Julia Crisfield


Julia primarily practices estate planning, and she enjoys getting to know her clients in order to develop the best plan to achieve their goals. She advises clients on the various tools available, including wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, and incapacity documents, such as financial and health care powers of attorney. Julia strives to give her clients peace of mind that their planning goals can be achieved with efficiency and minimum burden to their loved ones.

Julia also practices estate and trust administration. She guides fiduciaries through the process, whether it’s the probate of a will or the administration of a trust. As in the planning process, Julia strives to successfully accomplish the goal with maximum efficiency and communication.

More About Julia

After graduating from college, Julia was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. She served in the Seabees, in Public Works, and as an instructor before the Navy sent her to law school. After completing law school, Julia transferred into the Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. She served in a variety of jobs all over the world, and she specialized in military criminal litigation. She retired from the Navy in 2015 after 21 years of service. Julia’s husband was also in the JAG Corps, and she accompanied him in states where she wasn’t licensed until 2018, when they were transferred to Washington, DC. Julia then began practicing estate planning and administration in northern Virginia. When Julia’s husband retired from the Navy, they moved to Rhode Island. After passing the Rhode Island bar exam, Julia began working at Orson & Brusini.

Julia spends her free time chauffeuring her two kids to various activities. She enjoys running and visiting her parents on Prudence Island.

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  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
  • Princeton University, B.S.C.E.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
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