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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.


Practice areas


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


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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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.


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

  • Michael Andrew Hyman

    I endorse this lawyer.


    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


VAAuthorized to practice law200203/11/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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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
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