I’ve been helping others find a fresh start through bankruptcy and divorce for almost 20 years.
When I was in law school I just happened to be working for a bankruptcy attorney. One of my first cases was a couple whose daughter suffered from a brain tumor, and after a multitude of surgeries and treatments, the family was left with bills in excess of $200,000 after insurance. They had no choice but to file bankruptcy and get some reprieve from the overwhelming amount of bills necessary to save their daughter.
Soon after, I met a young mother who had an inordinate amount of debt. She got pregnant by the love of her life, and the young man convinced her to buy a car along of a myriad of other items of value in her name. When the baby came, the young man took off with the car, leaving this penniless young mother alone with a baby and a ton of debt. This woman’s only option to get back on her feet was through a bankruptcy.
Case by case, I started to see how bankruptcy provided opportunities for people in unfortunate circumstances to realize a fresh start and decided to dedicate myself to this practice of law. Every day I take pride in helping my clients work towards a brighter future whether it’s through bankruptcy or divorce.
I have lived in the Hampton Roads area for over 20 years with my husband of 27 years, Harry. Before moving here, I served in the military for 5 years. I grew up in a small town in Eastern Oregon, where my father had a small business. I had three brothers and all of us served in the military.
Jeremiah 29: 11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
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Edrie is an excellent bankruptcy attorney! She is kind and compassionate, and makes the entire process easier and more understandable for her clients. She provides both pre and post bankruptcy counseling, too, to help her clients get back on their feet faster. Such a great service! I definitely endorse Edrie.
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Edrie is a very compassionate yet effective bankruptcy attorney. She will help you put the pieces together after the process is over, and her clients really appreciate the extra step that Edrie and her staff take. I highly recommend Edrie if you're having any issues dealing with bankruptcy and/or foreclosure.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1997||09/15/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Bankruptcy Law Firm of Virginia Beach, Silver Award||The Virginian-Pilot||2015|
|Best Law Firm in Virginia Beach, Silver Award||The Virginian-Pilot||2015|
|Top 3 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Virginia Beach||Three Best Rated||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers Nominee||The National Advocates||2015|
|ABA Military Pro Bono Service Award||American Bar Association||2012|
|Graduate with Distinction||Georgetown University Law Center||1998|
|Who's Who Executive, Professionals||Cambridge University||1998|
|Magna Cum Laude||Regent University School of Law||1997|
|Who's Who Law Student||Who's Who In American Law||1996|
|Managing Attorney||Hampton Roads Legal Services||2001 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Berg Legal Clinic||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Beach United Methodist Church||Church Leadership Council||2015 - Present|
|Virginia Beach United Methodist Church||Lay Leader||2015 - Present|
|Virginia Conference of United Methodist Churches||Conference Delegate for VBUMC||2015 - Present|
|Tidewater Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Founding Member||2013 - Present|
|Stand Up for Kids, Hampton Roads Chapter||Leadership Team||2012 - Present|
|Virginia Beach United Methodist Church||Staff Pastor Relations Committee||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Chapter 13 Bankuptcy||Debt Discharged|
|Chapter 7 Bankruptcy||Debts discharged|
|Foreclosure Stopped||Foreclosure stopped.|
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|Book||You Don't Have to Have An Attorney To File Bankruptcy But Read This Before You Try||2013|
|Newsletter||Hampton Roads Legal Services Monthly Newsletter||2013|
|Book||10 Myths About Debt Collection Actions & Bankruptcy||2012|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Employment Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1998|
|Regent University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Webster College||Adminstration of Justice||Masters||1983|
|Oregon State University||Pre-Law||BS - Bachelor of Science||1980|
|Regent University Bankruptcy Class||Basic Bankruptcy||2014|