Cochran Allan is privileged to have a talented team of dedicated paralegals and staff working to serve our clients. Their considerable experience and attention to detail ensures that our clients’ needs are met and often exceeded.




Courtney L. Watson 

Office: (703) 847-4486


Courtney began working with Debby in 1999 as a paralegal in the Tax and Wealth Management Practice Group at Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. Courtney has nearly 20 years of experience assisting with all types of estate plans, including the preparation of fundamental documents, such as wills, revocable trusts and powers of attorney. She also regularly works on more complex matters involving irrevocable dynasty trusts, life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts and charitable trusts. Additionally, Courtney helps clients with various aspects of funding their revocable trusts, including assisting with retitling assets and changes to beneficiary designations.

Courtney holds a B.A. degree in English Literature from George Mason University and attended Georgetown University’s Certificate in Financial Planning program.




Vera Schleeter 

Office: (703) 847-4484


Vera began working with Debby in 2000 and, before then, garnered over 20 years of experience with a local certified public accounting firm.  Vera applies her accounting and tax experience in assisting with individual and fiduciary tax matters and estate tax returns, as well as estate and probate administration.  Vera also serves as the firm’s CFO.




Kathryn G. Ferguson 

Office: (703) 847-4492


Kathryn is a Northern Virginia native and has worked on estate planning matters since 2004.  She assists in the preparation of all types of estate planning documents, including wills, revocable trusts and powers of attorney, and expertly coordinates much of the firm’s workflow.  Kate received her Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University and her paralegal certificate from Georgetown University in 1999.




Kathy A. Whittington

Office: (703) 847-4489




Bonnie J. Widing 

Office: (703) 847-4480





Eileen S. Burkett

Office: (703) 847-4493



Our Team