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Vania Maria O'Keefe

Estate planning Attorney at Chesapeake, VA

5.0   2 reviews

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I grew up in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake. I attended Old Dominion University and Francis Marion University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I attend law school at the University of Richmond where I served as an intern with Legal Aid and the office of the Chesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney.  I have served on the board of the Autism Society of Tidewater since 2009 and am very active in the autism community.  I enjoy volunteering and spending time with my husband and four children.


I would be happy to help with your Estate Planning needs!

Licensed for 20 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/27/2022

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The Law Office of Shelly F. Wood
501 Cedar Rd.
Suite 2A
Chesapeake, VA, 23322


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Posted by Joel | August 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Navigating Guardianship
As a special needs parent, the subject of guardianship can be rather daunting. Navigating what to do, how to proceed, and knowing what to worry about - and what not to - can be a challenge. Vania helped us throughout this process immensely. She understood our challenge, as she has been heavily involved in the local autism community for years. My wife and I highly recommend her services for any other family needing legal counsel or assistance.
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Posted by Lindsey | June 29, 2017
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Excellent legal service
Vania O'Keefe assisted my husband and I with amending an error on our marriage certificate. She worked quickly and effectively to resolve our issue. She explained the process, completed the necessary paperwork, and kept us up to date on the process. I would absolutely recommended Vania O'Keefe and use her again in the future.


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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Law Office of Shelly F. Wood
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Linda M. Sherfey, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Indigent Defense Commission
  • 2003 - 2009


  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002


  • Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Autism Society of Tidewater
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • PNAVA Workshop
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. O'Keefe is an excellent attorney. She has an excellent manner with her clients, taking the time they need to understand the complicated process of estate planning. She ensures that you know all of your options and how they may benefit your family. She delivers documents in a timely fashion and is always available to answer questions."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Vania for several years both personally and professionally. She is always thorough and personable."
Divorce and separation

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Vania Maria O'Keefe
Estate planning Attorney
Chesapeake, VA
Licensed for 20 years