R. Shawn Majette - ThompsonMcMullan, P.C.

R. Shawn Majette

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 804-698-6233

     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.

      He has 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 incapacitated adults. 

       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. 

University of RichmondBA 1976College of William and MaryJ.D. 1979
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysVirginia Commonwealth University Medical College of VirginiaSpecial Needs AllianceVirginia Bar AssociationVirginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Office Location

100 Shockoe Slip, Third Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law of the Richmond Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law of the Richmond Metro Area
R. Shawn Majette has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!R. Shawn Majette has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Elder Law

Other Information

Gender: Male