Jane Schwarzschild


804-351-5246 jschwarzschild@armstrongbristow.com
Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild PLC
1807 Libbie Avenue, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23226

Jane’s practice focuses on estate and trust planning for individuals and families and estate and trust administration for beneficiaries and individual and corporate fiduciaries.  Her engagements typically include related estate, generation-skipping, gift and fiduciary income tax advice, as well as advice on local laws pertaining to property rights, probate avoidance, wills, estates and trusts. She appreciates her loyal client base that includes multiple branches and generations of many different families.

Prior experience

  • Mays & Valentine LLP (Associate 1974-1980; Partner 1980-2007; Head of Trusts & Estates Practice Group 1995-2001)
  • Troutman Sanders LLP (Partner 2001-2007; Head of Trusts & Estates Practice Group 2001-2007)
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1974
  • Smith College, B.A. in Psychology (with semester at Trinity College), 1971


  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow since 1991
  • Virginia Law Foundation, Fellow since 2009
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America since 1993
  • Recognized in Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” (2000-2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015)
  • Recognized in Virginia Super Lawyers since 2006
  • Recognized as a “Five Star Wealth Manager” in Richmond Magazine (2011 and 2012)


Jane has been an active member of both the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association, having served as a member of the Legislative Committee of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia Bar Association, the Governing Council of both the Wills, Trusts and Estates Section and the Domestic Relations Section of the Virginia Bar Association, and the Board of Governors of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar.  Jane also is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Richmond.  Finally, Jane has volunteered with several charitable and civic organizations, including having served on the Boards of Directors of the Richmond Forum, the Richmond SPCA and the Virginia League of Planned Parenthood.