Aen Walker Webster

Office: 703-847-4497
Email:  awebster@cochranallan.com

Aen Walker Webster dedicates her practice to estate planning and administration.  She counsels clients on estate planning matters including charitable planning and business succession planning and advises fiduciaries on the administration of estates and trusts.  Aen works frequently with individuals and families to maintain family assets and family harmony across generations.  She has been fortunate to work with estate planning lawyers throughout the United States and maintains an extensive network of contacts for the benefit of her clients.

From 1995 to 2015, Aen headed the estate planning practice group at a large law firm in Washington D.C.  She also served during those years as Deputy Technical Director for Estates, Gifts and Trusts for Tax Management publications, now a part of Bloomberg BNA, and she continues as a member of the Tax Management Advisory Board.  She has been a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics and has presented papers to the Forum of Tax Management International in London and Paris.  She was an adjunct professor at the Kogod School of Business Administration at American University from 2000 to 2011 and is a current member of the advisory committee for the Tax and Estate Planning Institute of Notre Dame Law School.

Aen has been selected as one of the best Trusts & Estates attorneys by The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.  She also is included on the Washington DC Super Lawyers list and has been selected among the Women Leaders in the Law.  Aen has an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest attorney rating.

Aen is an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  She has served two terms on the governing Council of the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association.  She also is a past chair of the D.C. Bar Tax Section Estate Planning Committee and the Tax Practice Management Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.  Prior to attending law school, Aen served for several years as a special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for the areas of public affairs and health policy.  In joining Cochran Allan, Aen comes full circle to join Debby Cochran, with whom she practiced in Washington, D.C. at the beginning of their legal careers.

Aen is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University where she was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.  She earned her law degree from Leland Stanford Junior University in 1988 and served as Associate Editor of the Stanford Law Review.  After law school she served as judicial clerk to the Hon. James A. Belson of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. 

Aen lives in Bethesda, Maryland.  She is a native Washingtonian with strong roots in Tennessee and California.  She is active in animal rescue and is always happy to discuss estate planning options for pets and companion animals.



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