Resourceful, patient and thoughtful, David Torchinsky focuses his estate planning practice on helping clients control assets during their lifetime, take care of family members in the event of a disability and provide for survivors upon death. David’s practice includes planning and drafting wills and trusts, wealth management and preservation, business succession planning, charitable giving, and federal and state tax matters. With an extensive and seasoned background as a CPA, David brings added depth to his ability to advise his clients.
David understands that each client brings to the table a unique set of needs and goals regarding their beneficiaries and future estate. Relieving client stress about future unknowns, while carefully crafting estate plans that help ensure their loved ones are cared for is a hallmark of David’s work.
In addition to his robust practice, David is a frequent lecturer on cutting-edge estate planning techniques as well as wealth preservation and tax reduction strategies. He has taught continuing education seminars for Certified Public Accountants and insurance professionals and regularly speaks to charitable organizations and government agencies.
University of Maryland, College Park (B.S., cum laude, 1985)
Catholic University, Columbus School of Law (J.D., 1990)
In his spare time, David is active in the Masonic Fraternity, is an avid genealogist, volunteers regularly, and loves spending time with his wife and daughters.
Admissions & Certifications
District of Columbia
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships & Activities
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
Maryland State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
Executive Committee (2017-present)
National President (2011-2012)
Capital Area Chapter President (2004-2011)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Estate Planning Council of Suburban Maryland
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study Group
Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers (2022-2023)
Maryland Super Lawyer (2019-2023)
Washington D.C. Super Lawyer (2019-2023) Bethesda Magazine
Top Estate Lawyer (2011)
Top Estate Lawyer (2009, 2023)
American College of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent peer review rating