Over the past 98 years, the Oast family has built a unique legal practice of quality and distinction. All of the employees currently at Oast & Taylor were formerly employed at Oast & Hook, and before that, the Oasts share a longstanding history of practicing law.
The family began practicing law in 1915 in Portsmouth, Virginia. J. Alden, Edward L. and William H. Oast founded the Oast, Oast & Oast law firm, and it has been continually adapting and evolving ever since.
Following in his father’s footsteps, William H. Oast Jr. began practicing law in 1950. Twenty-six years later, the state legislature elected him as a judge of the Circuit Court of Portsmouth.
It only seemed natural for William (Bill) H. Oast III to continue the family tradition. In 1974, he started at the law firm Babb & Oast, which later became Oast & Hook.
In 2012, Bill left Oast & Hook to form Oast & Taylor. Six out of seven attorneys and the entire professional staff joined him. Today, they strive for ongoing exceptional service and legal counsel, assisting residents throughout southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.
Licensed since 1974
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1974||10/09/2009|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Past Fellow||American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||N/A|
|President||Oast & Taylor PLC||2012 - Present|
|President and Senior Partner||Oast & Hook, P.C.||1974 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Virginia chapter)||Past President||1991 - 1993|
|Virginia Beach Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Portsmouth Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia State Bar, Trusts and Estates Section||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia State Bar, Senior Lawyers Conference||Past Board Member||N/A|
|Portsmouth Rotary Club||Past President||N/A|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|Washington and Lee University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Virginia State Bar 74th Annual Meeting||Lawyers Serving Virginia’s Senior Citizens Using the Senior Citizens Handbook||2012|
|Various Churches in Hampton Roads||Estate Planning and Elder Law||2012|
|Various Churches in Hampton Roads||Estate Planning and Elder Law||2011|
|Various Churches in Hampton Roads||Estate Planning and Elder Law||2010|
|Various Churches in Hampton Roads||Estate Planning and Elder Law||2009|