Nancy Newton “Newnie” Rogers

Managing Partner

NANCY NEWTON “NEWNIE” ROGERS has spent more than 35 years helping her clients with estate planning and estate and trust administration. She also guides Virginia Estate & Trust Law in its service as executor and trustee, and advises corporate and individual fiduciaries in their administration of estates and trusts.

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“I find the most fulfilling part of my job is helping people, whether that is helping them create an estate plan that is tailored to their needs or helping them through the estate and trust administration process.”

Professional accomplishments

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
  • Estate Planning Council of Richmond, Past President and Current Member
  • Trust Administrators Council of Richmond, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Former Member of the Board of Governors 
  • Virginia Bar Association’s Section on Wills, Trusts and Estates, Member of Legislative Committee 
  • Virginia Gift Planning Council, Member
  • Virginia Law Foundation, Past President
  • Trust Oversight Committee for The Community Foundation, Inc., Member

Prior work experience 

  • Troutman Sanders LLP (formerly Mays & Valentine LLP), Partner

Education and recognition

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif
  • Hollins University, B.A., cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa
  • Selected for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in America,” Trusts & Estates
  • Named to “Legal Elite” (Taxes, Estates and Trusts), Virginia Business
  • Selected for inclusion as a “Super Lawyer,” Estate Planning & Probate Law, Virginia Super Lawyers

Beyond the job

“When I’m not working, I enjoy being active in my community, volunteering with organizations such as the Hollins University Alumnae Association, the Virginia Environmental Endowment, and St. James’s Episcopal Church. I love playing and watching sports and used to serve as assistant coach for Geronimo Lacrosse. I also enjoy downtime with my family, my dog, and a good book.”