montgomery County with their two young children and canine sidekick. She spends free time on the Sligo Creek trail, playing music, and getting muddy in the garden.

 


Practice Areas

Estate Planning (specializing in planning for families, including single parent families and LGBTQ+ families)
Charitable Planning

Boards & Affiliations

Jen is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Montgomery County. She runs a collaborative working group for estate planners across the state of Maryland. She has served on the board of her local church and enjoys volunteering with community organizations like Shepherd's Table in Silver Spring.

Education

Emory University School of Law, JD
Candler School of Theology, MDiv
University of Maryland, College Park, BA in Music and BA in Government and Politics


Licensed to Practice
Maryland