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Andrew Timothy Shilling

Divorce and separation Attorney at Elizabeth City, NC

5.0   22 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 19 years
    Virginia - VA 32 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    11%
    If you have been accused of a crime, or just received a simple speeding ticket, please call me. I am happy to help.

  2. DUI and DWI
    11%

  3. Divorce and separation
    11%
    Ending your marriage can be amicable or adversarial. Either way, I will work hard to get you the best possible outcome. Call me for a free consultation and I will be happy to explain the process to you.

  4. Estate planning
    11%
    Everyone needs an estate plan. Please call me to discuss yours.

  5. Family
    11%

  6. Litigation
    11%
    I am an experienced trial lawyer who has handled cases both big and small. If you need to go to court for any reason, call me to review your case.

  7. Mediation
    11%
    Mediation is frequently used in divorces and civil cases but basically any matter where the parties are considering going to court can be resolved through mediation.

  8. Speeding and traffic ticket
    11%

  9. Trusts
    11%

  10. Other
    1%

Andy represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including trust creation and estate administration, fiduciary litigation, and family law. He routinely appears in the trial courts of both Virginia and North Carolina. He has also had extensive training as a mediator and regularly assists parties in all manner of disputes, which avoids costly litigation.

 

 

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Location

Parks Zeigler Elizabeth City, NC Office
201 East Elizabeth Street,
Elizabeth City, NC, 27909
Parks Zeigler, PLLC
524 Albemarle Drive, Suite 200
Chesapeake, VA, 23322
Parks Zeigler, PLLC - Attorneys at Law
201 East Elizabeth Street
Elizabeth City, NC, 27209
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Reviews

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Posted by Tom | June 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
on Trusts
Andy Shilling revised an existing trust for my wife and me. He seems extremely knowledgeable and competent. He was easy to talk with and thorough in answering our questions and in explaining how, and why, the revision was done as it was. We have high confidence in the document he created. We recommend him and will contact him with any future legal issues. Tom and Jane Grassman
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Superb Experience!
Mr. Shilling prepared Trusts for myself and my husband and for my father, who was very ill at the time with a terminal illness. Mr. Shilling was wonderful with my dad who was on continuous oxygen and walking with difficulty at the time. He was very patient and explained everything thoroughly which gave my father the peace of mind he was seeking regarding this final affairs. After my father passed away, I contacted Mr. Shilling for guidance and he always responded back to me quickly. Even if it was after regular business hours. Mr. Shilling also prepared a Trust for my husband and I, and we also very much appreciated his expertise and thoroughness in our trust preparations. I highly recommend Andy Shilling as your lawyer! He has been extremely reliable and trustworthy for our family!!
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Posted by Eboni | January 10, 2020
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Excellent!
I was blessed to have Mr. Shilling walk with me through the process of my high conflict divorce. He was able to make sense of the chaos. His counsel helped me understand the importance of cutting through the emotional turmoil and focus on the facts. He was able to get the results he promised on day 1 of a 3 year process.
Posted by Brenda | January 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney to have on your side.
Mr. Shilling is always available to you. I worked night shifts and he would respond to emails in the middle of the night, that I never expected him to do. On top of that he does not charge you for those responses! I was not in a good position financially and was excellent at keeping my cost as low as he could! I was a train wreck and he was very calm and tolerant. I had a long drawn out case and my ex went through 3 attorneys and went broke, I could not have made it with out his compassion and knowledge. Highly recommend him!
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Posted by Eric | August 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
He’s a beast
I have dealt with Mr. Shilling for a few matters now. He is the best in my eyes around the Hampton Roads area. He is very professional and helped me with everything I asked. I will use him for any case I may have from this point on. Thank you Mr. Shilling!
Posted by CeCe | October 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody & support, divorce, Equitable Distribution & Trusts
From day one, Shilling was upfront and honest about what I should expect as a result of my divorce. I came in with unrealistic expectations, and I was drivin by anger. Shilling explained his services and costs thoroughly and very clearly. He never charged me for phone calls, emails or meetings. He personally contacted me while on his family vacation when I needed his guidance. With his level head and business sense, together we settled a case out of court with custody, support and over 1000 acres of land to divide up, for a third of what I could have spent with other lawyers. He remains calm and does not rush into court and waste time or money. But, if and when the time comes, he is fierce and will protect you in court. I will never be able to explain just what Shilling has done for me and my daughters. I will forever be grateful for his services. If you are in need of a lawyer that will protect you and your family, and not break the bank, Shilling is the lawyer that you need.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2018
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Highly Recommend ...
Attorney Shilling provided exceptional guidance to my grandmother during complex estate planning. He was well versed in the legal intricacies of estate planning and irrevocable living trusts and was able to clearly communicate the information in terminologies that she was able to understand. We found him to be comprehensive, patient, and compassionate throughout the process.
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Posted by Suzanne | July 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Probate Case
I hired Mr. Shilling to handle my Uncle's estate, who died without a will. My Uncle died in Virginia, I live in California and was working full time. Mr Shilling has been straightforward with what I needed to do and what he would do. He has been kind and caring and informative and handling as much of the paperwork etc that he can so that I don't have to take time off work and fly there. I highly recommend him to anyone who has a complicated probate case, etc. He is a warm, caring individual who has helped me through a very emotional, trying time. Thank you Andy!
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Posted by Carrie | July 24, 2018
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The only lawyer I will ever use and recommend!
Mr. Shilling represented me in one of the most challenging divorce cases ever. He was very professional, quick with communications, understanding to my specific needs, and available to meet when needed. He set my mind at ease at the most stressful times gave clarity when needed. He is a professional who really fights for you! Not only have I used him but also my son and a friend. I will continue to recommend Mr. Shilling to anyone needing a top quality, hard working lawyer.
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Posted by Brittney | July 24, 2018
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Extremely Helpful and Knowledgeable
After researching attorneys in my area for what I needed, Mr. Shilling stood out the most. After meeting with him, the price was a little high, but he has been worth every penny. He has always been extremely helpful, has answered all my questions at random times of the day and night, calmed me down when things were rough, and lead me in the right direction with my case. He knows exactly what he is doing and helped my case turn out better than I had anticipated. I felt like he truly wanted to help me and worked hard to do so.
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Posted by Talisha | July 21, 2018
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Experienced & very knowledgeable
I had a very drawn out case due to a number of reasons, mainly continuances, but throughout the entire process Mr. Shilling was up to date on case facts, how to proceed to have the best suited for the best/most reasonable outcome. He was extremely knowledgeable, professional in all aspects of law needing attention in our case. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing a quick thinking, intelligent & overall personable lawyer who excels at his ability to present facts clearly & comfortably in his knowledge of law as it pertains to those facts. Great lawyer who always kept us balanced!
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Posted by Donald | October 4, 2017
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Outstanding Lawyer
Mr. Shilling took on a case related to our business in Virginia Beach. He and his office has been outstanding through the process. He won the case for us. Mr.Shilling will be our lawyer going forward.
Posted by Andrea | October 3, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Andrew Shilling offers superior client service at its best!
This review comes with the utmost sincerity. Mr. Andrew Shilling helped guide me through the nerve-wracking and heart wrenching process of child custody. From the very beginning Mr. Shilling made me feel he was interested in the best possible outcome for the child involved. I especially appreciate all of the time spent to ensure that I had a good working knowledge of the the custody process during each phase of the hearings. Mr. Shilling’s approach made me feel grounded and supported with my decision making process. I was not only fortunate to have his expertise, but innate logic as well. Mr. Andrew Shilling approached each conversation with one goal in mind, the best possible outcome for our family and the child involved. He is a duel state Attorney in Virginia and North Carolina, who was accessible and approachable. The professional council given by Mr. Shilling was truly superior legal advice and his amiable disposition allowed a feeling of ease in relaying very sensitive personal subject matter. He offers superior client service at its best! Mr. Andrew Shilling’s integrity and ethical commitment to the child involved was truly admirable. I am grateful that he is committed to his profession beyond the conventional and was able to advise an me with objectivity and compassion.
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Posted by Lauren | January 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best in Hampton Roads !!
I am so thankful for being referred to Mr. Shilling as my divorce attorney . He has really gone above and beyond to help me and advise me through the toughest time of my life. Sometimes you just need someone to show you the right way to go and he did that with such knowledge and compassion. I trusted him and he never let me down. I always felt like I was in good hands, in almost a fatherly way, that helped me feel secure and strong to keep going, no matter what the situation was. He and his partner, Ms. Pass work together as an awesome team as well. This was such a stressful time for me and I know I probably wasn’t always making good decisions, but he always grounded me and was always right on target with his advice. This is a firm that is really and truly “there for you”, night, day and even weekends sometimes. I feel that I actually went through one of the toughest divorces, where everything imaginable was thrown at me. I actually cannot even put in words how thankful I am to have one of the greatest law firms’ in Chesapeake representing me. I also know another thing for sure, and that is I would HATE to be the person or firm on the other side of Mr. Shilling and Ms. Pass’ in a case.
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Posted by David | March 15, 2015
Legal Services
I have retained Mr. Shilling twice over the past ten years. In both cases he provided excellent legal service. Both cases ended up in going to Court although he made every effort to settle the cases prior to the hearing. These cases occurred in different jurisdictions also. He kept me informed at all times and he was obviously prepared for Court. On cross examination , in the recent case, he destroyed the credibility of the plaintiff. He asked the right questions to get to the heart of the matter. His fees were very reasonable for the legal services rendered. With my former job I worked with many attorneys in the Tidewater area and I would highly recommend Mr. Shilling . Mr. Shilling is absolutely top notch!
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Posted by John | December 16, 2014
Frank, Honest, Realistic, Communicative
I was represented by Mr. Shilling in a divorce case, and while we often had to read through the lines of a more emotional storyline coming through my ex-wife's lawyers communications - Andrew always did a good job of separating what mattered legally and what didn't - helping keep the whole process as drama-free as possible. His steady and encouraging hand helped me reach a fair agreement that I can happily live with. While I hope and pray I don't have to ever go through this process ever again, I would undoubtedly work with him again if possible.
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Posted by Julie B | October 24, 2014
Excellent negotiator
Mr Shilling was able to negotiate a fair division of assets in a difficult divorce. He patiently responded to all of my concerns and worked out a agreement that I am very satisfied with.
Posted by Stephen | June 28, 2014
Andrew Schilling - OUTSTANDING COUNSELOR
Mr. Shilling is the most professional, sincerely passionate and driven counselor I have had the pleasure of seeking guidance and qualified counsel. He is aggressive when required and reserved when necessary. The best of all; he doesn't like to lose. He has my highest of recommendations.
Posted by Troy Moser | June 25, 2014
When you need to get it done
Mr. Shilling, is not only my lawyer, he has become a friend and confidant. My professional experience with Andy has always been positive and with great insight. He gets things done. I own or apart of three corporations, and Andy has assisted in all three. I have all the confidents in him and his firm.
Posted by Jim | May 1, 2013
Great Service
Not only was all of my legal advice handled, but the staff is friendly and extremely efficient
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Parks Zeigler, PLLC - Attorneys at Law
  • 2022 - Present
  • Member
  • Parks Zeigler, PLLC - Attorneys at Law
  • 1900 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Pender & Coward, PLLC
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Shilling Pass & Barlow
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Hester, Shilling & Pass
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Givando & Shilling
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Slipow, Robusto & Kellam
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Hunton & Williams
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Tavss, Fletcher, Earley & King
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate
  • McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe
  • 1991 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce
  • Husband removed from marital home. Case resolved by settlement.
  • Will Contest
  • Case dismissed
  • Child Custody
  • Custody awarded to client
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Associations

  • Admitted to Practice
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2013 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Admitted to Practice
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Trial Competition - Winner
  • University of Richmond
  • 1991
  • McNeill Society Writing Competition - Winner
  • University of Richmond
  • 1991
  • Best Oral Advocate
  • Barnett Moot Court Competition
  • 1991
  • Trial Competition - Winner
  • University of Richmond
  • 1990
  • Honors
  • College of William & Mary
  • 1988
  • National Member
  • The Order of Barristers
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Old Dominion Universtiy
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • City Of Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Chesapeake Police Academy
  • DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • City of Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Annual Meeting
  • Revising Your Homeowners Association Documents
  • 2013
  • Annual Meeting
  • Wills & Revocable Living Trusts: Protecting Your Estate
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy is a brilliant lawyer and isn't afraid of hard cases. Strongly recommend."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andy is a skilled and experienced litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Andy for years. He has always been a zealous advocate for his clients and always prepared. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has been admitted to practice in both Virgtinia and North Carolina. Mr. Shilling has handled all types of matters ranging from traffic cases to multiple felony trials. Mr. Shilling is always prepared and knowledgeable of the law in every case he accepts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of his experience and knowledge in the field of criminal litigation."
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Elizabeth City Divorce and separation Lawyer Andrew Timothy Shilling
Andrew Timothy Shilling
Divorce and separation Attorney
Elizabeth City, NC
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation