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Joshua Eugene Hummer

Estate planning Attorney at Winchester, VA

5.0   54 reviews
  • State Years
    West Virginia - WV 4 years
    Virginia - VA 18 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    We advise clients on estate planning, asset protection and estate administration. We counsel clients on the use of wills, powers of attorneys, advance medical directives, and trusts.

  2. Elder law
    25%
    We assist clients with all manner of legal issues that arise for senior citizens.

  3. Probate
    25%
    We assist personal representatives as they navigate the probate or estate administration process.

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Location

Relational Estate and Elder Law
3113 Valley Ave, Unit 110
Winchester, VA, 22601
Relational Estate and Elder Law
44927 George Washington Blvd
#265
Ashburn, VA, 20147
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Cheryl | November 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Josh and his team are very professional, keep appointments on time, and listen to all of your concerns. Highly recommend.
Posted by Frank | September 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
We met Josh via another attorney who recommended him and team to us, they were very professional, responsive and helpful when we had questions. We've talked about doing a will for many years - THANK YOU for the help with finally getting it done and so easily from our perspective. So grateful for that initial introduction... job well done!
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Posted by Kim | August 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great estate planning
Josh and his team were great throughout the entire process. I'm very pleased with the final paperwork and estate plan.
Posted by Anna Turner | March 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Friendly
My husband and I had a great experience working with Josh and his team. They are very approachable, helpful, and professional. They worked with us on our estate planning documents (wills, advance medical directives, power of attorney) and did a great job leading us through the process and answering all of our questions. Definitely will be coming back for legal advice in the future.
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Posted by Stu | March 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Josh Hummer and his team were very patient with us and took the time to fully explain the estate planning process. They never tried to sell us extra services and all the charges were exactly as quoted. I would highly recommend going with the Hummer Law Firm if you are interested in integrity, competence and personal attention.
Response from Joshua Hummer March 16, 2021
Thank you, Stu! I'm so glad you had a great experience; we enjoyed working with you.
Posted by Linda | March 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Choice!
Reaching out to Josh Hummer and his team to update our Will was the best decision we made in the process. Josh took time to answer all of our questions. He explained the purpose of several important documents that typically go together with a Will and provided clear guidance to help us make sound decisions. He and his team made the process simple and kept us on track. Once complete, our documents were presented to us in an organized manner along with instructions on how to make changes if necessary. Josh and his team far surpassed our expectations for this process. We highly recommend him for those seeking to update their Will.
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Response from Joshua Hummer March 8, 2021
Thank you so much, Linda!
Posted by Jeanette | February 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Personalized Services
When we were in need of creating a family trust and other legal documents, I went to the internet to search for a lawyer who would be not only professional but would also be attentive to our needs. Joshua Hummer had nothing but 5 stars and also had several professional awards so he appeared to be a good choice. How correct the reviews are! Joshua’s service was truly worth more than 5 stars from the initial consultation on through the final certified documents. He walked us through each step always explaining them in detail and patiently answering our questions while treating us as if we were special clients. An unexpected bonus was a binder in which to store our documents. For each type of document, there was an explanation of what it is used for, how to change it, and other links for more information. The binder itself is worth the fee for his services. We highly recommend the Law Office of Joshua Hummer for preparation of your legal documents.
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Response from Joshua Hummer March 8, 2021
Thank you for your kind words, Jeanette!
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Will Planning
Staff very helpful and Josh answered all our questions about setting up a will for both my husband and myself
Response from Joshua Hummer March 8, 2021
Thank you!
Posted by Meghan | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10/10 recommend
My husband and I needed to update our wills and things since moving from Pennsylvania to Virginia. I'm so glad we chose Josh and his wonderful team. They explained everything thoroughly and answered all of our questions. I also appreciated how well organized all of the paperwork was when we received the final copies. I feel confident we would return for any other updates needed and would recommend them to everyone.
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Response from Joshua Hummer January 6, 2021
Thank you so much, Meghan! We loved working with you both.
Posted by Tim | December 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend!
I had a Last Will and Testament, as well as a Revocable Trust set up through Josh. Everything went smooth and the staff very caring and professional. A+++
Response from Joshua Hummer January 6, 2021
Thanks so much, Tim!
Posted by Bettye | December 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Positive review
I am new to Virginia and Joshua was most helpful in completing a new Will and supporting documents for me. He answered my questions promptly. He was always professional and has a pleasant personality that put me at ease.
Response from Joshua Hummer January 6, 2021
Thank you, Bettye, we are so glad we could help!
Posted by Wayne | November 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Experience for getting our Will, Power of Attorney and Advance Medical Directives
We had our Will, Power of Attorney and Advance Medical Directives completed here and the entire process went very smoothly. They helped us to understand the documents so we could make the right decisions. When we went to sign the documents everyone was very pleasant and they made the process simple to complete. If anyone needs their services this is the place to go.
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Response from Joshua Hummer January 6, 2021
Thank you, Wayne! We are so glad you had a great experience with our team.
Posted by Dave | July 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Legal Services
We hired Josh to write a will, advanced medical directive, and power of attorney for my wife and I. From the initial consultation until delivery of the final certified documents, Josh's service was outstanding. He explained everything clearly, kept us informed throughout the process, and delivered a binder not only with the documents, but with complete explanations and instructions for the use of each one. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Response from Joshua Hummer July 10, 2020
Thanks, Dave! It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Carson | July 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Made Easy
Josh and his team were very helpful in walking my wife and I through the process of creating our wills and power of attorney. He was easy to work with and very professional.
Response from Joshua Hummer July 10, 2020
Thank you, Carson! I so enjoyed working with you.
Posted by Stephen | May 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, professional estate planning services
It had been many years since we updated our will and we engaged Joshua to help us bring everything up to date. Joshua developed a draft will for myself and my wife, as well as advance medical directive and financial power of attorney documents. The documents that Joshua and his staff developed for us are extremely professional with copious cites to pertinent Virginia statutes. Josh delivered the finished product in a very nice binder and followed up with a call to go over everything and respond to any final questions concerning the documents. In addition, he provided advice on the do's and don'ts of storing and executing the documents. In summary, it's hard to envision a more professional and effective legal team than Josh and his staff in the estate planning area of the law.
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Response from Joshua Hummer May 18, 2020
Thank you so much, Stephen!
Posted by Vince | April 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Josh Hummer's office was recommended to us by our church (fbcva.org). My wife & I went to Josh for assistance to prepare our estate plan (family trust, last will & testament, health care directive and power of attorney). He provided personalized service, listened to our needs, gave sound advice and provided feedback on our requests. The documents were prepared professionally and quickly, and he followed up on the ancillary items necessary to finalize all the details. This gives us peace of mind that our wishes will be followed, with minimal interaction with the state. I would use them again and recommend them for any legal services that may be necessary.
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Response from Joshua Hummer April 20, 2020
Thank you so much, Vince!
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I want to thank Josh Hummer for all he did for my husband and myself in planning our wills. He was very informative and down to earth about answers to all our questions we had and also with the follow up and more questions we had, We could not have asked for a better resource or a better person to help us, Would highly recommend him and his office staff to anyone.
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Response from Joshua Hummer April 20, 2020
Thank you for your kind words!
Posted by Lisha | March 25, 2020
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Accounting and Closing of Family Estate
Josh assisted me with the affairs and closing of my mother's estate. After my mother's death, I did not have a clue what I needed to do. Josh and his staff were very helpful and professional . They guided me and advised me with the accounting and sale of the estate. A job I could not have done on my own. Josh and his staff took care of business in a timely and orderly manner. He and his staff were friendly and very accountable. They eased my fear and made my job easy! I would have lost a lot of the benefits as executor and would have faced some unpleasant confrontations without them. If you are left as the executor of your family's estate and need assistance, I highly recommend Joshua Hummer and his amazing staff.
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Response from Joshua Hummer April 20, 2020
Thank you, Lisha, we're so glad we could help!
Posted by Jennifer | March 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Mr. Hummer and his team were helpful and knowledgeable. We had a very positive experience!
Response from Joshua Hummer April 20, 2020
Thank you!
Posted by Matt | March 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning excellence!
We recently had the opportunity to receive advice on revisions to our legal documents with Josh. The process was easy and extremely informative to complete our will, power of attorney, and advanced medical directive. We feel very confident in the advice that was given and very pleased with the process to complete these necessary changes. Josh is very willing to work with his clients in a “no pressure” environment. This was reassuring and remained constant throughout the process. Once the process was complete, we had the opportunity to meet his staff and can truly say they made us feel very welcome. The process to sign was well orchestrated and uncomplicated. We highly recommend Josh Hummer for your legal service needs.
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Response from Joshua Hummer April 20, 2020
Thanks, Matt. We loved working with you!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CEO and Founder
  • Relational Estate and Elder Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lawson and Silek, P.L.C.
  • 2005 - 2017
  • Summer Intern (with Third-Year Practice Certificate)
  • Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2004

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2005
  • BJU
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dispute about Mother's Estate
  • Court entered judgment against son for full amount taken, plus attorneys fees.
  • Family Medical Practice's Lawsuit against its Billing Company
  • Damages and sanctions awarded to family medical practice.
  • Enforcement of employment agreements
  • The case settled and the doctors received a substantial payment from their former employer.

Associations

  • VSB Seventh District Disciplinary Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Winchester Frederick County MPO-CAC
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Winchester/Frederick County Bar Association
  • Member and Former President
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • NW Works
  • Former Secretary and Board Member
  • 2017 - 2021
  • 7th District Disciplinary Committee, Virginia State Bar
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Shenandoah Arts Council
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2016
  • ChildSafe Center-CAC
  • President and Board Member
  • 2014 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Winchester Isaak Walton Club
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Action Coach Quarterly Small Business Seminar
  • Small Business Legal Issues
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Endorse Joshua
Litigation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is a diligent and creative litigation attorney, who takes the time to get to know his client's business. We've worked together as co-counsel on cases in the Western District of Virginia and I look forward to working together again."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Hummer is a highly competent and strong advocate. He also is a valuable and caring member of the community. I admire and respect not only his work as an attorney, but also his actions as an ethical and moral person."
Business Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of working with Josh for three years. He is thorough and diligent, and relies on years of experience to navigate novel legal issues. He is also very active in the Virginia State Bar and his community. I would highly recommend Josh as a capable, considerate attorney who exemplifies the character and professionalism of a Virginia lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joshua is a thorough and knowledgeable attorney whose focus is always on how he can bring a benefit to his client. I have worked with him both as opposing counsel and as attorney for a co-defendant. I am happy to endorse him."
Business Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Josh is an excellent attorney who focuses on protecting and advocating for his clients’ interests. His extensive understanding of the law and its applicability to his clients’ needs make him a sought-after attorney whom I highly recommend."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh brings thoughtful strategy to each case. His clients benefit from his wealth of experience in multiple fields, and his ability to deliver results."
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Winchester Estate planning Lawyer Joshua Eugene Hummer
Joshua Eugene Hummer
Estate planning Attorney
Winchester, VA
Licensed for 18 years