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About Us

Elaine Jarvis obtained her law degree from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1997. She practiced law in D.C. and Northern Virginia for several years, obtaining experience in litigation, antitrust, mergers & acquisitions, bankruptcy and contract law. She put the practice of law on hold for a bit to raise three children and run multiple businesses, with a focus on publishing and helping non-profits. Over the course of a decade, Elaine wrote ten novels and built a social media following of more than 50,000 people with her page and blog, Running from Hell with El. Her first two novels, Ripple: a Tale of Hope and Redemption and I Run: a Novel won awards and hit Amazon bestseller’s list at #1 and #2.


About Elaine Jarvis
Elaine Jarvis, CEO

In 2015, Elaine moved from Fairfax County to the mountains of Front Royal and found her love for the practice of law rekindled. She joined Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. in Winchester, where she helped low-income clients in Frederick County, Clarke County, Front Royal, Shenandoah and Page County–and all parts in between. These clients faced legal issues in consumer law, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, and estate planning. At BRLS, Elaine counted success as roofs kept over heads and clients saved from overwhelming threats to their survival. Leaving BRLS and her office mates was hard, but being able to help folks in Northern Virginia, Manassas, Winchester, the Valley and of course Front Royal while also focusing on complex fact patterns, small businesses, and aggrieved consumers makes for a journey into an exciting future. Elaine’s outside interests include writing, flying airplanes, hiking, adventuring, gardening and piloting things that go fast and land gently. She enjoys running and traveling from mountain to ocean and just about anywhere in between—as long as she can escape the city. She welcomes people from all faith traditions, ethnic backgrounds, genders, and personal belief systems to her practice.

Experience

Elaine understands that just as every person is special, the conditions that give rise to legal challenges are unique. Both the individual and the challenge must be seen, heard and understood before legal advice is given. With more than eleven years of big firm experience and more recent experience in Legal Aid, coupled with more than a decade as a small business owner and award-winning author, Elaine brings a unique, creative and friendly approach to the practice of law. Elaine helps her clients understand their legal issues, figure out their options, and formulate a strategy to solve their problems and achieve their goals.

Options

A good lawyer listens. Elaine has spent the last two decades raising three children, serving on boards and assisting non-profits, mentoring and helping other authors, and absorbing the lessons afforded by people from all sectors and branches of life. Elaine listens to the facts you present, asks the questions you might not know to ask, then researches and analyzes you and your case before providing advice. Working together, you and she may discover alternative approaches that suggest innovative strategies. Working alone, she might find a creative theory that gives you a novel approach to a difficult problem. And when it’s all said and done, she will work with you to help you make the best decision—for you.

Solutions

Words are the building blocks of law. Lawyers historically have acted as counselors, advocates, dealmakers and trusted advisors. The one thing that holds constant throughout the many roles a lawyer holds is how they use words. Whether it is in writing or orally spoken, the right words, used with proper intention, secure solutions. Elaine builds her life with words and attempts to build expert solutions for you by use of those words. With her guidance, you’ll receive insight into your case, your options, maybe even yourself. And you will receive help in planning and implementing a goal-oriented strategy that seems fair to you and fair under the law.