Maria Worthington McKenna


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Bar/Court Admissions

  • Maryland, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2008
  • District of Columbia, 2011




Maria Worthington McKenna

Maria Worthington McKenna is a partner with Council Baradel.  Ms. McKenna’s practice includes estate planning, estate administration, education law and general civil litigation.
Ms. McKenna focuses most of her practice on advising clients with estate planning and estate administration needs.  Ms. McKenna advises individuals, couples and families on individualized estate plans and has experience drafting various estate planning documents.  Ms. McKenna also has experience navigating the estate administration process for her clients with a focus on alleviating the stress of administering an estate of a loved one.  Ms. McKenna has successfully represented clients in state court with respect to estate and/or trust litigation matters, including contesting a Will and challenging a Trustee’s decision regarding use of Trust funds.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council

Community Involvement

  • Board Member - Anne Arundel Community College Foundation
  • Board Member - Advisory Board for the Legal Studies Institute at Anne Arundel Community College

Honors / Awards

  • Whats up? Annapolis Magazine - Leading Lawyer in Trust & Estate/Wills & Probate 2014-2021, 2024-2025
  • Super Lawyers - 2014-2024

Representative Matters

  • Click v. Click, 204 Md. App. 349 (2012) (Ms. McKenna represented an heir in a case regarding interpretation of a Last Will and Testament.  The Court of Special Appeals ruled in favor of the heir by reversing the Circuit Court’s denial of Summary Judgment.)


  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007)
  • Towson University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2004)