Attorney Trey T. Parker
TREY T. PARKER is the Managing Principal of the Williamsburg Office of Carrell, Blanton, Ferris & Associates, PLC. He has been assisting clients with their estate planning needs for over a decade and has extensive experience in preparing basic and complex estate planning documents, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, and more.
Trey earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he was named to the American Inns of Court, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, and served as a Legal Writing Scholar. He entered law school with the goal of becoming an estate planning attorney. His interest in this area of law stems from a catastrophe his family suffered due to improper estate planning. As a result, he is passionate about ensuring his clients do not have a similar experience.
Many people expect the process of estate planning to be complicated, confusing, and somewhat depressing because of the laws and subject matter. Clients who have worked with Trey, however, regularly describe the process very differently. They say he is thorough and has a surprising ability to make complicated tax and other legal concepts easy to understand. Some of his clients even describe the estate planning process as fun. Helping clients and hearing them make these comments is what Trey enjoys most about being an estate planning attorney. Regardless of the size of the estate, his primary goal is to ensure that clients fully understand the issues and options, so they can properly develop an estate plan tailored to address their circumstances and achieve their goals.
- Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA, J.D., 2008
- Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, 2004
Professional Affiliations & Bar Admissions
- Virginia Bar Association
- Virginia State Bar, Member Trusts and Estates Section, Board of Governors
- The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- The United States Tax Court
- “The Trustees Duty to Diversify When the Grantor or Beneficiaries Desire Asset Retention”, Virginia State Bar Trusts and Estates Section Newsletter, Vol. 22, No.7 (2012)
- “The Lesser Known Duty to Inform and Report to Beneficiaries of a Trust”, Wealth Counsel Quarterly, Vol. 6, No.4 (2012)
- “OBX—A Place, Not a Mark”, INTA Bulletin, The Voice of the International Trademark
Association, Vol. 64, No. 11 (2009)
Recognition and Service
- Selected to Rising Stars – 2019 – 2023
- Judge Earle A. Cadmus 1926 Law Memorial Scholarship
- Ted Dalton American Inn of Court
- Burks Scholars Writing Fellow
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
- Junior Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences
- Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society