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Fran Gomez joined WAW as a partner in 2023 with a focus on providing comprehensive commercial and real estate legal services to individuals and businesses in Waynesboro. She has decades of experience representing clients purchasing property in Virginia, opening a new business, or planning their estate. She also handles adult guardianship cases, interacting with vulnerable and incapacitated adults. Fran is the Commissioner of Accounts for the City of Waynesboro, a quasi-judicial position that oversees the timely and proper filing of documents and fiduciary responsibilities for estates, trusts, guardianships, and foreclosures in the City. Fran attended the University of Virginia for her undergraduate degree and George Mason University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Areas of Practice:

  • Advance Medical Directive
  • Commercial, Corporate, & Business Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Guardianship Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Special Needs Trust
  • Wills


  • George Mason University School of Law (J.D. 1997, Editor of the Civil Rights Law Journal)
  • University of Virginia (B.A. Majoring in Religious Studies & History, 1994)

Admitted to Practice:

  • Virginia Supreme Court (1997)
  • District of Columbia (1999)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia


  • City of Waynesboro small business seminar (February 2023)
  • Bon Air / Long & Foster Title Agency (April 2021)
  • Long & Foster Real Estate (February 2020)
  • Cornerstone Wealth Advisors, LLC, Guest Speaker on Your Money Matters Today radio program (August 2017)
  • Bon Air / Long and Foster Title Agency (September 2017)
  • Virginia Land Title Association (April 2016)
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church (January 2012)
  • Valley Landlords Association (October 2007)
  • First Citizens Bank, Estate Planning Seminar (April 2007)
  • Mary Baldwin College, Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (January 2002)
  • Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • “Debt Collection in Virginia” (March 2002)
    • “Understanding Business Entities” (February 2002)
  • Blue Ridge Community College, Wills and Trusts (Fall 2002)
  • Manufactured Housing Land Use Conference, San Francisco (May 2000)
  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Networking Breakfast (June 1999)
  • Manufactured Housing State Law Summary, published by the Manufactured Housing Institute (September 1999)
  • “The Washington Report” article published in Manufactured Home Merchandiser magazine (1996 –2000)
  • Estate Planning Seminar, Tysons Corner, Virginia (1997)

Awards & Affiliations:

  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Chi Omega Fraternity
  • Valley Alliance for Education
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, Waynesboro