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Larachelle Wood

Larachelle Wood

also known as Shelly F. Wood, Shelly Fularon Wood

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family, Child Support

About Me

I began my practice as a criminal defense attorney with the Public Defender's office for the City of Norfolk.  After nearly two years handling misdemeanors & felonies with a concentration in the Juvenile Courts, I ventured into private practice.  


I worked for a solo practitioner as an Associate Attorney doing all areas of family law, continuing to serve a criminal defense attorney either as a Court Appointed Attorney for the courts or with retained clients.  Additionally, I became certified as Guardian ad litem (GAL).  A GAL is a licensed attorney with an extra certification that represents the best interests of children in a custody/visitation case.


In 2006 after having my second child, I wanted to continue with my career but have the flexibility to also be a mom.  So I opened my own practice and brought with me my Legal Assitant Carla.  We have been together since i went into practice in 2004.  Thus we are co-workers, friends and consider each other to be family.  Therefore, we work well together and represent your interests with compassion and understanding.


In my spare time I am a member of the King's Daughters Circle in the Bridge and raise money for the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters.  I am also a Crossfit Level 1 trainer which allows me to coach Crossfit.  I also actively train in Crossfit.  And of course, I have my own family with 3 active children that keep me busy.  


Our family is here to help yours.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Child Support: 25%
    9 years
  2. Family: 25%
    9 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    9 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    9 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Benjamin Harrison Hamlet

    Shelly fights for her clients and is very skilled trial attorney. I highly recommend her for child custody and divorce cases.


    Benjamin Hamlet Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Katie S. Brown

    Shelly practices the utmost in professionalism on a daily basis and is an all around excellent attorney. She is personable, compassionate, and professional. She gives each case the attention that it deserves and devotes herself to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients. She is truly a master of her craft. I would highly recommend her.


    Katie Brown Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

The Law Office of Shelly F. Wood, PC

125 St. Paul's blvd
Suite 504
Norfolk, VA, 23510



VAAuthorized to practice law200203/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyRiddick Babineau, PC2010 - 2011
Asst. Public Defender IIOffice Of The Public Defender Virginia Beach, VA2006 - 2007
PartnerThe Law Office of Shelly F. Wood, PC2006 - Present
AssociateLaw Office Of Cynthia D. Garris, PC2004 - 2006
Asst. Public Defender IIOffice of the Public Defender Norfolk, VA2002 - 2004
AssociateGary C. Byler, Attorney2002 - 2002
Legal AssistantGary C. Byler, Esquire2000 - 2001
Law ClerkCommonwealth's Attorney for the City of Norfolk2000 - 2001
Legal AssistantCharles E. Vogan, Esquire2000 - 2000
Legal Assistant & Law ClerkDavid Holland's Law Group, LLC1997 - 1999
InternUnited States Postal Inspection Service1997 - 1997
Legal SecretaryLaw Office of William F. Burnside, Esquire1995 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chesapeake Bar AssociationBoard Member2014 - Present
Chesapeake Bar AssociationCLE Committee Chairperson2013 - Present
Professional Business Referral ClubMember2013 - Present
King's Daughters Circle in the BridgeLegislative Liason/Member2013 - Present
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, CLE CommitteeN/A2012 - 2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Old Dominion UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationGuardian Ad Litems2012