Susanna Brailsford Jones


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Susanna Brailsford Jones

Susanna Brailsford Jones is a Partner and is a member of the Firm’s Estate Planning and Administration Practice Group and its Business Law Practice Group.


  • Drafting of wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, and advanced medical directives
  • Advising clients on wealth transfer techniques, to include lifetime and charitable giving
  • Creating and advising private foundations and other tax-exempt organizations
  • Estate and Trust administration
  • Counseling clients throughout the probate process
  • Representing individual and corporate fiduciaries in various estate and trust administration matters
  • Business transactions
  • Sale and acquisition of assets and stocks
  • Business succession planning
  • Experience representing individuals and entities in cases involving personal injury claims and contract disputes
  • Former Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable James R. Barber, III, South Carolina Circuit Court, Columbia, South Carolina


  • Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite – Young Lawyers Under 40 (2019)
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2019)


  • Admitted to practice in the following courts
    • Virginia state courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
    • South Carolina state courts
  • Member
    • Virginia State Bar
    • Richmond Bar Association
      • Wills, Trusts & Estates Section Legislative Committee; Member
    • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Next Estate Planning Group
    • Trust Administrators Council of Richmond
      • President, 2020-2021
    • Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
    • Estate Planning Council of Richmond
    • Virginia Gift Planning Council
      • Board Member
    • Commonwealth Community Trust
      • Board Member
    • Next Estate Planning Group


  • Washington & Lee University, B.A., cum laude, English, 2005
    • George Washington Honor Scholar
  • The Citadel and the College of Charleston, M.A., English, 2006
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012
    • South Carolina Law Review, Executive Student Works Editor
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Wig and Robe