Smith, Gildea & Schmidt’s Mariela D'Alessio Named to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars List


Mariela D'Alessio

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC (SGS) is pleased to announce that Mariela D'Alessio, Chair of the firm’s Estates and Trust Department, has been selected by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in the field of law for 2018.D'Alessio has previously been named a Rising Star from 2014-2017.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Stars must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.

D’Alessio joined Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, LLC as an associate attorney in 2014. As Chair of the Estates and Trust Department, she focuses her practice on estate planning and estate and trust administration. She regularly meets with clients to implement an individualized and complete estate plan, which often includes a Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney, and Trusts. In addition to the drafting of a client’s unique estate plan, she is frequently retained to handle the administration of both estates and trusts.

“We are elated that Mariela has been named a Rising Star five years in a row by Super Lawyers magazine,” said David Gildea, Founder and Managing Partner of SGS, a regional law firm based in Towson. “She is an outstanding contributor to her practice and regularly helps clients realize and most times exceed the expectations they have during the estate planning process.”

D'Alessio is licensed to practice law in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Baltimore County Bar Association (BCBA), Baltimore County Estate and Trust Committee, and is an active member of the Young Lawyer Section of the Baltimore County Bar Association. She is also a member of the following Florida Bar Sections: Business Law; Out-of-State Practitioners Division; Real Property Probate and Trust Law; and The Young Lawyers Division; and the following Pennsylvania Bar Sections: Pennsylvania Bar Association; and the York County Bar Association.

About Smith, Gildea & Schmidt

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt is a regional law firm with 13 lawyers whose practice areas include complex civil litigation, class action, land use, business law, estates and trusts, governmental affairs, and domestic relations, among others. The firm’s clients range from multinational corporations to individuals with particular legal needs. The land use attorneys have an active practice that encompasses most of the jurisdictions in the state of Maryland. The complex civil litigation section has vast courtroom experience in both the federal and state courts. For more information, go to

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