Of Counsel

Laura Thomas

Laura.Thomas@FrostTaxLaw.com
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Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2011
  • Pennsylvania, 2012

Background & History

Laura Thomas is Of Counsel for Frost Law, where she practices Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Trust Administration. She earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law and her J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. She also holds a B.A. in History from the University of Pittsburgh and a Certificate in Dental Hygiene from the same university.

Laura is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the Estate and Trust Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, where she currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Legislative Committee. She is also a member of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section, where she serves as a Vice-Chair for the Business and Entity Planning Committee. She also serves on the Membership Committee. Laura also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Howard County Estate Planning Council.

Laura is also actively involved in her local community. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Howard County Conservancy and a member of the Business Women's Network of Howard County.  Laura is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in her field and is committed to providing her clients with the best legal representation possible.

Education

  • Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law, 2016, LL.M., Taxation
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2011, J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2008, Dental Hygiene Certificate
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2006, B.A. History

Speaking Engagements & Panel Participation

  • ABA: When the Owners Split: Divorce and Estate Planning Considerations for Married Owners of Closely-Held Companies
  • MSBA: Business Interests in Estate Planning and Administration
  • MSBA: Using and Drafting Trusts in Estate Planning - Trusts Qualified to Hold S Corporation Stock
  • MSBA: Using and Drafting Trusts in Estate Planning - Life Insurance Trusts
  • DC Bar: Current Developments in Fiduciary Income Tax
  • MSBA: Estate Planning and Gifting in MD after Federal Tax Reform
  • MSBA: Preparation of Estate Tax Returns
  • Montgomery County Bar Association: Maryland Estate Tax Updates

Publications

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association Estate and Trust Section Council
    • Chair-Elect 2024 – 2025
    • Section Council Member 2021 – Present
    • Legislative Committee
      • Chair 2024 – 2025
      • Vice Chair 2022 – 2024
      • Member 2016 – Present
  • Liaison to the Orphans’ Court and Register of Wills 2023 - Present
    • Guns in Estates Task Force Member 2021 – 2022
    • Intestacy Task Force Member 2022
    • Young Lawyer Member 2016 – 2018
    • Membership Committee Chair 2016 – 2018
  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section
      • Business and Entity Planning Committee
        • Vice Chair – 2024 – 2025
        • Member – 2023 – Present
        • Membership Committee Member – 2019 – Present
      • Liaison from the Young Lawyers Division to the Real Property, Trusts & Estates
        • Section September 2019 – 2021
      • Vice Chair, Real Property, Trusts & Estates Committee, Young Lawyers Division, September 2018 - August 2019
        • Member 2015 – Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Member 2011 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Member 2012 – Present
  • Howard County Estate Planning Council
    • Chair 2024 – 2026
    • Vice Chair 2022 – 2024
    • Secretary 2020 – 2022
    • Board Member 2019 – Present
    • Member 2015 – Present

Awards and Honors

Background and History

Laura Thomas is Of Counsel for Frost Law, where she practices Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Trust Administration. She earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law and her J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. She also holds a B.A. in History from the University of Pittsburgh and a Certificate in Dental Hygiene from the same university.

Laura is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the Estate and Trust Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, where she currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Legislative Committee. She is also a member of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section, where she serves as a Vice-Chair for the Business and Entity Planning Committee. She also serves on the Membership Committee. Laura also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Howard County Estate Planning Council.

Laura is also actively involved in her local community. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Howard County Conservancy and a member of the Business Women's Network of Howard County.  Laura is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in her field and is committed to providing her clients with the best legal representation possible.

Past Employment Positions

  • Private Practice 2015 - Present
  • Comptroller of Maryland 2014-2015
  • Private Practice 2011-2014

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Education

  • Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law, 2016, LL.M., Taxation
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2011, J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2008, Dental Hygiene Certificate
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2006, B.A. History

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association Estate and Trust Section Council
    • Chair-Elect 2024 – 2025
    • Section Council Member 2021 – Present
    • Legislative Committee
      • Chair 2024 – 2025
      • Vice Chair 2022 – 2024
      • Member 2016 – Present
  • Liaison to the Orphans’ Court and Register of Wills 2023 - Present
    • Guns in Estates Task Force Member 2021 – 2022
    • Intestacy Task Force Member 2022
    • Young Lawyer Member 2016 – 2018
    • Membership Committee Chair 2016 – 2018
  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section
      • Business and Entity Planning Committee
        • Vice Chair – 2024 – 2025
        • Member – 2023 – Present
        • Membership Committee Member – 2019 – Present
      • Liaison from the Young Lawyers Division to the Real Property, Trusts & Estates
        • Section September 2019 – 2021
      • Vice Chair, Real Property, Trusts & Estates Committee, Young Lawyers Division, September 2018 - August 2019
        • Member 2015 – Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Member 2011 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Member 2012 – Present
  • Howard County Estate Planning Council
    • Chair 2024 – 2026
    • Vice Chair 2022 – 2024
    • Secretary 2020 – 2022
    • Board Member 2019 – Present
    • Member 2015 – Present

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