Evington, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyers

Chuck Sharkey
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Forest, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(434) 205-0499 PO Box 1281
Forest, VA 24551
Estate Planning, Business and Immigration
Liberty University School of Law
Chuck grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Virginia in 2002. He attended Liberty University where he graduated with a B.S. in Government with a focus in Pre-law. After receiving his degree Chuck attended the Liberty University School of Law. Chuck earned his J.D. and was admitted to the State Bar in 2012. When not working Chuck enjoys spending time with his wife, Chrissey, and his two young children, Landon and Chloe. He also likes to play and watch sports.
Matthew L. Pack Esq.
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Bedford, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(540) 586-7225 423 East Main Street, Suite 1
Bedford, VA 24523
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Family
Altavista, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(434) 369-6621 801,7th St.
Altavista, VA 24517
Estate Planning, Administrative, Criminal and DUI
Altavista, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(434) 369-2000 3326 Lynch Mill Road
Altavista, VA 24517-0298
Estate Planning, Criminal, Personal Injury and Probate
Lynchburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(434) 528-1078 716 Court St
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Bedford, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 587-5548 118 E Main St
Bedford, VA 24523
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Thomas Woodward Ashton
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Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(540) 929-1330 2728 Colonial Ave
Suite 111
Roanoke, VA 24015
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Business and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I am a tenacious Roanoke lawyer who puts my clients' interests first. As a general practice attorney, I have extensive experience in many different areas of the law, including: business formation and corporate governance, general civil litigation, family law (divorce, support and custody), plaintiff's personal injury, GAO protests and federal procurement law, bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), construction litigation, civil rights and s. 1983 cases, protective orders, and alternative dispute resolution. This broad experience allows me to bring a different perspective to bear in my practice. I have won jury and bench trials in Virginia, and have been victorious...
Mark Hurt
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Salem, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(276) 623-0808 103 S College Ave
Salem, VA 24153
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Comp
Duke University School of Law
I am a native Bristolian who obtained my undergraduate degree from University of Virginia in 1981. I obtained my law degree from Duke University, graduating in the top ten percent of my class. Prior to returning to the Tri-Cities, I practiced with large litigation law firms in Dallas, Texas and Washington, D.C. I have extensive litigation experience, including trying cases in front of a jury, and arguing appeals, in Virginia, Tennessee and federal courts. I have argued twice before the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court. I have also successfully reached settlements for my...
Michael T Trent
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Halifax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(434) 471-4339 7 South Main Street
Halifax, VA 24558
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Michael T. Trent is an experienced attorney with an active practice including criminal defense, general civil litigation including personal injury, and estate planning including wills and estates. His love for our Southside Virginia community is deep, with not only his growing up in Charlotte County, but with the vast majority of his family having called all different parts of Southside home. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Lynchburg College, Mike received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. He then decided to come home to Southside, and...
Ross Cameron Hart
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Salem, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(540) 375-3281 40 W Main St
PO Box 567
Salem, VA 24153
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Virginia School of Law
I was born and grew up in the area - my family has served the legal needs of the area since 1892, over 120 years. My goal is to explain the legal process in plain English and to avoid the 'technical lawyer words' which only confuse many people. The primary focus of my firm is now "Elder Law" which broadly includes estate planning, Nursing Home admissions and Medicaid applications and adult guardianship. After a family member dies, we advise and assist in the estate administration process. In short, we help families plan and deal with aging...
Matthew T. Schottmiller
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Salem, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(540) 815-6288 30 E Clay St #203
Salem, VA 24153
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of New Mexico
Matt recently returned to the Roanoke Valley after spending 9 years in New Mexico, where he served as an officer in the Air Force and obtained his two graduate degrees.
Robert Colby Warren
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Danville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
219 Patton Street
Danville, VA 24541
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Elon University
I graduated from Tunstall High School in 2007. I went on to attend Hampden-Sydney College where I received my B.S. in History and graduated with the distinction of summa cum laude in 2011. I then attended Elon University School of Law. I received my J.D. in 2014 and became a member of the Virginia Bar in 2015. My areas of practice include personal injury, criminal defense, and domestic relations as well as general practice.
Timothy Shawn Bird
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Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(540) 721-5110 310 S. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Often people ask "What type of law do you practice?" I respond in a fashion most don't expect. I think of myself as a personal and small business lawyer. If you, a loved one, or your business has a legal need, whatever it may be, I and my firm are here to help. Gilbert, Bird, Sharpes and Robinson has a number of wonderful attorneys who can meet most all of the legal needs of our clients. If for some reason we can't, however, we will find an attorney who can. Our goal is to...
Brandon G Hudson
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Halifax, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(434) 476-8000 P.O. Box 1845
Halifax, VA 24558
Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
Lee R. Taylor
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Lexington, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
401 Lime Kiln Road
Lexington, VA 24450
Estate Planning, DUI, Family and Probate
Lee R. Taylor holds a B.A. in Psychology from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and his J.D. law degree from the Mercer University School of Law. While still in law school, he had already started his career in the legal profession as part of the university's third-year practice program. Taylor has considerable experience on both sides of the courtroom: Before moving into a private practice that involves both civil litigation and criminal defense cases, he had served as an assistant district attorney for Dalton, GA; as city attorney for the city of Ellijay, GA, and as county attorney for Gilmer...
Robert C. Goad III
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Amherst, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(434) 946-5161 330 South Main Street
Amherst, VA 24521
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
B.A., University of Virginia 2006 J.D. University of Richmond, T. C. Williams School of Law - 2011
John Thompson Shrader
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Amherst, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(434) 946-5161 330 S Main St
Amherst, VA 24521
Estate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
B.A. University of Richmond 1975 J.D. University of Richmond - T.C. Williams School of Law 1980
Harlan Lee Horton
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Farmville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(434) 391-1014 214 N. Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and DUI
Wake Forest University School of Law
Joel Bron Miller
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Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(540) 992-1245 40 British Woods Drive, Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24019
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Tax
Rhona Levine
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Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(540) 342-9311 601 S Jefferson St
Suite 310
Roanoke, VA 24011
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
George Mason University School of Law
Timothy D. Dooley
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Vinton, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 627-5140 Post Office Box 1037
10 Walnut Avenue #4
Vinton, VA 24179
Estate Planning, Collections, Criminal and Personal Injury
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 982-1220 204 McClanahan Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24014
Estate Planning
Salem, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 389-4433 709 Maryland Ave
Salem, VA 24153
Estate Planning and Business
Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 342-0888 318 Washington Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 345-1662 333 Church Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Estate Planning, Criminal and DUI
Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 989-0000 3140 Chaparral Dr
Roanoke, VA 24018
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 982-1700 320 Elm Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Criminal
Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 853-2626 6225 Hidden Valley Dr
Roanoke, VA 24018
Estate Planning and Tax
Moneta, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(540) 296-4095 13595 Booker T Washington Highway
Moneta, VA 24121
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Lexington, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 463-1102 14 E Nelson St
Lexington, VA 24450
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 982-1220 204 McClanahan Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24014
Estate Planning
Roanoke, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 982-1220 204 McClanahan Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24014
Estate Planning
Karen L. Rowell
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Harrisonburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(540) 433-2601
Ext. 217
92 N. liberty Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
College of William and Mary
Karen L. Rowell is an associate attorney with Clark & Bradshaw, P.C. Ms. Rowell grew up in Roanoke County, Virginia, graduating from Cave Spring High School. She received her baccalaureate degree in Family & Child Development from Virginia Tech and her juris doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. Ms. Rowell served as a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive in the United States Navy for five years prior to attending law school and has been practicing law in Harrisonburg since 2008. Ms. Rowell focuses her practice on wills & estate planning, advanced...
James H. Wilson Jr.
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Glen Allen, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(804) 740-6464 4860 Cox Rd
#200
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
I assist clients with legal problems in the areas of bankruptcy, divorce, wills and trusts, and probate or estate administration. I am an experienced trial lawyer and have been a member of the Virginia State Bar since 1987. While I am glad to help clients settle their legal matters expeditiously and at the lowest costs to their satisfaction, I welcome the opportunity to litigate contested matters when settlement is not an acceptable option. I particularly enjoy the interplay between different practice areas, and have helped clients with both marital or divorce problems and financial problems such as...
Trent Powell
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(804) 477-1720 1801 Bayberry Court
Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Richmond School of Law
I am an immigration attorney in Richmond, Virginia and a partner at the firm Tingen & Williams. I've lived in Richmond since moving here in the fifth grade, and I'm devoted to helping my local community with all of their legal problems.

I graduated from James Madison University in 2007 and received my J.D. from the University of Richmond school of law in 2010.

I primarily work on immigration and naturalization cases, but I also have experience in wills, estates, and other forms of contract law.
Dorothy Gail Holstrom
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(804) 592-0848 2520 Professional Road, Ste. B
Richmond, VA 23235
Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
Gail Holstrom was born and raised in the Richmond area, graduating from Lee Davis High school in 1981. After high school, Gail enlisted in the United States Air Force and later returned to the Richmond area to get her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Gail graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2001. Prior to forming her own firm, Gail clerked for Robert S. Carter, P.C. while in law school and worked for Tuck & Associates, PLC as an associate attorney. During her free time. Gail enjoys running and is a member of...
Syreeta Bailey Stewart
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Glen Allen, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(804) 572-4356 4860 Cox Road
Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Syreeta Bailey Stewart, Esq. is an active member of her professional community focused on providing excellent client service. A proud “double-Spider,” Ms. Stewart graduated with cum laude honors from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law in 2010, after receiving her bachelor’s degree from UR’s Westhampton College in 2002, with double-majors in Political Science and Spanish, and a minor in Business Administration. Ms. Stewart has received several academic awards, including the Westhampton College Distinguished Leadership Award, the Women Involved in Leadership and Learning Award, and three CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for receiving the highest...
Clint Sellers
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Harrisonburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(540) 437-9400 66 South Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Since 2002 Clint Sellers has used practical legal advice to protect families and small businesses. He focuses on real estate, civil trials, wills and small business matters and is an authority on the use of estate planning techniques for wealth preservation and succession planning. Clint’s clients range from young families to retirees, professionals, entrepreneurs and estate representatives and beneficiaries. He strives to always deal fairly and help clients resolve disputes without unnecessary expense or litigation. Clint is admitted to practice in all Virginia courts, as well as Federal courts. He regularly appears in District and...
Britney McPheron
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway, Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I represent clients primarily in Family Law matters such as divorce, custody, visitation, spousal and child support, protective orders and the drafting of property settlement agreements.

Having witnessed my own parents’ divorce in my late teens, I have a unique perspective and experience that I am able to provide to my clients. I enjoy being able to counsel them through tough life transitions. Family law issues are some of the most difficult legal issues a person can face and I believe that it is important to treat every person and situation with respect. I am able to listen to my clients...
Mr. Kristopher R Olin Esq.
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Christiansburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(540) 382-6321 27 Scattergood Drive, NW
Christiansburg, VA 24060
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Criminal
St. John's University School of Law
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

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