Lawyers

Williamsburg
5425 Discovery Park Blvd.
Suite 200
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Education

J.D., William and Mary School of Law, 2008

  • Law Review

B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, Wheaton College, 2005

Honors

Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star for Business Litigation (2013) and Estate & Trust Litigation (2014 – 2018)

Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" by Coastal Virginia Magazine (2018)

Selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly to its “Up and Coming Lawyers” list (2018)

Recipient of JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards – 2017 Top Author Award in Estate Litigation

Leadership Historic Triangle (now known as LEAD Historic Triangle): Class of 2011; Commencement Speaker

Wheaton College Class of 2005: President

Student Commencement Speaker: Wheaton College Class of 2005

Will Sleeth is a trial lawyer who represents businesses and individuals in a wide array of litigation matters in state and federal court throughout Virginia and the nation. He has a specialty focus in the areas of estate litigation (litigating will disputes, trust disputes, elder law disputes, and guardianship proceedings), retail and hospitality law (representing hotel chains, resorts, and restaurants), and in the field of community association representation (representing homeowners associations, condominium associations, and developers in their general legal matters). He also serves as general counsel to an array of businesses, advising them on their litigation and general legal needs.

His achievements include:

  • At his prior law firm (LeClairRyan), Mr. Sleeth was promoted to partner in 2013, earning the distinction of having been one of the then-youngest attorneys ever promoted to partner at a major national (Am Law 200) law firm, having been promoted after only five years of practice.
  • LeClairRyan named Mr. Sleeth as the team leader of the firm’s Estate and Trust Litigation Practice Area Team in 2015, at age 32, making him what is believed to be the then-youngest attorney to ever lead a practice area team at an Am Law 200 law firm.
  • He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine for numerous years in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation, and Business Litigation, an honor conferred upon less than 2.5% of attorneys in Virginia.

Admissions

Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Memberships

Virginia State Bar
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Peninsula Estate Planning Council
Estate Planning Council of Richmond
Williamsburg Bar Association (President)
American Bar Association (Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Member)
Community Associations Institute, Southeastern and Central Virginia Chapters

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Contact

(757) 941-7620

wsleeth@grsm.com


Offices

Williamsburg

Education

J.D., William and Mary School of Law, 2008

  • Law Review

B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, Wheaton College, 2005

Honors

Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star for Business Litigation (2013) and Estate & Trust Litigation (2014 – 2018)

Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" by Coastal Virginia Magazine (2018)

Selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly to its “Up and Coming Lawyers” list (2018)

Recipient of JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards – 2017 Top Author Award in Estate Litigation

Leadership Historic Triangle (now known as LEAD Historic Triangle): Class of 2011; Commencement Speaker

Wheaton College Class of 2005: President

Student Commencement Speaker: Wheaton College Class of 2005

William W. Sleeth III

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Biography

Will Sleeth is a trial lawyer who represents businesses and individuals in a wide array of litigation matters in state and federal court throughout Virginia and the nation. He has a specialty focus in the areas of estate litigation (litigating will disputes, trust disputes, elder law disputes, and guardianship proceedings), retail and hospitality law (representing hotel chains, resorts, and restaurants), and in the field of community association representation (representing homeowners associations, condominium associations, and developers in their general legal matters). He also serves as general counsel to an array of businesses, advising them on their litigation and general legal needs.

His achievements include:

  • At his prior law firm (LeClairRyan), Mr. Sleeth was promoted to partner in 2013, earning the distinction of having been one of the then-youngest attorneys ever promoted to partner at a major national (Am Law 200) law firm, having been promoted after only five years of practice.
  • LeClairRyan named Mr. Sleeth as the team leader of the firm’s Estate and Trust Litigation Practice Area Team in 2015, at age 32, making him what is believed to be the then-youngest attorney to ever lead a practice area team at an Am Law 200 law firm.
  • He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine for numerous years in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation, and Business Litigation, an honor conferred upon less than 2.5% of attorneys in Virginia.
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Admissions

Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Memberships

Virginia State Bar
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Peninsula Estate Planning Council
Estate Planning Council of Richmond
Williamsburg Bar Association (President)
American Bar Association (Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Member)
Community Associations Institute, Southeastern and Central Virginia Chapters

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