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Jenn Crane is delighted to practice trusts and estates at McCandlish Lillard, focusing on special needs and elder law, two subject areas close to her heart. Upon graduating from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and joining the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia, Jennifer clerked for the Honorable Zinora Mitchell-Rankin of D.C. Superior Court. She transitioned to private practice in 2007 and spent her professional life devoted to estate planning, elder law, and the special needs requirements of her clients.

Jenn brings her unique blend of compassion, dedication, and responsiveness to the clients she serves. She is a member of the National and Virginia Academies of Elder Law Attorneys. In 2022, Jenn was awarded the Accredited Estate Planner Designation (AEP®) by The National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, a graduate-level specialization that recognizes educated, knowledgeable, experienced, and ethical estate planning professionals. In 2023, she was named as a member of the Special Needs Alliance. Membership in the SNA is selective, competitive and is extended by invitation only. Attorneys must meet specific criteria to ensure that SNA clients are served with the utmost professionalism and compassion. Criteria include a minimum number of years of practice in the special needs area and proven involvement with disability advocacy organizations.

Jenn manages her professional and personal life on a schedule that has her family moving every two to three years on her husband’s travel orders. Because of this, she is currently working a hybrid schedule, serving the needs of her clients through Zoom and in-person consultations. Given her family’s “nomad” lifestyle, she acutely understands how critically important it is to be available through all the mediums technology allows, especially given its safety, efficacy, and convenience.

When Jenn isn’t working, her favorite place is with her husband, five children, and the greatest dogs on the planet, no matter where that place is. She looks forward to the pleasure of meeting you and attending to your unique estate planning, elder law, and special needs cases.

  • J.D.,  The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C., 2006
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland, 2003
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designation awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Editor, NAELA News
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Special Needs Alliance
  • Special Needs Children, Public Benefits, and the Family Law Practitioner with Elizabeth L. Gray, Esq., Virginia Family Law Quarterly (2022)
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship Law, Fairfax Co. Circuit Court Manual, Contributing Author (2010)
  • War as its Own Justification, Journal of Political Theology (2005)
  • Bombing and Protecting the Innocent in War: Vietnam as a Case Study, National Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa (2003)