James W. Garrett

Contact Information

7275 Glen Forest Drive
Forest Plaza II, Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23226

T: 804 285-7900 x108
F: 804 285-8925

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Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Elder Law
Legacy Planning
Business Succession Planning
Medicaid Asset Protection Planning
Estate & Trust Administration

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Jim Garrett is a Principal of Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC. and has practiced law for over twenty years. Before narrowing his practice to estate planning, his practice areas included real estate, business law and consumer protection. Today Jim uses his knowledge and experience in real estate and business in the estate planning context, especially in the areas of business succession planning, charitable giving and asset protection strategies.

Jim believes that estate planning is not just for the benefit of the client, but also for the client’s surviving loved ones, valued charities and later generations of the client’s family. That is why he takes time to get to know the client’s desires regarding the various members of his family, business or charitable beneficiaries. Jim also believes that estate planning is not just for the wealthy and that a current estate plan represents good stewardship regardless of how much wealth a client may possess.

Jim is a member of Wealth Counsel, a national organization of estate planning attorneys with members in all fifty states. Membership in Wealth Counsel permits Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC to offer legal services nationwide, as part of a virtual law firm of over 1500 attorneys.

Previous Experience

Snook & Haughey, P.C. 2003-2008
James W. Garrett, Sole Practitioner, 2002-2003
Worldstrides, 1996-2001
James W. Garrett & Associates, 1992-1996
George H. Dygert & Associates, 1990-1992


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1989
Wheaton College (IL), B.A., 1986

Recognition and Service

Habitat for Humanity, Board Member (Charlottesville chapter)
Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Charlottesville
Christian Legal Society-President (Richmond Chapter)

Professional Affiliations

Henrico Bar Association
Virginia State Bar
The Advisors Forum
Society of Financial Service Professionals
Kingdom Advisors
Christian Legal Society (National)
Richmond Seniors Network
Virginia Gift Planning Council
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys