Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A., Political Science, 2021

Varina High School, 2016, Advanced Diploma


BeneCounsel, Richmond, VA
Legal Assistant, 2023-present

disAbility Law Center of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Intern, 2021


Virginia Commonwealth University, student, expected graduation in 2027

Clover Hill High School, 2018


BeneCounsel, Richmond, VA
Legal Assistant, 2023-present

Cornerstone Therapy Associates, Ashland, VA

Administrative Assistant, 2020 - 2022

Bar Admission

Virginia State Bar


Cornell University, Employment & Disability Inst., 2015

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., May 2008, Summa Cum Laude

U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., May 1986, with distinction


BeneCounsel, Richmond, VA
President, 2014-present

Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, VA

Associate, 2008-2010

CEVA Logistics, Detroit, MI

Manager, 1992-2004

U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, CA

Captain, Infantry 1986-1991

  • Navy Commendation Medal for meritorious service in Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Zack brings a unique and valuable perspective to our legal office, rooted in their lived experience as a young, disabled adult. As someone who navigates life on the spectrum and faces challenges associated with ADHD, Zack's commitment to community service is driven by a profound desire to contribute positively.  Looking ahead, Zack aspires to take their commitment to a higher level by pursuing a legal education. Outside the professional realm, Zack finds joy in exploring the rich tapestry of food culture, often accompanied by their partner. Additionally, they pour their heart into caring for their two beloved feline companions, Toki and Turtle.

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R. Chad Lowery

Matt brings a wealth of real-world experience and a unique child-centered focus to his practice of law.  As a parent of an adult-child on the Autism spectrum, he understands the challenges faced by young adults with disabilities.

BeneCounsel provides high-quality & cost-effective special needs legal services throughout all of Virginia.

Matt Bellinger, Esq.


Chad takes advocacy for the disabled community to heart. As an active member of the disability community, he understands the struggles that the parents have to face when trying to get supports and resources for their children.  Chad is attending Virginia Commonwealth University for his bachelor's degree in Special Education. Outside of work, Chad enjoys hanging out with his friends, working out, and trying out new restaurants.