If you’re looking for knowledgeable and experienced estate planning lawyers and elder law attorneys in the Yorktown and Gloucester, Virginia areas, look no further than The Heritage Law Group. Our team of legal professionals has the expertise to help older adults and their loved ones navigate the complexities of estate planning and elder law. We understand that planning for the future can be overwhelming, but our attorneys are here to guide you through the process and ensure that your wishes are carried out. Whether you need assistance with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, Medicaid planning, or any other legal matter related to estate planning or elder law, our team is here to help.
Get to know our attorneys below and if you’re looking for help, don’t hesitate to reach out. (757) 898-0898
Susan I. Jean
I have chosen to focus my practice in the area of elder law and estate planning as a result of a family history of both dementia and cancer. Although often the concerns and goals the client and family have are common, each person comes to me with a unique history, and with a personal, legal, and financial situation that are his or hers alone. I enjoy the process of bringing my knowledge of the law and community resources to bear in crafting a plan that will work for my clients and their families.
I provide families with representation regarding long term care, Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits, as well as expertise on capacity issues, elder abuse, financial concerns, and other areas of law of primary interest to elders. I assist those concerned with the high cost of care to plan for ways to pay for care, as well as ways to qualify for government benefits without becoming impoverished.
I am a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), certified through the National Elder Law Foundation. I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; I am a member (and past president) of the Virginia Chapter of NAELA. I was proud to be elected twice as President of the York-Poquoson Bar Association. I have been on the Board of Directors for the ARC of the Virginia Peninsula, the Peninsula Agency on Aging, the Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center, and Williamsburg area Meals on Wheels.
My husband and I have lived on the Peninsula since 1992. We raised our daughters here, and have one daughter and two grandsons in the Tidewater area. I am struggling to re-learn playing music, the horn. I enjoy estate sales, minor league baseball (The Peninsula Pilots); college (Clemson) and pro (the Cleveland Browns) football.
Robert T. Brooks
I have practiced law in Virginia since 2008 and have represented clients in cases involving divorce, custody, child support, protective orders, evictions, third-party debt collectors, personal injury, estate litigation, estate planning, guardianships, conservatorships, and other civil matters.
I have been with The Heritage Law Group since 2015 and currently focus my practice on estate planning, guardianships, conservatorships, and fiduciary services (acting as Trustee or Agent under Power of Attorney). I am an active member of the Virginia Peninsula Estate Planning Council and former member of the I’Anson Hoffman American Inn of Court. I am proud to have been a part of changing Virginia guardianship law and was honored to speak in front of the Virginia General Assembly in support of the change.
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and my Juris Doctorate degree from the Appalachian School of Law. I have lived all over the country, but since 2005 I have been a resident of Hampton Roads. My family and I enjoy swimming, boating, camping, all sports, and spending time with loved ones. I have been a Denver Broncos fan since childhood, and a Virginia Cavalier fan by marriage.
I look forward to many more years practicing law in Hampton Roads and welcome your call to see what The Heritage Law Group and I can do for you.
Jennifer D. Kahl
I started working in geriatrics when I was 18 years old. I began as an activities coordinator at an assisted living facility and later received my certified nursing assistant license. These credentials landed me several jobs in hospitals and care communities while I attended school (Utah State University and Brigham Young University). When deciding what area to practice after finishing law school at William & Mary, elder law was the natural choice.
To me, elder law is all about family. It is everything you might do to prepare yourself and your family for a time when you are incapacitated or deceased. These are sensitive, personal decisions that need to be met with compassion and understanding. If illness or death has already occurred, I focus my efforts on protecting your assets and administering your estate as smoothly and quickly as possible. I find this work both intellectually and emotionally satisfying.
When I’m not at the office, I’m busy being “Mom.” With three little kids, life at the Kahl Residence is never boring. Some of our favorite activities include riding bikes, hosting backyard cookouts, and serving our church family. We work hard and we play hard. I have been blessed with many good things in my life, and my goal is to help you take care of the good things in yours.
Lisa M. Moore
I was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. I graduated from Menchville High School. I am a proud Richmond Spider. I earned both my Bachelor of Arts Degree and my Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond. As an undergraduate, I participated in Alpha Phi and WILL, a women’s leadership program, as well as the AmeriCorps Bonner Leadership Program and the Virginia Citizenship Institute. During law school, I participated in the Women Law Students Association and The Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest. I returned to Newport News to serve as a law clerk in the Newport News Circuit Court. I have been in private practice since 2005.
I truly enjoy being active in my community. I serve on the board for the Center for Child and Family Services. I am a current member of the Peninsula Women’s Network. I participated in the Junior League of Hampton Roads for several years. I also served on the board for both the Newport News Bar Association and the Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association.
I enjoy having a practice that allows me to work with people in my community. I maintain several legal certifications that allow me to perform court-appointed work, including serving as a guardian ad litem.
I am pleased to be a part of the team at The Heritage Law Group. I have enjoyed working with families to develop their estate plans in the past and I look forward to growing my practice in that area even more. I also find it rewarding to work with families with other estate-related needs, such as helping them set up guardianships and conservatorships. I am excited to be with a group of people that shares that dedication.
My additional practice areas are:
- Family and Juvenile law, including uncontested divorces, custody/visitation matters, and child support;
- Criminal and traffic matters, including juvenile delinquency matters;
- Name changes; and
- Registered agent services.