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Sarah J. Schmidt

Probate Attorney at Chesapeake, VA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

Sarah focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, and estate litigation. She also assists clients with formation of business entities, business succession planning, as well as with mergers and acquisitions.

Sarah has significant experience advising clients to plan for death and disability utilizing wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance medical directives. Developing plans which incorporate trust funding and business succession planning where appropriate, she works to help clients achieve their estate planning objectives while also ensuring those objectives are implemented efficiently and effectively.

Sarah also advises trustees and court appointed executors in the administration of trusts and estates in the Commonwealth ensuring the proper administration from the date of death through the notices to creditors, final distributions, and court ordered accounting requirements.

Sarah was recognized in Coastal Virginia’s Magazine as a 2020 Top Lawyers. As well as in Best Lawyers 2020: Ones to Watch.

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Sarah J. Schmidt
555 Belaire Avenue, Suite 300
Chesapeake, VA, 23320

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Posted by Ashley | August 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Will absolutely recommend to friends and family
I contacted Sarah to help organize my mom's affairs as she battled breast cancer. Sarah was amazing - responsive, personable, and very organized. My mom passed away more suddenly than we were expecting and I was so overwhelmed - Sarah helped me through the process and helped get her estate settled in a very timely fashion. She made what is inevitably an exhausting and stressful process relatively easy and I am so thankful for her. My husband and I will be having her plan our own estates in the next few months and I have recommended her to numerous friends and family members.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2021
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Wonderful and Efficient
I hired Sarah to assist me with preventing any further embezzlement/ misuse of funds from occurring to my deceased father's estate. Sarah helped me to remove the initial estate representative and hire a professional and experienced lawyer to protect /conduct all estate matters. Also, she helped me to recoup the funeral expenses from the estate and all the money that was embezzled from the previous estate representative. Lastly, Sarah is a caring, focused, and driven lawyer to help others experiencing probate court turmoil.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • Second Judicial Circuit
  • 2016 - 2017


  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Hampton Roads chapter)
  • Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Top Lawyer for Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Graduate Award
  • Regent University
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Women in Defense 10th Annual Professional Development Day
  • What Women in Government Contracting Need to Know About Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • NBI
  • Estate Administration from Start to Finish
  • 2019

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Probate Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a hardworking, diligent, and dedicated advocate. She endeavors to zealously represent her clients' best interests and partners that desire with the right research, preparation, and attention. Sarah is an attorney you want on your side, and I have great confidence in referring clients for her counsel. I fully endorse and recommend her."
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Chesapeake Probate Lawyer Sarah J. Schmidt
Sarah J. Schmidt
Probate Attorney
Chesapeake, VA
Licensed for 8 years