Douglas McCarthy

Partner

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.

Areas Of Practice

  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate, Planning, and Land Use
  • Corporations and Business Organizations

Admitted

  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Member
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association Firm Member
  • Winchester/Frederick County Bar Association Member
  • Named "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business Magazine

Civic Involvement

Government Experience

  • U.S. representative to the first United Nations Symposium on
    Drug Abuse Prevention in Tokyo, Japan

Charitable and Non-Profit Experience

  • Chairman and Board Member – Chelsea Academy Foundation, Inc.
  • President and Board Member – Gainesboro Ruritan Club

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