Allison W. Anders

Top rated family law attorney in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Chaing Anders PLLC
Allison W. Anders
Chaing Anders PLLC

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2003

Education: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2007, 2009, 2011 - 2014
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Chaing Anders PLLC

1333 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Visit website

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A skilled Virginia Beach attorney, Allison W. Anders has focused her practice on family law matters since 2006, and she continues to do so in her current position as a partner at Chaing Anders PLLC. She assists families with a wide range of legal matters, such as:

·       Divorce, including contested, uncontested and military divorce

·       Parenting time and child support

·       Adoptions

·       Paternity

·       Spousal support

·       Marital agreements

With a concentration on criminal justice, Ms. Anders completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 1996 at the Old Dominion University, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi fraternity. She furthered her education at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and received her Juris Doctor degree in 2001. She earned her Virginia legal license in 2003.

Ms. Anders prides herself on working closely with her clients. She strategizes ways to obtain favorable results for them without compromising their best interests. She gained invaluable experience handling family law issues by working with a few other esteemed law firms in Virginia before partnering with her current firm.

A determined professional, Ms. Anders’ commitment to helping Virginia families has resulted in a number of honors and awards. She is:

·       Listed in Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers list

·       Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

·       Rated “Superb” on Avvo

·       Is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell

·       Named among the Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite honorees

A fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ms. Anders is an involved member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Family Law Coalition and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) – Family Law Division. She also volunteers her services by being part of Reading Enriches All Children (REACH), a nonprofit organization in Norfolk.

Ms. Anders has served as a moderator and speaker at several conferences and continuing legal education seminars sponsored by VTLA and the National Business Institute. She also contributes to a monthly newsletter, in which she updates the readers with useful legal and community information.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Name change, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2003, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.chainganders.com/our-team

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association - Director (2019 - 2020), Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Coalition, 2015
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Family Law Coalition, 2020
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Virginia Chapter, Publicity and Membership Chair (2020), Publicity Chair (2019)
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association, Golf Committee, Co-chair (2017), Chair (2018)
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Division, 2019
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Association of Trial Lawyers, 2019
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • REACH (Reading Enriches All Children), Board of Director (2009), President (2012)
  • Attorney Mentor, Model Judiciary Program, 2003
Newsletters:
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Discussion focusing on maintaining effective professionalism in legal practice, Speaker, Ethics: Professionalism Minus the Zealousness in Civil and Criminal Cases, 2019 VBBA-VBDJR Annual CLE, 2019
  • Military divorces and/or custody proceedings need not be overwhelming or intimidating. Our goal in writing this book is to provide you with the knowledge of what a divorce or custody proceeding entails. We want to provide military members and their spouses a reference outline that makes understanding the process less daunting, Co-Author, Duty Deployment Divorce - The Family Law Guide for Military Members and Their Dependents, Parks Zeigler, PLLC, 2018
  • A discussion on family law matters including custody & visitation with military parents, qualified domestic relations orders (QDRO), and spousal support after retirement, Speaker, Custody and Visitation with Military Parents, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, and Spousal Support Post Retirement, Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association, 2017
  • Moderator of a Family Law CLE, Moderator, 36th Annual Family Law Seminar, Virginia CLE, 2017
Honors/Awards:
  • Best Lawyers® was first published in 1983 and is regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence, Best Lawyers - Family Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers are selected via an annual poll in the legal field to identify regional attorneys who show excellence in their respective fields, Top Lawyers - Adoption, Marital, and Family Law, Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2020
  • The gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • The Avvo Rating evaluates a lawyer’s background based on the information available in an attorney’s Avvo profile. Avvo creates the rating using a model that considers information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information collected from public sources like state bar associations and lawyer websites, Avvo 10.0 Rating, Avvo , 2019
  • Super Lawyers Magazine is a publication that includes the annual Super Lawyers list. This list distinguishes attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers® was first published in 1983 and is regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Lawyers are selected through a peer rating ranking system which has been used for over 30 years, Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers are selected via an annual poll in the legal field to identify regional attorneys who show excellence in their respective fields (2017, 2018, 2019), Top Lawyer, Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • Fellow of the Year, Fellow of the Year, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2017
  • I was awarded the Whole Village Award for my work with the Tallwood High School Global Studies Academy and the Model Judiciary Program, Whole Village Award, Virginia Beach Education Association, 2016
  • This award is a peer-based award and voting is open to any licensed lawyer in Virginia. Virginia Business annually polls more than 14,000 Virginia attorneys, asking them to nominate the best lawyers in each of the 18 practice areas (2013, 2014, 2019), Legal Elite, Virginia Business
  • Super Lawyers Magazine is a publication that includes the annual Super Lawyers list. This list distinguishes attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012), Rising Star, Super Lawyers

Office location for Allison W. Anders

1333 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Phone: 757-390-3331

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2007, 2009, 2011 - 2014

Top lists

Top 100: Virginia Super Lawyers: 2023 Top 50: Women Virginia Super Lawyers: 2023

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