Maureen C. Ackerly


Armstrong Bristow Farley & Schwarzschild PLC
1807 Libbie Avenue, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23226

Maureen’s practice focuses on gift, estate and trust planning for individuals and families, tax planning, and estate and trust administration for beneficiaries and fiduciaries.

Maureen’s prior experience includes:

  • McGuireWoods LLP (Richmond, Virginia) 1998-2009
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York, New York) 1995-1998
  • Clerk for the Honorable Marvin J. Garbis, U.S. District Court of Maryland (1994-1995)
  • William & Mary School of Law, J.D. (1994) – Order of the Coif and Law Review
  • Duke University, B.A. in English cum laude (1991)
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow since 2007
  • Recognized in Virginia Super Lawyers since 2006
  • Recognized in Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009-2021)

Maureen is a member of both the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association and has been actively involved with the VBA as a member of the Wills, Trusts & Estates Section.  Maureen is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Richmond and the Trust Administrators Council of Richmond.  Maureen has volunteered with many charitable and civic organizations, including serving on the Board of Governors of The Community Foundation serving Greater Richmond and Central Virginia, Inc., the Board of Directors of Richmond Sports Backers and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra Foundation, and the Advisory Board of VCU Massey Cancer Center.