Lia was born and raised in Virginia Beach and is a second generation Tidewater native. Having transplanted to Williamsburg, Virginia Lia now works remotely and joins us in the office at least once weekly. Lia graduated from Tallwood High School in 2004 and promptly began studies at Tidewater Community College thereafter. While enrolled at TCC full time, Lia also worked a full-time job as a receptionist for a local real estate law firm. There, Lia discovered her interest in the law and subsequently focused her education in the legal field, obtaining an Associates of Applied Sciences with a concentration in Paralegal Studies from TCC in 2008.
Lia previously worked as a legal assistant/paralegal for a prominent Norfolk family law attorney and after over five years with her previous employer, Lia found her home here at Parks Zeigler, PLLC in 2012 (initially with Kellam as part of his solo practice prior to the formation of Parks Zeigler, PLLC). She truly believes that her work makes a difference in the community and she enjoys assisting clients through what is undoubtedly one of the more difficult times in their lives.
Outside of work Lia devotes her time to her son, Grant, step-daughter, Emma, and Husband, Trey. Lia enjoys the beach, boating, hanging out in her backyard pool with her kiddos, photography, shopping, and visiting local attractions both in Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads and Williamsburg with family and friends. Personal favorites include Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, The Richmond Science Museum, Busch Gardens/Water Country, along with the Virginia Zoo and Aquarium.