Stephan J. Lipskis

4705 Columbus Street, Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6749
DirectLine: (757) 552-6001

A lifelong resident of Hampton Roads, Mr. Lipskis advises clients as a member of Poole Brooke Plumlee’s Trusts, Estates, and Elder Law Department and Business Law Department. He is licensed to practice in all Virginia Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs. His practice includes all facets of trusts, estate planning, estate administration, and elder law. Mr. Lipskis enjoys using his creativity, experience, and compassion to assist individuals and families to plan for and manage life’s difficult times. Whether it be helping a young couple to establish a plan to take care of themselves and their children or protecting family wealth from potential creditors and taxation, Mr. Lipskis seeks to educate clients on their planning needs which often change due to changes in family dynamics or changes in applicable law. To provide the best possible plan to clients, he strives to work collaboratively with financial advisors, charitable planned giving officers, accountants, and other advisors to ensure the unique issues of each client’s estate plan are addressed and resolved as a product of the collective talents of the client’s chosen advisory team. Because every family is unique, Mr. Lipskis focuses on the needs of each family member involved with the plan so that potential issues are identified, considered, and addressed within the respective plan.

In addition to helping families plan and administer their estates, Mr. Lipskis helps in the midst of unexpected death or incapacity by assisting clients with long-term care planning, guardianships, estate administration, and estate litigation.

As a member of family with a long line of medical professionals, Mr. Lipskis enjoys assisting the firm’s healthcare group in coordinating transactions related to medical practices, particularly when they relate to the unique demands of protecting, growing, and preserving wealth as a healthcare provider. Keen childhood memories of his father being called in on a medical emergency have impressed upon Mr. Lipskis that often emergencies dictate the timeline in which things must be done. He therefore works diligently to maintain availability for such emergencies so that clients can deal with the issues at hand and not worry about the status of their planning documents.


  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
  • Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council (Treasurer)
  • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Future Generations Board
  • Norfolk Academy Young Alumni Board


  • University of Mary Washington (B.A. 2008)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D. 2012)  (Vice-Chair Honor Council)

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