Courtland Lee Traver Jr.

September 20, 1935March 30, 2014

Courtland L. Traver, Jr., passed away on March 30, 2014. He was born on Sept. 20, 1935 in New Haven, CT. He is survived by his wife, Jerri Traver; his sister, Linda Anderson of Washington, DC; a son, Courtland L. Traver, III; two daughters, Amy Traver Nelson and Kimberly Anne Traver; two stepsons, Dennis M. Nease and Robert D. Nease; as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Upon graduating from the University of Connecticut, he entered the Naval Aviation School in Pensacola, FL and flew planes and helicopters off Aircraft Carriers. He later entered the University of Georgetown in Washington, D.C. to study law. While in law school, he flew the police helicopter in D.C. He later gave up flying to practice law full time. He was a partner at McGuire Woods until his retirement in 2000, when he and Jerri moved to Williamsburg, VA. He then taught law for two years at the College of William & Mary. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 4 at the Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity in his honor. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Service Friday, April 4, 2014

Courtland Lee Traver Jr.

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April 9, 2014

Court was a true gentleman who treated me with respect, even though I was a "lowly" new associate at the Boothe Prichard firm in the 1970's. I also have fond memories of our afternoons together on the tennis court; he was a gentleman who was also a fierce competitor! So sorry to learn of his passing. David Brewer

John Bevis

April 9, 2014

As a new young lawyer in the early 80's, I had occasion to be involved in a real estate transaction matter where Court Traver represented one of the parties. Initially, I was intimidated. He treated me as an equal, with dignity and respect, and we achieved a good outcome for our respective clients. For this young lawyer, he was a shining example of what this profession should aspire to.

April 9, 2014

Jerri and family

I first met Court during one of his "Day-Timer" seminars at the old courthouse in 1980, where he warned all of the impressionable young attorneys of the dangers of not having all your deadlines and appointments in one portable place. Those were the good old days of no personal laptops, no iPhones, no Blackberries, etc. I still use the same Daytimer today despite the technology, and often think of Court's words fondly when I use it. He was a gentleman, and a wonderful attorney, and will be missed by his colleagues in the Bar. My sincere condolences on your loss.

Peyton Mahaffey

Quin Elson

April 9, 2014

Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. I have only fond memories and high respect for Court.

jimmy pittleman

April 9, 2014

Court was a gentleman and a scholar. Besides that he was a fun guy. We are all fortunate to have know him. Jimmy Pittleman

Karen Spahn

April 7, 2014

Jerri and Family, We were so sad to learn of Court's death. He was a great man. At work we always marveled at his wealth of knowledge on so many subjects! Our thoughts are with all of you.
Tom and Karen Spahn

Hank Pobiak

April 4, 2014

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your stepdad. May God Bless you and your family by giving you strength and comfort through this grieving period. May the memories of his life and the good times together be comforting to you all.

God Bless,
Hank Pobiak

April 4, 2014

I first met Mr. Traver around 1968. I had become friends with his daughter, Amy in 5th grade in Arlington Va.He soon became like a second father to me. We had many noisy sleepovers and trampoline wonder he enjoyed camping and hunting!! I am thankful to have known him and his wonderful family. Rest in peace, Mr. Traver Jean von Schrader Bryan, Norfolk, VA

Jorge Fernandez

April 3, 2014

Dear Jerri, This is Javier Fernandez and my father Jorge Fernandez wants me to tell you how sorry he is to hear about Court's passing. And I'm sorry also. I remember working with both of you at McGuire woods many years ago. We are so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. (Jorge: 6015 Jan-Mar Drive, Falls Church, Va. 22041).
Jorge Fernandez, Carmen, and Javier

Jean Reavey

April 3, 2014

Jerri, sending you heartfelt sympathy on your tremendous loss after such care and devotion to Court. May he now rest in peace.