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Sheera Rachel Herrell

Sheera Rachel Herrell

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Wills & Living Wills, Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials

About Me

Music has always played a large role in Sheera’s life. Beginning at
age six, Sheera began violin lessons (thanks, Mom) and continues to
enjoy playing today as a member of Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra
of Virginia Beach. In high school, Sheera performed with the New York
Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. As a result, she knows the answer to
the question "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice!"


Sheera wasn’t always playing around. She earned her Bachelor’s
Degree in Environmental Studies at George Washington University in 1996
and her law degree from Albany Law School in 1999. Since graduating law
school, Sheera has focused on family law issues - collaborative
divorce, litigation, equitable distribution, support, custody,
visitation, protective orders and appellate practice. In 2005, Sheera
obtained her CFP® certification. As a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional, Sheera applies her skills to obtain the best financial settlements for her clients.


Sheera’s practice area also includes estate planning for families.
As a parent, Sheera understands the importance of planning for the
future. Having the right documents in place to protect your children in
the event of an emergency as well as protecting your financial assets
are critical components in every family plan. Sheera’s comprehensive
perspective of her clients’ state of affairs insures that her clients’
financial assets as well as their family legacy are passed to the next
generation.  Sheera
strives to be her clients' trusted advisor for life.


Sheera is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers
Association, Family Law Organization of Greater Hampton Roads,
Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Hampton Roads, International
Association of Collaborative Professionals, Financial Planning
Association and Virginia Collaborative Professionals. Selected for
inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition 2008, 2009 and
2010,  Sheera is committed to providing all of her clients the personal
attention they each deserve.

Sheera resides in Virginia Beach and loves spending her free time with her husband and young son.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    16 years
  2. Family: 25%
    16 years
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    1 year
  4. Child Support: 10%
    1 year
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Angela Manz

    Sheera is a highly competent and very caring attorney. She is very experienced in family law matters and gives prompt assistance to her clients. I highly recommend and endorse her for any family law related work.


    Angela Manz Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kristen Diane Hofheimer

    Sheera is an excellent attorney. She is very smart, organized, and responsive to her clients. Sheera gets rave reviews from her clients and respect from judges and fellow attorneys. I am very proud to have Sheera on our team at the Hofheimer Family Law Firm.


    Kristen Hofheimer Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Hofheimer Family Law Firm

1604 Hilltop West Executive Center, Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451


VAAuthorized to practice law199903/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2015
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyer2014
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarsVirginia Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHofheimer Family Law Firm1999 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Collaborative Divorce Solutions of TidewaterChair Elect2014 - 2014
The Legacy Builder InstituteFellow2009 - Present
WealthCounselN/A2009 - Present
Virginia Collaborative Professionals, Inc.Secretary2008 - 2010
I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of CourtN/A2003 - 2005
Virginia Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Solutions of TidewaterN/AN/A
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsN/AN/A
Financial Planning AssociationN/AN/A
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
EParentChild support for the "Emancipated" Special Needs Child2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Collaborative Divorce Team TrainingInterdisciplinary Team TrainingN/A2007
Community Mediation CenterMediation TrainingN/A2007
Certified Financial PlannerN/ACFP2005
Collaborative TrainingN/AN/A2005
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
George Washington UniversityEnvironmental SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing AssetsAvoiding Mistakes in Equitable Distribution2015
Lunch and LearnDivorce Law Basics2012
Second SaturdayFamily Law2011
Kids Protection Planning SeminarEstate Planning2010
Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2009
Federal Employee Retirement, Military Retirement and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.Statewide Legal Aid Conference2008