Michael D. Toobin has been in the private practice of law in Northern Virginia since 1974. He graduated from The American University in Washington, D. C. in 1971 and received his law degree from the University of Connecticut in 1974. His practice is general in nature, with emphasis on estate planning, special needs estate planning, administration of estates, and real estate law. He is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the Governing Board of the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy, and the Board of Directors of the Arc of Northern Virginia. He is also a former adjunct professor of The American University. He is an extensive lecturer on estate planning matters, and has presented at many different venues including the Accessibility Summit, the Arc of Virginia annual convention, the Circle of Support conference, FutureQuest, and the Williams Syndrome annual meeting. He is a contributing author of the books, Virginia Elder Care Planning: How to Protect Assets and Provide for Services (National Business Institute, 2005), The Probate Process From Start to Finish (National Business Institute, 2006), and Estate Planning Basics (National Business Institute, 2007). Michael and his wife, Merle, live in Burke, Virginia.