also known as Shelly F. Wood, Shelly Fularon Wood
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.
Licensed since 2002
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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
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2002||03/11/2014|
|Associate Attorney||Riddick Babineau, PC||2010 - 2011|
|Asst. Public Defender II||Office Of The Public Defender Virginia Beach, VA||2006 - 2007|
|Partner||The Law Office of Shelly F. Wood, PC||2006 - Present|
|Associate||Law Office Of Cynthia D. Garris, PC||2004 - 2006|
|Asst. Public Defender II||Office of the Public Defender Norfolk, VA||2002 - 2004|
|Associate||Gary C. Byler, Attorney||2002 - 2002|
|Legal Assistant||Gary C. Byler, Esquire||2000 - 2001|
|Law Clerk||Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Norfolk||2000 - 2001|
|Legal Assistant||Charles E. Vogan, Esquire||2000 - 2000|
|Legal Assistant & Law Clerk||David Holland's Law Group, LLC||1997 - 1999|
|Intern||United States Postal Inspection Service||1997 - 1997|
|Legal Secretary||Law Office of William F. Burnside, Esquire||1995 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Chesapeake Bar Association||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Chesapeake Bar Association||CLE Committee Chairperson||2013 - Present|
|Professional Business Referral Club||Member||2013 - Present|
|King's Daughters Circle in the Bridge||Legislative Liason/Member||2013 - Present|
|Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, CLE Committee||N/A||2012 - 2012|
|Regent University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Old Dominion University||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1997|
|Continuing Legal Education||Guardian Ad Litems||2012|