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James Douglas McCarthy

Estate planning Attorney at Winchester, VA

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also known as Douglas McCarthy

  • State Years
    West Virginia - WV 19 years
    Virginia - VA 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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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.


McCarthy & Akers, PLC
302 W Boscawen St
Winchester, VA, 22601
McCarthy & Akers, PLC
135 B N Royal Ave
Front Royal, VA, 22630
McCarthy & Akers, PLC
145 E King St
Strasburg, VA, 22657
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Posted by Meg | December 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful and caring attorney
Mr. McCarthy assisted my family with the administration of my mother’s estate. My parents passed within a few months of one another, and the estate was overwhelming to my family. We hired Mr. McCarthy to guide us through the estate process and we are very glad we did!


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Work Experience

  • Attorney/CEO
  • McCarthy & Akers, PLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney/CEO
  • J. Douglas McCarthy & Associates, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Law Office of Groves & McCarthy
  • 2003 - 2004


  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Shepherd University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Thomas More Law Center
  • Distinguished Member
  • N/A
  • Winchester/Frederick County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Business Magazine
  • 2004
  • Cali Awards for Estate Planning, Tax Law, and Income Tax
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Christmas at Christendom
  • The Essentials of Estate Planning: How to Best Equip Your Loved Ones for the Future
  • 2019

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Winchester Estate planning Lawyer James Douglas McCarthy
James Douglas McCarthy
Estate planning Attorney
Winchester, VA
Licensed for 20 years