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Matthew M. Farley, Esquire

Matthew graduated the University of Richmond School of Law magna cum laude, where he was a member of the Law Review, the McNeil Honor Society and the Moot Court Board.  Matthew earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Matthew’s practice focuses on trust and estate planning for high net worth individuals and families, closely-held business planning, planning for individuals with special needs, trust and estate administration, and fiduciary litigation. 

Prior to joining Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild, Matthew was an attorney with Mays & Valentine LLP and Troutman Sanders LLP with an emphasis on trust and estate planning and litigation. 

Matthew has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Trusts & Estates since 2008 and has been named one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in the category of Taxes, Trusts and Estates by Virginia Business magazine in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.  Matthew is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Richmond and the Virginia Gift Planning Council. Matthew serves on the Planned Giving Council for St. Christopher’s School.

Matthew has participated in several speaking engagements on such topics as Virginia’s Uniform Trust Code, guardianship litigation, estate planning and trust and estate administration.

Matthew is admitted to practice in Virginia and is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association.


image Maureen C. Ackerly
image Michael Armstrong
image John D. Bristow
image Charles T. Brooks
image Brandy J.F. Burnett
image Kari L. Dottellis
image Matthew M. Farley
image Hunter M. Glenn
image Victoria Hamrick
image J. Garrett Horsley
image Molly D. McEvoy
image Jane L. Schwarzschild
image Carol E. Taylor


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