Privacy Policy

Jarvis Law values your privacy and any information we gather through our website. The privacy policy describes how information is shared, accessed, and secured in the process. We are committed to protecting your privacy and we strive to improve our services. In this world of transforming technologies, we are constantly improving our services and in this context use the information provided by you still protecting your privacy. It is our responsibility to mention here that any changes or modifications of our policies in the future will reflect on this page and we shall notify you.

We would also like to mention here that any unresolved privacy issues can be addressed to the US-based third-party and the dispute be settled accordingly.

We have taken the following security measures to protect your privacy. In this process, we cannot guarantee 100% security as the matters are processed over the internet, yet we shall take sincere efforts in protecting your personal information. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for login and password. The technology comes with advanced encryption tools to convert your input information into code and this way it helps to protect your information.

Some of the other means to protect your personal information apart from SSL technology are:

Password-protected personal information. We never sell traceable information of our users to third parties without their consent.

Our database is protected by advanced firewalls to prevent outsiders from accessing our data.

Your password and reminder answers are encrypted and cannot be decoded even if any unscrupulous elements access our database.

Despite the firewall measures in place, the users should take sufficient steps to protect and control their passwords to prevent unauthorized access to your account. Our website may list third-party links and we are not responsible for the privacy policy of those websites. The user should not take it for granted that other websites also have a similar privacy policy to ours. Always evaluate the privacy policy of the third-party websites before use.

How we collect information?

On registering with Jarvis Law the user will be requested to provide their name and contact information. For law firms or attorneys, the name of the law firm, address, contact number, state, license, and bar number are requested. During the course of access, we may seek other information from our users. For instance, if you are a user searching for attorney service, we shall ask you to describe your problem to evaluate your legal requirements and connect to the right attorney.

The information collected automatically includes IP address, ISP, browser type, referring/exit page, date/time stamp, operating system, and clickstream data. This is collected automatically in our log file. This information is collected to enhance your user experience on our website. We improve our services and site functionality with the data collected.

Cookies are used to track the movement of the user, demographic information, and administer the website. The use of cookies can also be controlled at the browser level but by disabling cookies, the user may not be able to use certain features on the website, or functions of certain services may be truncated.

We may join hands with third parties to display their advertisement on our website or manage our advertisement on third-party websites. Cookies may be used by our third-party partner and gather information about our website based on the browsing activity of the user. If you do not want this information you can turn off the cookies and seal your identity.

The collected information is used to match the users with the attorney service. Jarvis Law does not trade, rent, or sell personal information without the user’s permission. Though, the information is shared with third-party as mentioned in the privacy policy. Our aim is to improve our marketing strategy and analyze site usage to enhance the content, layout, and promotion. The information may be used to notify the status of your project. Your contact information shall be used to contact you to verify your information or access your experience with our website.

We also provide an option to opt-out of receiving communication from us but at any time you can opt-in for the same.

Legal disclosure

Jarvis Law may disclose personal information of users to the lawful request of public authorities, this includes law enforcement requirements. This is included for reasons like complying with the law, protection of rights, and application of terms of user agreements.

Using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by us. Any changes in the privacy policy will be posted on this page and the users will be informed of the same. In case of any material changes, the users will be notified by email or by notice before the changes come into effect.

Amanda Chaillan

Senior Adviser, Business

Amanda Chaillan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in English from Chapman University in 2008. Her collegiate study focused on intercultural and global relations, including a research semester at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and a semester of study at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. She also completed an Executive Certificate in Strategic Management from the Harvard Extension School in 2017.

Amanda’s career has always been at the intersection of nonprofits, business and government. Focused on delivering positive impact, she has helped build organizations, develop business strategies and craft messaging that advances the work of visionaries and leaders that are shaping the world. She played a critical role in marketing and practice integration for the energy sector group of a global law firm, led engagement with legal counsel and the Board of Directors to establish and facilitate strategic planning for the launch of a water-focused nonprofit, and has led program teams addressing a range of corporate social responsibilities (CSR) issues.  

Amanda brings her business acumen and operational expertise to every engagement, drawing on her particular strengths in stakeholder engagement, program development and storytelling. She is committed to continuing to build a career of service and working to make a positive impact on the world.

Tarra Smeltzer

Office Manager

Tarra Smeltzer has constructed a career that builds on her passion for personal wellness and strong business ethics. She brings a big heart and incredible attention to detail to every role she takes on. Whether it’s supporting customers or working with colleagues, she is a doer and fixer, helping manage cases, fostering a collaborative culture and trouble-shooting operational and legal issues.

With more than 30 years of customer service experience, Tarra manages the trial and team schedules and coordinates office operations to deliver the best outcomes for Jarvis clients. She also brings research skills and issue experience in the areas of real estate, consumer and family law.

Tarra is a vital member of the Jarvis team, and a caring champion of clients. In her free time she enjoys hiking in the Shenandoah Valley, reading and spending time with her loving family.

Madeline Farris


A student at the College of William & Mary, Madeline Farris is a Classics Major who plans to follow in the footsteps of Mrs. Jarvis as a lawyer and an author. Ever since the age of 12, Madeline has been writing: with six complete novels, Madeline is determined to publish her work, but she loves her work at Jarvis Law, where she is able to crack fascinating cases and help good people. Madeline figures in a leadership position in her campus’s Unitarian Universalist ministry, and also works at the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalist Church as the Childcare Coordinator.

Madeline has experience in the nonprofit and legal aid sectors: she worked with Mrs. Jarvis as Mrs. Jarvis’s intern while Mrs. Jarvis was still a staff attorney at Blue Ridge Legal Services, and also worked with Valley Assistance Network from 2019-2020 as an intern, where she was able to help connect struggling people with necessary resources.

Madeline is also the stepdaughter of a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), so she is studying to obtain her light sport pilots license, for as Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

Madeline’s favorite areas of law are family, consumer protection, and business law. She enjoys finding odd solutions to difficult problems, and assisting wonderful souls in a world that is sometimes unforgiving and cruel. Madeline’s hobbies include playing the clarinet, taking long walks in nature, and talking to her vivacious pet goldfish, Bertie.

Joshua Smeltzer


Joshua Smeltzer obtained a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from James Madison University in 2022, following his service with the U.S. Army. He is a compassionate and committed public servant building a career that draws on his strong communication, research and management skills.

Josh seeks out opportunities that require critical thinking and creative solutions to address the complex challenges faced by clients. As a lead researcher, he dives deep into an issue to inform the legal strategy of the Jarvis team. He has led research on legal issues including consumer law, real estate, family law and estate planning.

Josh is a dedicated family man and proud member of the Shenandoah Valley community. In his free time, Josh enjoys physical activities and indulging in a new book.

Elaine Jarvis

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.

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. (BRLS) 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.