Lonnie C. Rich

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Alexandria, Virginia

Family First Law Group, PLLC
Lonnie C. Rich
Family First Law Group, PLLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1981

Education: The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Family First Law Group, PLLC

700 N Fairfax St
Suite 220
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit website


Lonnie C. Rich has a diverse practice in his capacity as a partner at Family First Law Group, PLLC. He represents people and businesses throughout northern Virginia from the firm’s offices in Alexandria, and he has been admitted to practice in Virginia since 1981. Mr. Rich is additionally admitted to practice in the District of Columbia as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Virginia and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and Federal Circuits.

A significant portion of Mr. Rich’s practice is devoted to estate planning and administration. Tailoring each plan to his clients’ individual goals and circumstances, he prepares and reviews living and irrevocable trusts, wills, advance medical directives, and financial and health care powers of attorney. Mr. Rich has also guided executors, trustees, court-appointed administrators, and heirs and beneficiaries through what can often be a lengthy and confusing process of the administration of a decedent’s estate.

Mr. Rich has a business-focused practice as well, and many of his clients are entrepreneurs who are starting a new venture. At the outset, he advises them on the most appropriate form of legal entity that the business should operate under, and once it has been formed and continues to grow, he works with these companies on regulatory compliance, contract review and preparation, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Other practice areas that Mr. Rich has extensive experience in include divorce and other family law matters as well as real estate transactions. In recognition of the high quality of his work in all these endeavors, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. After graduating from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Mr. Rich spent several years as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture before entering private practice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

  • 100% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 1974, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: https://www.familyfirstlawvirginia.com/lonnie-rich

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Charter Review Commission, 1980 - 1981
  • Women’s Commission, 1977 - 1979
  • Human Rights Commission, 1978 - 1979
  • Del Ray Civic Association, 1977 - 1987
  • Northern Virginia Planning District Commission, 1982 - 1985
  • Del Ray Civic Association, President, 1981 - 1982
  • Alexandria Democratic Committee, Chair, 1987 - 1989
  • Alexandria Civil Liberties Union Board of Directors, 1982 - 1985
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 1985 - 1989
  • North Ridge Civic Association, 1987 - 1991
  • Alexandria Democratic Committee, 1981-2000
  • Alexandria City Council, 1991-2000
  • Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Chair, 2005
  • Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, 2002 - 2007 
  • Alexandria Mayor’s Economic Sustainability Work Group, 2006-2010
  • The Campagna Center, Chair of the Board, 2011-2012
  • Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
  • , Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , Anne Culbert Legacy of Service Award, 2013
  • , Best Attorney- Alexandria Zebra
  • , Best of Virginia: Law Firms- RRBMDK, PLLC 2020, 2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1981
  • Virginia Bar, 1981
  • Alexandria Bar Association
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • University of Memphis, University of Memphis Law Review, Managing Editor, 1973 - 1974
Educational Background:
  • University of Memphis, B.A., 1970

Office location for Lonnie C. Rich

700 N Fairfax St
Suite 220
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 571-255-7532


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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