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Karen L. Rowell

Karen L. Rowell

Estate Planning, Estate Administration & Elder Law Attorney, Clark & Bra
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Virginia
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Karen L. Rowell is an associate attorney with Clark & Bradshaw, P.C. Ms. Rowell grew up in Roanoke County, Virginia, graduating from Cave Spring High School. She received her baccalaureate degree in Family & Child Development from Virginia Tech and her juris doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. Ms. Rowell served as a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive in the United States Navy for five years prior to attending law school and has been practicing law in Harrisonburg since 2008. Ms. Rowell focuses her practice on wills & estate planning, advanced medical directives & powers of attorney, Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security Benefits, financial & long-term care planning, revocable living trusts, life insurance trusts, special needs & charitable trusts, guardianships & conservatorships, and probate, trust & estate administration. Ms. Rowell is a qualified guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults. Ms. Rowell and her daughter, Lura Alexandra Gurth, have enjoyed living in Bridgewater since 2008 and look forward to many more years living and serving the community in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Clark & Bradshaw, P.C. is a full service law firm which has represented individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley since 1948.

College of William and Mary
J.D. (2008) | Juris Doctor
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. (1996) | Family & Child Development
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Professional Experience
Layman & Nichols, P.C.
I spent the first ten years of my practice with this firm practicing estate planning, estate administration and elder law.
Cryptologic Technician Interpretive Petty Officer Second Class
United States Navy
I am a proud Navy veteran.
Speaking Engagements
Senior Advantage Program , Sentara RMH Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA
Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives, Guardianships and Conservatorships
Guardian ad litem for Incapacitated Adults
Supreme Court of Virginia
NATO Medal
Awarded during Navy service.
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Department of Defense
Awarded during Navy service.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Former Republic of Yugoslavia
Department of Defense
Awarded during Navy service.
Good Conduct Medal
United States Navy
Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Virginia Chapter
- Current
Activities: I have attended many state and national conferences. This is a wonderful organization to be a part of as an estate and elder law attorney.
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Virginia State Bar  # 76801
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Clark & Bradshaw, P.C.
92 N. liberty Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Telephone: (540) 433-2601 Ext. 217