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Allison W. Anders

1333 Laskin Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Firm: Chaing Anders PLLC
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Chaing Anders PLLC

Years In Practice

Phone Number (757) 390-1333

Allison received her Juris Doctor in 2001 from Loyola University School of Law at New Orleans.  After law school, Allison returned to Virginia and clerked for an Administrative Law Judge with the Department of Labor in Washington, DC for one year.  Thereafter, she worked as an associate at McKenry, Dancingers, Dawson & Lake from 2003 to 2006, as an associate and partner at Kaufman and Canoles from 2006 to 2015, and as a partner at Parks Zeigler from 2015 to 2022.  Allison’s has exclusively practiced family law since 2006.   

Allison is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and is currently serving as the publicity and membership chairperson of the Virginia chapter of the AAML. Allison is also a member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association (VBBA), Virginia State Bar Association (VSB), Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), and Virginia Bar Association (VBA). She has been very active with the VBBA, serving on various committees since 2003 and is currently President-Elect. She has also been a member of the VBA Family Law Coalition since November 2015.

Allison has been honored and recognized by numerous organizations: she has been recognized by Best Lawyers®,  rated a Super Lawyer by, named Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine, as well as Top Lawyer by Coastal Virginia Magazine; AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell; and she’s achieved a 10.0 rating by AVVO.  She has also served as moderator, presenter and panelists for Virginia CLE, VTLA and NBI (National Business Institute).  

Outside of the law, Allison has served on the Board of Directors for REACH (Reading Enriches All Children), Inc., a local non-profit. She also spends as much time as possible with her husband, son and pup.  They thoroughly enjoy being outdoors.  When they are not at the beach or swimming in their pool, they enjoy fishing, paddle boarding, camping and hiking.  Allison is also an avid reader and loves a good suspense novel. 

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Allison W. Anders
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Family Law, Norfolk (2023)
  • 2019-2022 Super Lawyer from
  • 2017-2023 Top Lawyer from Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2007, 2009, 2011-2014 Rising Star from
  • 2013, 2014, 2018-2021 Legal Elite from Virginia Business Magazine
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019-2023 Best Lawyers - Family Law from Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023 Lawyer of the Year - Family Law - Norfolk - Best Lawyers
Loyola University New Orleans, JD
Graduated 2001
Old Dominion University, Bachelor of Science
Graduated 1996
Contact Details and Office Locations
1333 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
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