Elizabeth E. Bircher

Attorney Elizabeth E. Bircher of Oast & Taylor Trusted Elder Law ProfessionalsElizabeth Bircher comes to Oast & Taylor with significant experience in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship/Conservatorship Proceedings, and Estate, Trust, and Conservatorship Administration. Ms. Bircher has also served as a Guardian ad litem for adults. She earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from the College of William and Mary. She has served on the Board of the Virginia Association of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA) since 2009 and as Secretary of VAELA since 2011. Ms. Bircher is also one of several Virginia representatives for an American Bar Association-sponsored program on behalf of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for Virginia’s versions of State Fiduciary Guides (Trustees under a Revocable Living Trust), 2013 – 2014. She has also served as an Officer of Election in York County since 2006. Ms. Bircher enjoys public speaking and has given numerous presentations to community groups, as well as at continuing legal education events. Linkedin Profile





Areas of Practice
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship Proceedings
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Estate, Trust and Conservatorship Administration
Admitted
  • Virginia State Bar 2005
Accredited
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney
Education
  • College of William and Mary School of Law, J.D.
  • College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Memberships and Affiliations
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Board Member, 2009 – to date
    • Secretary, June 2011 – to date
    • Strategic Planning Subcommittee member, 2013 to date
    • Public Policy Committee, Co-Chair, 2015 to date
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court, 2013 to date
Honors and Awards
  • Virginia Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Elder Law, 2014 & 2015
Publications
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Weekly article on ‘Medicaid and Conservatorships’ in Elder Law Section, (February 2015)
Prior Legal Experience
  • The Heritage Law Group
  • Susan I. Jean & William H. Carmines, LLC – Senior Associate
  • Susan I. Jean & Associates – Associate