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Director of Estate and Trust Administration

Deborah A. Hall joined the firm in 2014 as our Director of Trust and Estate Administration after working as the Senior Trust and Estate Administrator at the law firm of Richmond & Fishburne for 25 years. With over 35 years of experience in estate and trust administration, her knowledge of accounting and finances, trust and estate administration, and fiduciary, federal estate and gift taxation allows her to conduct confidential and detailed assignments under fast-paced and time-sensitive conditions. When Deborah is not working, she enjoys reading, volunteering and spending time with her family.

Areas of Focus

  • Provides direct personable interaction with clients

  • Communicates directly with investment brokers, banks, accountants, commissioners and court officials

  • Processes payments and reconciliations of client financial accounts

  • Provides client portfolio status to attorneys and clients

  • Coordinates periodic income and principal distributions from trusts and estates

  • Assists our attorneys with administration duties including preparation of inventories, accountings, and draft tax returns

  • Maintains trust and estate administrative and tax knowledge with continuing education


  • Fluvanna County High School, 1978

  • Piedmont Community College, Business and Management Studies

  • Campbell University Trust School, 1987

  • H&R Block Tax School, 1996

  • Leland School of Ministry, Theological Studies, 2015

  • Ongoing continuing education workshops and seminars including topics about bookkeeping, taxes, financial data management; accounting; trust and estate administration and computer programs

Professional Affiliations

  • Charlottesville Legal Staff Association (Former Member and Past President)

Community Service

  • Central Virginia Baptist Association (Volunteer, Chair of Finance, Co-Director of Leadership Conference and Women’s Retreat Planning and Past Moderator)

  • Effort Church (Member, Volunteer Teacher, Personnel Committee, Former Chair of Council, Former Member of Finance Committee)

  • Fluvanna Christian Services Society – Happy Face Program (Volunteer)

  • Girl Scout Leader (Volunteer for 13 years)

  • Liberia Mission Project (Volunteer)

  • Salvation Army (Volunteer serving evening meals)

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