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Steven L. Brown, who joined Wolcott Rivers Gates in June, 2004, was previously a partner with the Firm of Tolerton & Brown, P.C. Mr. Brown has over thirty years’ experience and has concentrated his practice in the areas of representing creditors in bankruptcy, foreclosure, business, corporate, and residential real estate transactions.  He represents over a dozen Credit Unions, several Banks and vehicle financing companies in banking cases.


Areas of Practice


Creditor Bankruptcy Representation





Creditors’ Rights

Real Estate


Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 65%
    24 years
  2. Contracts: 15%
    30 years
  3. Corporate: 10%
    30 years
  4. Foreclosure: 10%
    24 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Philip Lee Russo Jr.

    Steve is a very intelligent and highly experienced attorney. His knowledge of creditors’ rights and the bankruptcy laws is unsurpassed. More important is his understanding of the practical obstacles facing clients and the means to avoid those obstacles. I would highly recommend that any client considering any commercial transaction or extension of credit first meet with Steve to fully protect his or her assets and to prevent future litigation.


    Philip Russo Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Dominic Paul Lascara

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brown is an excellent attorney. He knows the bankruptcy laws and procedures very well. He has a high level of ethics, integrity and honesty.


    Dominic Lascara Corporate and incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Convergence Center
200 Bendix Road, Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452


VAAuthorized to practice law198403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWolcott Rivers Gates2004 - Present
PartnerTolerton & Brown1990 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1984 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Lehigh UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia CLELandord Tenant and Bankruptcy2016
CLE Virginialandlord tenant and bankruptcy2015