Jim Garrett is a Principal of Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC. and has practiced law for over twenty years. Before narrowing his practice to estate planning, his practice areas included real estate, business law and consumer protection. Today Jim uses his knowledge and experience in the estate planning context, especially for blended families or those with asset protection concerns.
Jim believes that estate planning is not just for the benefit of the client, but also for the client’s surviving loved ones, valued charities and later generations of the client’s family. That is why he takes time to get to know the client’s goals and concerns. Jim also believes that estate planning is not just for the wealthy and that a current estate plan represents good stewardship regardless of how much wealth a client may possess.
Jim is a member of Wealth Counsel, a national organization of estate planning attorneys with members in all fifty states. Membership in Wealth Counsel permits Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC to offer legal services nationwide, as part of a virtual law firm of over 1500 attorneys.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1990||06/26/2021|
|Managing Principal||Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Snook & Haughey, P.C.||2003 - 2008|
|Program Director||Worldstrides||1996 - 2001|
|Attorney||James W. Garrett & Associates||1992 - 1996|
|Associate||George H. Dygert & Associates||1990 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia State Bar, Trusts and Estates Section||Board of Governors||2011 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Trusts and Estates Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2010 - Present|
|Advisors Forum||Member||2010 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||1990 - Present|
|Christian Legal Society||President-Richmond Chapter||2008 - 2011|
|University of Virginia School of Law||JD||1989|
|Wheaton College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Richmond Enrolled Agent||Trusts 101||2013|