Elizabeth C. Morrogh



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f. 703-691-3913

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.

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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.


  • The Ohio State University School of Law (with honors, 1985)
  • Mary Washington College (with high honors, 1981)
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney (Fairfax County, Virginia, 1986-1991)
Bar Admissions
  • Virginia State Bar, 1985

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Honors

  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers (Trusts and Estates) since 2012
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Legal Elite" since 2004
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates) since 2015
  • Northern Virginia Magazine "Top Lawyer" (Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate) since 2014
  • Arlington Magazine "Top Lawyer" (Trusts & Estates) since 2021
  • Washingtonian Magazine "Top Lawyer (Wills, Trusts & Estates) 2022
  • Member, Standing Committee on Commissioners of Accounts of the Judicial Council of Virginia

Professional Activities

  • Virginia State Bar
    • Wills, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Fairfax Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Wills, Trusts and Estates Section 2004-2006
    • President's Award, 2006