Richard H. Boatwright Esquire


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Richard H. Boatwright Esquire

Managing Partner



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I practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and trust administration. My estate planning practice includes the preparation of Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, and Powers of Attorney and Advance Medical Directives as well as strategies based on the titling of assets and the utilization of beneficiary designations

I also represent individuals who are seeking a Conservatorship or Guardianship over another family member.

I prepare Premarital Agreements

I enjoy helping families and individuals plan for their loved ones. There are a number of tools available to assist family members plan for there loved ones upon their passing.

I enjoy matching the available tools to my client’s goals and priorities.

My estate administration practice includes assisting in the probate process (court supervised transfer of assets) as well as various forms of non-probate transfers including the utilization of trusts and retirement accounts.

I have deep roots in the community through my community service including providing scholarships and other funding for the youth of the community.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning including and Revocable Living Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Conservatorship Proceedings
  • Pre-Marital Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1974


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia

    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Designated Among the “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine, 2003 2014

  • Top American Lawyers, 2017

  • Recognized by the Inter-Service Club Council of Greater Manassas as an Outstanding Community Volunteer, January 18, 2018

  • Recipient of Kiwanian of the Year Award from the Kiwanis Club of Manassas Battlefield, 2010

  • Recipient of Kiwanian of the Year Award from the Kiwanis Club of Manassas Battlefield, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1995 – Present

  • Prince William County Bar Association, Member, 1974 – Present

  • Virginia State Bar Association

  • Member of Wealth Counsel, a national network of estate planning attorneys

  • Prince William County Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee, 2002-2006; 2010-2014

  • Prince William County Bar Association , Board of Directors, 2007 – 2010

  • Prince William County Circuit Court, Commissioner in Chancery

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Kiwanis Club of Manassas, 1990 – 1991
  • Chairman, Scholarship Committee, Kiwanis Club of Manassas, 1987 – 1998
  • Co-Chair, Fundraising Committee, Kiwanis Club of Manassas, 1995 – 1998
  • President, Kiwanis Club of Manassas-Battlefield, 2002 – 2003
  • Co-Chair, Fundraising Committee, Kiwanis Club of Manassas-Battlefield, 1999 – 2013


  • English

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