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Attorney Spencer M. Baxter
Attorney Spencer M. Baxter

Spencer M. Baxter, Esq.

Attorney and Partner with Johnson, Gasink & Baxter, LLP


  • Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, B.A. (Political Science) 2003
  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA, Juris Doctor, 2006

Bar License


Professional Associations/Certifications/Accolades

  • Virginia State Bar: Trusts and Estates/Taxation
  • Williamsburg Bar Association
  • Hanover Bar Association
  • Henrico Bar Association
  • Virginia Peninsula Estate Planning Council, Member
  • National Estate Planning Council, Member
  • WealthCounsel, Member


  • Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star 2010-2014
  • Rated 9.7 out of possible 10 on Avvo.com
  • Rated "Top Lawyer" of Coastal Virginia by Coastal Virginia Magazine 2018-2019
  • Eagle Scout

Spencer specializes in Estate Planning & Administration: Wills, Trusts, Probate Administration, Trust Administration and Asset Protection. He additionally assists clients in the field of Business Law. Spencer works with his partners and staff at Johnson, Gasink & Baxter, LLP, to protect his clients, their family, their businesses, and their wealth. He enjoys speaking as an estate planning expert and is a continuing education instructor on related topics. The firm has multiple offices, but Spencer spends a good bit of his time in the Richmond area. Spencer is originally from Maryland and came to Virginia to attend Randolph-Macon College. At Randolph-Macon, he majored in political science, minored in literature, and played football for the school. Spencer lives in Hanover County with his wife Courtney, their two young children, and their two Labrador Retrievers. Outside work, his hobbies include fishing, boating, camping, snowboarding, sporting clays, as well as anything else that can keep him outdoors.​ ​

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