Local Legal Experts

Local Legal Experts Virtual Speaker Series

Do you need extra information regarding estate planning? Do you own a business? Join us as local attorneys, Janice Rockwell and Ruth Waxter, share their expertise regarding elder law, estate planning, business formation, and business law.  Learn how to protect your business, your loved ones, and yourself.   Enjoy networking with like-minded Frederick business women. We at WBN cannot wait to *see* you!  

Ruth A. Waxter is a Maryland lawyer with over twenty five years of experience.  She graduated cum laude with a bachelors’ degree in biology from UMBC and a law degree from the University of Maryland.  She is owner of Elder Law Office of Ruth A. Waxter where she focuses on elder law, estate planning (wills and trusts), asset protection, probate and guardianships.  Ruth has written articles including Revocable Living Trusts: Are They Right for You and Six Reasons to Prepare a Will that have appeared in the Frederick News Post and Sass magazine.  She is a member of the Frederick County Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association (Estates and Trusts and Elder law sections), Aging Network Alliance, Women’s Business Network and the Elder Services Provider Council (“ESPC”) where she serves on the committee that plans the annual Elder Expo and Caregiver Conference in Frederick.  Also, she enjoys volunteering as a mentor with Women to Women Mentoring. 

Janice B. Rockwell is an attorney at law in private practice in Frederick, Maryland where she focuses on employment law, business formation, contract drafting and disputes, commercial litigation, mediation, construction law, real estate related disputes, and commercial landlord/tenant matters.  Licensed to practice law in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, Janice has over 31 years’ experience in the practice of law and is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law and the Pennsylvania State University.  She currently serves as President Elect on the Executive Committee for the Bar Association of Frederick County, Maryland, Inc. and serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees and Past President of Main Street Middletown, Maryland, Inc. Janice helped form Women’s Business Network of Frederick, Inc. in 2004 and has served as WBN’s Vice President and President.

Please note: Cancellations after the Tuesday at midnight (week of the meeting) deadline and no-shows on the day of the meeting are not refundable. 

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