A Professional Limited Liability Company of Professional Corporations

   The attorneys of ADAMS AND JONES, P.L.C., consist of Nate L. Adams, III, Michelle Morris Jones, and Carolyn "Callie" Scully Fitzwater.

Nate L Adams III - Picture from The Winchester Star

Nate L. Adams, III, was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1981. Since that time, he has tried or argued cases at every level of the Virginia Courts and, with the sole exception of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Courts. He concentrates his practice in business litigation, incorporation law, workers' compensation, creditor's rights, employment law for both employers and employees, and personal injury.

Mr. Adams graduated from the College of William and Mary (A.B., 1977) and the Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., 1981).

Mr. Adams is active in the Winchester community, currently serving on the Handley Board of Trustees and as its designated representative to the Board of Directors for the Winchester Education Foundation. He has also  served as Chairman of the City of Winchester Planning Commission and as President of the Board of Directors for  Blue Ridge Hospice He  also previously served on the  Winchester-Frederick Economic Development Commission and its Executive Committee,  the Winchester Board of Zoning Appeals as a member and Chairman,  the President's Roundtable for Shenandoah University, and is a co-founder and former director of the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.

Mr. Adams also served as the President of the Winchester - Frederick County Bar Association from 2013  through 2014.

In addition, Mr. Adams  has participated in the Frederick County Schools' Gifted Independent Studies Program for over ten years, mentoring junior and senior high school students interested in law. He has also mentored students from Shenandoah University who have an interest in the legal field.

Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in America have featured Mr. Adams.  The Virginia Lawyers Weekly, a statewide legal publication, recognized his legal efforts in a case involving an employment contract containing restrictive covenants. Mr. Adams has participated as a featured speaker in seminars sponsored by the Winchester-Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and Blue Ridge Hospice addressing employment and end of life legal issues, respectively.

Michelle Morris Jones was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1994. She concentrates her practice in domestic relations and family law, business formation, wills and trusts, local government law, and general civil litigation including insurance defense.

Ms. Jones graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1989) and the University of Richmond School of Law (J.D., 1994). She serves on the Board of Governors for the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and is a member of the State Bar's Trusts and Estates and Local Government Law Sections of the Virginia State Bar. She is also a member of the Winchester-Frederick County Bar Association and the Clarke County Bar Association.  She is a recipient of an Award of Merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Ms. Jones resides in Clarke County, Virginia, and divides her time between the firm's offices in Winchester and Berryville. She currently serves on the Clarke County Conservation Easement Authority and is a director of the Foundation of the State Arboretum  at Blandy Farm. She is a previous director  of the Clarke County Educational Foundation,  the Clarke County Rotary Club, and the Winchester-Frederick County SPCA.


Carolyn "Callie" Scully Fitzwater  was  born and raised in Winchester, Virginia. Upon her graduation from John Handley High School in 2004, Callie attended Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia where she acquired a B.A. in Business Administration. Thereafter,  Callie received her J.D. degree from West Virginia University School of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia. In law school, Callie was an active member of Public Interest Advocates, an organization which promotes public interest lawyering. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Psi.

Callie  was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2014 and joined Adams and Jones, PLC in October of that same year. She maintains a general practice including domestic relations, wills and trusts, and civil litigation. Callie is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court to serve as a guardian ad litem for children.  She is a member of the Virginia Bar Association and the Winchester-Frederick County Bar Association.

Callie has been active in the Winchester community as a member of the Rotary Club and currently serves as a volunteer for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.