Mr. Majette directs the ThompsonMcMullan elder law section, which focuses
on the legal aspects of mental and physical disability,
with a strong emphasis on the legal, medical, financial, and management
issues involved in caring for the mentally ill, the intellectually disabled, and the incapacitated elderly.
The founding chairperson of the Virginia Bar Association Elder Law
Section in 1993, a post held until 1996, he helped to raise awareness of the special
issues involved in his practice area throughout Virginia.
served as chair of the Section’s legislative affairs subcommittee, and
as a member of the Section Council. Mr. Majette has served as chair of the Third
District Disciplinary Committee of the Virginia State Bar, and held numerous appointments to Virginia General
Assembly and judicial branch advisory committees, including the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform of the Virginia Supreme Court. He has assisted in drafting Virginia statutes relating to elder law and mental health issues,
including revisions to the law of civil commitment, emergency medical
consent, guardianship, and the prevention of financial abuse of
A prolific writer and speaker on elder and mental health law topics,
Mr. Majette has been a frequent speaker for the National Academy of
Elder Law Attorneys, of which he has been a member since 1989, and has served as president of the Academy’s Virginia chapter.
Mr. Majette’s national and local presentations for the National Academy,
the National Geriatric Care Managers Association, the Virginia State
Bar, local chapters of the Virginia Society of Public Accountants, the Special Needs Alliance, and the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the the National Academy, together with several legal, accounting, law enforcement and medical continuing education
programs of national reach have been widely attended and well received. Since 1991, Mr.
Majette has been an annual speaker for the Annual Elder Law Seminars
sponsored by the Virginia Law Foundation, and the author of several articles for legal publications, including his 1998
and successive chapters addressing Virginia issues connected with powers of attorney,
long term care insurance and Medicaid for the standard Virginia treatises
on wills and trust practice, Estate Planning in Virginia and Elder Law in Virginia.