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About Me

I am a third-generation lawyer -- following my grandfather and my father both at the University of Virginia School of Law and in the firm which was founded by my grandfather and his brother around 1894. I believe in using the English language to communicate with my clients and have been known to apologize - in advance - for having to use a fancy word (which I try to explain). I take the time at a client interview to get to know those who seek my help and try to be accessible to them.


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Practice Areas


  1. Elder Law: 32%
    21 years
  2. Guardianship: 28%
    36 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 25%
    41 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    36 years
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    41 years

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Hovanes Margarian

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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hart and Hart Attorneys Ltd.

40 W. Main Street
Salem, VA, 24153

40 West Main Street
P.O. Box 567
Salem, VA, 24153



VAAuthorized to practice law197603/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro-Bono awardVirginia State Bar2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberHart & Hart Attorneys Ltd1976 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMembere, Board of Directors2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley, Inc.Member, Board of Directors2009 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Monmouth CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Ethics seminar - panelistLegal Ethics2014