When planning for your future, you want to work with an experienced lawyer who can help ensure that your wishes will be carried out and your taxes minimized, that you can receive the necessary care in case of illness or disability and that your family, assets and business partners are properly protected. The thorough and caring attorneys at Cross, Murphy, Smuck & Houston bring 86 years of combined experience to assist individuals, families and small businesses throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. When we meet, we spend time with you, getting to know you, your wishes and your values and developing an understanding of your estate, whether it is simple or complex. We educate you on your estate and tax planning or administration options and carefully explain what is needed. We want you to be equipped to make informed decisions, so we can work together to craft an effective estate plan that accomplishes your goals. It is our goal to build and nurture long-term relationship with our clients. It's important to review your estate plan on a regular basis to make sure that your plan reflects financial or health changes in your life as well as any revisions to the law. It is important to us to earn the respect of our peers. John C. Smuck is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® — a distinction signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism and ethical standards.