Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates

Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates

Our practice is problem solving, our passion is planning, and our goal is your peace of mind.

Firm Overview

At Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC we are dedicated to serving all our clients individuals, families, businesses, churches and other organizations with a high level of quality, effort and creativity. By planning for the expected and unexpected, we work to give our clients a sense of well-being and control over their lives, business affairs and assets.

We specialitize in the following practice areas:

-Estate Planning
-Trust & Estate Administration
-Elder Law
-Special Needs Planning
-Veteran's Pension and Medicaid Asset Protection Trust Planning
-Guardianships, Conservatorships & Fiduciary Litigation
-Legacy Fiduciary Services, PLC
-Business Law
-Business Succession Planning
-Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Main Office
Main Office
780 Lynnhaven Parkway Suite 330
Virginia Beach  VA  23452
  • (757) 689-8668

Kenneth A. Dodl, Principal

Ken's practice at Carrell Blanton Ferris is focused on trust and estate planning and business formation and succession planning. He serves clients in our Virginia Beach office. Ken specializes in helping families and business owners preserve, and pass on their wealth and values with special attention to the individual needs of each client, such as inheritance and asset protection, estate and gift tax planning, multi-generational planning, and the unique needs of blended families and business owners.

Ken has been practicing law in Hampton Roads for seventeen years. He received his law degree and a master's degree in public policy from Regent University in 1995 and served as a prosecutor in Virginia Beach before entering private practice in 2004. In addition to his experience in estate and business planning, Ken has an extensive background in residential and commercial real estate and dispute resolution. Ken is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Beach Bar Association, and Wealth Counsel, LLC. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife of nineteen years and their three children.

Practice Areas
-Estate and Trust Adminstration
-Estate Planning
-Business Planning

Beth Ann R. Lawson, Attorney

Beth Ann R. Lawson is an attorney at Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC. She assists seniors, baby boomers and families with estate planning, asset protection, Medicaid and Veteran's Aid and Attendance planning, special needs trusts and estate administration.

Prior to joining Carrell Blanton Ferris, Beth Ann was the principle of the Law Office of Beth Ann R. Lawson, PLLC as well as a co-founder and a former managing partner of the Virginia Beach Law Group. Prior to her legal career, Beth Ann was President of the consulting firm, Strategic Planning and Teamwork.

Beth Ann has published articles on various topics to include "Protecting Loved Ones with an Effective Power of Attorney," "Transferring Wealth in Blended Families," "The Virginia Privacy Protection and Freedom of Information Acts: A Basic Divorce Primer" published by both the Virginia and Maryland State Bar Family Law News Journals, "For Love of a Father" and "Give the Gift of Love: A Prenup" published in Executive Life Style Magazine. Beth Ann participated in a collaborative elder law book with a chapter on "The Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Seniors." Beth Ann presented Virginia CLE training in "The Probate Process from Start to Finish."

Beth Ann is a vocal advocate for educating seniors and their families on how to age with legal power. Please contact Beth Ann to speak to your community group on how to legally protect the pride, dignity and assets of our Virginia seniors and veterans.

Areas of Practice
-Elder Law
-Estate Planning
-Special Needs Trusts
-Estate Administration