John T. Midgett is a Principal in the Law Firm of Midgett & Preti PC. His practice is concentrated in the related areas of estate planning, administration and taxation, estate and fiduciary litigation, and family business planning.
Mr. Midgett is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Distinction in 1975. He is a 1978 graduate of the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where he was a member of the Law Review.
Mr. Midgett is a former instructor for the estate planning and administration programs at Tidewater Community College and is dynamic speaker on topics relating to estate planning, taxation, probate, elder law, and family businesses. He has also written and lectured to other attorneys, accountants, and trust officers in the related areas of estate planning, taxation and administration for the continuing education required in the various professions.
In addition to his practice and speaking schedule, Mr. Midgett is actively involved in the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council and the Duke University Estate Planning Council, and served as Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar in 2008-2009. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Virginia Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section and serves on its Legislative Committee. Mr. Midgett writes and edits the “Technical Corner” for the Accredited Estate Planner® newsletter. He is also a Past President of the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council, the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council, and the Tidewater Chapter of the International Association of Financial Planners (now known as the Financial Planning Association). In May, 2006 he was elected by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils as an Accredited Estate Planner®. Mr. Midgett has been rated as “AV” in the areas of estate planning and administration, the highest designation available to attorneys in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. He has been named to Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite, and has been included in the 2006-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Planning Counsel, and has been designated an accredited Estate Planner® by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.