Carissa Peterson is an associate attorney at Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP, a boutique trust and estates law firm in Northern Virginia. She practices in the areas of trust and estate planning, administration, and elder law. Prior to this, she clerked for the Commissioner of Accounts for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Virginia.
Ms. Peterson is a graduate of the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. During law school, Carissa was an AmeriCorps JD intern at Legal Services of Northern Virginia, where she assisted the Elder Justice Clinic in providing high quality legal services to adults who had been victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Carissa interned at the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, AARP Foundation Litigation, and served as an Equal Justice Works Student Representative, promoting public interest law on her school’s campus. Ms. Peterson was recently appointed as Chair for the Virginia Bar Association Law School Council at George Mason University and, in that role, serves as the liaison between the VBA and the Pro Bono Society.