Letha Sgritta McDowell

Letha Sgritta McDowell

Hook Law Center
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Tax Law
  • North Carolina, Virginia
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Summary

Letha Sgritta McDowell is an attorney with Hook Law Center who works primarily with the firm’s North Carolina clients. Her practice includes the areas of elder law, special needs planning, estate and trust administration, estate planning, asset protection planning, long-term care planning, and tax law. Ms. McDowell is a 2001 graduate of Purdue University and a 2004 graduate of the University of Maine’s School of Law.

Ms. McDowell is an Elder Law Attorney certified by the National Elder Law Foundation and Board Certified as a specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. McDowell is licensed to practice law in both Virginia and North Carolina, and she actively practices in both states. In addition, Ms. McDowell is accredited to prepare and prosecute claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ms. McDowell is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, co-chair of NAELA’s Programs & Publications Committee, and serves on NAELA’s public policy and finance committees. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the Elder Law Specialization Committee for the North Carolina State Bar, and serves as an active mentor to a number of young attorneys through the North Carolina Chapter of NAELA. In addition to her current roles, Ms. McDowell is the former Editor-in-Chief of “Gray Matters”, the newsletter for the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Education
University of Maine - School of Law
J.D. (2004)
Purdue University - Purdue University
B.A. (2001)
Wake Forest University
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Visitng student to increase exposure to tax law
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Hook Law Center
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Attorney at Law
Oast & Taylor PLC
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Partner
Oast & Hook
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Certifications
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
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Virginia Bar Association
Elder Law Council
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Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
Member
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Norfolk SPCA
Board Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Virginia
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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Website
Website
Contact & Map
Hook Law Center
295 Bendix Road
Suite 170
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
USA
Telephone: (757) 399-7506
Fax: (757) 397-1267
Hook Law Center
5806 Harbour View Blvd.
Suite 203
Suffolk, VA 23435
USA
Telephone: (757) 399-7506
Fax: (757) 397-1267