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Admitted to Practice: Maryland (1978), District of Columbia (1990)
Areas of Practice: Elder Law, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Taxation, Probate and Estate Administration
Affiliations: Maryland State Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Maryland Bar Foundation, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, American Bar Association, Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Community Ministry of Montgomery County/Interfaith Works
Awards: Community Ministry of Montgomery County Humanitarian of the Year, Awarded 27 April 2007; Montgomery County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland 15th Anniversary Honoree, Awarded 15 October 2005; Maryland State Bar Association Award for Longstanding Commitment to Pro Bono and Delivery of Legal Services, 1999
Education: The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America J.D. 1978; Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut B.A. 1975
Camilla was born in Alexandria, Virginia; moved to Wiesbaden, Germany with her family when she was three years old; and from there moved to England when her father was transferred to Chicksands Air Force base in Bedfordshire. Camilla started school at age four at the St. Francis Academy in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England. The family then transferred to San Antonio, Texas, where she was enrolled in the third grade. When her father retired from the Air Force in 1962, the family moved to Sandy Spring, Maryland, where she attended Sherwood Elementary, Junior and High Schools from 4th through 9th grades, then graduated from Sandy Spring Friends School, where she played on the 1970 World Championship Brindledorph Team, The Bloomers.
After receiving her B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1975, Camilla earned a J.D. from Catholic University in 1978. She immediately joined the two person law firm of Harrington and Hansen. In 1982 partner Louis D. Harrington was appointed to the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County; and in 1984 partner Marc P. Hansen joined the Office of the County Attorney for Montgomery County, where he now serves as Deputy County Attorney; at which time Camilla inherited the law firm as a sole practitioner. The firm had always had many older clients, so during the 1980s, Camilla began focusing the law firm practice on the needs and rights of the elderly.
During the late 1980s, Camilla attended the First Annual Joint Conference on Law and Aging (which has been succeeded by the National Aging and Law Conference). Camilla has been at the forefront of defining the practice of elder law in Maryland. She was elected to the Maryland Bar Board of Governors in 1992 and was the inaugural chair of the Elder Law Section of the Maryland Bar. Camilla was one of the first to hire a social worker on her staff, so the law firm can provide interdisciplinary services to our clients.
Throughout her life Camilla has given back to the community through public service, including service as Treasurer and board member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County (BAMC), the same service to the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation (the charitable organization affiliated with the BAMC), and as Secretary and Board member for Community Ministry of Montgomery County (now Interfaith Works). Community Ministry awarded Camilla the 2007 Humanitarian of the Year award for her dedicated service.