I practiced law in the Boston area for over 20 years before moving to Virginia in 1999 to help care for my parents, so I have experienced many of the challenges my clients and their loved ones address in the estate planning process. For that reason, I can speak from personal experience when I counsel clients about the benefits of estate planning, and the difference good planning and sound documents can make to those who find themselves caring for family members. I was a teacher before I was a lawyer, and know that 'knowlege is power' so I try to spread the word and simplify planning concepts to help folks understand what they can do to protect themselves and their family members before a crisis strikes.
In addition to speaking before various civic, retirement, church, alumni and colleges (some of which are listed on this site), I enjoy teaching an advanced estate planning seminar as an Adjunct Professor at the Marshall-Wythe Law School of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. If you are interested in having a speaker at your group or organization, please let me know!
When I'm not in my office or guest speaking, my husband and I take advantage of our proximity to the Chesapeake Bay on our sailboat. As for many others in our area, boating can be a great source of relaxation.
Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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I have had the privilege of knowing Susan through our affiliation with the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. I can attest to the high level of her legal knowledge, ethical sensibilities and sincere desire to help her clients. I confidently endorse this lawyer.
Joseph Masiuk Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Susan for many years as a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys even back to her practice in Massachusettes. She is a caring person and makes the difficult issues easy for clients to understand. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her.
Dennis Duffy Trusts Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1999||10/09/2009|
|Adjunct Professor||College of William & Mary Law School||2005 - Present|
|Partner||Jones Blechman Woltz & Kelly PC||2006 - 2010|
|Partner||Jean & Luscomb LLC||2001 - 2006|
|Partner||Tanner Mulkey Gordon & Luscomb PC||1999 - 2001|
|Partner||Luscomb & English||1982 - 1999|
|Associate Attorney||Hoffman & Hoffman||1980 - 1982|
|Associate Attorney||Lubin & Meyer||1977 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Newport News Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Peninsula Estate Planning Council||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Charter Member||1993 - Present|
|Chesapeake Retirement Community Board of Advisors||Board Member||2003 - 2008|
|Guiding Those Left Behind in Virginia||Settling the Affairs of Your Loved One||2006|
|Boston University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Michigan State University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Virginia State Retirement System Quarterly (have spoken each time since 2005)||Estate Planning for Teachers||2009|
|Estate Administration: Why Each Step is Important||Virginia Estate Administration Statutes||2009|
|Estate Planning for Seniors||Elder Law and Estate Planning Issues||2008|
|Lions Club Dinner Guest Speaker||Estate and Trust Planning Basics||2007|
|Incorporating Uniform Trust Code Changes into Your Practice||Introduction to the Uniform Trust Code||2006|
|Living Wills in Light of the Schiavo Case||Living Wills and the Persistent Vegetative State||2004|
|Planning for the Future: Dealing with the Present||Estate Planning from a Christian Perspective||2003|
|Peninsula Agency on Aging Fair||Trust Planning for Seniors||2003|
|10 Point Estate Planning Check-Up||Elder Law and Estate Planning||2003|
|Annual Meeting - Virginia Retired Engineers||Trust Planning||2002|
|Annual Alumni Conference||10 Point Estate Planning Check-Up||2002|