Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyers

K Matthew Long
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
I have represented clients in a wide variety of practice areas since 2009. More than anything I see myself as a problem solver. My approach is one of personal representation where clients are promptly updated at every step and phone calls and emails are returned very quickly. I immerse myself in every detail my client’s case and leave no stone unturned.

I maintain an active general practice of law that includes personal injury, civil litigation, business litigation, wrongful death, landlord tenant matters, drafting wills and powers of attorney, and traffic infractions.

I have developed...
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd
Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Charles W. Hazelwood III
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 601-8259 3781 Westerre Parkway
Suite F, #102
Richmond, VA 23233
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Probate and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
I am licensed to practice law in the commonwealth of Virginia. I am a native Virginian and I attended high school at Lake Braddock. I graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina where I earned a bachelor’s degree majoring in criminal justice. I then graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law. During law school, I interned with the IRS and prosecuted cases at the New Kent County Commonwealth’s Attorney office. Since graduating and becoming licensed, I have focused on estate planning and criminal/traffic defense. My passion for defending and helping his clients has allowed him to...
(703) 455-5160 9245 Old Keene Mill Road Suite 200
Burke, VA 22015
Britney McPheron
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 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...
9410 Atlee Commerce Boulevard, Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Benjamin Williams
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(804) 477-1720 1801 Bayberry Ct
Ste 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Estate Planning, Civil Rights and Immigration
University of Richmond School of Law
Richard L. Ferris
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 48 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...
(757) 220-8114 460 McLaws Circle, Suite 200
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 689-8668 780 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Suite 330
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(540) 318-5998 725 Jackson St., Suite 209
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
John G. Merna
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 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
Dorothy Gail Holstrom
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(804) 592-0848 2520 Professional Road, Ste. A
Richmond, VA 23235
Estate Planning, Collections, Divorce and Family
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...
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.
(804) 358-8000 13224 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069
Alexander Hamilton Ayers
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 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...
Sharon B Ten
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway, Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Richmond School of Law
James H. Wilson Jr.
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James William Garrett
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 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...
Anna Drake Dunkum
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 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. ...
5101 Cleveland Street
Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
827 Diligence Drive
Suite 109
Newport News, VA 23606
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
Brooke S. Barden
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 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 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...
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...
(757) 941-4298 123 Bulifants Boulevard
Suite 1
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Harry W Jernigan III
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 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.
(757) 490-2200 5101 Cleveland St
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 223-9000 827 Diligence Dr
Suite 109
Newport News, VA 23606
M. Eldridge Blanton III
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Richmond, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(804) 285-7900 Forest Plaza II, Suite 310
7275 Glen Forest Drive
Richmond, VA 23226
Estate Planning
M. Eldridge Blanton, III focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning and retirement planning, including wealth preservation–or asset protection–in all its facets. His special niche is the preparation of comprehensive estate and/or retirement plans for clients interested in asset protection, charitable giving, and other specialized goals, such as the transfer of family assets in a manner which is sensitive to income, estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes. His retirement planning services focus on optimum use of qualified retirement plans and individual retirement accounts.

Eldridge also practices in the field of elder law, advising clients of options for their senior...
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 Lawyer
(804) 775-4717 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
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.
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
Virginia Salima M. Duling
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Mechanicsville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 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.
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
Syreeta Bailey Stewart
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Glen Allen, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 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...
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
Cassie L. Baudean Esq
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Mechanicsville, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(804) 447-0146 8500 Bell Creek Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Employment and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Raised in Hanover, Virginia, Cassie completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in two years, majoring in both international studies and political science. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. Prior to establishing Baudean Law, Cassie clerked for the Honorable judges of Hanover Circuit Court, working closely with the judges and attorneys on a wide variety of legal issues. Cassie has dedicated her work towards helping clients navigate the legal process for a variety of situations. The majority of Cassie's practice is family law, including...
Robert Hearns
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Glen Allen, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(804) 332-5600 4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Estate Planning and Elder
University of Tulsa
Providing advice and counsel regarding wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, guardianships, probate, and elder law services in general.
Jamie Leigh Allgood
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Ashland, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(804) 755-7599 Bowen Ten Cardani
9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd., Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Estate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Family
Regent University School of Law
My practice consists primarily of family law matters. People entrenched in a family law case-maybe a divorce or custody battle- often find this to be one of the most challenging seasons of their life. They are best served by an attorney who is truly invested in them. I work closely with my clients in creating a strategy that achieves my client’s goals in the most efficient and practical way possible. I am a skilled negotiator and an effective litigator, utilizing both of these tactics as needed.

I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in Political Science, and I graduated...
Hugh S. Campbell
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Ashland, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 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...
Corey Stephen Martin
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(804) 873-4004 116-B Walton Park Ln.
MIdlothian, VA 23114
MIdlothian, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
Estate Planning, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Liberty University School of Law
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 775-7819 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
The University of Michigan Law School
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
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) 775-4360 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 775-1023 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(804) 775-1164 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning and Business
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Attorney
(804) 775-4353 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 775-7622 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(804) 775-4304 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Estate Planning
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