William H. Oast III

Attorney William H. Oast III of Oast & Taylor Trusted Elder Law Professionals Bill Oast is a native of Lexington, Virginia and a long time resident of Portsmouth, Virginia. He is a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and a 1974 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Bringing nearly 40 years of legal expertise to the Oast & Taylor team, Bill’s practice areas include Elder Law, Estate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships, and Litigation. Among other associations, he is also a member of the Virginia State Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Practice
  • Elder Law
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Virginia State Bar, 1974
  • United States Supreme Court, 1980
  • Washington & Lee University: Bachelor of Arts, 1971
  • Washington & Lee University: Juris Doctor, 1974
Memberships and Affiliations
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Former Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Virginia Chapter President, 1991 – 1993)
  • Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Named to Virginia Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 – 2019
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review: AV Preeminent Rating
  • Avvo 10.0 “Superb” Rating
  • Included in the 21st and 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Prior Legal Experience
  • Oast & Hook – Senior Partner & President