Letha Sgritta McDowell

Oast & Taylor PLC
Contact: (757) 452-6200
Law School: University of Maine - School of Law
Jurisdictions: North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia


About Letha Sgritta McDowell
Ms. McDowell, licensed by the Virginia State Bar and North Carolina State Bar, has made significant contributions to the Oast & Taylor team and continues to forge a prominent career serving our citizens and community. Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and Board Certified as a specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar, Ms. McDowell practices primarily in the areas of Elder Law, Long-term Care Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Small Business Planning and Tax Law.

Accredited for preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for Veterans Benefits and approved to practice before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Ms. McDowell has spent many years representing those who serve.

She is the Editor in Chief of "Gray Matters", the newsletter for the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is active on the Elder Law Section Councils for both the North Carolina Bar Association and the Virginia Bar Association. She is an active mentor for the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She has taught numerous continuing education programs on Elder Law and Estate Planning in both Virginia and North Carolina and has actively assisted in developing software for use by elder law attorneys.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Life Care Planning
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • Small Business Planning
  • Veterans Benefits
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina 
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia 
Certified Elder Law Attorney (National Elder Law Foundation)
Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law (North Carolina State Bar)
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law, Oast & Taylor PLC
Partner, Oast & Hook
University of Maine - School of LawJ.D. (2004)
Purdue University - Purdue UniversityB.A. (2001)
Wake Forest University
Details: Visitng student to increase exposure to tax law
Professional Associations
Elder Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association
Elder Law Council, Virginia Bar Association
Member, Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
Board Member, Norfolk SPCA


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