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Music has always played a large role in Sheera’s life. Beginning at
age six, Sheera began violin lessons (thanks, Mom) and continues to
enjoy playing today as a member of Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra
of Virginia Beach. In high school, Sheera performed with the New York
Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. As a result, she knows the answer to
the question "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice!"


Sheera wasn’t always playing around. She earned her Bachelor’s
Degree in Environmental Studies at George Washington University in 1996
and her law degree from Albany Law School in 1999. Since graduating law
school, Sheera has focused on family law issues - collaborative
divorce, litigation, equitable distribution, support, custody,
visitation, protective orders and appellate practice. In 2005, Sheera
obtained her CFP® certification. As a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional, Sheera applies her skills to obtain the best financial settlements for her clients.


Sheera’s practice area also includes estate planning for families.
As a parent, Sheera understands the importance of planning for the
future. Having the right documents in place to protect your children in
the event of an emergency as well as protecting your financial assets
are critical components in every family plan. Sheera’s comprehensive
perspective of her clients’ state of affairs insures that her clients’
financial assets as well as their family legacy are passed to the next
generation.  Sheera
strives to be her clients' trusted advisor for life.


Sheera is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers
Association, Family Law Organization of Greater Hampton Roads,
Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Hampton Roads, International
Association of Collaborative Professionals, Financial Planning
Association and Virginia Collaborative Professionals. Selected for
inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition 2008, 2009 and
2010,  Sheera is committed to providing all of her clients the personal
attention they each deserve.

Sheera resides in Virginia Beach and loves spending her free time with her husband and young son.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
    17 years
  2. Family: 25%
    17 years
  3. Prenuptials: 15%
    17 years
  4. Alimony: 15%
    17 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lori Ann Michaud

    Sheera is an excellent attorney. She is always professional, while aggressively promoting her client's cause!


    Lori Michaud Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Justin Thomas Bush

    As a family law attorney I have had the opportunity to be on the opposing side of numerous cases with Ms. Herrell. In my experience, her client's enjoy the highest level of representation, and she has always conducted herself as a true professional. I recommend her highly.


    Justin Bush Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hofheimer Family Law Firm

1604 Hilltop West Executive Center, Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451


VAAuthorized to practice law199903/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2015
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyer2014
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarsVirginia Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHofheimer Family Law Firm1999 - Present
MemberEstate Planning for Families2008 - 2012
InternU.S. Bankruptcy Court, The Honorable David H. Adams1998 - 1998
InternOffice of the U.S. Attorney, Albany, NY1998 - 1999
InternOffice Of The United States Trustee1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Financial Planning AssociationMember2015 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Solutions of TidewaterChair Elect2015 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Solutions of TidewaterMember2006 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Virginia Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2004 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Symphonicity - The Symphony of Virginia BeachMember1999 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Solutions of TidewaterChair Elect2014 - 2014
The Legacy Builder InstituteFellow2009 - 2012
WealthCounselMember2009 - 2012
Virginia Collaborative Professionals, Inc.Secretary2008 - 2010
Financial Planning AssociationBoard Member2007 - 2008
Financial Planning AssociationMember2006 - 2012
SymphonicityBoard Member2005 - 2007
Virginia Collaborative ProfessionalsSecretary2004 - 2006
Virginia Collaborative ProfessionalsFounding Member2004 - 2004
I'Anson-Hoffman American Inns of CourtAssociate Member2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Noce v. NoceTrial Court ruling affirmed
Parish v. Parish, 281 Va. 191Affirmed
Lommen V. LommenTrial Court ruling affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarAvoiding Mistakes in Equitable Distribution - CLE material2015
EParentChild support for the "Emancipated" Special Needs Child2013
Family Law News (VIrginia State Bar Family Law Section)Child Support for the Emancipated Special Needs Child2013
Legal Aid SocietyFederal Employee Retirement, Military Retirement and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders - CLE material2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Collaborative Divorce Team TrainingInterdisciplinary Team TrainingN/A2007
Community Mediation CenterMediation TrainingN/A2007
Certified Financial PlannerN/ACFP2005
Collaborative TrainingN/AN/A2005
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
George Washington UniversityEnvironmental SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Second SaturdayWhat Women Need to Know About Divorce2015
Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing AssetsAvoiding Mistakes in Equitable Distribution2015
Lunch and LearnDivorce Law Basics2012
Second SaturdayFamily Law2011
Kids Protection Planning SeminarEstate Planning2010
Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2009
Federal Employee Retirement, Military Retirement and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.Statewide Legal Aid Conference2008