Lynchburg, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyers

Paul T Ranney Jr
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Chesterfield, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(804) 212-5252 10100 Iron Bridge Road
Suite 102
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
Paul spends his time preparing estate planning documents and helping his clients probate estates. He specializes in accommodating clients' busy schedules in working on their cases, with evening and weekend appointments available.
Allison Luck Bridges
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(804) 358-8000 6802 Paragon Pl
Suite 602
Richmond, VA 23230
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
Representing individuals and families throughout the Richmond Metropolitan area, including Caroline, Hanover, Henrico, and Chesterfield Counties and the City of Richmond. My practice areas focus on adoption, family law, divorce, support, child custody and visitation, criminal and traffic law.
Scott K. Maxwell
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(804) 913-1771 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23225
Estate Planning and Probate
St. John's University School of Law
Attorney Scott Maxwell is an experienced attorney licensed to practice in Virginia, New York, California, and Connecticut. Attorney Maxwell’s practice is focused on estate planning, probate administration, trust administration, and conservatorship proceedings. Core Values: Compassionate representation of clients Personalized attention Prompt, open, and honest communication Attention to detail Financially efficient representation Superb legal research Areas of Practice: Estate Planning Probate Administration Trust Administration Conservatorship Admissions: Virginia, New York, Connecticut (ret.), California, Various Federal Courts Education: St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York, Juris Doctor (2009) Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A., Philosophy (2003) Professional...
Matthew T. Schottmiller
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Salem, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 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.
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...
John G. Merna
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(800) 662-8813 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23225
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
George Mason University School of Law
James William Garrett
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(804) 285-7900 7275 Glen Forest Drive
Forest Plaza II, Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23226
Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
Jim Garrett is a Principal of Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC. and has practiced law for over twenty years. Before narrowing his practice to estate planning, his practice areas included real estate, business law and consumer protection. Today Jim uses his knowledge and experience in real estate and business in the estate planning context, especially in the areas of business succession planning, charitable giving and asset protection strategies.

Jim believes that estate planning is not just for the benefit of the client, but also for the client’s surviving loved ones, valued charities and later generations of the client’s family. That...
Trent Powell
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(804) 477-1720 1801 Bayberry Court
Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 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.
Jacqueline Sharman
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Regent University School of Law
I represent clients in a variety of legal areas. I regularly represent clients all over the Richmond area and I often travel as far east as Virginia Beach, as far north as Spotsylvania, as far west as Charlottesville and as far South as Dinwiddie. I assist clients with obtaining and defending protective orders, uncontested and contested divorce, spousal support, child custody, visitation and support, pre-nuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, criminal defense, business formation and dissolution and general civil litigation.
Alexander Hamilton Ayers
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
710 N Hamilton St
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23221
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Appalachian School of Law
Alexander was born and raised in the Richmond, VA area. He is an Eagle Scout and Member of the Order of the Arrow. Alexander attended the Virginia Military Institute on a lacrosse scholarship. After his Rat Year, Alexander transferred to Hampden Sydney College, where he graduated in 2002. Alexander worked as a law clerk for 3 years at Ayers & Stolte before attending Appalachian School of Law. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable John Alderman of Hanover Circuit Court in the Summer of 2007. Alexander graduated ASL with 112 hours of training in the theory, ethics and...
Richard L. Ferris
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years experience
(804) 285-7900 Forest Plaza II, Suite 310
7275 Glen Forest Drive
Richmond, VA 23226
Estate Planning
Ohio Northern University
I am often asked “Why don’t people seriously plan their estates?” I’ve heard many different reasons over 40 years as an Estate and Trust Planning attorney. The most common reason, I believe, is at one time or another, we tend to PROCRASTINATE. Why? Because we think that acting – doing something now – will produce more pain (and cost) than not doing anything. As I explain to clients, look at estate planning as LIVING PLANNING – just as you would plan a vacation, retirement or wedding. In fact, it is your attempt to use...
Jeffrey Allen Duling
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Mechanicsville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(804) 789-0192 7309 Hanover Green Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Ari N Sommer
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(434) 293-7788 1411 Sachem Place
Suite 2
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Boston College Law School
Ari graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review. Originally from Boston, MA, Ari relocated to Virginia in 2011 after meeting his bride, Garland, and joined the Stapleton Elder Law family soon thereafter. The couple wed in Clarke County in 2012 and live “happily ever after” in Charlottesville. Ari and Garland welcomed their first child, Elspeth Margaret, in March, 2015. While Ari’s focus in on Elder Law and Asset Protection, he is also an expert on Veterans benefits. Ari takes the time to listen to...
Hugh S. Campbell
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Ashland, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(804) 798-8397 Campbell & Campbell, PC
113 Hanover Avenue
Ashland, VA 23005
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
The respected law firm of Campbell & Campbell, P.C. was established in 1951 by Leslie D. Campbell, and his brother Hugh Campbell joined him in practice in 1961. That tradition is carried on today by attorney Hugh S. Campbell, following in the footsteps of his father and uncle. The family history of serving the Ashland, Virginia, continues in our firm's devotion to providing old-fashioned service and value to clients, while using modern tools and a progressive approach to the practice of law. Hugh S. Campbell is an aggressive and skilled litigator with a reputation for excellence in adversarial proceedings such as...
Stacey Lynn McDonough
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Crozet, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(434) 218-2172 P.O. Box 733
Crozet, VA 22932
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
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...
Brittany S. Williams
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Stuart, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(276) 694-2455 125 Slusher Street
Stuart, VA 24171
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Juvenile
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Britt is the Vice President of Schneider & Williams, P.C. Originally from Georgia, she graduated from Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology. Britt then went on to attend Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia. There, Britt chaired as Vice President of the Student Government Association, the Campus Events Organization, and a community service society unique to Sweet Briar. She also enjoyed the opportunity to captain the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse team. Britt graduated Sweet Briar College with a BA in Sociology with a minor in Religion.

Following graduation, Britt attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of...
Anna Drake Dunkum
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
6800 Paragon Place
Suite 234
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Elon University
Anna focuses her practice on individual consumer and business bankruptcies, tax compliance and controversy, corporate and business law, and estate planning and administration. Prior to joining Harry Jernigan CPA Attorney, P.C., Mrs. Dunkum was Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of North Carolina- Greensboro Division. Mrs. Dunkum is admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina and the Eastern District of Virginia as well as all courts in the State of North Carolina and the Commonwealth of Virginia and U.S. Tax Court. ...
Mr. Derrick P. Fellows
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Victoria, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(434) 696-2139 Hawthorne & Hawthorne, P.C.
1805 Main Street, P.O. Box 931
Victoria, VA 23974
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
College of William and Mary
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
Corey Stephen Martin
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(804) 873-4004 116-B Walton Park Ln.
MIdlothian, VA 23114
MIdlothian, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
Estate Planning, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Liberty University School of Law
Mr. Ryan C. Young
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Glen Allen, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(804) 793-8335 4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Hofstra University
Julie King
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(434) 825-4172 1001 E Market St
Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning
Kara Jenkins
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Culpeper, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(540) 825-7277 237 East Davis Street
Suite 200
Culpeper, VA 22701
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Vermont Law School
Ms. Jenkins has been practicing law in Virginia since 2008 when she was admitted to the Virginia State Bar. She is also admitted in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She is experienced in various practice areas such as family law, construction law, landlord/tenant actions, estate administration, debt collection, and bankruptcy. She has appeared in Virginia juvenile and domestic relations district court, general district court, circuit court, and the Virginia Supreme Court.
Stephen M. Watson
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 285-7900 Forest Plaza II, Suite 310
7275 Glen Forest Drive
Richmond, VA 23226
Estate Planning
Stephen M. Watson is an attorney at Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC. Before embarking on an entrepreneurial role as President for Viatical Settlement Professionals, a life settlement brokerage firm, he was a partner at Coates & Davenport Law Firm. His interest in writing led to a collaboration on the New York Times Best Seller, The Takeover, and as Editor of Rocks Across the Pond, a book by Richard and Kathy Verlander, proud parents of Detroit Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander, and scholar and student athlete Ben Verlander.

At Carrell Blanton Ferris, he practices in the area of Estate Planning and Estate...
Brooke S. Barden
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(804) 249-6550 6800 Paragon Place, Suite 112
Richmond, VA 23230
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Regent University School of Law
Tax Representation: Brooke provides tax planning, audit representation, and tax controversy services including negotiating an offer-in-compromise, installment agreement, abatement requests and FBAR compliance programs. She also regularly represents business owners with payroll tax issues and trust fund interviews. Corporate: She represents small to mid-size businesses in various industries and is experienced in determining the appropriate entity formation, performing business planning, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiation and tax compliance services. When her clients make the decision to terminate their involvement with the business, whether it is though a liquidation, bankruptcy reorganization, asset purchase agreement,...
Stephen R. Bloomquest
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Midlothian, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(804) 396-3329 5913 Harbour Park Drive
Midlothian, VA 23112
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Stephen has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2010. In 2011, after completing his law degree and passing the bar, Stephen founded Quest Law PLLC, a solo practice, in Richmond, Virginia. Since then, he has been practicing as a litigator in Chesterfield, Henrico, and Richmond City courts. He represents clients who have been charged with a variety of criminal offenses and also handles family legal matters that require litigation. Contact Quest Law PLLC in Midlothian to schedule a meeting with Stephen.
Virginia Salima M. Duling
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Mechanicsville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(804) 789-0192 7309 Hanover Green Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Regent University
Sali Duling practices law in Mechanicsville, Virginia, with her husband, Jeffrey Duling.
H. Van Smith
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(804) 325-1245 5803 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23228
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Van Smith focuses his practice on family law and estate planning, including divorce, custody and support matters. He is the sole owner of SMITH | STRONG, PLC, with offices in Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia. Van’s family law practice resolves complex divorce, related tax and business issues, custody and support plans, property distribution, integrated solutions for wealth preservation and management post-separation, civil litigation, defense of juvenile and domestic relations court criminal matters, and estate planning. He also practices elder law, assisting families with planning effectively for nursing home costs. We recognize many of our family law clients are in...
Kelly Gurley Roberts
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(434) 973-7474 307 W Rio Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Regent University
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.
Harold E. Slate II
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Stuart, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(276) 694-2731 403 Patrick Avenue
Post Office Box 765
Stuart, VA 24171
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Campbell University
Harry W Jernigan III
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(804) 249-6550 6800 Paragon Pl
Suite 112
Richmond, VA 23230
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Harry Jernigan - Founder and CEO of Harry Jernigan CPA Attorney, PC., a dual practice of accounting and law with offices located in Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Richmond, Virginia.
John J. Robertson
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Blacksburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 552-0007 504 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Estate Planning, Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 775-1060 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
University of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Attorney
(804) 775-1047 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
College of William and Mary School of Law
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 775-4304 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
University of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 775-4717 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 775-1023 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Attorney
(804) 775-4315 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
Harvard Law School and University of Richmond 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.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


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