Eric Core is widely respected for his extensive knowledge of estate and tax law.  Eric has been helping people with estate plans and trust and estate administration for more than 35 years in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Eric has an extensive background in estate and income tax issues and works closely with personal representatives and trustees on all aspects of estate and trust administration. He also works with his clients to define comprehensive estate plans.

Eric has taught continuing education courses in real estate taxation for CPAs and real estate brokers at Montgomery College. He has been included in “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of trusts and estates since 2005 and was named a “Top Estate Lawyer” by Bethesda magazine.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys reading fiction and competing in Autocross.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in Taxation, summa cum laude, 1981)
  • University of Iowa (J.D., with highest honors, 1977)
  • University of Iowa College of Law (B.B.A. in Business Administration, with high honors, 1974)


  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Honors and awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates (2005-present)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Washington, DC, Estate Planning & Probate (2008-2015, 2019)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Maryland, Estate Planning & Probate (2008-2015, 2019)
  • Ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Named a “Top Estate Lawyer” by Bethesda magazine (2011, 2018)

Professional memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Practice Areas


Lerch Early’s estate and trust attorneys help people throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area protect their assets while minimizing tax liability through sophisticated planning and administration.

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Representative Matters

  • Work with clients to design comprehensive estate plans including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.
  • Develop strategic estate plans to mitigate potential family conflicts.
  • Advise individuals and families on every aspect of planning for a wealth transfer.
  • Work with personal representatives and trustees on all aspects of estate and trust administration.

Disclaimer: Each case is different and past results do not guarantee similar results in future matters.