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Jonathan grew up in Lexington, Virginia. After finishing his law degree at Washington & Lee University School of Law he worked as a Contract Negotiations Specialist and as a Financial Planner for a Fortune 500 company before starting Tarris Law in 2016.
Since starting Tarris Law, Jonathan has litigated thousands of matters throughout Virginia from fatal trucking accidents to farm partitions among dozens of heirs. Jonathan has never lost a Jury trial and has successfully appealled trial court rulings, even garnishing published opinions in the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Many times Jonathan is able to avoid litigation altogether with proper planning and negotiations. He has formed dozens of trusts, LLCs and other business entities, providing them with the proper legal paperwork to avoid disputes among all stakeholders. His testimonials below demonstrate his exceptional care for his clients.
For clients who did not have the proper paperwork and planning in place before contacting Tarris Law he has achieved successful settlements to avoid unnecessary and costly litigation in cases ranging from complex estates and divorces to personal injuries and contract disputes. Read about some of our cases under the respective practice area.
In his spare time Jonathan enjoys spending time outdoors on family outings, doing home improvement projects and volunteering on a variety of community boards and commissions.
PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Business Transactions & Asset Protection
Traffic/Trucking Accidents, Reckless Driving & DUIs
Washington & Lee University School of Law
George Mason University School of Law
West Virginia University College of Business & Economics
Lexington Planning Commission, Planning Commissioner 2015-2017
Lexington-Rockbridge-Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 2018-2020
Lexington Police Foundation, Advisory Board, 2017-2019
Lexington-Rockbridge Jaycees, Treasurer & State Director, 2015
Hull's Drive-In Theater, Board of Directors 2018-2020
Rockbridge Area Recreational Organization, Basketball Coach 2012-17, Advisory Board 2014-2015
Lexington Presbyterian Church, Ruling Elder 2018-2020
Duncan grew up in St. Louis, Missouri before relocating to Chesapeake, Virginia. In 2017 he moved to Lynchburg to finish his education and since 2018 he has served as an Infantryman in the Virginia Army National Guard while completing his eduction at Liberty University.
Since joining the firm Duncan has taken on cases involving land disputes and regulatory compliance.
Duncan enjoys spending time outdoors with family, working through his ever-growing reading list, and volunteering with several veteran’s outreach groups in the Lynchburg area.
PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS
Land Use, Residential & Commercial Real Estate
Tax & Administrative Law
Government Benefits, Government Contracts & Military Law
Liberty University School of Law
Liberty University College of History
Maura grew up in Rockbridge County and comes to Tarris Law with a background in business management and operations, working for some of the areas biggest companies.
Since joining the firm Maura has completed advanced training to become a Certified Settlement Agent with the Virginia Land and Title Association and assists our clients with handling all aspects of their real estate and business transactions.
In her free time Maura enjoys kayaking our local rivers, traveling & listening to live music.
Virginia Land and Title Association, Certified Settlement Agent
Virginia Land and Title Association, Title Insurance Agent
Residential Real Estate Closings
Commercial Real Estate Closings
Emily started out interning at Tarris Law after her 1st year of law school. She excelled in a in that role and now assists the firm in handling a range of matters including trust management, tax compliance and family planning as she finishes her law degree. When her nose isn't in the books Emily enjoys traveling, live music and spending time with her dog Carson.
Washington & Lee School of Law
Virginia Tech University