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Sheera Rachel Herrell

Family Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   6 reviews

About Sheera

Learn Sheera’s areas of practice.

Sheera joined Hofheimer Family Law Firm back in 1999 when she was a brand new graduate of Albany Law School. From the moment she started working, her emphasis has been on representing women only in divorce and custody cases.

Sheera has a diverse background, both legally and personally. As our firm’s only collaboratively trained attorney, Sheera works closely with Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Tidewater, and currently serves as the group’s chair. She’s also a skilled litigator, even successfully taking cases on to the appellate court level.

A Certified Financial PlannerTM, Sheera is exceptionally skilled at handling cases with complicated equitable distribution issues. She applies her considerable skills to obtaining the best financial settlements for her clients.

Sheera is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Beach Bar Association, Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Tidewater, International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Financial Planning Association and Virginia Collaborative Professionals. Sheera was selected for inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, a Super Lawyer in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and is committed to providing all of her clients the personal attention they deserve.

Sheera and her husband live in Virginia Beach with their two children. Sheera is also a violist and a member of Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach. She also enjoys going to the gym (in fact, you’ll find her at Wareing’s Gym almost every day), and loves running in local races with her kids.

When you meet Sheera, you’ll notice that, in person, she’s thoughtful, friendly, and understanding. She’s experienced and up for anything—in her practice and also in her personal life. In fact—Sheera gave birth to her daughter in the car on the way to the hospital—so let’s just say she’s up for just about anything!

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Licensed for 23 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Sheera

Hofheimer Family Law Firm
1604 Hilltop West Executive Center, Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Turning Point
After 4 plus years of litigation and unsettled issues, I secured the assistance of Sheera Herrell. Sheera was within a few weeks able to resolve profound issues and realize results that will allow me to move forward in life and finally start to recover from a most difficult and heated divorce! Her professionalism and knowledge of the law were enhanced by her down to earth personality and excellent communication skills. The entire practice has had positive life changing results for my family!
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Posted by Tami | December 7, 2014
THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so glad to have Mrs. Herrell as my lawyer!!!! After my first meeting with her I actually felt relived and not as stressed as I have been for the past six months. I truly cannot thank her and her staff enough!
Posted by Robin | January 16, 2011
I highly recommend Sheera
Sheera is a great lawyer! She answered all my questions and handled every part of my case in a very professional manner. I felt like she really cared about the outcome of the case. I highly recommend her to any woman going through a divorce. Sheera made this traumatic time easier for me.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2011
Excellent Estate Planner
Ms. Herrell advised us about planning for the future and how to protect our estate from excessive tax and avoiding probate. I highly recommend her for estate planning and wills.
Posted by debbie | January 22, 2010
Excellent attorney!
Sheera is different than any attorney I have ever met. She is so approachable and down to earth. She keeps the door to her office open (when not with a client) and if she sees you walk in she always gets up to say hello or to help you with whatever your visit is in regards to. She helped me wrap up a very contentious mediated divorce, gave me great advice and was very sensitive to my situation. Because I was so impressed with her, I used her expertise to complete my estate planning. She is more qualified than alot of attorneys that offer this service because she is a certified financial planner. She is so meticulous about every detail and makes sure that all t's are crossed and i's are dotted. She was beyond concientious and made sure that every detail was taken care of without being pushy. I really felt like she cared about my well being and the same with my children. Another plus is that she doesn't charge you every time you speak with her. It is one flat fee for life!!!!!
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Posted by Jennifer | December 31, 2009
Noncontested Divorce
Ms. Herrell and her paralegal are an excellent team of professionals to work with. They made my divorce simple on the legal side of things! Highly recommend them both...
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hofheimer Family Law Firm
  • 1999 - Present
  • Member
  • Estate Planning for Families
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Intern
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, The Honorable David H. Adams
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Intern
  • Office of the U.S. Attorney, Albany, NY
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Intern
  • Office Of The United States Trustee
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Collaborative Divorce Team Training
  • 2007
  • Community Mediation Center
  • 2007
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • CFP
  • 2005
  • Collaborative Training
  • 2005
  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
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Legal Cases

  • Lommen V. Lommen
  • Trial Court ruling affirmed
  • Parish v. Parish, 281 Va. 191
  • Affirmed
  • Noce v. Noce
  • Trial Court ruling affirmed

Associations

  • Financial Planning Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Tidewater
  • Chair Elect
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Tidewater
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Symphonicity - The Symphony of Virginia Beach
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Tidewater
  • Chair Elect
  • 2014 - 2014
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • The Legacy Builder Institute
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals, Inc.
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Symphonicity
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • Secretary
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • Founding Member
  • 2004 - 2004
  • I'Anson-Hoffman American Inns of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Virginia Super Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Stars
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Avoiding Mistakes in Equitable Distribution - CLE material
  • 2015
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Federal Employee Retirement, Military Retirement and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders - CLE material
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets
  • Avoiding Mistakes in Equitable Distribution
  • 2015
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Divorce Law Basics
  • 2012
  • Kids Protection Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Federal Employee Retirement, Military Retirement and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.
  • Statewide Legal Aid Conference
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sheera is an excellent attorney. She is always professional, while aggressively promoting her client's cause!"
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sheera is an outstanding attorney whose quiet demeanor belies her tenacity. She is a master practitioner of collaborative law and I highly recommend her services to anyone faced with family law issues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sheera is an excellent attorney. She is very organized, efficient, and an effective advocate for her clients. She takes the time to make sure her clients understand the issues in their case throughout the entire divorce process. She is a great resource for guidance on complicated family law matters, especially as related to equitable distribution. It is a privilege to work with Sheera."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ms. Herrell. She is a very capable and experienced family lawyer with a formidable reputation as a family law litigator. She is also very effective as a collaborative divorce attorney, achieving her clients' objectives through the collaborative process."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sheera is a very established and accomplished family law attorney. While I welcome the opportunity to interact with her whenever I see her in the courthouse, I don't look forward to having her on the other side of a divorce matter. She is an aggressive advocate for her clients and a very experienced litigator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sheera is a highly competent and very caring attorney. She is very experienced in family law matters and gives prompt assistance to her clients. I highly recommend and endorse her for any family law related work."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sheera is an excellent attorney. She is very smart, organized, and responsive to her clients. Sheera gets rave reviews from her clients and respect from judges and fellow attorneys. I am very proud to have Sheera on our team at the Hofheimer Family Law Firm."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work.Absolutely one of the most complete lawyers I have ever experienced in family law. Sheera is not only meticulous in her client service; but also, she is equally meticulous in case preparation. It is a privilege to work with and co-counsel with Sheera."
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