B.A., Univeristy of North Carolina; M.A., University of North Carolina; J.D., George Washington University
Ms. Edmisten practices in the estate planning field in Washington, DC. She is a member of the North Carolina, Washington, D.C., and Maryland Bars.
Prior to entering private practice in 1981, Ms. Edmisten was an appellate litigator in the Tax Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she represented the government in a variety of tax cases in every circuit, as well as being a counsel of record in one case on the merits in the U.S. Supreme Court; she was counsel to the Government National Mortgage Association at the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1977-1979; and served as deputy general counsel to the Merit Systems Protection Board at its inception, having been asked to structure that agency’s litigation process after the major reforms of 1980 went into effect.
She is the author of a Bureau of National Affairs Portfolio on the Taxation of Trusts and Estates and was the 1980 winner of the Tom C. Clark Award for Outstanding Career Federal Service.