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Edrie Arlene Pfeiffer

About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 45%
    18 years
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 35%
    18 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    18 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    18 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Katherine Wilcox Carter

    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.


    Katherine Wilcox Carter Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Christian Gardner

    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.


    John Gardner Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hampton Roads Legal Services

372 S Independence Blvd
Suite 109
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452-1000


VAAuthorized to practice law199709/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Bankruptcy Law Firm of Virginia Beach, Silver AwardThe Virginian-Pilot2015
Best Law Firm in Virginia Beach, Silver AwardThe Virginian-Pilot2015
Top 3 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Virginia BeachThree Best Rated2015
Top 100 Lawyers NomineeThe National Advocates2015
ABA Military Pro Bono Service AwardAmerican Bar Association2012
Graduate with DistinctionGeorgetown University Law Center1998
Who's Who Executive, ProfessionalsCambridge University1998
Magna Cum LaudeRegent University School of Law1997
Who's Who Law StudentWho's Who In American Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyHampton Roads Legal Services2001 - Present
Associate AttorneyBerg Legal Clinic1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Beach United Methodist ChurchChurch Leadership Council2015 - Present
Virginia Beach United Methodist ChurchLay Leader2015 - Present
Virginia Conference of United Methodist ChurchesConference Delegate for VBUMC2015 - Present
Tidewater Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysFounding Member2013 - Present
Stand Up for Kids, Hampton Roads ChapterLeadership Team2012 - Present
Virginia Beach United Methodist ChurchStaff Pastor Relations Committee2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chapter 13 BankuptcyDebt Discharged
Chapter 7 BankruptcyDebts discharged
Foreclosure StoppedForeclosure stopped.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterEmployment LawLL.M - Master of Laws1998
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Webster CollegeAdminstration of JusticeMasters1983
Oregon State UniversityPre-LawBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Regent University Bankruptcy ClassBasic Bankruptcy2014