Adult Representation

The Maryland Legal Services Program (MLSP) is a program within the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Human Services, which oversees the legal representation of indigent alleged vulnerable adults involved in Adult Protective Services (APS) and Adult Public Guardianship Review Board (APGRB) proceedings in Maryland. Legal services for Adult Public Guardianship cases are secured by contract through a highly competitive and confidential procurement process. These contracts ensure that a high standard of legal representation is provided to indigent alleged vulnerable adults in Maryland. Legal representation is provided to these adult clients for the duration of their time in need, thereby enabling MLSP to maintain an efficient fee-based fiscally responsible payment structure through State contracts.

Pursuant to the Annotated Code of Maryland, Estates and Trusts Article, §§13-705 and 709, and Family Law Article, §14-404, the provision of legal services to indigent Adults, is a statutorily mandated service. MLSP is charged with ensuring that indigent alleged vulnerable adults are afforded all of the rights, entitlements and protections as defined under Maryland law. MLSP is required to provide compensation for attorneys who provide legal services, when the local Department of Social Services or the Office on Aging is a party to the case and the alleged vulnerable adult is indigent.

For additional information contact us at, or call (410) 767-7858.

For inquiries e-mailed to MLSP, it is helpful (however not required) if your name, telephone number and county or city is included.

Adult Providers

Firm Name


Jurisdiction(s) Served

McGuire Grimes, LLC.
Meisha Grimes
6400 Baltimore National Pike, #607
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
(410) 234-2000
Baltimore County
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Janet Fedder
201 North Charles Street, Suite 1400
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(443) 451-4076
Baltimore City, Baltimore County
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
Vicki Schultz
The Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. Building 500 E. Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 951-7682
Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Prince George’s County
Jennings law firm, LLC.
Sharon Jennings
109 South Second Street
Denton, MD 21629
(410) 479-2800
Caroline County, Dorchester County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Talbot County
Williams, McClernan, & Stack, LLC.
Marsha Williams
P.O. Box 188
22715 Washington St., Ste. 201
Leonardtown, MD 20650
(240) 309-4179
Calvert County, Charles County, St. Mary’s County
King Hall, LLC.
Barrett King
5300 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 107
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
(410) 696-2405
Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Queen Anne’s County
The Law Firm of Sharon M. Donahue
Sharon Donahue
11724 Ocean Gateway, Suite 3
Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 213-1147
Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester Counties
Skolnick Law Firm, P.C.
Shelton Skolnick
14300 Gallant Fox Lane, Suite 212
Bowie, Maryland 20715
(301) 352-0200
Allegany County, Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Charles County, Frederick County, Garrett County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Washington County