William L. Babcock, Jr. PC

Alexandria law firm limiting practice to estate planning and estate & trust administration

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Firm Overview

William L. Babcock, Jr. PC has provided exceptional legal services to northern Virgina residents since 1996. The firm's office is in the Old Town area of Alexandria and is comprised of three lawyers and an office manager.

We have more than 45 years of combined legal experience and have earned a reputation in the community for integrity, hard work and legal services of the highest quality. We are committed to providing clients with thorough, efficient and prompt legal work.

We can help you with:
-Estate planning
-Wills
-Revocable trusts
-Durable powers of attorney
-Advance medical directives
-Estate administration
-Trust administration
-Estate tax returns
-Gift tax returns
-Irrevocable trusts
-Limited liability companies
-Premarital agreements
-Deeds

Recognition for exceptional legal ability
William Babcock has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for professionalism and ethics. He has been selected by his peers as among The Best Lawyers in America since 2007. He has also been named one of the Washington, DC Area's Best Lawyers by the Washington Post (2008 and 2009) and part of the Top One Percent of Lawyers in the Region by Washingtonian Magazine (2008-2013).
Main Office

Main Office
526 King Street
Suite 518
Alexandria  VA  22314

Phone
  • 703-518-8400
Estate Planning
Estate Planning
William L. Babcock, Jr. PC can help with all aspects of your estate planning, providing advice and documents, including:
-Wills
-Revocable (living) trusts
-Powers of Attorney
-Medical directives (Living wills)
-Estate tax issues
-Executors, trustees, agents and guardians
-Gift planning
-Irrevocable trusts

Your estate plan distributes your property at your death, but can also control the management and use of your assets in the event of your disability, establish a program of care for your children and provide lifetime protection for them and their descendants against the loss of assets to divorce, lawsuits and estate tax.

As time passes, your estate plan needs to be reviewed to keep it relevant to your current assets and family situation. We recommend that you review your documents every 3 to 5 years and call us if your review raises any questions about the appropriateness of your existing documents.

William L. Babcock, Jr.

Practice areas
-Wills
-Trusts and estates
-Decedents estates
-Estate administration
-Estate planning for unmarried couples
-Family trusts
-Family wealth transfer
-Living trusts
-Powers of attorney
-Special needs trusts
-Trust administration
-Trust planning
-Estate planning
-Trust law

Admitted
-Virginia, 1973

Education
-Bowdoin College, 1969, B.A.
-George Washington University, 1972, J.D. (with honors)

Associations & memberships
-Alexandria Bar Association
-Virginia State Bar (Member, Trusts and Estates Section)

Biographical details
William Babcock, Jr. has been AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 15 years, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2008-2012); The Washington DC Area's Best Lawyers' published by the Washington Post (2008 and 2009); The Top One Percent of Lawyers in the Region, Washingtonian Magazine (2008-2012).

Former memberships and associations: Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee for Alexandria (Member, 1992-1998; Secretary, 1993-1994; Chair, 1994-1995). Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline (2002-2008; Chair, 2006-2008). Hospice Cup Sponsor's Committee, Hospice of Northern Virginia; Leadership Washington Class of 1991. Youth Soccer Coach. President, Friends of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center. Director, Jubilee Support Foundation in Adams Morgan. Chair, Governance Committee of the Board of ACT for Alexandria. Member, Alexandria Seaport Foundation.

Faculty Lecturer, Virginia State Bar continuing legal education seminars: Handling Problem Assets; Ethical Issues in Advising a Fiduciary; Tax Saving Trusts; Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts; Death and Taxes; Estate Planning Bootcamp.
Education
  • George Washington University
    Juris Doctorate
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