Ruckersville Estate Planning Lawyers

Compare 20 top rated Virginia attorneys serving Ruckersville.
Lewis A. Martin III
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(434) 817-3100 400 Locust Avenue, Suite 1
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Virginia
Lewis A. Martin, III began his law practice by joining his father upon his graduation with a JD from the University of Virginia in 1979. He focuses his practice in the areas of real property law, including commercial real estate, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, like-kind exchanges, and advanced property conveyances and financing, as well as estate planning and administration, serving as an Assistant Commissioner of Accounts for Albemarle County, Virginia. Mr. Martin was born and raised in Charlottesville, and values the relationships he’s developed through a lifetime of calling Central Virginia his home.
Ari N Sommer
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 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...
Julie King
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Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(434) 825-4172 1001 E Market St
Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning
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
Charlottesville, Virginia Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(434) 977-2509 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Energy
University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(434) 977-2597 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(434) 977-2598 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Employment
University of Richmond School of Law
Charlottesville, Virginia Estate Planning Attorney
(434) 977-2538 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(434) 872-9121 2576 Fallen Leaf Ln
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Estate Planning and Tax
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(434) 977-2543 310 East Market St & 115-119 4th Street North
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning
Charlottesville, Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
(434) 977-2515 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(434) 296-9006 300 Court Square
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Charlottesvle, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 51 years experience
(434) 977-9666 1900 Arlington Blvd
Ste B
Charlottesvle, VA 22903
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Tax
USC Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(434) 295-9435 1270 Fox Crest Way
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney
609 E High St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(434) 984-4300 600 Peter Jefferson Pkwy
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Estate Planning and Business
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
413 7th St NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
815 Broomley Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
214 E High St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning and Tax
Charlottesville, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
214 E High St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Tax
Katherine S. Charapich
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Culpeper, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(540) 812-2046 219 East Davis Street
Suite 320
Culpeper, VA 22701
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Liberty University School of Law
U Mass Amherst - University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Political Science - Undergraduate Degree

Real Estate Broker License - Commonwealth of Virginia

Juris Doctorate Degree - Law Degree - Liberty University School of Law - Lynchburg, Virginia

Virginia State Bar - Commonwealth of Virginia
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 Douglas McCarthy Esq
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Woodstock, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(540) 722-2181 109 N. Main St, Suite 201
Woodstock, VA 22664
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Dayton School of Law
J. Douglas McCarthy is a founding partner of McCarthy & Akers, PLC. His practice focuses on transactional law dealing with Estate Planning, Real Estate and Corporate matters. Prior to founding McCarthy & Akers, PLC, Mr. McCarthy was a partner in the Winchester, Virginia law firm of Groves and McCarthy.

Mr. McCarthy received his J.D. from the Keller School of Law at The University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio, where he earned honors in the fields of Taxation, Wills and Trusts. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where he majored in Political Science.
Jay Braddock Jackson
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Fredericksburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(540) 322-1928 600 Lafayette Blvd
Suite 101
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
In total, I spent 35 years in the insurance industry, handling liability claims. Prior to attending law school, I worked as an insurance adjuster and in claims management at GEICO. My positions allowed me the opportunity to learn a great deal about insurance company claims operations and the difficulties that large insurance companies face as well as the biggest hurdles for people who need to make claims. My work led me to attend law school while continuing my career in insurance. Following my graduation, I moved into the position of attorney with the company. Since that time, I have defended...
Tonya Gibbs
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Fredericksburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(540) 479-1966 705 Westwood Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
The Law Office of Tonya N. Gibbs, PLC (TNG Legal), has been happily serving the Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper areas since 2012. My law firm was built on a passion for helping people and the desire to provide quality legal representation you can trust, by providing attentive, quality service, and representation with a personal touch. This firm is committed to providing you and your legal issues the personal attention and quality representation you deserve. Let me help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
Evan Harris Farr
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Fredericksburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(800) 399-3277 511 Westwood Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Social Security Disability
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
In practice since 1987, Attorney Evan Farr is widely recognized as one of the leading Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Specials Needs attorneys in Virginia, DC, and Maryland, and one of foremost experts in the Country in the field of Medicaid Asset Protection and related Trusts. Evan Farr has been quoted or cited as an expert by numerous sources, including the Washington Post, Newsweek Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Trusts & Estates Magazine, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Bar Association, and has been featured as a guest speaker on television and numerous radio shows, including Fairfax...
Clint Sellers
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Harrisonburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 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...
Kara Jenkins
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Culpeper, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 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.
Bernard John-Eduard van Gils
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Warrenton, VA Estate Planning Attorney
Warrenton, VA 20186
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Probate
American University Washington College of Law
Bernard "Bert" van Gils works in the areas of estate planning and business law. His business practice includes general counsel services, local and international business transactions, copyrights, trademarks and non-profit organizations. He has facilitated, negotiated and drafted transactions for companies active throughout the United States and for companies conducting business in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia. As he was a business owner before becoming a lawyer, Bert especially enjoys assisting business owners with establishing and growing their businesses. He has assisted businesses in information technology, retail and wholesale sales, engineering, building and home contracting, printing,...
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
Brad Pollack
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Woodstock, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(540) 459-8600 753 South Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law and William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
I was born in 1960 to a Navy family, graduated from high school here in Shenandoah County, attended William & Mary, the University of Richmond, and the U.S. Naval War College. Before hanging my shingle in Woodstock, I worked on the staffs of the Secretary of the Navy and the Governor of Virginia. I retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2005 as a Lieutenant Colonel. I have son born in 1999 and live at Bryce Resort.
William D. Ashwell
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Warrenton, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(540) 347-6595 27 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Probate
University of Dayton School of Law
BAR ADMISSIONS
- Virginia, 2012
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia

EDUCATION
- University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
J.D. - 2012
Honors: Moot Court - Team Member, 2010-2011
- Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
B.A. - 2008
Major: English

REPRESENTTIVE CASES
- Shepherd v. Conde, 797 S.E.2d 750 (Va. 2017)
- Chacey v. Garvey, 781 S.E.2d 357 (Va. 2015)

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Craig E Buck
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Fredericksburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
1109 Heatherstone Dr
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Estate Planning and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Private practice with experience in Real Estate and Estate Planning. Have conducted or supervised roughly 35,000 real estate closings.
Victoria Stoner
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Fredericksburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(540) 220-0866 3516 Plank Road Suite 104
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
Patrick J. Heelen
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Culpeper, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(540) 718-3198 11004 Muddy Run Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Trademarks
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Mr. Heelen attended the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law while working full-time. He brings considerable professional experience as both a successful corporate manager and former state judicial officer to his practice, which he established in 2012. Mr. Heelen's practice includes the following areas: business formation; business law; corporate law; corporate governance; contracts; trademark registration; regulatory compliance; landlord tenant; wills; and general practice. "Responsiveness and open lines of communication with my clients are hallmarks of my practice, and, in my opinion, critical to the success of any attorney client relationship. My clients don't have to contact me for...
Jeremy L. Pryor
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Fredericksburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 318-5998 725 Jackson Street
Suite 209
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Estate Planning and Elder
Jeremy Pryor is a Principal at Carrell Blanton Ferris practicing in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration, and incapacity-related litigation. He focuses his representation on protecting assets from the costs of long term care and advising clients seeking qualification for Medicaid benefits or the Veterans Affairs “Aid and Attendance” benefit. In addition to working with seniors and these programs, Jeremy spends a significant portion of his practice in court, representing clients in becoming guardians and conservators, litigating the use or alleged misuse of powers of attorney documents, and serving as a guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults....
Dennis Ahearn
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Fredericksburg, VA Estate Planning Lawyer
(540) 371-9890 904 Princess Anne Street
Suite 304
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Estate Planning
Troy, VA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(434) 589-2958 5570 Richmond Rd
Troy, VA 22974
Estate Planning, Administrative and Elder
Baylor Law School
Harrisonburg, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(540) 438-5303 100 S Mason St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Crozet, VA Estate Planning Attorney
(434) 823-2262 1186 Crozet Ave
Crozet, VA 22932
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
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