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Dywona Lynette Vantree-Keller

Divorce and separation Attorney at Yorktown, VA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Dee Vantree-Keller

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    State VA
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About Dywona

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I count motherhood as my greatest accomplishment, and I prefer the titles “Dance Mom,” “Cheer Mom, “and “Volleyball Mom” to “Esquire.” God has entrusted my husband and me with two amazing daughters, and I never wanted to miss a moment of the precious years of childhood. So for the past eighteen years, I have been a Solo Practitioner operating as DVKLAW. I’ve made every awards assembly, science fair, sporting event, and recital, and I have never missed an opportunity to chaperone a field trip or to serve as “Room Mom” or ‘Team Mom.” Whew!

But now that my children are older, and I’m more of a “smother” than a “mother,” I thought it was time to do the thing that Wayne and I have talked about doing for years now – merging our firms. I am so excited for the merger DVKLAW and Holcomb Law!

I have practiced law for over twenty-five years. My primary practice areas are criminal defense and family law. I spent six years honing my trial skills as a prosecutor for the City of Hampton, and I am regarded as a specialist in juvenile criminal defense. I have served as Special Counsel for the Division of Child Support Enforcement, and I can help you navigate Virginia’s complex child support provisions and safeguard your financial future. I have been certified by the Virginia Supreme Court to serve as Guardian ad litem for children since 2002, so I am well equipped to assist you in highly contested custody cases. I have received hundreds of hours of training in child development and family dynamics and disfunction, and I can help you protect your children.

Like many of you, Virginia is not my first home. I was born in Louisiana ‘round da’ bayou. I was born at a time when people who looked like me lived on “our side” of the levy and went to “our” schools. There were men in fancy suits who would come and sit in the living room with my Papa. They talked about two things, changing the “rules” that kept us separated by that levy and my MaDear’s peach cobbler. That cobbler was legendary!

I think I was about four years old when I learned that those men in fancy suits were called “lawyers,” and they had to go to a place called “court” to change those “rules.” I remember them talking about a lawyer named Thurgood Marshall who became the first African American Justice to serve on the United States Supreme Court in 1967, the year that I was born. I suppose that’s why I’ve never wanted to be anything other than a lawyer.

When I’m not lawyerin’, I’m screaming all of the lyrics to my favorite songs at a live concert. Music is my Prozac! And when I’m not chasing pop stars, I’m planning my next trip to Disney World. I’ve served my community for more than thirty years as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I am a proud alumna of The Alma Mater of a Nation, The College of William and Mary, and I continue to support the Tribe as a Class Ambassador for the Class of 1989. And as a 1992 graduate of Tulane University Law School, I know what it means to miss New Orleans. Roll Wave!

And like every woman lucky enough to have been born in Louisiana, I love to cook. My peach cobbler is not as legendary as MaDear’s, but I fix a mean pot of gumbo!

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Location

Holomb Law, P.C.
501 Village Avenue
Suite 104
Yorktown, VA, 23693
Holcomb Law, P.C.
29 S Mallory Street
Suite 206
Hampton, VA, 23663
Holcomb Law, P.C.
468 Investors Place
Suite 202A
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
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Posted by Peter | May 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
10 Stars From Me!
10 Stars from me. I would like to say thank you to Holcomb Law, P.C from the front desk to the rest of the staff members for making me feel welcome and comfortable as well as being represented one of your best attorneys. Dee Vantree-Keller…. I can’t thank you enough. She made this divorce process easier for me and less stressful. Ever since we had our first meeting I knew I made the right choice. She broke down every single step that we were going to take in a very clear manner. The constant communication between us to be on the same page really helped this divorce process and gave me less anxiety. Speaking about someone that can fight for you, just wait until you see her in court. Dee came in the court room well prepared. As a result of being represented by someone that has years of knowledge in family law, trustworthy, empathetic and a fighter… we left that court room with a victory. Dee Vantree-Keller, I will always be forever thankful
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
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Wonderful Attorney
Dee is very quick to respond to any type of communication. She listens with an open ear and mind. She was very knowledgeable on the law and showed she really cared about my case.
Posted by Brandon | October 5, 2021
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Wonderful attorney
Very helpful and reasonable, insightful ,and overall a great attorney would definitely suggest her services to anyone
Posted by Kenneth | October 5, 2021
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Best attorney i ever had
I have been fighting a losing battle for 12 years just to see my son and mrs Dee made sure everything worked in my son's favor i will definitely refer her to anyone i know in my situation and i will also retain her if needed again thanks again mrs dee
Posted by Shawn Rosh | October 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in town. She saved us.
The human quality, care she takes for her clients and professionalism of Dee is very hard to find. She is clear to explain everything and very good a setting an action plan that will give a great outcome. She is dedicated, truthful and realistic and always answers all questions. Her performance in court is amazing. You have to choose her. She is fair at her billing hours. Dee is a one of a kind attorney.
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Posted by Chris | October 4, 2021
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Custody
Mrs Dee is very professional in her work. She help me get my daughter in a custody battle and child support. Mrs.Dee always fights what is right. She always give me good advice when times is hard. I can say that Mrs. Dee is very nonjudgmental, experienced in her profession and helpful. You would be wise to seek her skills for any legal matters that you may be going though.
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Posted by Joseph | October 4, 2021
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Experience that you want on your side
I wasn’t proud of the circumstances that I had gotten myself into but Dee guided me through very uncertain times in life. She was professional throughout the entire legal process giving me the assurance that everything was going to work out. I followed her advice and did everything she said. She was able to workout a very favorable situation for my divorce and commanded the courtroom during our hearings. I’ve had to go back to her several times to help me with the custody of my children and she’s always been able to help me. All I can say is that Dee is very nonjudgmental, experienced in her profession and helpful. You would be wise to seek her skills for any legal matters that you may be going though. You will not be disappointed.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Holcomb Law, P.C.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Special Counsel - Division of Child Support Enforcement
  • Office Of The Attorney General
  • 2008 - 2010
  • President/Owner
  • Dywona (Dee) Vantree-Keller, P.C. aka DVK LAW
  • 2002 - 2021
  • Associate
  • Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, PC
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Arnold & Porter, LLP
  • 1992 - 1994
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Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Hampton Bar Association
  • Member/Past President
  • N/A
  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Greater Peninsula Women's Bar Association
  • Member/Past President
  • N/A
  • Peninsula Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Places to Work
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2022
  • Best DUI Lawyers in Hampton
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Family Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Best of Family Law, Criminal Defense, Mediation
  • Daily Press Choice Award
  • 2021
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Newport News
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Citizen of the Year
  • Coalition for Justice for Civil Rights
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Beyond the Four Walls Women's Conference
  • Hidden In Plain Sight: Effective Advocacy for Child Victims of Human Trafficking
  • 2019
  • Virginia State Bar Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations
  • So You're 18.....But What Does That Even Mean?
  • 2018
  • Instructor - Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
  • Juvenile Law
  • 2001
  • Faculty Assistant - National College of District Attorneys
  • Career Prosecutor Course
  • 2000
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Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dee is an exceptional attorney! Her dedication to her clients is second to none. I now work with her, but I have also been opposite her in a matter. I can say that she is fair and seeks the best outcome for her client. She has a deep knowledge-base and I am honored that she takes the time out of her busy schedule to mentor and guide me as a newer attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking excellent representation in their matter."
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Yorktown Divorce and separation Lawyer Dywona Lynette Vantree-Keller
Dywona Lynette Vantree-Keller
Divorce and separation Attorney
Yorktown, VA