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Mary Baker Edwards


work: 410-842-0572

work fax: 410-296-6654


Ms. Edwards, who is also known by her nickname, Peggy, concentrates her practice in the areas of estate, charitable, retirement and business succession planning as well as estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, estate administration and trust administration.  She serves as a trustee, personal representative attorney-in-fact and advisor for many families and individuals.  A seasoned attorney in all matters relating to wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney and advance directives, Ms. Edwards also uses her extensive experience in estate and trust administration to provide litigation support for the construction and interpretation of wills, trust and other instruments and for contested fiduciary matters, such as will caveats and breaches of fiduciary duty of personal representatives, trustees and powers of attorney.


  • Trusts and Estates – Planning and Administration
  • Fiduciary Litigation


  • Maryland, 1989


  • Member, American Bar Association, Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Sections on Estates and Trusts and Taxation
  • Member, Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member, Baltimore Estate Planning Council


  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • J.D. with Honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1989
    • Honors: Order of the Coif (top 10%), Maryland Law Review, The Edward H. Curlander Prize for work in Future Interests
  • B.A. Magna Cum Laude
    • University of Richmond, 1981
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa


  • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Partner, 2017 – 2019
  • Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, Partner, 2000 – 2017
  • Blue and Edwards, Partner, 1997-2000
  • Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, Associate, 1989 – 1997
  • Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, Estates & Trusts Paralegal, 1981 – 1986


  • Alzheimer’s Association, Central Maryland Chapter, Past Board Member
  • Catholic Charities, Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Past Member
  • Paul’s School for Girls, Past Board Member, Past Secretary of the Board, Past Member of the Executive Committee, Past Member of the Development Committee, Past Member of the Liaison Committee, Past Member of the Trusteeship and Governance Committee; Past Member of the Investment Sub-Committee, Past Co-Chair of the Annual Giving Campaign, and Past Alumnae Chair of the Annual Giving Campaign
  • YMCA, Past Member of the Development Committee