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Established in 2010

Here in our Winston-Salem office you will find a small group of great professionals who are always working together as a team. But we are not a team just because we work together, we are team because we trust, respect and care for each other and for our clients. 

Our law firm is small but still offers the same knowledge and capability as a large law firm. One of the advantages of being small is the opportunity to meet and know your clients better which is the foundation of every long lasting relationship.

Salem Law is always open for honest conversation and we’re ready at any time to give you the best possible advice and professional law expertise. 

Let’s start the journey of creating better and safer future together. We are here for you, for the things that really matter in life.

We look forward to meeting you,

— Daniel J. Umlauf, Esq.


Our Team


Daniel J. Umlauf, Esq.


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Daniel was introduced to estate planning during law school at Wake Forest University while writing a grant to help prevent North Carolina farming families from losing their farms due to poor planning. He began Salem Law, in 2010, and practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, Medicaid planning, probate, powers of attorney, Veterans Benefits and elder law. His beautiful wife Abby is a local residential real estate agent; they have 2 boys at the Arts Based School and Daniel serves as a Deacon at Salem Presbyterian Church, on the Board of Directors at the Piedmont Land Conservancy, and as the Secretary and President-Elect of the Stratford Rotary Club.


Lahoma Ortego

Client Services Coordinator

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Lahoma has approximately 2.5 decades of experience in an administrative assistant capacity. Her personal interests include humorous observational writing; copious reading; various arts, crafts, and creative outlets; and amateur anthropological research. She is also a volunteer trainee with Family Services of Winston-Salem.  She and her husband, who is employed in the local tobacco industry; are 10-year residents of Winston-Salem and are both transplants from Southeast Texas. They have two beautiful adults daughters, and are both avid animal lovers.


Lindy L. Paul


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A Winston-Salem native, Lindy has been with Salem Law for 5-years as of 2018. She is an expert in areas of trust funding, estate administration, and various aspects of Elder Law including Medicaid Planning and Veterans Benefits.

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