Mary Ann Barnes

Mary Ann Barnes: Attorney with The Women's Legal Group (Harrisonburg Office)
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Mary Ann Barnes received her Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University in 1983 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Paralegal Studies. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Delaware Law School in 1988. During law school, she clerked for the Wilmington, Delaware law firm of Doroshow & Pasquale. The first eleven years of Ms. Barnes law practice was spent representing plaintiffs' in personal injury and product liability matters. Since joining her partners, William Tucker and Yvonne Griffin in 1999, she has expanded her practice. Her current practice areas include Social Security Disability, Estate Planning/Will Drafting and Family Law. In the Family Law department she handles Adoptions and Prenuptial Agreements. Her Adoption practice includes international, parental placement, agency placement, family placement, consent adoptions and non-consent adoptions.

She is a member of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives. She is on the Board of Directors for the Aids Services Group and serves on the Human Rights Committee for Region Ten. She resides with her family in Albemarle County and is active in the community. Please visit our firm's website to learn more about your specific need. We provide insight, answers to frequently asked questions, and specific fee/initial consultation options.

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Areas of Practice (54)

  • Social Security Disability
  • Estate Planning
  • Will Drafting
  • Family Law
  • Adoptions
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • International Adoptions
  • Parental Placement
  • Agency Placement
  • Family Placement
  • Consent Adoptions
  • Non-Consent Adoptions
  • Elder Law
  • Agency Adoptions
  • Independent Adoptions
  • International Child Abduction
  • Name Changes
  • Parental Rights
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Private Adoptions
  • Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Social Security
  • Social Security Appeals
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Settlements
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • International Estate Planning
  • International Trusts
  • International Trusts and Estates
  • Living Trusts
  • Pet Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust Planning
  • Trust and Estate Collections
  • Wills
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
540-208-4025  Phone
434-973-7474  Phone
434-951-0891  Fax
University Attended:
James Madison University, B.A., Political Science, 1983
Law School Attended:
Delaware Law School, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
1988, Delaware; 1996, District of Columbia; 1989, Virginia
Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association; National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives.
Birth Information:
Glens Falls, New York, November 3, 1961
Hobbies & interests:
Payment Information:
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other - Check and Debit Card

Peer Reviews

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