Our Attorneys

Ashley  E. Nimitz focuses her practice in estate and trust litigation, including contesting and defending validity of wills, seeking judicial removal of executors, trustees and conservators for breaches of duty, and protecting vulnerable seniors victimized by financial exploitation.  These complex issues call for an attorney with experience in these special practice areas as well as in the courtroom.  Ms. Nimitz comes to the Firm with a background in civil litigation, familial disputes, real estate transactions and business entity formation, during which she honed her analytical and legal writing skills.

In her estate and trust administration practice, Ms. Nimitz advises executors, trustees and conservators regarding their fiduciary duties under the governing Will or Trust instrument, as well as Virginia law, in the management and distribution of estate and trust assets.  She works closely with our paralegals to investigate, analyze and maintain the financial and tax documentation necessary to ensure compliance with statutory reporting requirements by our fiduciary clients.

Ms. Nimitz also contributes her energetic and visionary talents to her hometown community in her roles as President of the Little Neck Circle of the King’s Daughters and as Vice-President of The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum.  

Education

Regent University School of Law

Juris Doctor (2013)

Longwood University

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude (2008) Political Science (Minor in Homeland Security)

Academic Recognition

  • Regent University School of Law
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Student Bar Association, Executive Secretary
  • Longwood University
  • Chi Student Service Commendation
  • Student Government Association, Executive Treasurer

Practice Areas

  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Divestment Litigation

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Circle of the King’s Daughters, Little Neck Chapter
  • President
  • Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
  • Vice President, Board of Directors