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Mr. McWilliams focuses his practice on complex estate planning, estate administration, tax, real estate and business matters.  Mr. McWilliams feels he can provided better service by limiting his practice to areas in which he has extensive knowledge and experience, and thus he does not handle any litigation (other than tax and estate litigation, with assistance from in-house litigation staff), domestic relations matters (other than premarital agreements), criminal matters, or real estate closings.  Rather, that work is generally referred to another attory at WCLEW who is experienced in such matters.  WCLEW has offices in Winchester, Arlington, Leesburg and Prince William, Virginia. Mr. McWilliams is available to meet at all office locations and also makes house calls (for an extra fee) from the Shenandoah Valley to the Potomac.


Mr. McWilliams has a strong background in tax and business matters, and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, Attorney and Realtor in Virginia.  He practiced for over four years with a small botique tax, trust and estates firm in Winchester, Virginia before joining Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC in 2012.  Mr. McWilliams attended Hampden-Sydney College (BA, Political Science) and George Mason Universtiy (BS, Accounting) as an undergraduate and worked at a large accounting firm prior to beginning law school at the George Mason University School of Law, where he served as Senior Research Editor of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy and Treasurer of the Student Bar Administration.  Mr. McWilliams is currently pursuing an LL.M in Taxation, with a Certificate in Estate Planning, from Georgetown University, one of the nation's premier tax and estate planning programs.


Mr. McWilliams typically charges based on his standard hourly rate, but estate planning engagements - and some business services, such as the initial set-up of businesses - may be completed on a flat-fee basis.  Please feel free to email Mr. McWilliams with questions.



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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Tax: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Real Estate: 10%



Hourly ($380/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh, PC

104 North Braddock Street
Winchester, VA, 22601


WVAuthorized to practice law201608/13/2016
DCActive 201507/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200703/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorneys 2015Northern Virginia Magazine2015
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 4.5/5.0 RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWalsh Colucci Lubeley Emrich & Walsh, PC2012 - Present
OwnerWinchester Property Management, LLC2008 - Present
AttorneyOwen and Truban, PLC2007 - Present
Law ClerkWalsh Colucci Lubeley Emrich & Walsh, PC2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Certified Public AccountantCPA2007 - Present
Rotary Club of Winchester's LatestDirector2011 - 2013
Real Estate LicenseVirginia1998 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
PLR 2010-41049Positive
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Berkeley Electronic Press: ExpressOReview: A New Understanding of Tax2007
The Berkeley Electronic Press: ExpressOThe Partnership: Preserving Capital Gains on Real Estate Investments2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxation (with Distinction/Honors)LL.M - Master of Laws2015
Heckerling Institute on Estate PlanningN/AN/A2011
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
George Mason UniversityAccountingOther - Bachelors2004
Hampden-Sydney CollegePolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Trusts & EstatesVirginia CLE2012
Will Sunday @ Opequon Presbyterian ChurchEstate Planning Seminar2011
Wells Fargo Charitable Giving LuncheonCharitable Giving2011
BB&T Private Financial Services SeminarPlanning for Blended Families2011