Lewis R. Schumann

"It has been an honor to represent generations of our clients in family, business and investment matters."



Lewis (Lew) R. Schumann has been with Miller, Miller & Canby since February, 1973 and has been a principal of the firm since 1976. He concentrates his practice in the field of tax and business transactions, including estate planning, tax planning, estate and trust administration, individual and business tax planning, organization of business entities, mergers and dissolutions, tax audits and appellate work before the Internal Revenue Service. His litigation practice has been narrowed to the fields relating to probate and trust in the state courts and tax litigation before the United States Tax Court.

Lew has represented individual and business clients, including such business entities as Glen Construction Co., Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Homes, Inc., Dustin Construction, Inc., Tischer Autopark, Inc., The Barrie School, Roberts Oxygen, Inc., Precisions Products Group, Inc, and many other local businesses in the greater Washington metropolitan area. He has served as special counsel to the Trust and Investment Department at Sandy Spring Bank of Maryland and served on its Board of Directors from 1994 through August of 2010, including its Executive Committee, Audit Committee and Chairman of the Credit Risk Committee.

Lew has been active in various charitable organizations, including the Montgomery General Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, the Montgomery County Arts Council, the United Way of Frederick County, Asbury Foundation, the American Red Cross, and numerous bar association organizations. He is a frequent lecturer on tax related topics for such organizations as: Montgomery General Hospital, Sandy Spring Bank of Maryland, Bar Association of Montgomery County and Frederick County Memorial Hospital.


I have been doing business with Lew Schumann at Miller, Miller & Canby for over twenty years. He has represented me in family, business and investment matters. Time and time again, I have counted on him and he has provided invaluable counsel -- always responsive, skilled and resolute in his dedication to my interests.

Solomon Graham, President Quality Biological, Inc.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Georgetown University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1974
  • University of Maryland, J.D., 1968
  • West Virginia University, A.B., 1965