Caryn R. West - Wills, Trust and Estates Attorney

Caryn R. West
  • Parks Zeigler, PLLC – Attorneys At Law
  • 4768 Euclid Road, Suite 103
  • 757-453-7744

Education and Background

Caryn was born and raised outside Buffalo, New York.  Her first love and passions are reading and writing, which naturally led to a career in law.  She attended the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in Philosophy and English.  From Geneseo, she moved South for warmer weather and attended Washington and Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, graduating cum laude in 2002. During law school, Caryn was a member of the Editorial Board of the Washington and Lee Law Review.  


Having visited her aunt and uncle in Virginia Beach during her childhood, Hampton Roads was a natural choice after law school.  Caryn obtained a clerkship with the Norfolk Circuit Court and spent her first year of practice learning the ropes of the courthouse.  Caryn then worked for a small firm in Suffolk practicing residential real estate law, before spending over 10 years handling trusts & estate, business, and real estate transactions in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.  Most recently, Caryn gained hands-on experience in trust administration as a trust officer for a local investment bank.      

Joining Parks Zeigler

Caryn is now the Wills, Trusts & Estates attorney at Parks Zeigler, assisting our clients with Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration, Probate Matters, and Guardianships.  She also represents business owners and businesses, helping entrepreneurs form new businesses, assisting existing businesses with contracts and real estate transactions, leases, and general guidance, as well as helping business owners with succession planning. 

Honors and Recognition

Community Involvement

Caryn is a past president of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association and a member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association. She also serves as a Director and Treasurer of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation, which generally supports projects that enhance the image of, and builds trust in, the legal system and provides scholarships for high school and law students. Caryn is also currently the Treasurer of the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council

Practice Areas

More About Caryn

Outside of her practice of law, Caryn enjoys spending time with her husband, Marc, going on long walks on the beach with their yellow lab and boating when time and weather allow. 

 Caryn R. West with her husband Marc and their two dogs.Caryn R. West with her husband Marc out on the water.


Caryn's Recognitions  
Caryn R. West is recognized by Best Lawyers 2021 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Caryn R. West; Wills, Trust and Estate Attorney Caryn West was selected as a Top Lawyer for 2020 by Coastal Virginia Magazine.
Legal Elite recognizes Caryn R. West Caryn R. West is a member of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils Caryn R. West has an AVVO rating of 10.0