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The attorneys at McCarthy & Akers, PLC, strive to be the best in their areas of practice.

They represent every client with the highest level of integrity in order to provide them with the professional legal services they need to achieve both their personal and professional goals.

Their commitment to building long-term attorney-client relationships ensures that they meet client expectations.

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Bio & Info

Douglas McCarthy

Position: Partner
Office Locations: Winchester, Virginia
Areas of Practice: Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, and Probate, Real Estate, Planning, and Land Use, Corporations and Business Organizations


J. Douglas McCarthy is a founding partner of McCarthy & Akers, PLC. His practice focuses on transactional law dealing with Estate Planning, Real Estate and Corporate matters. Prior to founding McCarthy & Akers, PLC, Mr. McCarthy was a partner in the Winchester, Virginia law firm of Groves and McCarthy.

Mr. McCarthy received his J.D. from the Keller School of Law at The University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio, where he earned honors in the fields of Taxation, Wills and Trusts. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where he majored in Political Science.

Civic Involvement

Government Experience

Frederick County Board of Supervisors (2017-Present)
Board Member – Lord Fairfax Community College
U.S. representative to the first United Nations Symposium on Drug Abuse Prevention in Tokyo, Japan

Charitable and Non-Profit Experience

Board Member – Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, Inc.
Chairman and Board Member – Chelsea Academy, Inc.
Chairman and Board Member – Chelsea Academy Foundation, Inc.
Chairman and Board Member – The Village at Orchard Ridge, Inc.
Board Member – Adult Care Center of the Northern Shenandoah Valley
Founding Board Member – New Eve Maternity Home, Inc.
Board Member – iPieta, Inc.
President and Board Member – Gainesboro Ruritan Club
President and Board Member – Ancient Order of Hibernians

Other

Frederick County Board of Supervisors – Candidate Information
Frederick County Board of Supervisors – Donation Information
Frederick County Board of Supervisors – Election Results
Frederick County Board of Supervisors – Board Members
Frederick County Board of Supervisors – Contact Information
Chelsea Academy – Advent and Anticipation
Chelsea Academy – Renaissance by the River 2016
Chelsea Academy – Renaissance by the River 2017

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Matthew S. Akers

Position: Partner
Office Locations: Winchester, Virginia
Areas of Practice: Civil Litigation, Appellate Law, Construction Law, Contracts, Zoning, Planning, and Land Use


Matthew S. Akers is a founding partner of McCarthy & Akers, PLC. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, appellate law, construction law, contracts, and zoning, planning and land use.

Mr. Akers received his J.D. from the Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he served as Executive Solicitations Editor of the Ave Maria Law Review. After graduation from law school, Mr. Akers clerked for the Honorable James L. Ryan, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, where he majored in Philosophy with minors in Economics and Theology.

Clerkship: Hon. James L. Ryan, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education

Ave Maria School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2007
Christendom College, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 2003

Civic Involvement

Government Experience

Town Attorney – Mount Jackson, VA

Charitable and Non-Profit Experience

Vice President and Board Member – New Eve Maternity Home, Winchester, VA
Finance Committee Member – St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Front Royal, VA
Board Member – Adult Care Center of the Northern Shenandoah Valley
Board Member – Istituto del Sacro Cuore
Board of The Village at Orchard Ridge

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Maria K. Boyles

Position: Associate
Office Locations: Manassas, Virginia
Areas of Practice: Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, Contract Law


Ms. Boyles is an associate with McCarthy & Akers, PLC, where her practice focuses on Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning and Contract Law.

Prior to joining McCarthy & Akers, PLC, Ms. Boyles’s practice in Northern Virginia focused on Estate Planning, Contract, and Deed Preparation. She is also a licensed Title Agent and previously worked in the Title and Commercial Department for a Manassas based title company.

Ms. Boyles received her J.D. from Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia. During law school, she interned with the in-house counsel of a Fortune 500 company, and participated in community estate planning clinics. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Ms. Boyles is originally from Norway and moved to Virginia with her family in 2001. She is actively involved in serving her community, and on her free time enjoys spending time with her husband and family in the great outdoors.

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Education

Liberty University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2013
George Mason University, Bachelor of Science, 2010

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Jeffery R. Patton

Position: Attorney / Founding Member and Manager of Jeffery R. Patton, P.L.L.C.
Office Locations: Winchester, Virginia
Areas of Practice: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration,
Veterans Benefits, Special Needs Trusts


Mr. Patton is the founding member and current manager of Jeffery R. Patton P.L.L.C. an affiliated law firm of McCarthy & Akers, PLC. Mr. Patton has practiced law in the Winchester area for thirty years. He was born and raised in Winchester, received his Eagle Scout Award as a member of Troop 3 (Braddock Street United Methodist Church), and served in the Peace Corps in Africa.

Mr. Patton received his J.D. from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Magna Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, also from the Alma Mater of a Nation. He is a member in Phi Alpha Theta (History) and Phi Mu Alpha (Music) honorary fraternities.

Admitted

Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia

Education

College of William and Mary, Doctor of Jurisprudence
College of William and Mary, B.A. History, Magna Cum Laude
College of William and Mary, B.A. Government

Affiliations

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Member
Winchester/Frederick County Bar Association Member
Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Founding Member

Charitable & Non-Profit Experience

Board Member and Chair – Highland Food Pantry, Winchester, VA
Board Member, Chapter Chairman, Advisory Board Member – American Red Cross, Winchester-Frederick County Chapter, Dorothy C. Holt Award Recipient for exemplary leadership as a member of the Board of Directors
Board Member – Community Leadership Program Alumnus – Chamber of Commerce
Committee Member – Opportunity Winchester
Board Member and Chair – Torch Club
Board Member – Fremont Street Nursery
Board Member – City Light Development Corporation

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Douglas C. Arthur

Position: Of Counsel
Office Locations: Strasburg, Virginia
Areas of Practice: Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Wills, Estate Planning and Probate


Douglas C. Arthur was a longtime practicing attorney in the Northwestern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Prior to joining McCarthy and Akers, since 1970, Mr. Arthur had his own practice in Strasburg and Front Royal, Virginia. He continued his areas of practice from his office at 142 East King Street, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

Mr. Arthur received his B.S. in Public Administration from Virginia Tech and his Law Degree from Washington and Lee University. He was extremely active in the community over the years, serving on the Shenandoah County School Board, The Board of Belle Grove, and the Board of the Wayside Foundation of the Arts. He was a past Chairman of the Lord Fairfax Community College Board, a Chairman of the Board of First National Corporation and First Bank, and Lead Director of Shenandoah Telecommunications Company.

Affiliations

Virginia State Bar (Real Property and Municipal Law Sections)
Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
Shenandoah County Bar Association

McCarthy & Akers

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-6:00pm
Saturday, By Appointment

Shenandoah Valley

Front Royal

135 B N. Royal Ave.
Front Royal, Va 22630

Strasburg

145 E. King Street
Strasburg, Va 22657

Winchester

302 W. Boscawen St.,
Winchester, Va 22601

Woodstock

109 N. Main St, Suite 201
Woodstock, VA 22664
(Look for 106 Lawyers Row)

Northern Virginia

Manassas

10432 Balls Ford Rd., Ste 300,
Manassas, VA 20109

Warrenton

25 S. 4th St., Suite 102,
Warrenton, Va 20186