Coley joined Merrill, Cruttenden & Collinson, P.A. in 2006. Since her arrival, Coley has provided administrative support to our entire team and is the "glue" that keeps our firm's resources coordinated and productive. Coley's kind and welcoming disposition is also a huge benefit for our clients. Coley deeply understands the needs of an estate & trusts law firm. She is also a notary. Prior to joining our firm, Coley spent seven years in the record and radio promotions industry representing labels and talent up and down the east coast.
Darlene joined Merrill, Cruttenden & Collinson, P.A. in 2012. Darlene's 31 years of experience administering estates is a significant benefit to our clients. Darlene is able to handle the administration of complex estates efficiently. Before joining our firm, Darlene worked in the Register of Wills office for Anne Arundel County in various positions from a Deputy Auditor to the Chief Deputy. As an Auditor, she audited accounts of Personal Representatives in order to assure timely administration of decedent's estates, collection of proper taxes and fees and verification of distribution. The Chief Deputy is the office subject matter expert who acts on both administrative and personnel decisions. Darlene began working at the Register of Wills office at the age of 17 and was continuously employed from July 1980 to January 2012.