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Elizabeth Ellen Bircher

Estate planning Attorney at Newport News, VA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Elizabeth E. Bircher

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About Elizabeth

Learn Elizabeth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Includes Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Medical Directives and HIPAA releases.

  2. Probate
    Includes estate, trust, and conservatorship administration and related filings. Also includes analysis of the estate to determine whether or not probate is necessary.

  3. Trusts
    Includes revocable living trusts and special needs trusts.

  4. Elder law
    Includes Medicaid, Aid & Attendance, Care Taker contracts, and Life Care Planning.

  5. Guardianship
    Includes Guardianship of the person and Conservatorship of the estate of an incapacitated adult, including a young adult with special needs.

Elizabeth Bircher has significant experience in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship/Conservatorship Proceedings, and Estate, Trust, and Conservatorship Administration.


Ms. Bircher has also served as a Guardian ad litem for adults. She earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from the College of William and Mary. She has served on the Board of the Virginia Association of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA) since 2009 and as Secretary of VAELA since 2011.


Ms. Bircher is also one of several Virginia representatives for an American Bar Association-sponsored program on behalf of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for Virginia’s versions of State Fiduciary Guides (Trustees under a Revocable Living Trust), 2013 – 2014. She has also served as an Officer of Election in York County since 2006.


Ms. Bircher enjoys public speaking and has given numerous presentations to community groups, as well as at continuing legal education events.

Licensed for 17 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 01/19/2022

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

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Posted by Carl | February 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Elizabeth is a very knowledgeable estate planner. She walked me through each step of the process and explained the expected results of each decision that I made. I was only in town for a short while as I presently live in Singapore so Elizabeth made phone contact with me before the signing day and she and her staff were very friendly during my time at her office.
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Posted by Lois | October 8, 2018
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Estate Planning Clients
Through research for both of our states, explained everything well, educated us in the process and did far more than our expectations. My husband and I were very happy.
Posted by Nancy and Michael | September 3, 2013
Review of the performance of Mrs. Bircher in preparing our wills.
My wife and I were very satisfied with the service and advice afforded us by Mrs. Bircher in the preparations of our wills. She was very knowledgeable and most helpful in guiding us through a number of items and considerations in the process of formulating the documents. She answered all of our questions in a clear manner and in words and language that we could understand and comprehend. She assisted us by her conscientiousness and professionalism throughout the entire process. If we have any future legal concerns or needs, we will seek assistance from her or other members of her firm.
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Posted by Lane | March 27, 2013
Elizabeth Bircher
Elizabeth went out of her way to help me. I live in another state and she was very helpful in doing everything so, I did not have to travel to handle my mother's estate.


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AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Promise Law
  • 2018 - Present


  • College of William and Mary
  • B.A. in Anthropology
  • N/A
  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Endorse Elizabeth
Elder law Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bircher is extremely knowledgeable and cares deeply for her clients. She always goes out of her way to provide the best representation possible."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Elizabeth BIrcher is able to carefully assess the facts of a personal situation, elicit the client's goals, and bring her broad knowledge of the law to help develop a plan to allow the client to reach their goals."
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Newport News Estate planning Lawyer Elizabeth Ellen Bircher
Elizabeth Ellen Bircher
Estate planning Attorney
Newport News, VA
Licensed for 17 years