Thomas S. Word, Jr.

Of Counsel

THOMAS S. WORD, JR. has four decades of experience in tax, wealth management, charitable giving, and fiduciary law. His current practice focuses on advising families on wealth conservation and transmission, tax minimization, and charitable giving.

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I feel honored to work with families on stewardship and building family unity and values.”

Professional accomplishments

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
  • American Law Institute, Member
  • Genan Foundation of Charlottesville, Virginia, Director
  • Richmond Bar Association, Past President
  • The Community Foundation Inc., Past Director
  • Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company, Director
  • Virginia Bar Association Life, Member

Prior work experience 

  • Word & Word PLC, Founder and Principal
  • McGuireWoods LLP, Partner

Education and recognition

  • University of Richmond, LLB, Norman Medal
  • Virginia Tech, B.S. 

Beyond the job

“My favorite pastime is writing: non-legal fiction revealing human nature, journalism for bird dog sport and rural life, and biographies of clients.”