Meet Rebecca

Rebecca joined the firm in 2011.  She began her law practice at a mid-sized law firm in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with a focus on estate planning and creditors’ rights.  Rebecca has continued to grow in both of these practice areas and represents clients in the areas of estate planning and administration, guardianship, creditor's rights and collections, and general civil litigation. Rebecca appears regularly in courts throughout the Central Virginia area representing individual and business clients. Rebecca is a court-certified guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults and frequently represents parties in guardianship litigation as well as serving as guardian and conservator for incapacitated adults.

Rebecca’s practice includes representing clients in the areas of estate planning and administration, guardianship and conservatorship, and creditor's rights and collections. Rebecca’s practice includes special needs planning where she assists with drafting self-settled special needs trust and third party special needs trust. Rebecca also represents parents of children with special needs in petitioning to be their child’s guardian. Rebecca is a court-certified guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults.

Rebecca has been appointed by the 16th Judicial Circuit of Virginia County to serve as the Commissioner of Accounts for the Circuit Court of Albemarle County. As Commissioner of Accounts, Rebecca is responsible for overseeing fiduciaries who qualify in Albemarle Circuit Court as the Executors or Administrator of a decedent’s estate. The Commissioner of Accounts also assists the Court by supervising foreclosing trustees, trustees of testamentary trusts, conservatorships of incapacitated adults, and guardianships of the property of minors. The Commissioner of Accounts is also responsible for conducting hearings on creditor claims, determining reasonable compensation for fiduciaries, supervising sufficiency of fiduciary bonds, and resolving other issues that arise during the administration of an estate.

Principal Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning and Administration

  • Creditors’ Rights and Collections

  • Guardianship and Special Needs Planning

  • General Business Law

Education:

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2009

  • B.B.A., College of William & Mary, 2005

Admitted

  • Supreme Court of Virginia, 2009

  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 2009

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 2010

  • U.S. Tax Court, 2010

Affiliations:

  • Virginia State Bar

  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association

  • Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court

  • Virginia Creditors Bar Association

Civic Participation:

  • Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2012