Ayana R Johnson
Sinclair Prosser Gasior
900 Bestgate Road Suite 103
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Sinclair Prosser Gasior
Sinclair Prosser Gasior is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Annapolis, MD, our mission is to provide residents of Annapolis and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Annapolis and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.
About Ayana R Johnson
Ayana first became interested in estate planning while attending law school. During her time there, Ayana participated in the Wills for Veterans pro bono clinic where she assisted the Neighborhood Legal Services group with drafting wills for local veterans in the DC area. After spending a few years as a prosecutor in New York City, she pursued her interest in estate planning and elder law and joined the team at Sinclair Prosser Gasior.
Ayana is currently an attorney on the Estate Planning team, where she spends her time meeting with clients and preparing estate planning documents. She believes that estate planning should be a collaborative effort between clients and their attorney. As such, she focuses much of her time on listening and understanding client concerns and goals, so that she can ultimately formulate a comprehensive estate plan that will best serve their unique needs.
An evolving part of her practice is to assist with Guardianship proceedings. This includes going to court for clients and advocating on their behalf when they have become incapacitated.
Ayana was admitted to the New York bar in 2020, and is a member of the National Black Prosecutors Association and of Phi Alpha Delta, international legal fraternity. She was admitted to the Maryland bar in 2021.
Most recently, Ayana served as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, where she prosecuted and indicted hundreds of cases.
Ayana’s experience as a prosecutor in New York City has helped make her a strong advocate and a knowledgeable attorney who is always willing to go above and beyond to do the right thing. That background has given her the tools to help those in the process of dealing with crises, grief, and trauma.
Ayana graduated from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Philosophy. She spent time studying abroad in Greece, where she learned about ancient philosophy and history. In 2016, she enrolled at Howard University School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree in 2019. While at Howard, she served as the Vice Justice of Phi Alpha Delta, Langston Chapter and was a member of the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team for two years.
While in law school, Ayana interned on Capitol Hill, as well as at Neighborhood Legal Services, the Delaware Department of Justice, the Office of the Federal Public Defender, and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Ayana is originally from Delaware and currently lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland with her husband Neil and their dog, Charlie Merpy. She enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and painting.
About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.