Thomas Nolan

Thomas Nolan has been recognized locally and statewide for his expertise in estate planning, Virginia probate, settling estates, and infant and adult adoptions.

Thomas Nolan, Attorney
Thomas Nolan, Attorney

Tom is the founder and owner of Virginia Wills, Trusts & Estates. He and his experienced staff provide legal services and advice related to estate planning, the probate system, the settling of estates, estate and gift taxation, and infant and adult adoptions. He has practiced law in Charlottesville since 1987. He can be reached at 434-817-4001 or via email at

Tom received his B.A. (1978) from the University of Virginia and his J.D. (1982) from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. He has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Tom was Chair of the Wills, Trusts & Estates Section of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) when the Virginia General Assembly passed the Uniform Trust Code (2005), and he remains active on the Section’s Legislative Committee.

He is a regular speaker at the VBA’s annual Advanced Estate Planning and Administration Seminar. His most recent presentation focused on the Rules Governing Lawyer Advertising and the Solicitation of Clients. He is at work on his next one, to be presented in April 2015.

You can often find Tom and his wife Jane on their Friday date-night at Bizou on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. His daughter Grace works as an R.N. at the University of Virginia Hospital. His son John is a rising fourth-year at Mr. Jefferson’s University.

Now that the Red Sox have proved miracles still happen, by winning their third World Series of his lifetime (2004, 2007, and 2013), Tom is holding out hope that Hollywood will make a Superman movie worth watching.