Larisa E. Gilbert concentrates her practice in estate planning, including the related matters of elder law assistance, Medicaid planning and application assistance, VA benefits planning, special needs planning, and business succession planning.

Larisa brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to her practice and provides planning services with the same level of quality, care, consideration, and affordability she would want for her own family. Over the course of her legal career, she has personally experienced many of the concerns, issues, and planning needs that many of her clients face.  She therefore understands the emotional aspect of estate and caregiving planning and that every person’s journey is unique and worthy of customized documents that are the best fit for their particular goals and circumstances. By educating her clients about the components of a well thought out estate plan, taking the time to understand each client’s current concerns and hopes for the future, providing reassurance, and blending legal expertise with empathy, she provides a holistic, caring, and client-centered approach to her work.

Because Larisa has been a Sandwich Generation caregiver for the past twenty years, she is active in, a community of caregivers supporting each other in the joys and challenges of caring for aging loved ones.  She has been a featured guest on Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers and in Daughterhood Conversations, a series of video interviews regarding the caregiving options and challenges.

And, as the wife, daughter, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, and niece of veterans, she is particularly passionate about helping those who served our country when they are ready to plan with more comprehensive and personalized estate planning documents than those provided by military legal assistance offices.

  • College of William & Mary, BA 1990. Dual major:  English & Religious Studies
  • University of Virginia, J.D. 1994