Letha Sgritta McDowell

Letha Sgritta McDowell

Oast & Taylor PLC
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Tax Law
  • North Carolina, Virginia
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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.

University of Maine - School of Law
J.D. (2004)
Purdue University - Purdue University
B.A. (2001)
Wake Forest University
Visitng student to increase exposure to tax law
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Oast & Taylor PLC
Oast & Hook
Certified Elder Law Attorney
National Elder Law Foundation
Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law
North Carolina State Bar
Professional Associations
North Carolina Bar Association
Elder Law Council
- Current
Virginia Bar Association
Elder Law Council
Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
Norfolk SPCA
Board Member
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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
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