Paula Peaden practices in the areas of Trust and Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates Administration, Elder Law, Long Term Care & Disability Planning, Special Needs Trusts, and Guardianships. She was named the Best Elder Care Lawyer in Richmond in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America® . Her knowledge and professionalism are evidenced by a number of other accolades, including her appointment to the 2014 and 2015 Virginia Business Legal Elite, the 2013 Class of Leaders in the Law, The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estate, Virginia Super Lawyers for Trusts and Estates and Elder Law, Five Star Wealth Management Professionals, and AV-rated Martindale Hubbell Preeminent Women Lawyers.
Ms. Peaden received her J.D. from George Mason University. She began her professional career as a registered nurse after receiving her B.S. from Mount St. Mary’s College.
She enjoys conducting speaking engagements at schools, churches, senior centers and other organizations. She has also written on topics related to her estate planning, elder law and special needs practice. Ms. Peaden is a member of the Special Needs Alliance and both state and national chapters of the Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.