• Oast & Taylor welcomes
    Elizabeth E. Bircher.

    Oast & Taylor is proud to welcome Elizabeth Bircher to the firm.

    Ms. Bircher is a Virginia Licensed Attorney and has been practicing in the field of Elder Law for over 8 years. She brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience.

    To contact Ms. Bircher, call 757-452-6200 or submit an
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  • 2015 Super Lawyers® Honorees

    We are pleased to announce that William H. Oast III and Sandra Smith have been selected to the 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers list, an exclusive honor recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state.

    Stephen Taylor, M. Bradley Brickhouse and Elizabeth Bircher have also each been selected again this year for the 2015 Super Lawyers ‘Rising Star’ list.

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  • The Best Lawyers in America®

    Congratulations to William H. Oast III on being selected in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Litigation – Trusts and Estates.

    We are proud his hard work has been acknowledged for a second year in a row!

    (selection years: 2014, 2015)


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  • Upcoming Events

    Our attorneys speak about topics including Estate Planning, Paying for the Cost of Long-term Care, and Veterans Benefits throughout Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina.

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  • Sandra Smith Named One of the Influential Women of Virginia 2014

    Sandy Smith was recently inducted into the Influential Women of Virginia Class of 2014. This award recognized the outstanding contributions and efforts of women in all fields, including law, business, health care, and education. Congratulations Sandy!

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    Serving southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, Oast & Taylor offers legal counsel in a wide variety of practice areas, including our specialty areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning.

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  • Proven Excellence in Services for Seniors & Families

    66 years of combined experience in ten different practice areas.

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Our Locations


Oast & Taylor has three convenient office locations. We also offer in-home consultations for those with limited mobility.
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Peace of mind is a way of life.
Live yours fully.

Oast & Taylor, through proven and ongoing excellence in legal counsel and practice areas, provides peace of mind to residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. In addition, our exceptional legal expertise has resulted in our emergence as leaders in providing specialty services for seniors, persons with disabilities, their families, and advocates. With sensitivity to the ever-changing roles in the family dynamic, we offer a multitude of programs designed to promote fiscal and personal independence and well-being.

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Moving From Oast & Hook to
Oast & Taylor

Continuing a tradition of excellence

Over the past 98 years, the Oast family has built a unique legal practice of quality and distinction. The family began practicing law in 1915 in Portsmouth, Virginia. J. Alden, Edward L. and William H. Oast founded the Oast, Oast & Oast law firm, and it has been continually adapting and evolving ever since.

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