Joley’s practice focuses on:

  • Estate and Disability Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship of Disabled and Incapacitated Adults
  • Medicaid and Long-Term Care Planning
  • Medicare Counseling and Advocacy
  • Social Security, Disability, Supplemental Security Income and Pension Benefit Assistance

A native of Marion County, Georgia, Joley graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy and Sociology. Thereafter, she attended the University of Pittsburgh, from which she received her Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in Health Law Administration, Finance and Governance.

While in law school, Joley served as a certified legal intern for the University of Pittsburgh Elder Law Clinic, where she assisted seniors and their families in a variety of legal matters. In this role, she gained experience in seeking guardianship appointments, drafting estate planning documents, and resolving Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid issues. She gave numerous presentations at Assisted Living Facilities and AARP chapter meetings on the importance of estate planning documents. Joley served as an intern for the Pittsburgh State Health Insurance Assistance Program, wherein she counseled Medicare participants in plan selection and benefits. She has also interned for two state court judges.

Joley is a regular speaker and author on such topics as estate planning, mental health care, Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care and disability planning.

Client Comments about Joley

“Joley came highly recommended by my wife’s co-worker as a caring and professional attorney to help with my mother’s estate planning. She definitely did a wonderful job educating and explaining the various options to be considered, allowing my mother, sisters and myself to make the best decision. Joley even helped me over a year later with an unrelated issue. She is a truly caring and knowledgeable attorney that I will continue to recommend. ”

“Joley was instrumental in helping my daughter and I navigate through a very difficult process in applying for Medicaid and Estate Planning.  During a very emotional and stressful time when we needed guidance, she was extremely efficient while displaying genuine care and compassion. I have the utmost confidence in her abilities as an attorney.  I have, without any reservations, recommended her to family and friends.”

“My health agent introduced me to Joley when I told him about what I needed. From the very first meeting with her, she did more for my wife and me in just one month than anyone else had done in a year or more. Joley is everything you would want in a lawyer. She’s great!!!”

  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, J.D.,  2012
    • Health Law Certificate Program – Administration, Finance and Governance
  • The College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Arts, 2007
    • Dual Degree in the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy and Sociology
  • “Young Lawyer of the Year” Award, Richmond Bar Association, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40“, Style Weekly Magazine, October 2014
  • Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite”, Legal Services/Pro Bono category, 2014 – 2016
  • Selected to the Super Lawyer’s “Rising Stars” Virginia List, Elder Law category, 2014 – 2016
  • Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) Volunteer Attorney of the Year, 2014
  • Attorney Spotlight, Legal Information Network for Cancer, April 2013

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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Past Speaking Engagements

15jun12:00 amNew Elder Law Attorney Training - VAELA Annual MeetingCharlottesville, VAPresented by: Joley L. Eason
15jun12:00 amThe ABLE Act of 2014VAELA Annual MeetingCharlottesville, VAPresented by: Joley L. Eason
1junAll DayEstate Planning - Aging with Grace EventHeritage Baptist Church, Chesterfield, VAPresented by: Joley L. Eason
1may12:00 amVALS Annual ConferenceRichmond, VAPresented by: Joley L. Eason
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