Mr. Scott Golightly

Mr. Scott Golightly: Attorney with Golightly Mulligan & Morgan PLC


As a husband, father, and small business owner, nothing is more important to me than providing for my family and keeping them safe and secure. I believe that most people feel the same way. That is why I have dedicated my career to helping families and small businesses plan for the future and protect the well-being of their loved ones.

Although life has taught us to "always be prepared" and "expect the unexpected," only about 60% of Americans have actually taken the time to prepare a plan to handle their affairs after death or disability. That's simply not good enough. In fact, I've witnessed firsthand what not having a plan in place can do, sometimes resulting in the complete self-destruction of a family or business.

As an estate planning and business planning attorney, my passion is to help families and small businesses plan for and successfully navigate the unexpected and inevitable events in life. Specifically, my job is to ensure that (1) personal, family, and business goals are realized, (2) risks and expenses are minimized, and (3) peace of mind is achieved.

I take pride in providing each of my clients with personal attention, timely assistance, clear communication, and excellent results. I take the time necessary to make sure I fully understand each client's values, goals, desires, questions, and concerns. I explain, in plain English, the available options and my recommendations based on the client's specific situation. Working together, we then develop and implement a carefully tailored plan to ensure that the client's objectives are achieved. My objective is to make sure each of my clients fully understands the available options, is actively engaged, and feels absolutely comfortable throughout the entire planning process.

Scott received his B.A. in Political Science from Christopher Newport University and his J.D. from the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. While in law school, Scott served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Richmond's Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Board, and served on the law school's Honor Council.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Business Successions and Succession
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Formation
  • Community Association Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
804-215-3073  Phone
804-658-3873  Phone
804-658-3894  Fax
University Attended:
Christopher Newport College, B.A., 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Richmond, T. C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1998, Virginia; 1998, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1998, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Virginia State Bar (Member, Trusts and Estate Section).

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Richmond, Virginia

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