Christopher M. McCarthy, CELA, White & McCarthy / Midlothian
Chris McCarthy is a partner at White & McCarthy where his practice focuses on elder law, long-term planning, veterans benefits, guardianships and conservatorships, and special needs planning. Chris is the first attorney in Central Virginia to become a Certified Elder Law Attorney, with certification through the National Elder Law Foundation, which is the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of elder law. An AV-rated attorney, he is also an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
McCarthy was recognized in the 2011 edition of Virginia Super Lawyers in the Elder Law category, and was previously selected for inclusion in Virginia Rising Stars for three consecutive years (2008-2010). He is president of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a past chair of the Elder Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association, a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Virginia Center on Aging. Virginia Lawyers Weekly honored McCarthy as a 2011 "Leader in the Law" for expanding and elevating the practice of elder law, and providing leadership in the legal profession and service to the community.