M.R. Litman

Of Counsel

M.R. LITMAN focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust taxation and administration, business succession planning, and fiduciary litigation. She has extensive experience litigating will contests, will and trust construction cases, family and probate disputes, and cases that involve the misconduct of fiduciaries and the misappropriation of funds. 

M.R. works with disabled and incapacitated persons and their families in the establishment of special needs trusts and advises on guardianship and conservatorship matters. She also handles general corporate work for closely held businesses and nonprofits, including nonprofit formation.

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“I find it fulfilling to advise families and fiduciaries on complex estate and trust disputes and work toward a resolution that benefits my clients.”

Professional accomplishments

  • Estate Planning Council of Richmond, Member
  • Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Trust Administrators Council of Richmond, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association’s Section on Wills, Trusts & Estates, Member
  • Read to Them, Former Board Member
  • Rotary Club of Richmond, Former Board Member

Prior work experience 

  • Williams Mullen, Senior Associate
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP (Charleston, WV), Associate
  • Goodwin & Goodwin LLP (Charleston, WV), Associate
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Charleston, WV), Summer Clerk

Education and recognition

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude
  • Selected for inclusion as a “Super Lawyer Rising Star,” Virginia Super Lawyers, 2022-2023


M.R. works with Thomson Reuters to author six Practical Law publications each year: 

Beyond the job

“Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and our two dogs, visiting my hometown of Lewisburg, WV, needlepointing, and working on behalf of nonprofits, including the National Brittany Rescue & Adoption Network (NBRAN), Camp Alleghany Alumni Association, and First Presbyterian Church.”