Elizabeth C. Morrogh


Elizabeth ("Betty Van") Morrogh practices in the areas of Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Her practice includes estate planning, estate and trust administration, and litigation involving fiduciaries and fiduciary matters. She counsels clients in the preparation of estate planning documents to suit their needs and goals.  Ms. Morrogh's clients range from those who need a "simple" will to individuals who may benefit from more complex estate tax planning initiatives. She also represents fiduciaries, such as executors and trustees, to assist them in discharging their duties (including probate filings) or to advise them on legal issues or problems that may arise in connection with the administration of an estate or trust.  Ms. Morrogh has substantial experience as a litigator and has handled fiduciary matters before the courts, including will contests, disputes among beneficiaries, and actions to remove fiduciaries.

Ms. Morrogh began her legal career in 1986 as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fairfax County, Virginia.  She left that job in 1992 to work as an attorney with Blankingship & Keith.

Professional Honors & Activities

Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers (Trusts and Estates) since 2012
Virginia Business Magazine "Legal Elite" since 2004
Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates) since 2015
Northern Virginia Magazine "Top Lawyer" (Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate) since 2014
Member, Standing Committee on Commissioners of Accounts of the Judicial Council of Virginia
Bar Associations
Virginia State Bar
     Wills, Trusts and Estates Section
Fairfax Bar Association
     Co-Chair, Wills, Trusts and Estates Section 2004-2006
     President's Award, 2006