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Edrie Arlene Pfeiffer

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

4.7   32 reviews

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About Edrie

Learn Edrie’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    45%
    Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Virginia is designed to get rid of—or "discharge"—most of your debts, while protecting virtually all of your property. I have assisted hundreds of individuals to become debt free & obtain a fresh start.

    26 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    40%
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Virginia is designed to be a repayment plan for people who have a steady stream of money coming in. All or a portion of debt is repaid over a 3-5 year period. I have assisted hundreds of individuals who need to save their home from foreclosure, deal with tax debt and provide protection from creditors.

    26 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    15%
    If you and your spouse are able to work together for the sake of ending your marriage quickly and amicably, Hampton Roads Legal Services can help move things along in an efficient way and keep your divorce out of court. I have assisted hundreds of individuals through the divorce process. I work with individuals who are in agreement with their spouse as to how to handle all aspects of their divorce and want to have the process completed as quickly and simply as possible.

    26 years

I’ve been helping others find a fresh start through bankruptcy and divorce for almost 20 years.  

When I was in law school I just happened to be working for a bankruptcy attorney.  One of my first cases was a couple whose daughter suffered from a brain tumor, and after a multitude of surgeries and treatments, the family was left with bills in excess of $200,000 after insurance.  They had no choice but to file bankruptcy and get some reprieve from the overwhelming amount of bills necessary to save their daughter. 

Soon after, I met a young mother who had an inordinate amount of debt.  She got pregnant by the love of her life, and the young man convinced her to buy a car along of a myriad of other items of value in her name.  When the baby came, the young man took off with the car, leaving this penniless young mother alone with a baby and a ton of debt.  This woman’s only option to get back on her feet was through a bankruptcy. 

Case by case, I started to see how bankruptcy provided opportunities for people in unfortunate circumstances to realize a fresh start and decided to dedicate myself to this practice of law.  Every day I take pride in helping my clients work towards a brighter future whether it’s through bankruptcy or divorce. 

I have lived in the Hampton Roads area for over 20 years with my husband of 27 years, Harry.  Before moving here, I served in the military for 5 years. I grew up in a small town in Eastern Oregon, where my father had a small business. I had three brothers and all of us served in the military.

Jeremiah 29: 11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

 

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Licensed for 25 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Hampton Roads Legal Services
154 Newtown Rd
Suite B2-100
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Experienced, Thorough, Professional...
I had my first consultation (Zoom) with Attorney Pfeiffer yesterday, and our meeting went very well! Attorney Pfeiffer appeared to be very knowledgeable, experienced, and especially thorough about the entire process of filing bankruptcy, which helped to put me at ease. During our consultation (which I was given a choice of face-to-face or online), Attorney Pfeiffer gave me a step-by-step rundown of the bankruptcy process, which covered everything from filing a Chapter 13 or a Chapter 7, a rundown of cost and payment options, the documents that would be needed, as well as available services offered (once bankruptcy completed) that would help rebuild my credit/credit score...
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation was great
I consulted with Edrie about a family matter concerning my kids. I am a divorced dad with twins and Edrie gave me the direction and honesty I was looking for with the situation I am now dealing with. My situation will have to be dealt with in a different geographic location, but nonetheless she gave me a straightforward opinion on how to immediately proceed and a great referral to another lawyer in that location that will help me. I am now speaking with her referral on the matter and I am grateful for her guidance. Thank you!
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Posted by Trina | January 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
When I arrived at my appointment, I was nervous and didn't really know what to expect, but I have to say, I was treated with kindness and Edria Pfeiffer was very nice and very knowledgeable, she answered my questions and I feel real comfortable with her handling my case, I would recommend her services with great pleasure.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
RTJ
Ms.Pfeiffer put me at ease and answered every question I had. After our appointment I came home and researched why she and I discussed. She help ed and I am know longer lost in a sea of bills. She is most strongly recommend to handle any and all of your needs.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!!
Making the decision to file for bankruptcy was difficult on so many levels. Ms. Pfeiffer treated me with respect and was completely professional. She dealt with matters at hand and explained the process and likely outcome of my situation. I left the office with my dignity intact and look forward to completing this process and starting fresh. Bad things happen in life and it's good to know that a skilled professional is on your side. I would highly recommend Ms. Pfeiffer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Starting Over
Starting over is not an easy season to transition through. I had gone to several Firms seeking help. It wasn't until I met Edrie Arlene Pfeiffer that I experienced the green light to move forward. Her knowledge put my mind at ease and gave me the courage to take the next steps. Her office staff was very helpful and accessible. She gave books that she authored on the subject she assisted me with and offered a helpful tip that stopped a possible garnishment. She gave all of this during my first visit, free consultation meeting. She really cares about her clients. I retained her that day. I highly recommend Edrie Arlene Pfeiffer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great!
Very professional. I felt great relief after my consultation! She made recommendations that made sense and will help me get the best outcome from my particular problems and get me back on track financially.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest
Ms. Pfeiffer called me during our scheduled time and was very professional. She was very knowledgeable about my situation and gave me helpful advice. I felt that she was sincere, trustworthy, and had only my best interest in mind.
Posted by Richard | June 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
Edrie and her team are everything I could have asked for. They are very curious and professional. From the initial consultation until my case was resolved, they made certain that I understood every step along the way.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 7
Top notch services; walked me through the bankruptcy process.
Posted by Chaz | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Service for Chapter 7
Great service. Over all process for bankruptcy was very quick for my situation, a!ong with support until completed. Thorough details provided for each step. Website has some helpful info to get you started, if needed.
Posted by Sharon | November 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy ride
This was my first time deal with the courts, I was very uneasy about everything. But every time I had question it was answered. Ms. Pfeiffer is very knowledgeable and very patient. Her staff is wonderful.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13 Filing
When I sought help for the financial distress I was experiencing Pfeiffer was proactive with helping me to secure my home, relieve the stress of being under water, and put me on the track for financial success. I would recommend her services to anyone needing assistance with Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Divorce & Separation.
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Posted by ramell | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
bankruptcy
Mrs. Pfeiffer and get staff did an excellent job handling my bankruptcy case. I was more than pleased d with her services and would highly recommend Hampton Roads Legal Center to those seeking a fresh start.
Posted by Pat | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped my Family through a TRYING SITUATION!
We met Ms. Pfeiffer 3 years ago when we needed to file a Bankrupcy. She helped us through a very difficult time and now we are in a POSITIVE POSITIONS in our life. Ms. Pfeiffer and her staff have always been there to answer any and all of questions throughout this ordeal and they helped us make an embarrassing and detrimental situation come out positively in the end. Thank you to them all for all their help and concern over the last 3 years.
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Posted by Joan | March 27, 2015
So Glad I chose Ms.Pfeiffer
Capable and confident,she made a difficult time for me pleasant and put my mind at ease. Wonderful friendly staff kept me informed every step of the way. I sincerely recomend this practice.
Posted by Jennifer | February 13, 2015
Current Client
Ms. Pfeiffer is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful for my Chapter 7 bankruptcy. She helped make the whole process easier for me. I was given a folder with very clear instructions with follow-up e-mails to make sure I didn't forget anything. If I e-mailed a question I was immediately sent a response. I feel like I was nervous for nothing; she took care of everything. I REALLY wish I had used Ms. Pfeiffer for my divorce, too.
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Posted by Angela | August 14, 2014
Best Lawyer
Mrs. Pfeiffer and her team were AWESOME! I was very nervous because my husband and I met with another firm first and they were very rude, and judemental. She asked for everything that she needed in advance and didnt wait until the last minute. I recommend her to anyone that may need help with a bankruptcy!
Posted by Bob | June 22, 2014
Made filing Chapter 7 painless
From day 1, my meeting with Ms Pfeiffer was a pleasant experience for such a difficult subject. I had dug myself a deep financial hole and was somewhat embarrassed by this situation. After explaining my situation, Ms Pfeiffer gave me the advice I needed and made me feel like there was "a light at the end of the tunnel". She kept me informed every step of the way and gave me the strength to get through this process.
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Posted by Natasha | May 25, 2014
Excellent and Knowledgeable... Perfect
This was my first and hopefully last time filing for bankruptcy. I had little to no knowledge of the process. Edrie Pfeiffer and her staff were excellent in answering my questions. I would recommend this office to anyone who is in need of their services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Hampton Roads Legal Services
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Berg Legal Clinic
  • 1998 - 2000

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1998
  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Webster College
  • Masters
  • 1983
  • Oregon State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980
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Legal Cases

  • Single Mom of 3 Had $47,000 Discharged
  • $47,000 Discharged
  • Our Client Couldn't Afford $1,000/Month for Student Loan debt on a Teacher's Salary
  • Student loan monthly payment was reduced by $700
  • Young married couple has $157,000 in debt discharged.
  • $157,000 discharged
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Associations

  • Virginia Beach United Methodist Church
  • Church Leadership Council
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Beach United Methodist Church
  • Lay Leader
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Conference of United Methodist Churches
  • Conference Delegate for VBUMC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tidewater Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Stand Up for Kids, Hampton Roads Chapter
  • Leadership Team
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Beach United Methodist Church
  • Staff Pastor Relations Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Best Law Firm of 2017 Silver Award
  • The Virginian-Pilot
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm of 2016 Gold Award
  • The Virginian-Pilot
  • 2016
  • Best Bankruptcy Law Firm of Virginia Beach, Silver Award
  • The Virginian-Pilot
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firm in Virginia Beach, Silver Award
  • The Virginian-Pilot
  • 2015
  • Top 3 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Virginia Beach
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers Nominee
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Service Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Graduate with Distinction
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1998
  • Who's Who Executive, Professionals
  • Cambridge University
  • 1998
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Regent University School of Law
  • 1997
  • Who's Who Law Student
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Regent University Bankruptcy Class
  • Basic Bankruptcy
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (18)
Endorse Edrie
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Edrie from a professional group. You can tell she knows what she is doing and cares about her clients. I recommend her to anyone with financial challenges."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edrie will help you make the law less intimidating and more understandable in stressful times. She and her team are terrific. She has a ton of useful information, and a very good book, available.. you might not need an attorney but Edrie will tell it you to straight and try to help you if she can."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edrie knows a lot about bankruptcy but beyond her wealth of knowledge in this area, she is truly a magnificent person whose heart is in what she does. A good lawyer must have both the knowledge of their trade and the compassion- Ms. Pfeiffer has both."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Pfeiffer seeks to reduce her clients' stress by educating them and keeping them informed of the status of their cases. Check out her website for answers to your questions."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edrie is an excellent bankruptcy attorney! She is kind and compassionate, and makes the entire process easier and more understandable for her clients. She provides both pre and post bankruptcy counseling, too, to help her clients get back on their feet faster. Such a great service! I definitely endorse Edrie."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edrie is a very compassionate yet effective bankruptcy attorney. She will help you put the pieces together after the process is over, and her clients really appreciate the extra step that Edrie and her staff take. I highly recommend Edrie if you're having any issues dealing with bankruptcy and/or foreclosure."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edrie is very knowledgeable and passionate about her clients. I highly recommend her."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hampton Roads Legal Services is a very skilled and professional practice. I would highly recommend Ms. Pfeiffer and her practice to anyone wishing to file bankruptcy."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Edrie. She has vast experience in Bankruptcy and will let you know whether you need to file or not. She also goes above and beyond when serving her clients and offers additional services not offered by others in the field."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Edrie - she works hard for her clients and it shows. Her office pays attention to the details and helps their clients every step of the way until their issues are resolved."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Edrie Pfeiffer is one of the finest, most competent bankruptcy lawyers in Virginia. She really knows her stuff. She is tough on creditors, kind to her clients, and well respected in the courthouse. If you hire Edrie, she will take good care of you and your case."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edrie and I served together on the Regent University Law Review board of editors. She is extremely bright, professional and has a great sense of humor. I highly recommend her legal services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her willingness to contribute to the AVVO community along with the substance of those contributions displays an attorney that is ready, willing and able to zealously advocate for her clients. I wouldn't think twice about referring a potential client to Ms. Pfeiffer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attoreny Pfeiffer is one of the finest attorneys in her state. I highly recommend her legal services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Edrie Pfeiffer is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. I have a great deal of respect for her committment and ability as a fellow bankruptcy attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edrie Pfeiffer is well versed in bankruptcy law. She is a leader in her field and utilizes up to the minute case law to the advantage of her clients."
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Virginia Beach Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Edrie Arlene Pfeiffer
Edrie Arlene Pfeiffer
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation