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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. My staff and I get along wonderfully and I consider them family. Therefore, we work well together and represent our clients  with the utmost care and respect with your family in mind.


 


In my spare time I am a member of the King's Daughters Infinity Circle 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.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Child Support: 25%
    10 years
  2. Family: 25%
    10 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    10 years
  4. Divorce: 25%
    10 years

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Regina Frances Amick

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Wood for a considerable time and have had her as an opposing counsel as well as a Guardian ad Litem. She does a great job in both roles. She is a skilled trial lawyer and great advocate for her client.

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    Regina Amick Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Andrew Hyman

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    Michael Hyman Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Shelly F. Wood, PC

501 Cedar Road, Suite 2A
Suite 2A
Chesapeake, VA, 23322

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law200203/11/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Law Office of Shelly F. Wood, PC2006 - Present
Associate AttorneyRiddick Babineau, PC2010 - 2011
Asst. Public Defender IIOffice Of The Public Defender Virginia Beach, VA2006 - 2007
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
Associations
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
Education
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