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Our firm was formed with one goal in mind: the best possible outcome for our clients.


Located in the Great Bridge Area of Chesapeake, Virginia, Shilling, Pass, & Barlow is a full service law firm providing assistance and counsel in criminal law, civil litigation, divorce and family practice, estate planning, and small business law.



We strive to provide you with the best possible legal representation and superior client service.

We offer assistance in many areas of the law. The practice areas discussed here are not intended to be an exhaustive list but simply highlight some of the matters for which we regularly provide representation. If you are unsure what area your matter falls into, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to discuss it with you.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Wills: 10%
  4. Child Support: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kevin Edward Martingayle

    Andy is a brilliant lawyer and isn't afraid of hard cases. Strongly recommend.


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  • Jan Freerk Hoen

    I endorse this lawyer. Andy is a skilled and experienced litigator.


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    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Shilling, Pass & Barlow

220 Mount Pleasant Rd Ste 101
Chesapeake, VA, 23322-4113


VAAuthorized to practice law199103/11/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Family LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top LawyerCoastal Virginia Magazine2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Trial Competition - WinnerUniversity of Richmond1991
Best Oral AdvocateBarnett Moot Court Competition1991
McNeill Society Writing Competition - WinnerUniversity of Richmond1991
Trial Competition - WinnerUniversity of Richmond1990
HonorsCollege of William & Mary1988
National MemberThe Order of BarristersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShilling, Pass & Barlow2012 - Present
PartnerHester, Shilling & Pass2002 - 2012
PartnerGivando & Shilling1999 - 2001
AssociateHunton & Williams1997 - 1997
AssociateSlipow, Robusto & Kellam1997 - 2000
AssociateTavss, Fletcher, Earley & King1995 - 1997
AssociateMcGuire Woods Battle & Boothe1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Admitted to PracticeUnited States Supreme Court2013 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Chesapeake Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Admitted to PracticeFourth Circuit Court of Appeals1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Will ContestCase dismissed
Writ of Habeas CorpusWrit granted, charges dismissed
MurderDismissed at preliminary hearing.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Old Dominion UniverstiyEstate Planning2015
City Of Chesapeake, VirginiaEstate Planning2015
Chesapeake Police AcademyDUI Defense2015
City of Chesapeake, VirginiaEstate Planning2013
Annual MeetingRevising Your Homeowners Association Documents2013
Annual MeetingWills & Revocable Living Trusts: Protecting Your Estate2013