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Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg

  • Principal


Practice Areas

  • Probate and Estate Administration 40%
  • Adult Guardianship 20%
  • Estate Planning 20%


  • English
  • Spanish


Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg is a National Elder Law Foundation Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) practicing in Washington, DC and Maryland. She prepares wills, trusts, and powers of attorney for many area citizens and aids families in probate of their estates. In her estate administration work in Maryland, she recovered over $90,000 in 2001 from the Client Security Trust Fund on behalf of a defrauded senior's estate.

Elizabeth serves as trustee and fiduciary for individuals in Maryland and the District at their own request and that of their parents. As an active member of the Fiduciary Panel of the Probate Division of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, she represents families seeking guardianship and defends the rights of wards across the city. Her success in defending a client in a Medicaid recovery suit earned mention in the Washington Post (February 2006 - "Getting Stuck with the Tab").

Elizabeth is a native Washingtonian and graduate of Duke University (BA, Political Science) and the George Washington University National Law Center. She served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Jean Dwyer at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Law Clerk Fellow at the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals. She is an active member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.


  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1991

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Elder Law Atty, Member, 2003 to Present
  • National Elder Law Foundation, Member, 2004 to Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Probate Step by Step, National Business Institute, 2003 to Present

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Elder Law, National Elder Law Foundation, 2004