Profiles

Barbara S. Anderson, Esq.

Barbara S. Anderson, Esq. is the founding principal of LEPLC. She focuses on the areas of estate and trust planning, probate and trust administration, incapacity and disability planning, and crisis management.  She also serves as a fiduciary for several local senior citizens.

Barbara is a past chair of the Virginia State Bar's (VSB) Conference of Local Bar Associations and was re-elected to the Bar Council of the VSB in 2018. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Senior Lawyers Conference of the VSB.  In that capacity she edited the 2020 edition of the Senior Virginians Handbook, published by the VSB, which is distributed for free to seniors in the community. In 2017 Mrs. Anderson was inducted as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. Other professional memberships include the Alexandria Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Virginia Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Barbara and her husband raised two sons in Alexandria, and she actively participates in numerous education, civic and community organizations. A past president of the Alexandria Bar Association, she also served as Board president of Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA), an organization whose mission is:  “To foster independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity.”   Mrs. Anderson continues to work with SSA to form partnerships within the City to provide resources and services and organized the first Senior Law Day presentations for residents of the City.

Barbara was named an “Influential Woman of Law” in 2020, and an "Influential Woman of Virginia" in 2011, by Virginia Lawyers Media.

Bar Admissions:
United States Tax Court, 1983
Supreme Court of Virginia, 1984

Education:
Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. J.D., 1982
George Washington University, Washington, D.C., B.A., 1973

Publications:

Senior Virginians Handbook, 2020 Edition, Editor, Virginia State Bar.
The Counselor and the Law (Fourth Edition) 1996, Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.   (Second Edition, 1985, Third Edition, 1990, co-author)
ADA Compliance Guide, contributing editor, 1990-98. Washington, D.C.:  Thompson Publishing Group.
Section 504 Compliance Guide, formerly the Handicapped Requirements Handbook, contributing editor, 1980-98. Washington, D.C.:  Thompson Publishing Group.

(back to top)

Natalie T. Page, Esq.

Natalie T. Page, Esq. is a principal attorney at LEPLC.  She focuses on estate planning and probate, trust planning and administration, and incapacity planning, including guardianships, conservatorships, and the issues surrounding Medicaid.

Natalie is a member of District IV, Section II of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee.   She serves on the Pro Bono Committee of the Alexandria Bar Association and is a member of the planning committee for Senior Law Day.

Natalie has practiced in various areas of the law since her graduation from the University of Virginia Law School in 1993. She began practice as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Washington State and, upon moving with her husband to Australia in 1996, became licensed to practice in the Australian state of Queensland.  Natalie’s Australian practice included the representation of both insurers and plaintiffs in personal injury litigation.  She also practiced family law.  Natalie returned to the United States with her family in 2004 and was admitted to practice in Virginia in 2005. Professional memberships include the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Alexandria Bar Association.

Natalie grew up in Northern Virginia and has lived in Alexandria with her husband and daughter since their return from Australia in 2004.

Bar Admissions:
Supreme Court of Washington, 1993
Queensland Law Society, 1999
Supreme Court of Virginia, 2005

Education:
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, J.D., 1993
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, B.A. 1989

(back to top)

Julia W. Crisfield, Esq.

Julia W. Crisfield, Esq. is an attorney at LEPLC and focuses on estate planning and probate, as well as trust planning and administration.

Julia retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service as an engineer and lawyer.  In the Civil Engineer Corps, she served in the Seabees, as a public works planning officer, and as a military training instructor before attending law school.  Upon transferring to the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, she served as a prosecutor in Washington, DC.  She also practiced personnel law in the area before being transferred to Naples, Italy, where she first served as counsel to the base commander.  She subsequently worked in the areas of claims and foreign criminal jurisdiction, and she again served as a prosecutor before returning to the U.S.  As the Senior Defense Counsel in Washington, DC, she represented servicemembers facing courts-martial and provided legal advice to senior officers on a variety of issues.  Mrs. Crisfield next served as the Academic Director at the Naval Justice School in Newport, RI before retiring from the Navy in 2015.

Bar Admissions:
Supreme Court of Virginia, 2003

Education:
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, J.D., 2003
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, B.S.C.E. 1995

Marcia Buchanan

Marcia is the Office Manager and Bookkeeper for the firm.  A graduate of The University of Kansas, Marcia came to Washington, D.C. to work as a Legislative Research Assistant to Congressman Larry Winn, Jr. (R-Kansas) and stayed with the office until just before her daughter was born.

She and her husband are long time Alexandria residents who have been active in a variety of volunteer positions with their Church, the Alexandria Symphony, Boy Scouts and other organizations, and raised their two children here.

Timmi Darden Wood

Administrative Assistant Timmi Wood was born and raised in Virginia Beach.  After graduating from Old Dominion University, she married and taught elementary school in the public schools before moving to Alexandria in 1970.  Their son graduated from St. Stephens School and she has two granddaughters.

Timmi was active in the past with TWIG, the Campagna Center, Alexandria Hospital, Women’s Giving Group of Alexandria, Life with Cancer, Alexandria Symphony, the Hunting Creek Garden Club, and she was co-chair of Historic Garden Week in Alexandria.  An entrepreneur, Timmi is the owner of Always Write Fine Stationery Company in Alexandria, a company she has run for 25 years.