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George Washington University Law School

JD 2004

Virginia Tech

BS 1995

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Estate Administration and Probate

Medicaid Planning & Elder Law

Estate Litigation

Chris focuses his practice on helping individuals and families navigate some of the most important legal issues they may ever face. His practice includes working with clients in matters related to: estate planning and administration; guardianship and conservatorship; probate issues; Medicaid planning; as well as preparation of premarital and marital agreements. In addition, Chris serves as a guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults and represents clients in involuntary hospital commitment hearings.


Chris has received various awards for his work as an attorney, including recognition as a "Top Lawyer" by Northern Virginia Magazine and Super Lawyers. Chris has also received Avvo's highest rating for attorneys and the Martindale Client Service Award for client satisfaction.

Chris has also lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and local bar associations in Northern Virginia. He has also written for the Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and co-authored written materials for Virginia CLE (Continuing Legal Education). Chris received his BS from Virginia Tech and JD from the George Washington University Law School.

Chris is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is admitted to practice before the Virginia Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Before beginning his legal practice, Chris served on active duty with the United States Army as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. When he is not working with clients he spends time with his wife, two children and the family shih-tzu. He can often be seen driving to and from volleyball and lacrosse practice.

Christopher Mays

Attorney and Counselor at Law

(703) 249-9007

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