Speaking Engagements

To request that Attorney Ethel Mitchell speak at your event, please contact her office at (240) 638-2828 or send an email to smitchell@willsandtrusts.net.  Please include information about the event, including the date, time, name of the host, address of the venue, and the length of time allotted to the speaker.




April 28, 2017: Giving Back to HBCUs

Hosted by: Fisk University

Location: 1000 17th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37208

Attorney Ethel Mitchell will present to members of the Class of 1967 of Fisk University on giving back to historically black colleges and universities.



April 19, 2017: Planning for Parents

Hosted by: Perkins Eastman

Location: 1 Thomas Circle N.W., #200, Washington, DC 20005

Attorney Ethel Mitchell spoke on the need for middle-age professionals and their parents to have wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance medical directive to be prepared properly.


February 21, 2017:  Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning (a private presentation)

Hosted by: Seasoned Sorors of the Lambda Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.

Location: Fairfax, VA

Attorney Ethel Mitchell will present on essential documents everyone should have and why.

November 5, 2016: The Importance of  Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Medical Directives for Caregivers

Hosted by: Reston Chapter of The Links, Inc. and AARP, Inc.

Location: Heritage Fellowship Church, 2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston, VA

Attorney Ethel Mitchell presented on the importance of having a Will, Trust, Power of Attorney, or Advance Medical Directive for caregivers and those they take care of.


June 4, 2016: Financial Empowerment Seminar: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Hosted by: First AME Church of Manassas (F.A.M.E)

Location: 10313 South Grant Avenue, Manassas, VA

Part of F.A.M.E’s Financial Empowerment Seminar Series, Attorney Ethel Mitchell discussed estate planning to enable financial empowerment.


April 23, 2016: The Power of Life Insurance and Long Term Care

Location: James Lee Community Center located at 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA

This course will be facilitated by Monique Gaskins. Monique has worked for three major insurance companies over her career. In 2011 Monique started her own practice where she focuses on protecting her clients’ ability to earn an income. Since going independent, she has focused her practice on working with families in the disability and long term care insurance markets. This is a very personal area of interest, as Monique’s mother lost her lengthy battle with breast cancer in 2012 at the age of 55. Few can be emotionally prepared for such an ordeal, but Monique’s goal is that her clients are financially prepared.  Monique currently serves as Membership Chair on the National Board of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA). She is a founding board member and Immediate Past President of the NCCM Chapter of NAAIA and Immediate Past President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

April 23, 2016: Understanding Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

Location: James Lee Community Center located at 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA

Facilitated by Estate Planning Attorney – Ethel Mitchell, Esq. ~ With more than 20 years of legal experience, Attorney Mitchell has distinguished herself as a leading practitioner focusing on wills, trusts, estate planning and probate.   She is a sought after legal adviser and frequent legal affairs orator.  Mitchell is a member of the Bar Associations of Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Texas, United States Virgin Islands and Ghana.  Most recently Attorney Mitchell’s weekly compelling radio show, “Law Talk with Ethel Mitchell,” is on Radio One, Inc’s WOL 1450 AM every Saturday from 11:30am – Noon.

April 16, 2016: Are You Ready Program

Hosted by: The Reston Chapter of The Links Incorporated and AARP

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