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Lindsey Ann Coley

Estate planning Attorney at Smith Mountain Lake, VA

4.9   62 reviews

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Lindsey A. Coley, Attorney

Lindsey A. Coley has lived in the Smith Mountain Lake community for over 35 years. She was a partner with a large firm in Roanoke before opening her own law practice at Smith Mountain Lake. In 2017, Lindsey was named to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyer” list, a distinction awarded to only fifteen attorneys across the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2018, she was voted “Young Lawyer of the Year” by her fellow members of the Roanoke Bar Association. Lindsey has also been recognized as a Virginia Rising Star for the past ten years (2011-2020) by Virginia Super Lawyers.

Lindsey’s practice focuses on Wills, Trusts & Probate, and she also serves as outside general counsel to local small businesses. She regularly prepares Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advance Medical Directives for clients and represents executors, administrators and trustees regarding the administration of trust and estates. Lindsey also assists clients with obtaining guardianship and/or conservatorship of their loved ones and provides guidance on other elder law issues, including applying for Medicaid benefits and planning for long-term care. She advises local businesses on various legal issues and frequently lectures on how small companies can comply with various employment laws. Lindsey also drafts employment contracts, non-compete agreements, employee handbooks and severance agreements, and she frequently advises clients regarding various issues such as overtime, leaves of absence and termination of employment.

As an active member of the community, Lindsey serves on the Board of Directors for many local non-profits, and she served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce in 2019. Lindsey provides pro-bono legal assistance to clients of Blue Ridge Legal Services and she previously coordinated volunteers for the Pro-Bono Hotline for several years. She also chaired the Wills for Heroes Program in 2010, through which local first responders received free Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Medical Directives.

Lindsey currently lives in Huddleston with her husband, Joe, and their four children.

Affiliations

• Ex-Officio, Board of Directors, Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce (Board Member 2011-Present) (Chair, 2019)
• Member, Board of Directors, Lake Christian Ministries (2018-Present)
• Member, Board of Directors, Roanoke Valley Society for Human Resource Management (2011-Present)
• Member, Board of Directors, Moneta Rescue Squad (2018-Present)
• Former Member, Virginia Women Attorneys Association (2016-2018)
• Former Member, Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (2013-2017)
• Former Member, Board of Directors, Children’s Trust Foundation, Roanoke Valley, Inc. (2009-2012)
• Fellow, American Bar Foundation
• Graduate, Hollins University Batten Leadership Institute – Certificate in Professional Leadership
• Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
• Member, Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
• Volunteer, Blue Ridge Legal Services Pro-Bono Hotline; Chair (2009-2017)
• Committee Member, American Cancer Society Cure By Design Event (2016-2018)
• Member, Franklin County Human Resource Association (2016-Present)
• Chair, Wills for Heroes (2010)
• Co-Chair, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Southern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference (2008-2009)
• Co-Chair, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Women and Minorities in the Law Commission (2009-2010)

Awards

• Named “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Roanoke Bar Association (2018)
• Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyer,” a distinction awarded to only fifteen attorneys across the Commonwealth of Virginia (2017)
• Named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star (2011-2020)
• Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for co-chairing the 2009 Southern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (2009 and 2010)

Education

• University of Dayton School of Law, J.D.
• University of Dayton School of Business, MBA
• Elon University, B.S. magna cum laude

Published Work

• Co-author, OFCCP Continues to Crack Down on Pay Discrimination, Law360 (2017)
• Co-author, The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners, Chapter 13, Estate Planning and Estate Administration (2008-2017)
• Co-author, What Women Really Want, VSB Young Lawyers Conference Docket Call, Vol. 26 No. 4 (Spring 2010)

Contact info: [email protected]
(540) 407-9858 direct

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Licensed for 15 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Coley Law Firm
16440 Booker T. Washington Hwy
Suite 304B
Smith Mountain Lake, VA, 24121

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
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Estate Planning
Lindsey did a wonderful job in helping me with formulating and updating my will and powers of attorney. She explained in detail what each form entailed, and how it would affect my surviving relatives and estate. Lindsey gave me practical advice and helped me along each stage of this journey of paperwork. I highly recommend Lindsey's professional work, and her easy demeanor in relating to a client's needs.
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Posted by Mike | October 28, 2022
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Very Professional
We feel that Lindsey was very professional in her advice in planning for our future plans for our estate. She answered our questions and modified our trust and will per our direction. She was very good in explaining our options and helping us make good decisions as to our future needs. We would recommend her highly.
Posted by Bonnie | October 10, 2022
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Estate Planning
Our will was outdated and created out of state. We have been Virginia residents for 9 years. We wanted advise to plan our estate as streamlined as possible to prevent any hardship for those we left in charge of carrying out our last will and testament, by selling remaining assets to distribute accordingly. Avoiding probate was another high priority. Again, we wished to make matters as clear and simple as possible. Ms Coley throughly explained and created a Trust which covered all our requirements. We found her extremely through and knowledgeable.
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Posted by Liz | August 25, 2022
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Liz
Our experience was painless! Lindsey guided, explained, answered questions throughout the whole process. The staff were pleasant and professional. I highly recommend.
Posted by Vic | August 23, 2022
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Excellent Estate Planner
Lindsey is professional, experienced, and knowledgeable. She is easy to work with and did a great job helping us with consulting about estate issues for my parent's estate and for planning for our future estate to make sure our wishes will be followed when the time comes. I highly recommend her for any help you may require with your estate needs.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2022
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Estate Planning
Coley law handled my representation in a family estate matter and did so in a professional and honest manner. For this reason, I hired them to work on my updates estate planning including a will and trust. I will continue to use the Coley Law Firm
Posted by Donald & Susan | August 3, 2022
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Morgan Trust
Lindsey was very thorough and efficient setting up our trust. It is nice to do business with her because of her knowledge of estate planning and making us comfortable in the process.
Posted by Loa and Mike Ztanze | July 30, 2022
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Excellent work
Lindsey Coley and her staff did an excellent job developing our Trusts and other paperwork. She made some very helpful suggestion that will save money for our heirs. We highly recommend Lindsey to anyone needing estate planning.
Posted by Alice | July 27, 2022
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rating for services on estate settlement
Very Pleased with everything that Lindsey and her staff did for me in settling an estate and have referred her to many customers when I worked for Wells fargo. Effecient, knowledgeable and very prompt when answering questions that I had. I will use her services again.
Posted by Caitlin | June 11, 2022
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Excellent Estate Planning & LLC Services
I worked with Lindsey Coley to complete my estate planning documents including Will, POA, Medical POA; and to establish an LLC for rental property. I was highly pleased with all services provided. Lindsey kept track of all the information I shared with her for my needs and promptly answered any questions I had. She is knowledgeable about estate planning and setting up LLCs. She's highly organized and efficient. I recommend Lindsey to anyone with estate planning and LLC needs.
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Posted by Connie | June 8, 2022
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Robinson Case
Mrs. Coley was a blessing to me and my father. We had been to several lawyers but they just gave us a run around. We meet with Mrs. Coley and she was so nice and she got right on with this estate business we had. She worked very hard for us. The work got done. We would highly recommend her for the business that she does. Mrs. Coley is a wonderful person.
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Posted by Jack | May 25, 2022
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Estate Planning and Trust
We sought counsel from Lindsey regarding our estate planning structure. These included our Wills, establishment of Trusts, POA's and Advanced Medical Directives. Lindsey was very thoughful, prepared and professional in the guidance given to both of us. She was very patient with our questions and explained all the answers fully and ensured that we both understood the answers. In my profession I use many legal professionals and I would put Lindsey at the top of the list.
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Posted by WILLIAM | May 17, 2022
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Lindsey Coley Prepared Our Will, Trust, et al
Ms. Coley did an excellent job preparing our estate documents. She met with us and listened carefully to our requests. She prepared and executed our wills, trust, medical directives, etc. She provided excellent advice for things we needed to do after the documents were completed. She continues to help us with our questions as we update beneficiaries, etc.
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Posted by Becki | May 7, 2022
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Very professional and personable team
Lindsey and her team offer very affordable estate planning services and they addressed all of our questions and concerns in layman's terms so we would understand everything. It was a very smooth process and done in a timely manner. We would definitely recommend Coley Law Firm
Posted by Polly | May 2, 2022
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Great service
Lindsey and her whole staff were very thorough and professional. They made it easy and orderly to get our wills updated (after 30 years) and organized ALL we had to do for a smooth transition.
Posted by Derwin | April 12, 2022
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Estate Planning
Lindsey met with me about my estate planning. I had very specific needs and priorities for this work. She was very clear and listened to my needs and she offered good advise and was very prompt in her completion of my documents. She also gave me good directions to execute on the plan. Highly recommend.
Posted by Sheila | April 7, 2022
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Estate planning
I Highly recommend Coley Law Firm for your estate planning! Knowledgeable, professional, and friendly! Wonderful staff! Don't put it off!
Posted by Kristy | March 25, 2022
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No regrets hiring Lindsey Coley
After losing my husband without a will in place, I was in a place of panic and fear of the road ahead, I consulted with Lindsey and she assured me everything was going to be fine, she handled things very quickly and proficiently, without adding extra hours . Very honest and friendly and I would highly recommend her to anyone going through this, at a time when everything was turned upside down, it was great to know someone was handling all the details and making sure I was keeping everything I was entitled to.
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Posted by Paul | March 8, 2022
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Excellent services
I was referred to the Coley firm by a family member who was impressed with their service. I met with Lindsey and she offered great guidance and we went on to update will and other documents. Very impressed with the work product.
Posted by MARY | February 23, 2022
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Professional and friendly service
I moved from another state and needed my estate documents updated for my new state. My initial consultation with Ms. Coley was very pleasant and professional, and she and her efficient staff returned my documents to me for review in a reasonable period of time. The minor corrections I needed were done quickly, and I am happy with the final results.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Coley Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gentry Locke Attorneys
  • 2007 - 2018

Education

  • University of Dayton
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2007
  • Elon University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Associations

  • Lake Christian Ministries
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Roanoke Valley Society for Human Resource Management
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
  • Board of Governors
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Children's Trust Foundation, Roanoke Valley, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Up & Coming Lawyer
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Volunteer Service Award
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lindsey knows what you can do legally, but will also advise you about what you SHOULD do, making her legal advice both accurate and, more importantly, practical."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lindsey is an excellent lawyer. In fact, I trust her work so much that I had her handle my own family's estate planning. I highly recommend her and endorse her work and abilities."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lindsey is an excellent lawyer."

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Smith Mountain Lake Estate planning Lawyer Lindsey Ann Coley
Lindsey Ann Coley
Estate planning Attorney
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Licensed for 15 years