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Allison Wittersheim Anders

Family Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Allison W. Anders

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2003
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Family means everything!  While I am a lawyer by day, I love being with my family at night and on the weekends.  We love to be outdoors whether it is going to the park, hiking in the mountains or going to the beach.  Also, I have always been an active person and enjoy running, biking, swimming and working out.  However, I also enjoy a good book and read often.  

 

While in the first 9 years of my practice, I did not know the pleasure of being a parent. Now that I have a son, I have a different prospective on custody cases and believe I have a better appreciation of what is or is not in the best interest of a child or children.  

 

I also grew up with divorced parents.  Going through that as a child and dealing with parents that never got along, gives me insight and allows me to be a better attorney to my family law clients.  

 

I have been told at times I am brutally honest and I do not think that is a bad thing.  If you want an attorney to tell you what you want to hear, do not come to me.  I will tell you like it is, the good, the bad and the ugly.  

 

 

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Location

Chaing Anders, PLLC
1333 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

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Posted by Jeffrey | October 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Quality work
When I began the search for representation in my divorce case my goal was to hire the very best.I found her in Allison Anders.She has the highest ethical and professional standards and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking the very best in legal representation.I’m not saying it happens in every case,but in mine we got everything we asked for.
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Posted by Judy | November 25, 2018
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A Blessing to find her
Allison Anders was referred to me from a fellow attorney in the area. She was a perfect fit for my case. It was a particularly tough case but she took it on like the pro she is and we ended up winning. I would recommend her to anyone in the area.
Posted by Sam | November 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Allison Anders
Phenomenal experience! Consultation was initially with Brandon and then Allison was designated primary. Not enough kind words for the entire organization. Professional, courteous, extremely knowledgeable and diligent. Allison and her staff were there with me every step of the way through a particularly difficult divorce and never once did I feel alone. Incredible attention to detail and always available to answer questions or provide reassurance. Allison made an otherwise miserable situation easily bearable.
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Posted by Todd | July 28, 2017
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The best. Period
I cannot say enough good things about this attorney. My ex-wife took the kids one day while I was at work and move them for hours away. Allison was listed as one of the up-and-coming or superlawyers so I thought I would do a one hour consultation. She not only won me temporary custody she also achieved full custody. few years later I made a stupid decision and tried to be the nice husband and let my es wife have them temporarily... against her recommendation. They ended up deceiving me and keeping the children and never intended to return them. I went back to court again and she WON again. It is clear she is impressive in the courtroom and has the respect of her peers and the judges. She will always have you act in an ethical manner and always do the right thing. In this often difficult and ugly world of divorce she leaves a positive mark. I have recommended her to so many friends and now my girlfriend is using her...
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Response from Allison Anders August 1, 2017
Todd, Thank you very much for your kind review! I appreciate the faith you have in me and the referrals you have provided!
Posted by Amy | March 4, 2015
With me every step of the way
As I found myself in a nasty custody battle, I went and spoke to a few different attorneys, once I met Allison and she took the time to get to know me and my concerns, I knew I had found someone who would help me and be there every step of the way. She was so patient with me as I was having a very difficult time and was quite needy of her reassurance. She was honest and told me when my demands were fair or unreasonable and made me see what was important, that being my daughter. I learned from her to put the anger for my ex aside and focus on what was best for my daughter. Allison was always prompt when responding to me and made me feel that I had someone who cared every step of the way. While I pray I never have to go through another custody battle, if I did, I would certainly call Allison again to have her by my side. She really helped me to see what was important and what simply wasn't worth a fight. She helped me to remain a mature adult rather than to act in rash haste! Thank you Allison!!!!
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Posted by Scott | March 2, 2015
For those seeking an honest broker
I couldn't have asked for better representation. When emotions run high during child custody battles, Ms. Anders remained composed and always steered us in the right direction. Being a man in the state of Virginia, I was, as many men feel, fighting an uphill battle, nevertheless we prevailed with the direction and advice Ms. Anders provided. Not only did she provide sound legal advice but, she was also mindful of my budgetary restraints. She may not be the cheapest attorney around but she helped save me so much more in the long run. If I were to do it again, I would certainly retain Ms. Anders again. Thanks Scott
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Parks Zeigler, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Chaing Anders Attorneys at Law
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kaufman & Canoles
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Associate
  • McKenry Dancigers
  • 2003 - 2006
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Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD
  • 2001
  • Old Dominion University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996
  • Old Dominion University
  • BSCJ
  • 1996
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Associations

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Publicity Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Family Law Coalition
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association, Golf Committee
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Co-chair Golf Committee
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association, Membership Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • REACH (Reading Enriches All Children)
  • President
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association; Young Lawyers Committee
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers - Adoption, Marital, and Family Law
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers - Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Fellow of the Year Award
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2019 VBBA-VBDJR Annual CLE
  • Ethics: Professionalism Minus the Zealousness in Civil and Criminal Cases
  • 2019
  • Discovery and Divorce
  • Discovery Challenges and Rules of Evidence
  • 2016
  • Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets
  • Allocation of Debts/Failure to Consider Current & Future Expenses and Income
  • 2015
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
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"I worked with Allison Anders for many years. She is an excellent family law attorney who is very attentive to her clients and always well-prepared both in and out of court."
Divorce and separation
Virginia Beach Family Lawyer Allison Wittersheim Anders
Allison Wittersheim Anders
Family Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 21 years