Upon the retirement of my father and mentor, Bill Skinner, I’ve now opened my own law practice, the Skinner Law Office. After 19 years of working in the executive world, my wife Leslie now works with me, using her expertise to assist with practice development and strengthening client relationships.

How is Estate Planning Accomplished?

When done properly, estate planning requires your participation in sharing with me your hopes, goals, fears, concerns, and expectations for yourself and for your loved ones who are most important to you. This process of sharing who you are, almost always results in the preparation of several comprehensive legal documents, but the documents themselves are not “estate planning.”

How Skinner Law Office Can Help

Skinner Law Office can work with you and your family in our office in Williamsburg or in a virtual setting with online meetings.  There is no difference in how I approach learning about your family, your concerns, and goals whether we meet in-person or using technology such as GoToMeeting, Skype, or phone conferences.  You’ll still receive the same personal attention and my guidance and counseling will allow you to make the best decisions for you and your family.

Probably, the main difference in offering a robust virtual setting for meeting with clients, is that it’s much easier to follow-up with you and your family (who may live out of state) in answering questions about your plan when it needs to be used.

Bank Grade Security for Online Communications/Data Storage

Skinner Law Office utilizes the services of MyCase for its secure online communications and data storage.  This is state-of-the-art law firm security with all sensitive information encrypted before it’s written to disk.  MyCase uses 128-bit SSL encryption for data transmission and 256-bit AES encryption when storing data. Unique keys are generated for every item, providing an additional layer of security for Skinner Law Office.  Furthermore, I consider all communications with Skinner Law Office as confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of our office, without your permission.

First Step to Take

If you’re ready to learn how I can help, contact me to request an initial phone conference.  After we speak, if you decide to move forward with working together, I’ll set-up an online account that you can securely access.  If I cannot help you, I’ll try to recommend another local attorney or refer you to the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service.