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Kenneth Ashley Dodl

Estate planning Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   1 review

Licensed for 27 years

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts (Revocable and Irrevocable), Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, Elder law

    19 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Probate
    Estate Administration of Wills and Trusts

    19 years

  3. Business
    Business formations, including Virginia Business Trusts, Limited Liability Companies and Corporations

    19 years

Ken Dodl is a principal at Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC whose practice is focused on trust and estate planning and business formation and succession planning. He serves clients throughout South Hampton Roads in our Virginia Beach office. Ken specializes in helping families and business owners preserve, and pass on their wealth and values with special attention to the individual needs of each client, such as inheritance and asset protection, estate and gift tax planning, multi-generational planning, and the unique needs of blended families and business owners.

Ken has been practicing law in Hampton Roads for twenty years. He received his law degree and a master’s degree in public policy from Regent University in 1995 and served as a prosecutor in Virginia Virginia Beach before entering private practice in 2004. In addition to his experience in estate and business planning, Ken has an extensive background in residential and commercial real estate and dispute resolution. Ken is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Beach Bar Association, and Wealth Counsel, LLC. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife of twenty-two years and their three children.

Read what Ken’s clients have to say:

From initial consult to final trust, we were very satisfied Ken explained all facets clearly. We felt at all times our best interests were served.    

Ken was absolutely outstanding! We can’t say enough accolades about his level of knowledge, his pleasant disposition, and his client-oriented approach. We thought we had our future well covered until we consulted with Ken… We didn’t, but Ken has all aspects covered now! He’s the best!   

We can’t suggest ‘improvements’ as Mr. Dodl was so organized and clear, both in the planning session and the signing session. Our adult children felt at ease asking questions. He made these ‘decisions for our life’ so easy to discuss – when it was so hard. Thank you.    

We are in our nineties and have had several estate plans prepared over the years, once in California in the ‘80s, then updated in VA Beach in the ‘90s. The plan needed updating again recently, and no one previously was as thorough and explained things so easy to understand than Ken Dodl did. We highly recommend him!   

Words can’t express how relived and worry-free I am now that I have my estate plan in order. I feel confident that come-what-may, my final wishes and legacy plans will come to fruition. Thank you, Ken. You have been such a blessing to me, my family, and future heirs.   

Mr. Kenneth Dodl gave me the advice and direction I needed for legal advice. He gave care, concern, and compassion.    

My mind is now at ease. My heirs know exactly what to do at my death.    

Thank you Ken – We left feeling better about our future and the future of our children.  

The seminar was excellent and has a great deal of good information. The first office visit to determine our situation and needs was very thorough. The implementation of the trust and associated discussions were very well organized.  

Ken went far and beyond to explain and make every step as comfortable as possible for us and my Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law. Thanks again!    

Mr. Dodl is a personable and caring attorney. He was always concerned about our understanding of the Estate Plan. Very detailed explanations of all parts of our Revocable Trust Estate Plan. Our family is well cared for!  

All was prepared perfectly, understandable, and carried out. We could not have been more satisfied as we are. Thank you so much for this (unexpected) service, we are glad we finally did.    

My situation was more involved. I have a special needs child and had to address his needs and still protect his disability income and status. Mr. Ken Dodl understood my needs and when I left the office, I felt relieved knowing that my son would be taken care of when I’m gone.    

Everything met or exceeded our expectations from the initial seminar through the final document signing conference. Attorney Kenneth Dodl is a competent professional who treats the client with respect and explains the details in a clear, caring manner. I have no suggestions or recommendations for improvement – NONE NEEDED!    

I don’t see any areas that need improvement. We were very impressed with Mr. Dodl from our first meeting through the last meeting to date. He and his staff are very cordial and helpful.    

Ken Dodl is exceptional, attentive, and very skilled in his questioning techniques that enabled my wife and me to understand the options and create our Living Trust. Thank you, Ken.    

Exceeded our expectations! What a pleasure to work with such a professional!  

We have no suggestions as everything was extremely informative and highly organized. Mr. Dodl is very well versed in the trust area, as well as being able to convey all legal terms in layman’s terms. We were very comfortable discussing our priorities, desires, and needs in reference to our trust. The final product was exactly what we wanted. And by the way – if you like to snack on candy, this is the place for you!    

I was extremely pleased with the fact that everyone we came into contact with treated us not only professionally, but with a personal touch that made us feel comfortable asking questions and answering them as well.    




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Licensed for 27 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC
780 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 330
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452


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Posted by Barbara | May 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent legal services
We hired Mr. Dodl to creat our revocable trusts - he was very available and took as much time as we needed to explain everything and answer any questions. I can highly recommend him for estate/trust planning.


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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kenneth A Dodl, PC
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • City of Virginia Beach
  • 1995 - 2004


  • Regent University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1995
  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1995
  • Oral Roberts University
  • B.A.
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Irrevocable Gifting Trusts for Family
  • Successful


  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Education for Financial Advisors
  • Tax Cuts & Jobs Acts 2017: What You Need to Know to Advise Your Clients
  • 2018
  • Continuing Education for Financial Advisors
  • Business Trusts
  • 2017
  • Continuing Education for Financial Advisors
  • Estate Planning for IRAs
  • 2017
  • Continuing Education for Financial Advisors
  • Current Estate Tax Laws, Portability and the Use of Wait & See Tax Plan
  • 2017
  • Continuing Education for Financial Advisors
  • Overlooked Factors in Estate Planning
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've worked with Ken for over 6 years and admire his dedication to the estate planning profession and his ability to teach and counsel clients who come to him for assistance. I endorse Ken and wouldn't hesitate to entrust my family's estate planning to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning
Real estate

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Virginia Beach Estate planning Lawyer Kenneth Ashley Dodl
Kenneth Ashley Dodl
Estate planning Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 27 years
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