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Carolyn White is managing partner at White & McCarthy, where her practice focuses on estate planning, long-term care planning, probate and elder law. She is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court to serve as guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults, and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

An AV-rated attorney, she is a past president of both the Richmond Bar Association and the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association and a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. She is an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Carolyn also serves as a member of the Powhatan Board of Zoning Appeals and actively volunteers with Legal Information Network for Cancer.


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  1. Trusts: 25%
    22 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    22 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    20 years
  4. Guardianship: 15%
    20 years
  5. Probate: 15%
    22 years



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  • James Hill Wilson Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Carolyn White is an excellent estate planning lawyer.


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White & McCarthy, LLP

15871 City View Drive, Suite 220
Midlothian, VA, 23113


VAAuthorized to practice law199309/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWhite & McCarthy, LLP2010 - Present
PartnerDavidson, White, Lesniak & McCarthy, LLP2008 - 2009
PartnerDavidson, White & Lesniak, LLP2003 - 2007
AssociateHouse & Davidson, LLP1994 - 2002
Law ClerkHouse & Davidson, LLP1989 - 2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of VirginiaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1989