What Our Clients Say

I appreciated his hard work and I was VERY HAPPY WITH HIS SERVICE! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
On my way to work one morning I got a HUGH speeding ticket. I reached out to a Lawyer Friend who referred me to Atty Andrew Shilling. And Man didn’t he get to work fast! I was terrified! He did his job behind the scenes and he instructed me to take the on-line drivers test which was brutal but worth it.
Amazing Lawyer and Friend upon meeting Aaron I was skeptical of hiring a lawyer for my custody case. But once I sat down with Aaron for our consultation he was nothing but amazing.
For once I met a lawyer that was not judging me he talked to me like a friend would. Aaron went above and beyond with keeping in contact and assisting me every step of the way. Upon our court dates Aaron was phenomenal not only was he able to get my child support payments finalized but I was able to receive more than I thought possible. Aaron was also able to prove without Reasonable Doubt that my ex was unstable and unfit parent providing me with sole physical and legal custody. When waiting to go before the judge unlike other lawyers Aaron was sitting outside the courtroom with me the entire time keeping me in conversation relaxed and laughing a little silly jokes. Aaron felt more like a friend somebody that I can trust and confide in then a stuffy lawyer who is only out to get your money. Even after our case was done and closed Aaron still kept in contact to follow up with me to make sure that both myself and my daughter were doing good. I have told all of my friends and family if you ever need a lawyer Aaron is a person to hire. I will be hiring Aaron again within the very near future to assist and work his magic for my husband to be able to adopt my daughter.
I have hired Mr. Barlow twice now, and he has done a great job of communicating with me and got me some of the best deals possible with the prosecutor that he could have gotten.
He is always very nice when I go in to talk with him and has a calm demeanor. If I ever hear of anyone with legal problems, I give them his card. I’ve hired 5 other lawyers in my life and none have been nearly as professional as Mr. Barlow.
Kellam T. Parks, Esquire took care of resolving credit fraud errors, thereby restoring good credit back to client.
Many thanks to Mr. Parks and his staff for the outstanding customer service I received when I discovered that I was a victim of identity thief and one of the major credit reporting agency had placed incorrect information on my credit report. From the begining, Mr.Parks listened to my concerns and guided me through the process to get my issues resolved. His staff would call or send e-mails to keep me informed about what was going on with my credit report. Many thanks for taking such good care of me and for restoring my good credit. I hope anyone having issues with their credit will contact you and your staff for assistance. You are the best and thanks for caring!
Best customer service experience ever!
Mr. Shilling and his team will get the job done! True professionalism! Would refer to anyone needing legal services! Thank you so very much!
When I was feeling most vulnerable, at a place in my life where I had no experience, I was able to trust that Brandon would see me through it. And he did.
I Can Not Possibly Thank Them Enough.
Brandon and his team were able to navigate me through an incredibly difficult time. They kept me focused on what was important and continuously looked out for my best interest. I can not possibly thank them enough.
Shelly Wood is a wonderful lawyer who assisted me with a complex case.
She has worked hard for me and understood everything I was going through. I highly recommend Shelly to help with your legal needs.
I am so appreciative of the help, compassion, and professionalism from both of these ladies. Due to them, I was able to accomplish my late husband’s final wish.
My case was complicated due to the death of my husband in 2015 during the adoption process of our granddaughter. After utilizing another attorney and challenging numerous state agencies, I went to Attorney Wood in late 2019 to help me resolve this case. Her efforts, in addition to those of her paralegal Ms. Chambley, resulted in finally accomplishing what was started in 2015.
I would highly recommend her without reservation to anyone going through a separation, divorce, or custody case.
Shelly Wood handled my separation and divorce, which was obviously a very sensitive and emotionally charged situation for me. She was a consummate professional, yet still a highly compassionate, understanding, and extremely empathetic ally. I was comforted and felt much more secure knowing that she was on my side.
Shelly helped me through the most difficult time in my life and ensured my rights were protected!
Everyone I have referred her way has also had a positive experience! Shelly truly cares about helping people and it shows in everything she does from work to fundraising for CHKD! I trust Shelly and anyone she trusts working with her.
Shelly Wood is very knowledgable in what she does.
I have used her for custody and support cases for over 10 years. I would highly recommend her to anyone!! She is very thorough and efficient. Also has a very good staff who is always there for questions.
It was the best referral and the best decision I could’ve made in choosing a lawyer.
I referred to Mrs. Wood by another lawyer, who practiced the very same area of law as Mrs. Wood. She was extremely thorough and dedicated to my case. In addition, she was very responsive with answering all questions presented and addressing any concerns I had. Also, she kept me informed regarding all aspects of my case. She’s a true pleasure to have as representation.
Shelley is the ultimate professional.
She goes above and beyond for her clients, responding even outside of regular business hours. She is a woman with integrity, honesty and perseverance. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing legal services!
Love, love, love her. Shelly is the best attorney anyone could ask for.
Answers your questions to the best of her ability. She is always on time and very professional. Shelly has been there for me through various custody issues over the past 15+ years and I trust her wholeheartedly.
Asking people that lived in the HR area for decades, Parks Zeigler was the name most repeated.
I would highly recommend Mrs. Shelly Wood for representation. I was recommended to Shelly because the case would be heard in Chesapeake and her office is located across from the courthouse which adds efficiency and reduces fees. Shelly was professional and direct; she questioned my motives in the same manner that opposing counsel repeatedly did. This both ensured that she was arguing my personal interests, but also prepared me for the inevitable speaking rolls that lay ahead in courtrooms that can make or break the entire case.
After having multiple attorneys handling my divorce case and not getting anything done, Shelly Wood and her office of helpful professionals took my case and settled it before going to trial.
I was very satisfied and thankful to have such an experienced lawyer to help me through a hard and stressful time. Thank you Shelly.
Highly recommend the team at PZ and would trust them to handle any matter should the need arise.
Shelly and Melissa where great to work with thru a complex situation.
Attorney Shelly Wood represented us in two court cases over four years. We had a complicated custody situation involving a special needs child. Attorney Wood was very responsive.
She also took the time to understand the issues and crafted agreement language that addresses my daughter’s long-term needs which we are very thankful for.
If you’re looking for a tough, dependable lawyer who truly cares for you and your needs, you need Shelly Wood and her amazing team.
Shelly Wood is a dedicated professional who is not only passionate about her career, but the people she serves. She took my very tough custody case and was able to get the custody agreement I wanted while making a tough situation as least stressful as possible for me. While she aims to settle cases in the least costly and out of court methods possible, inside the court room she is a true champion for you and she gets the job done. I have recommended her to many friends and acquaintances who have all been highly satisfied with her services.
Ms. Wood and her paralegal, Melissa, constantly went above and beyond my expectations.
I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Wood and her legal expertise. She displayed a great deal of patience and understanding throughout my lengthy case. She was always available to answer any questions I had and she was always on top of keeping me informed of my case.
Shelly is Excellent! I’d rather have her represent me than have to go up against her. If I Could give her 6 stars I would.
The attorneys and staff at Parks Zeigler are extremely knowledgeable and professional.
Attorney Shelly Wood always made herself available to discuss any concerns I had with my case. Her knowledge and passion are evident through everything she does. I can’t thank Attorney Wood enough for the work she did on my case and ultimately ensuring the best outcome possible.
Shelly Wood had the knowledge, persistence, and passion to win my case within a timeline I never would have imagined.
She went out of her way to stay in contact with me throughout my case, which gave me great comfort while going through a life-changing event. It was clear that she felt passionate about my case; she never made me feel like a number instead of a person. I will forever be grateful for her and would recommend her without thinking twice.
They are very responsive and I am very grateful of this firm.
Having access to my files 24/7 lets me manage my account wherever I am.
Mr. Parks demonstrated skill at sorting out complex issues and effectively negotiating them in my best interest.
He always answered my questions in a timely manner and gave me specific suggestion about what I could do to keep costs down and support my case. He is true professional, talented, extremely knowledgeable, organized, efficient, conscientious, attentive, caring and diligent. His office office staff is efficient and prompt, not to mention polite. I highly recommended Parks Zeigler, PLLC-Attorney at Law for anyone looking for Family Law representation.  
Mrs. Wood profession is her passion.
I can’t say enough about her professionalism and her dedication to given her client the very best representation and advice that can be given. I depended on Mrs. Wood and she did not let me down. I highly recommend her services because I can not imagine another Attorney that could coach, teach and give you the peace of mind that is needed when you are facing life adversities, that could ultimately change your life. Thank God for Shelly Wood, a natural and authentic Attorney and a star in the Law profession.
What sets Kellam and his firm apart from the rest is the commitment to go that extra mile to provide the ultimate in service to each and every client not because their clients expect it, but because it is who they are.
I met Kellam Parks at a legal marketing conference where I had the opportunity to listen to one of his presentations. I was immediately impressed not only with his use of technology which increases the level of service he can offer his clients but, more importantly, with the passion he brings to the practice of law.
Speaking from personal experience, Shelly Wood is a well educated and experienced lawyer who is great in the courtroom.
She’s very attentive and thorough from the beginning of the case to the end. I would recommend seeking her professional services if you are in need of a divorce/separation/child custody lawyer.
If with have another employment or any other legal need, we will be sure to use Kellam.
Kellam was extremely knowledgeable about our employment case and followed through with each and every issue involved. He kept us informed throughout and responded to all our requests immediately.
Great lawyer!!
Ms. Wood is a good listener and someone who I trust to handle my separation. She gives you all the options and allows you to make your own decision. I felt really comfortable meeting her and letting her handle my case. If I need any legal advice or help she’ll be the first one I call!
I would use Kellam for all my future legal needs and highly recommend him.
Kellam is helping me with child support. He has been very patient and explains each step of the procedure so I can easily understand. This makes an irritating legal need easier on me.
We are so grateful to Attorney Shelly F. Wood for coming to the rescue of our son who was arrested.
Because of her unique abilities & wisdom she used… our son was able to post bond & come home.
Kellam Parks is a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer who ably navigates the legal and court system for his clients.
He stays on top of the law and legal strategy in serving his clients. I recommend Kellam’s services.
I was thrilled with all services provided! Highly recommended!!
Shelly helped me with having my ex-husband’s parental rights revoked and then subsequently with the step-parent adoption. Everything went so smoothly and I always felt very confident in her abilities.
I recommend Kellam Parks without hesitation!
Kellam Parks was my attorney through a very contentious divorce. I could always count on his level head to help keep me focused when I would let emotions get the better of me. I trust Kellam implicitly to give me honest, professional and accurate information when I need legal assistance.
They have helped me with several issues now, fantastic service and representation.
Mrs. Woods was very understanding, and knowledgeable with my case.
She showed her empathy and concern and made me feel at ease. Going through a custody battle is stressful and she gave me a sense of relief, due to me going through this custody for the last 2 years.
I highly recommend this practice!
Extremely helpful! Mr. Parks took his time and really listened to what I was saying. (Which was such a wonderful change from other lawyers I have spoken with!)
When the time comes to file for separation and divorce call Shelly Wood from Parks Zeigler – Attorneys At Law.
Divorce is never easy… it is never something you expect when you walk down the aisle. When the time came to file for separation and divorce there was no one else to call BUT Shelly Wood from Parks Zeigler – Attorneys At Law. At a time in my life where things were awful… she pulled me through. At a time where I needed fairness to keep my home for my son and living expenses… she was there! I never had any doubt that while my future was in her hands I would have nothing but the best representation… the best outcome… the best that could be done. I thank her for her knowledge, compassion, and conversation! If you find yourself in a position where you need ANY type of legal advice and service… go to them first… you will be comfortable, secure, and going to the best there is!
I highly recommend Mr. Parks to anyone looking for Family Law representation.
After unpleasant experience with my prior Family Law attorney whom I had spent a lot of money with very little result, Mr. Parks agreed to take my child support modification case with a little time left before my next court hearing. Mr. Parks demonstrated skill at sorting out complex issues and effectively negotiating them in my best interest. He always answered my questions in a timely manner and gave me specific suggestion about what I can do to keep costs down and support my case. He is true professional, talented, extremely knowledgeable, organized, efficient, conscientious, attentive, caring, diligent, concerned and articulate. His office staff is efficient and prompt, not to mention polite.
Thank you for a job well done!
Shelly will fight for the representation you deserve. Not many people get what they pay for in a lawyer, but I felt taken care of and was very satisfied with my outcome. Thanks again for a job well done!
Excellent attorney with big heart.
Successful each time she has worked on our behalf. Shelly is an excellent Attorney who has represented my Son and myself on three different occasions and has been successful each time, we needed help with child custody and visitation . We are very pleased with her services she was referred to us by a family member that so happens to be an attorney himself.
Kellam worked on my child custody case which spanned multiple years.
He was always prepared, knew many of the judges already, and helped keep my expectations aligned with reality during the process. He also leverages technology to minimize your bill and offer you convenience.
This was a very sensitive time for my family and I truly felt through it all I had someone in my corner.
Over the course of the last 14 years I have used four different attorneys for the various issues that have arisen regarding custody of my child. Throughout my cases I was left wondering what my counsel was really doing. My attorneys were hard to get in touch with and I never really heard from them until a couple of days before the case went to court. I felt completely in the dark. With Kellam, things were different from the start. He was very honest with his assessment of our case. Time was of the essence in my case and he hit the ground running. I had access to all the documents he had in my file through his internet-based case management system. I got the updates for our case as soon as he got them and I knew every step of the way how things were going. If I needed to ask a question, I got a quick response to my e-mails. With his diligence things happened quickly for us and we are in a good place right now.
Mrs. Wood was able to make my divorce go as smoothly as one could hope for.
She is very professional, as is her staff. Everything was over in an extremely timely manner. As pain-free as divorce can be!
Kellam and his team helped me transverse the most difficult days of my life going through a very contentious divorce.
Kellam Parks became my attorney in January 2014. I was an emotional wreck and as my divorce was hotly contested, it wore on my nerves and resolve. I could always count on Kellam to keep me focused on what was important and what to let go of in order to make the big picture work. I don’t know how I could have made it through the journey I took without Kellam Parks representation, guidance and professionalism. I can say without a doubt if I should need legal representation again, Kellam will be my go to guy!
Parks Zeigler delivers results for its clients by using technology to deliver maximum impact on every case, meaning they get better results with less resources than other firms who can’t match their tech-savviness.
I’m not a client, but I am a fellow lawyer, and I know Kellam Parks because we both are totally committed to improving the practice of law by serving clients better, and seek out like-minded lawyers to help do that. Kellam has a computerized system for just about everything, so that they can do everything in the right time, in the right way, which helps them get the right outcomes for each client. If I ever needed a lawyer in the Tidewater area, Kellam would be my first call.
I will definitely recommend this Law Group to everyone I know.
They are excellent. They’re very professional, and truly understand the Law. Thanks.
My husband and I were extremely impressed with Shelly and her associates.
They handled our support with the utmost professionalism and care. Shelly is extremely knowledgeable and will ensure her clients are well informed on all aspects of their case and potential outcomes. We have recommended her services to others and will continue to retain her for any future court proceedings!! If you want a quality attorney and with intelligence and strength, there is no other option but Shelly Wood!!
One thing for sure if you or anyone you know is looking for a lawyer Kellam Parks is who you should talk to first.
Kellam Parks has been my lawyer for seven years. In that time he has worked on various cases for me. His attention to detail, professionalism, and work ethics truly makes me always feel comfortable.
Not only was all of my legal advice handled, but the staff is friendly and extremely efficient!
Shelly Wood undoubtedly has the well-being of all her clients at heart. I personally found her to be caring, compassionate and a huge advocate for me in and outside the courtroom.
As a victim of domestic violence, I chose Shelly Wood to represent me for my difficult child custody case again my abuser. She took the time to walk me through every process from obtaining a protective order to litigating my custody case and helping me get my desired outcome. She went above and beyond her job when she took the time to not just take care of the details of my case, but also helped me build the confidence I needed to get through this extremely difficult time in my life and face my abuser in court. While she tries to keep cases from having to go through the process of a trial where outcomes can vary, she is a true champion for her clients every step of the way.
I was amazed at how efficient, timely, and knowledgeable Kellam Parks and his staff were.
I thought I could handle my uncontested divorce without an attorney and at the very last minute I realized I could not. I was worried that after all the time and effort I put into it myself that an attorney would turn around and charge me a ton of money and make me start all over. This was NOT the case with Kellam Parks. He came highly recommended from a family member of mine. I sent over all of my information to him and within HOURS got a response. My divorce was final within less than 3 weeks. For such a small case, they really took the time to communicate information to me that they thought was in my best interest to know regarding my divorce. He quickly found room in my documents for improving my overall situation and offered no-pressure solutions and options to me that I would never have thought of. I was so impressed by his firm’s communication with me and the speed and efficiency with which they handled my case (not to mention the low cost of services) that I have been recommending him to everyone I know. It’s just really awesome to find a lawyer I will use and trust for life after just seeing him handle one transaction for me.
I have utilized his firm twice and would not think to go elsewhere.
Excellent office staff that stays informed. Thank you, PZ.
I own or a part of three corporations, and Andy has assisted in all three. I have all the confidents in him and his firm.
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.
Mr. Parks certainly goes above and beyond when dealing with our cases, his services are very much appreciated.
Our company has dealt with Mr. Parks on several occasions. He has proven to be an asset to our legal affairs and is extremely competent in his dealings with the law. We would highly recommend him for any legal affair business or personal.
Grateful for their insight, wisdom and guidance.
Kellam and his team helped me transition through one of the toughest periods of my life.
I had a very drawn out case, 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!
To those seeking custody or family legal services; I would highly recommend Shelly Woods and the entire Parks Zeigler team.
I have been a client for almost a year now and are continually impressed with her professionalism and diligence. Custody disputes are never easy, but having a great lawyer; like Shelly, allowed me to concentrate more on being a parent.
Kellam is the first person I call whenever I need clear, honest and forthright legal advice and counsel.
Kellam Parks has represented my legal interests for many years. He’s been an invaluable advisor, and has always provided me outstanding legal representation no matter the circumstances.
These are brilliant, ethical strong lawyers who work very hard for their clients!
While I hope and pray I don’t have to ever go through this process ever again, I would undoubtedly work with Mr. Shilling again if possible.
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 lawyer’s 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.
There are not enough great things I can say about Shelly Wood, Attorney with Parks Zeigler.
Shelly has been assisting my businesses over the past several years, and I could not be more happy. Shelly and her team are always on top of our legal needs. She knows all areas of the law and this is why she is the best choice for your legal counsel. Shelly is always available for legal advice and counseling. She walks you through the legal process and puts your mind at ease. Also, her firm is always giving back to the community. This is the type of lawyer and firm you need in your corner. I highly recommend Shelly Wood with Parks Zeigler.
The Staff at Parks Zeigler are extremely professional, caring, and efficient.
Attorney Shilling and his office has been outstanding through the process.
Mr. Shilling took on a case related to our business in Virginia Beach. He won the case for us. Mr. Shilling will be our lawyer going forward.
Shelly Wood was my lawyer for my divorce case and she was a complete blessing! Shelly and Mellisa Chambley handled my custody case and divorce proceedings flawlessly.
I was updated and informed about every aspect, and Shelly did not leave one stone unturned. Shelly’s counsel and expertise are unmatched and she handled my emotional responses of the case and kept me squared in and focused. I really feel that Shelly and her team are the difference and have ensured me and my children are set on the right path for a healthy life. I do feel that I would have not had the voice I had in the courtroom as a single full active duty father of three. I was able to be awarded full custody and not be bullied into giving my life and career away. I am truly amazed and thankful for their services to me. Thank You!
I had access to all the documents Kellam had in my file through his internet-based case management system.
“Over the course of the last 14 years I have used four different attorneys for the various issues that have arisen regarding custody of my child.  Throughout my cases I was left wondering what my counsel was really doing.  My attorneys were hard to get in touch with and I never really heard from them until a couple of days before the case went to court.  I felt completely in the dark. With Kellam, things were different from the start.  He was very honest with his assessment of our case.  Time was of the essence in my case and he hit the ground running.  I had access to all the documents he had in my file through his internet-based case management system.  I got the updates for our case as soon as he got them and I knew every step of the way how things were going.  If I needed to ask a question, I got a quick response to my e-mails. With his diligence things happened quickly for us and we are in a good place right now.  This was a very sensitive time for my family and I truly felt through it all I had someone in my corner.” Chris H., Norfolk
I had used this Mr. Zeigler several times and he is one of the brightest attorneys I have worked with.
He helped me with my divorce as well and I highly recommend him for any case you may have!
I would literally give them ten stars if it was possible to do such a thing!
Absolutely the BEST all-around attorneys I’ve dealt with in VA.Beach! Granted, I’ve never had to hire an attorney very much in life, but my family has very recently used them for two different cases, and it’s been an absolutely wonderful, caring, and productive firm. From the receptionist at the front to the Attorneys, you won’t find any nicer people.
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.
Shelly Wood was both personal and professional as I needed legal counsel.
I have always been able to count on her for legal advice as I was transitioning through divorce, battling custody and child support. She knew the best ways to handle the situation and always kept me informed of what I should be doing during the process and after. She is trustworthy, respected in the community and someone I call a friend. More importantly, the outcome of my issues all ended in my favor, just as she reassured me they would turn out.
Need an attorney who pay keen attention to details?
“Kellam Parks has served my company’s legal representation and consulting needs since 2006.  Kellam is extremely responsive and thorough in case presentations and legal preventative maintenance issues.  I highly recommend his services.” Charles T., Newport News
I could not have gotten through the last 2 years without Brandon Zeigler and his team.
They have been in my corner and have walked with me through the most difficult time of my life. They are knowledgeable and compassionate for their clients, and they will not be pushed around. If you need a savage, someone to really fight for you when you don’t have the strength or emotional bandwidth to carry on, this is your firm. Stephanie Brinkley (formerly affiliated with Cut Knuckle Inc.)
Parks Zeigler is an amazing Law Firm.
Intelligent, honest and hardworking are only some of the many positive attributes that come to mind. I highly recommend their services in the legal field.
I highly recommend Andy Shilling as your lawyer! He has been extremely reliable and trustworthy for our family!!
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 his 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 was referred to Mrs. Wood by another lawyer, who practiced the very same area of Law as Mrs. Wood. It was the best referral and the best decision I could’ve made in choosing a lawyer.
She was extremely thorough and dedicated to my case. In addition, she was very responsive with answering all questions presented and addressing any concerns I had. Also, she kept me informed regarding all aspects of my case. She’s a true pleasure to have as representation.
Kellam has always demonstrated a unique ability to deliver professional expertise.
“Kellam has always demonstrated a unique ability to deliver professional expertise with a personal touch.  His service to myself and my family has been invaluable over the years.  As a result, he is, and will remain, an attorney we can trust and use for any legal services we may have.” Kris K., Virginia Beach
I HIGHLY recommend Brandon.
Anyone who’s been engulfed in a child custody litigation scenario knows and understands the emotional struggles that come along with it. Not only did I experience this, but my situation went on all the way through the Court of Appeals. I found myself in front of multiple judges in multiple court rooms facing everything from contempt of court charges to jail time. Sitting next to Brandon during these hearings/trials gave me the ability to get through them. I would not have handled these hearings very well otherwise. I say this because Brandon knows the law. He knows it backwards, forward and upside down and it’s apparent that the judges know and respect this. Brandon will not coddle you. He has a tough exterior, but inside the courtroom his tough turns to unstoppable. He will use the law, every single letter of it, to right the wrongs. His firm is fantastic. Everyone from the paralegals to the administrative staff. They’ll treat you like family and are sensitive to the stress that comes along with feeling like you’re unable to protect your child.
This firm cares about the individual.
Mr. Parks goes out of his way to not only help, but to inform clients and public. These are the guys to trust with your case.
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.
I would highly recommend Mrs. Shelly Wood for counsel and representation. If I had started this process with Mrs. Wood from the beginning, then I could have avoided several years of financial and emotional turmoil and my kids would have found stability much sooner.
After completing my final overseas assignment and nearing retirement from the Navy, my marriage was in decline and had passed the point of no return, even after multiple sessions of family counseling. I had gone through two previous lawyers and the futility of mediation; not yet having retired, my active duty status was constantly used against me throughout the entire process. I was left with almost no visitation with my three children, and nearly no prospect of increasing visitation after the final decree was entered. When I finally got back on my feet after the financial ruin of the divorce process, I was able to move back to the school districts of the marital home, and was in a better position to support the kids’ school routine. I knew the process of changing custody/visitation would not be easy, and from experience with the previous lawyers, that if I didn’t find good representation that I would be throwing away a lot of money for absolutely nothing. I asked all the people that I knew that had lived in the HR area for decades, and Parks Zeigler was the name most repeated. At the consultation with the firm, I was recommended to Shelly because the case would be heard in Chesapeake and her office is conveniently located across from the courthouse which exponentially adds to efficiency and reduces fees. Shelly was professional and direct; she questioned my motives by challenging me in the same manner that opposing counsel repeatedly did. This both ensured that she was arguing my personal interests, but also prepared me for the inevitable speaking rolls that lay ahead in courtrooms that can make or break the entire case. The custody case, due to retaliatory efforts by the opposition, led to several other cases. Mrs. Wood handled each of these flawlessly. She didn’t sugar coat anything and never gave false promises. If she felt that pursuing a particular avenue would be more costly than its return, she made that clear from the beginning. I have since had property returned that was previously withheld, equal legal and physical custody of my children, and appropriately adjusted child support: which equals quality time with my children and the ability to provide for them.
Kellam has been an incredible guide through a very difficult divorce.
“After faltering on my own and dealing with another attorney that provided little guidance and did not appear to care about my needs, I found Kellam. Kellam has been an incredible guide through a very difficult divorce.  He didn’t fill me with a load of legal mumbo jumbo, Kellam made sure to break everything down into layman’s terms to where an average guy like me could understand. In addition to legal guidance, Kellam continuously encouraged me and helped keep my spirits up.  At times Kellam could sense my frustration and would quickly decipher what was going on with whatever we were dealing with at that moment and explain clearly what to do and how to deal with it. Kellam was honest at all times and openly explained what to expect and what not to get my hopes up for.  This allowed me to be ready to face any high or low points head on without being overwhelmed. I am extremely and truly grateful for all that Kellam has done for me.” DeWayne D., Norfolk.
Mr. Zeigler is the attorney you seek, to have at your side in and outside of the courtroom.
Mr. Zeigler has been my personal attorney for over a year, and is currently working a case for me, I have found Mr. Zeigler to have high work ethics and extreme professionalism. He sets his standards to win, and at the same time keeps one grounded. He has handled my divorce and various business matters. I have and will continue to recommend him to all my friends and family.
I highly recommend Parks Zeigler, PLLC.
After another incompetent lawyer failed to resolve my situation, I turned to Mr. Kellam Parks and received nothing less than professionalism. From the beginning to the end, Kellam Parks and his office were supportive and with me every step of the way. They placed stability back into my life and I am forever grateful.
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.
Shelly is Excellent! If I Could give her 6 stars I would.
I’d rather have her represent me than have to go up against her. She did an outstanding job representing me in a custody case. She was on top of everything.
Kellam’s advice and counsel is insightful and reliable.
“Kellam is easy to talk to, thoughtful in his response, and easy to get in touch with. His advice and counsel is insightful and reliable. I would, and have, recommended him to my friends and family!  He’s taken care of them all with equal professionalism and expertise.” Jeff H., Chesapeake
Brandon is an amazing lawyer.
Brandon represented me for my annulment. Although this was something new to Brandon and law firm, they did their research and went above and beyond. I would recommend Brandon to anyone! He will make sure ever t is crossed and every i is dotted!
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, hardworking lawyer.
Working with Ms. West and the whole team at Parks Zeigler made the process so pleasant and easy.
Thinking about wills and final documents is never a fun thing but definitely necessary. Would HIGHLY recommend this office for any needs you have. Everyone we came in contact with was extremely helpful and made sure all of our documents were prepped and completed just how we needed them.
Mrs. Wood is an amazing attorney whose passion for the law drives her.
She represents her clients to the utmost and never backs down. I have recommended Mrs. Wood to other friends and family whom are in need of a family law attorney. I found her very easy to relate to and very pleased with the resolution in my case.
Kellam takes a great level of ownership and accountability for your work
“In the years that you have been my lawyer it has been an outstanding pleasure. You have helped me with various law issues and each one has been different. As my lawyer you have always provided me with all options and needs to successfully accomplish my objectives, tailoring every detail as your client. With each case you have worked on for me they have all been done in a timely fashion. Your work ethic is above and beyond what is necessary – you always aim for (and hit) the top.  Your communication skills make me as a client feel like part your law team. You take a great level of ownership and accountability for your work. Your professionalism and personality has made me feel at ease for each of the cases that you’ve worked on for me.  I know when I put my cases in your hands that they will be handled with the utmost care. It has been an rewarding experience to watch you take care of my case needs.  Rarely in life do you find a lawyer that takes the time with his clients like you do!  Thank you so much.” Demara W., Virginia Beach
Mr. Zeigler is an excellent attorney who has provided invaluable assistance with a possible defamation lawsuit that I may be pursuing. I highly recommend him and his firm.
Could not be happier with the service provided.
They were organized and did a great job at taking the time to explain the whole process.
After researching attorneys in my area for what I needed, Mr. Shilling stood out the most.
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.
If you’re looking for an Attorney in Chesapeake… you can’t go wrong with Barlow.
He was recommended to us, and can I tell you how grateful I am he was. He is so aggressive in court. Gets to know his clients. He was also very considerate. He fights to win.
Kellam gained our respect and complete trust and continues to counsel us with any legal matters that we need today.
“Having never needed to turn to a lawyer for legal services before, my husband and I were lucky enough to find Kellam!  He never tired in answering our questions, was more knowledgeable than our case required, and gave us an honest assessment of said case.  Superior in the courtroom, Mr. Parks was well prepared representing us there.  He then continued to impress us with his personal commitment to us after our case in court was concluded.  He gained our respect and  complete trust and continues to counsel us with any legal matters that we need today. His professionalism, integrity, enthusiasm, strategic thinking, and responsiveness are what have impressed us the most.  We highly recommend Kellam to anyone needing legal services.” Steve and Laurie W., Chesapeake
Brandon and his staff are second to none!
Phenomenal law firm! One stop shop with your law needs.
I highly recommend this law firm!
Clear and concise communication coupled with competence. I always knew what my options were, and what to expect next. The entire team is friendly.
Thank you Mr. Shilling!
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.
I would and will ALWAYS use and recommend Barlow!
I hired Barlow several years ago. Unfortunately, it was at a time when my case was looking so glim! I was so afraid. I wouldn’t step on grass or smell fresh air for a while!! Barlow was phenomenal!! I was out enjoying fresh air and beginning to move forward in my life!! He is a man of his word!! He says what he means and does what he says!! As far as I am concerned there is no one better for the job!! Especially when your freedom is on the line.
I hired Shelly Wood for multiple cases, mainly for custody/visitation. I had been told that she was tough, firm and knew her stuff.
I had different cases going on at the same time so that was a lot for me and was stressful. Mrs. Wood always could bring me back around when I was flustered and keep me focused. With phone calls, emails, and visits to the office, and there were lots (needed by me). She was always available. One great example is, I really wanted to talk to her and I knew she was on vacation (i think she was even out of the country) so I just emailed her so she would have it when she got back. Shortly thereafter she was contacting me back and handling issues and sending emails to take care of issues that were happening. She didn’t have to do that so I was grateful to have an attorney who was committed to me. Multiple cases were won whether for custody or the way visitation needed to go for my grandchildren, which was the ultimate goal. I’m thankful to her and her staff. Tara S
Kellam’s preparation has been the key to never losing the numerous cases I’ve had with him.
“I first used Kellam as my attorney approximately 15 years ago and he has provided me legal counsel ever since.  I wouldn’t go anywhere else for legal representation to get the kind of honest integrity that the law affords.  Kellam’s preparation has been the key to never losing the numerous cases I’ve had with him.  He is thorough, meticulous, and a straight shooter.  I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.” Craig F., Virginia Beach
Thank you, Brandon, for all you have done. I’m forever in your debt.
For those going through a divorce, things can be very scary and feelings of loneliness can turn fast into hopelessness. As I transitioned from a 18 year marriage, I wanted the best divorce attorney to meet any needs throughout the process. When I was first told about Brandon Zeigler, “The Bulldog” in the court room, I knew I needed to meet him. While I’ll agree Brandon’s nickname does meet the actions seen in court, he also shows feelings of humility and compassion for his clients. His firm is very thorough and organized to handle any case presented and knowledgeable to win any case regardless of fault. As a client, I’m extreme pleased with the outcome of my case and recommend Brandon’s services to anyone.
Responsive, concerned about real outcomes, this firm is my first and only choice, anytime I need an Attorney.
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.
Shelly Wood was both personal and professional as I needed legal counsel.
I have always been able to count on her for legal advice as I was transitioning through divorce, battling custody and child support. She knew the best ways to handle the situation and always kept me informed of what I should be doing during the process and after. She is trustworthy, respected in the community and someone I call a friend. More importantly, the outcome of my issues all ended in my favor, just as she reassured me they would turn out.
Kellam’s preparation has been the key to never losing the numerous cases I’ve had with him.
“I first used Kellam as my attorney approximately 15 years ago and he has provided me legal counsel ever since.  I wouldn’t go anywhere else for legal representation to get the kind of honest integrity that the law affords.  Kellam’s preparation has been the key to never losing the numerous cases I’ve had with him.  He is thorough, meticulous, and a straight shooter.  I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.” Craig F., Virginia Beach
Without hesitation, I write this recommendation for Brandon Zeigler.
As a practicing CPA in Virginia Beach for nearly 20 years, I have known and worked with Brandon for at least 15 of those years. I have referred him many clients and they have all been impressed with his work ethic and legal chops. I have used him both personally and professionally for many years and I have been in a court room with him on multiple occasions. Brandon is hard working, ethical, knowledgeable, with no fear of confrontation. Should you ever have to go to court, as I have said many times, you certainly want Brandon on your side of the aisle. Moreover, heaven help you if he’s standing on the opposite side of courtroom.
Parks Zeigler was there for me at one of the lowest times of my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help!
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 without his compassion and knowledge. Highly recommend him!
Outstanding job! My Attorney Jason Barlow was extremely insightful and knowledgeable.
Also very patient with all my questions, and took the time to answer them in full detail. In court he was on top of his game no hesitation no pauses. His Paralegal Christina Whitmore did a great job of updating me, and communication was also amazing between the emails and phone calls. I highly recommend him!
Despite multiple road blocks, Ms. Wood handled my divorce proceedings with professionalism and compassion. I’m incredibly grateful to her and highly recommend her.
Kellam has been invaluable in addressing my legal issues
“Kellam has been invaluable in addressing my legal issues.  At our first meeting he immediately put me at ease and provided a calm, positive environment to discuss my situation.  Kellam has been responsive to every question, large or small, and always made me feel like I was his most important client.  His can-do attitude made me feel that we could always find a solution no matter how big the problem.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kellam to anyone who needed legal services.” Kim C., Manassas
Very professional and to the point.
My entire divorce process took maybe 6 months so it wasn’t bad at all. Worth the restrained as well. I highly recommend to all!
Mr. Shilling has handled our family legal matters for the past 8-9 years and we have been very pleased with his services.
The “type of cases this lawyer handled” for us only allowed one type to be selected but in addition to Wills, he has also handled Custody and Criminal Defense for our family, along with advice on other matters. He responds to our messages, is very ethical, and I feel very confident with him representing us in any matter. Mr. Shilling deserves the highest rating possible.
Jason Barlow is a straight shooter and was an absolute sniper in the courtroom!!!
He was highly recommended to us based on his background, so we gave him the opportunity to manage our civil matter case. After a few emails, we set up a meeting to discuss our case/situation and he determined that we had a solid case. Our case was continued on two occasions which added about another 60 days of anxiety. When we finally got our day in court it was a slam dunk. Jason took the time to walk us through what to expect, and frankly he was spot on. Like I said he was a straight shooter and honest, he did not promise the world. He said that we had a strong case and to trust him. I am glad that we went with him. We won our case because our lawyer was prepared and he ensured that we were as well. If you need a “Ben Matlock” on your case, don’t hesitate to give Jason Barlow a call. He also has an excellent, well versed Paralegal Christina who is on top of things and will ensure your questions and messages are addressed accordingly.
I strongly recommend Shelly Wood!
She is fantastic- thorough, compassionate, tenacious and prompt in communications. The staff is always professional and friendly. The best!
Richard offers his testimonial about his experience with Kellam T. Parks
“I have used Kellam for my companies’ legal needs in the Tidewater area for many years.  Kellam has a natural intuition on figuring people out.  He has always handled our cases in the utmost professionalism and has been able to acquire the results we were looking for and more.” Richard C., Lexington
Brandon is the real deal!
He is a no nonsense type of lawyer. He is aggressive in getting his client what they deserve. Excellent office staff that stays informed. I have utilized his firm twice and would not think to go elsewhere. Thank you PZ
Everyone I worked with was able to make this process easy and less stressful for me.
This was my first time every having to get an attorney, and Parks Zeigler, PLLC was the best choice I made. Because of Parks Zeigler, PLLC, I was able to start school on time. Everyone I worked with was able to make this process easy and less stressful for me. Thank you so much Parks Zeigler, PLLC, for taking the time out to help me retrieve my W2s I greatly appreciate you all for everything you have done. K. Townend
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!
Mr. Barlow handled my case well.
He was straight forward and said it like it really was. He came to the jail and talked to me and explained what was happening. He talked to the prosecutor and got her to give me a good deal.
Shelly has been a great help and support for me while I have been going through my custody case.
She helped me to relax and walk me through the proceedings so I didn’t feel as anxious. She listened to my concerns and made sure I had a very complete plan in place. I highly recommend her.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the services provided to me by Mr. Parks.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the services provided to me by Mr. Parks. He had my complete trust during his recent representation of me in a very complicated situation. The case was handled efficiently and settled completely in my favor.  Attorney Parks demonstrated a great knowledge of the law. He is trustworthy, caring and a fine human being, as well. In a time when mediocrity is the norm, it is rare to find a gentleman with the high quality characteristics that Attorney Parks possesses.” Connie H., Norfolk
There is nothing that I can say that would do the representation I received from Mr. Zeigler and his firm justice.
He was diligent in advising me of my rights and what steps I needed to take from the moment my former wife and I separated. And when I say from the moment, I mean that he took my call on no notice within 30 minutes of me leaving my marital residence and made sure that I did everything necessary to set myself up for success in my matter. From that point forward Mr. Zeigler made sure that the separation and divorce process was as smooth as it could be and also ensured that it disrupted my already stressful life as little as possible. Mr. Zeigler and the rest of the team at P&Z have my utmost respect and deepest gratitude for the outstanding representation and support I received from him and his firm. I would highly recommend him as an attorney.
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.
This is the most professional and direct law firms I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Mr. Barlow is a wonderful attorney he is a man of his word and everything that he stated to me as well as my son happened just like he said.
It does not get better than that. The wonderful paralegals and assistants working in his office are awesome as well. They are so on point and prompt about everything they do. They take pride in their work and being a part of the law firm. They make you feel well, upon the first consultation you will feel like a part of the family and that is what I love the most. I would refer Mr. Barlow as well as his paralegals and assistance to anyone for any type of legal problems you may face. Once again thank you all and Christina is the bomb.
I will always go to Shelly!
Shelly Wood is awesome, fair, and extremely knowledgable! She helped me through the hardest time in my life and I always send friends and family who need help in family law her way!
I have also referred Kellam to friends and clients of mine and will continue to do so
“Kellam Parks is an exceptional attorney. He is well versed in matters of the law and, as would be expected, very professional.  However, I believe his most admirable quality to be his caring and personable nature, which is critical in family law matters.  Kellam is not one of those lawyers who is out simply to make money, he truly cares about helping his clients. I have enlisted Kellam’s services multiple times with no regret.  I have also referred Kellam to friends and clients of mine and will continue to do so.  If you are in need of legal assistance, you can’t go wrong with Kellam Parks!” Ellen H., Chesapeake
Mr. Zeigler has been my personal attorney for years. He has handled my divorce and various business matters.
I have found Mr. Zeigler to have high work ethics and extreme professionalism. He sets his standards to win, and at the same time keeps one grounded. Mr. Zeigler is the attorney you seek, to have at your side inside and outside of the courtroom. He has handled my divorce and various business matters. I have, and will continue to recommend him to all my friends and family. George
If you find yourself in need of legal representation, this is definitely the best firm in the area by far!
I’ve called 5 other firms before I found Parks Zeigler! On my Initial call I spoke with Mrs.Deborah and she listened to what I had to say and assured me I’d be in good hands if my situation were to need litigation. It was the first firm I had reached out to, that actually seemed like they cared for their clients. That was the deciding factor for me. They are willing to work with you and go the extra mile to make sure things are done correctly and efficiently! This is my 2nd year with them and I have no regrets!
I have used Mr. Shilling a number of times for various areas of law. He has represented me and my family with nothing but the best of legal knowledge and priority.
Mr. Shillings is always available in my times of need and makes me feel like family not just a client. I have recommended him to everyone who asks me about a lawyer. Mr Shillings has always handled my cases with the upmost professionalism, respect and the results were beyond my expectations. I thank Mr Shillings for the compassion that he has in the law industry to represent me and my loved ones.
My wife was charged with Reckless driving, resulting from a motor vehicle accident. While searching for an attorney, I ran across Jason Barlow and reached out.
Mr Barlow spoke with my wife and after their initial conversation, she felt a sense of relief, and stated” my case is in good hands”. While awaiting the court date Mr Barlow and his staff, maintained contact with my wife, answering the multitude of questions she had. On the day of the court appearance, Mr Barlow met with my wife in a timely fashion and explained the process for the day. The case was dismissed. Anyone that finds themselves in need of a reliable attorney, should look up Jason Barlow.
After a nearly 2-year long custody battle, Mrs. Wood recently helped me gain custody my two children.
Her knowledge & professionalism were only matched by her compassion & dedication. She kept me well informed during the entire process & promptly answered any questions I had. There is no way I could have been successful without her experience, guidance, & encouragement. There is no one else I would rather have on my side. I would highly recommend Mrs. Wood to anyone needing a family law attorney.
I feel Kellam truly has a passion for what he does and is not practicing law simply to run up your bill.
“Kellam made the process of going to court as least stressful as possible for me. He handled my case regarding custody with my son as a top priority.  Kellam worked weekends and long nights in order to ensure we were prepared at all times.  When I had concerns about certain issues, he was able to communicate with me in a timely manner, whether by the phone, email, or in person.  Being that I live in Maryland, Kellam did an amazing job of keeping me constantly informed and aware of what he was doing and why.  He not only has great knowledge of the law but an ideal way of explaining things to a me so I could actually understand what was transpiring.  This I feel is very important because when your emotions and thoughts are going all over the place, confusing legal terms and ‘law speak’ only leads to you missing information.  I feel he truly has a passion for what he does and is not practicing law simply to run up your bill.  Billing was always fair and very detailed. Kellam Parks will continue to handle all my custody matters with my son as long as I have a need for a lawyer.” Chris P., Maryland [Chesapeake Case]
Brandon is hard working, ethical, knowledgeable, with no fear of confrontation.
Without hesitation, I write this recommendation for Brandon Zeigler. As a practicing CPA in Virginia Beach for nearly 20 years, I have known and worked with Brandon for at least 15 of those years. I have referred him many clients and they have all been impressed with his work ethic and legal chops. I have used him both personally and professionally for many years and I have been in a court room with him on multiple occasions. Brandon is hard working, ethical, knowledgeable, with no fear of confrontation. Should you ever have to go to court, as I have said many times, you certainly want Brandon on your side of the aisle. Moreover, heaven help you if he’s standing on the opposite side of courtroom. Kevin S of Virginia Beach
Our hearts could not be more full. This is not the first time we have used the firm and are so happy we chose them for the adoption.
Well, big announcement. A little over a month ago we applied for adoption of Oliver, my son. Our strong, sweet little man. Our strong, dedicated, loving man also known as daddy. Both will now share the same last name. Will be one. We will be a complete family after a LOT of tragedy. So incredibly happy we were able to do this and with such quickness and efficiency thanks to Parks Zeigler. We could not be more thankful.
The best part was how easy it was to speak to Mr. Shilling about my situation – as hiring a lawyer is usually for a hard time in your life.
I had a phone consultation with Mr. Andy Shilling recently. First time having to speak with a lawyer for my own needs. He explained many things clearly with easy to follow analogies and explained many law references. He advised me with lots of options. He was also patient with me when he needed to repeat himself for my own note taking.
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 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!
I highly recommend Mr. Barlow to anyone looking for a defense attorney in the Chesapeake area.
He went above & beyond on my fiancé’s case. He also kept me updated which was greatly appreciated.
I would definitely recommend Shelly Wood
I hired Shelly Wood for a child support case. She was extremely professional and also very personable. She made sure we understood every step of the process. We now have her helping us with an adoption case. I would definitely recommend Shelly as an attorney.
We very much appreciate his expertise in our Estate Planning and would highly recommend Mr. Shilling for your legal needs.
My husband and I reached out to Mr. Shilling to help with our Estate Planning. He was found to be very knowledgeable, professional and gave us exceptional guidance in preparing our Trust and other necessary estate documents. Within a few weeks we were in his office to complete the paperwork. At that time Mr. Shilling made sure to explain the Trust and the funding of it as well as the other specific documents and their purpose.
Kellam is excellent at what he does
“Kellam is excellent at what he does.  When my wife was having custody issues over her oldest son, Kellam took up the case and got us everything we asked for – settling visitation, child support, and even got us some back support that we never expected.  He knows his stuff.  Since the first time Kellam helped us, we have needed counsel for three separate things and he has always given us the best advice in the areas he practices and referred us to the right people to take care of those things he does not handle.  I hope that I never need a lawyer again, but if I do, my first call will be to Kellam.” Robert K., Virginia Beach
My family has used the services of Caryn West at Parks Zeigler for a few years now for various issues regarding sudden 2 deaths and my will and end of life paperwork.
My sister is a paralegal in New York and she did a lot of research to find Caryn for us in Virginia to settle the passing of my uncle’s affairs. None of us can imagine how we could have gotten thru these tragedies without her knowledge, strength and compassion. I can not recommend her or her firm strongly enough! Even at the onset of the covid-19 breakout she & her great team didn’t miss a thing when it came to being there for us. Endless, eternal thanks! You won’t find a better firm.
Aaron was efficient, professional and personable.
He lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders and most importantly got my daughter back in my arms. I will most certainly be retaining him in the near future for trail. 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.
Excellent, hard working lawyer. I hired Mr Barlow for a criminal case for my husband and have been greatly appreciative and happy with his knowledge and expert opinions.
He’s helped me going through the process with my husband and explained ups and downs of what to expect. I would recommend him or anyone in his practice for any and all up coming interactions with the law or court.
Awesome attorney! Shelly Wood is a very knowledgeable family law attorney who takes the time to understand her client’s needs and is always well prepared.
She was able to have my ex-husband’s parental rights terminated so we could proceed with the step-parent adoption. She explained everything that we could expect along the way in terms that were easy to understand. We had the best possible outcome as my husband was able to adopt my oldest two children. We are very pleased with the quality of the service we received and I would highly recommend Shelly Wood for all of your family law needs.
I Highly Recommend Kellam For Any Legal Needs
My husband and I were splitting up after a short marriage. I did not know any divorce attorneys, but another lawyer referred me to Kellam. From our initial meeting I knew I wanted him as my attorney. Divorce is an extremely stressful time in one’s life. There were so many times I called Kellam stressed out and he was always there for me. I wish I could count the times he would tell me “not to worry,” that I needed to concentrate on medical issues that I was going through at the time and that he would handle everything on the legal end. I have always felt he made my personal needs as well as my professional needs a priority. I highly recommend Kellam for any legal needs. Kelly A., Virginia Beach, VA
Look no further, hire Brandon! Anyone who’s been engulfed in a child custody litigation scenario knows and understands the emotional struggles that come along with it. Not only did I experience this, but my situation went on all the way through the Court of Appeals. Look no further, hire Brandon!
Anyone who’s been engulfed in a child custody litigation scenario knows and understands the emotional struggles that come along with it. Not only did I experience this, but my situation went on all the way through the Court of Appeals. I found myself in front of multiple judges in multiple courtrooms facing everything from contempt of court charges to jail time. Sitting next to Brandon during these hearings/trials gave me the ability to gut through them. I would not have handled these hearings very well otherwise. I say this because Brandon knows the law. He knows it backward, forwards and upside down and it’s apparent that the judges know and respect this. Brandon will not coddle you. He has a tough exterior, but inside the courtroom, his tough turns to unstoppable. He will use the law, every single letter of it, to right the wrongs. His firm is fantastic. Everyone from the paralegals to the administrative staff. They’ll treat you like family and are sensitive to the stress that comes along with feeling like you’re unable to protect your child. I HIGHLY recommend Brandon. Darla
I highly recommend Andrew Shilling as he is knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to ensure his clients have a positive outcome!
We had a warranty issue that required us to seek legal assistance. The warranty company made promises and failed to follow through. We needed to seek legal assistance to ensure we received the item we were promised as well as the item that we paid for through our contract. I am so thankful we hired Andrew Shilling because he made the process EASY from start to finish! He was easy to reach by phone and by email. He explained the entire process and answered all of our questions. The process was swift! Due to his hard work we received the items that we paid for and issue was fully resolved.
He has done an extremely great job and would recommend him to anyone.
I found Mr. Shilling through another lawyer because I wanted a lawyer that was able to practice in both VA and NC. He helped me through my separation and currently working on my Trust Fund for my children.
I highly recommend Parks Zeigler PLLC and Andrew Shilling to anyone needing legal representation.
I approached Parks Zeigler PLLC (specifically Andrew Shilling) for representation with my divorce. A friend recommended him based on the outstanding representation he provided during her divorce process. Andrew was very professional and provided outstanding guidance throughout the entire process. He made it his mission to effectively communicate and collaborate with me during this difficult time in my life. As a result of his efforts and legal acumen we were able to achieve a positive outcome with regards to my divorce to include child custody and child/spousal support. As a result, I received child and spousal support decisions that were fair and equitable but more importantly a child custody schedule that allows me to spend time with my son and continue to foster our relationship.
My Family Has Used The Services Of Caryn West At Parks Zeigler For A Few Years
My family has used the services of Caryn West at Parks Zeigler for a few years now for various issues regarding sudden 2 deaths and my will and end of life paperwork. My sister is a paralegal in New York and she did a lot of research to find Caryn for us in Virginia to settle the passing of my uncle’s affairs. None of us can imagine how we could have gotten thru these tragedies without her knowledge, strength and compassion. I can not recommend her or her firm strongly enough! Even at the onset of the covid-19 breakout she & her great team didn’t miss a thing when it came to being there for us. Endless, eternal thanks! You won’t find a better firm.
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 driven 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.
Shelly was a pure professional dealing with my divorce and custody case.
She provided flawless counsel to me and provided the best representation an single military father of three kids could ask for. She is thorough, thoughtful, and very knowledgeable. Shelly never hesitated to shoot me the hard facts and every aspect of an outcome… good or bad. Her persistence to excellence in representing me has led to a better life for me and my children. Thank you Shelly for being there for me in my time need. I would recommend her easily for anything pertaining to family law within her jurisdiction.
Everything was absolutely great. Your firm is very efficient and professional thank you so much and I will refer you to all the drivers I know.
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Mr. Barlow has provided amazing representation for me.
He is very thorough with his work and prepared in court. He reviewed all evidence in my case and was able to get my DUI and refusal DISMISSED!! I highly suggest him for any court matters you may have.
Absolutely Thrilled With Mr. Zeigler
There is nothing that I can say that would do the representation I received from Mr. Zeigler and his firm justice. He was diligent in advising me of my rights and what steps I needed to take from the moment my former wife and I separated. And when I say from the moment, I mean that he took my call on no notice within 30 minutes of me leaving my marital residence and made sure that I did everything necessary to set myself up for success in my matter. From that point forward Mr. Zeigler made sure that the separation and divorce process was as smooth as it could be and also ensured that it disrupted my already stressful life as little as possible. Mr. Zeigler and the rest of the team at P&Z have my utmost respect and deepest gratitude for the outstanding representation and support I received from him and his firm. I would highly recommend him as an attorney. Jesse W of Virginia Beach
Family Law
Look no further, hire Brandon! Anyone who's been engulfed in a child custody litigation scenario knows and understands the emotional struggles that come along with it. Not only did I experience this, but my situation went on all the way through the Court of Appeals. Look no further, hire Brandon!
If with have another employment or any other legal need, we will be sure to use Kellam.
Kellam was extremely knowledgeable about our employment case and followed through with each and every issue involved. He kept us informed throughout and responded to all our requests immediately.
I own or a part of three corporations, and Andy has assisted in all three. I have all the confidents in him and his firm.
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.
Mr. Parks certainly goes above and beyond when dealing with our cases, his services are very much appreciated.
Our company has dealt with Mr. Parks on several occasions. He has proven to be an asset to our legal affairs and is extremely competent in his dealings with the law. We would highly recommend him for any legal affair business or personal.
There are not enough great things I can say about Shelly Wood, Attorney with Parks Zeigler.
Shelly has been assisting my businesses over the past several years, and I could not be more happy. Shelly and her team are always on top of our legal needs. She knows all areas of the law and this is why she is the best choice for your legal counsel. Shelly is always available for legal advice and counseling. She walks you through the legal process and puts your mind at ease. Also, her firm is always giving back to the community. This is the type of lawyer and firm you need in your corner. I highly recommend Shelly Wood with Parks Zeigler.
Richard offers his testimonial about his experience with Kellam T. Parks
“I have used Kellam for my companies’ legal needs in the Tidewater area for many years.  Kellam has a natural intuition on figuring people out.  He has always handled our cases in the utmost professionalism and has been able to acquire the results we were looking for and more.” Richard C., Lexington
We are so grateful to Attorney Shelly F. Wood for coming to the rescue of our son who was arrested.
Because of her unique abilities & wisdom she used… our son was able to post bond & come home.
I would and will ALWAYS use and recommend Barlow!
I hired Barlow several years ago. Unfortunately, it was at a time when my case was looking so glim! I was so afraid. I wouldn’t step on grass or smell fresh air for a while!! Barlow was phenomenal!! I was out enjoying fresh air and beginning to move forward in my life!! He is a man of his word!! He says what he means and does what he says!! As far as I am concerned there is no one better for the job!! Especially when your freedom is on the line.
Everyone I worked with was able to make this process easy and less stressful for me.
This was my first time every having to get an attorney, and Parks Zeigler, PLLC was the best choice I made. Because of Parks Zeigler, PLLC, I was able to start school on time. Everyone I worked with was able to make this process easy and less stressful for me. Thank you so much Parks Zeigler, PLLC, for taking the time out to help me retrieve my W2s I greatly appreciate you all for everything you have done. K. Townend
Mr. Barlow handled my case well.
He was straight forward and said it like it really was. He came to the jail and talked to me and explained what was happening. He talked to the prosecutor and got her to give me a good deal.
This is the most professional and direct law firms I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Mr. Barlow is a wonderful attorney he is a man of his word and everything that he stated to me as well as my son happened just like he said.
It does not get better than that. The wonderful paralegals and assistants working in his office are awesome as well. They are so on point and prompt about everything they do. They take pride in their work and being a part of the law firm. They make you feel well, upon the first consultation you will feel like a part of the family and that is what I love the most. I would refer Mr. Barlow as well as his paralegals and assistance to anyone for any type of legal problems you may face. Once again thank you all and Christina is the bomb.
I highly recommend Mr. Barlow to anyone looking for a defense attorney in the Chesapeake area.
He went above & beyond on my fiancé’s case. He also kept me updated which was greatly appreciated.
Excellent, hard working lawyer. I hired Mr Barlow for a criminal case for my husband and have been greatly appreciative and happy with his knowledge and expert opinions.
He’s helped me going through the process with my husband and explained ups and downs of what to expect. I would recommend him or anyone in his practice for any and all up coming interactions with the law or court.
I highly recommend Andrew Shilling as he is knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to ensure his clients have a positive outcome!
We had a warranty issue that required us to seek legal assistance. The warranty company made promises and failed to follow through. We needed to seek legal assistance to ensure we received the item we were promised as well as the item that we paid for through our contract. I am so thankful we hired Andrew Shilling because he made the process EASY from start to finish! He was easy to reach by phone and by email. He explained the entire process and answered all of our questions. The process was swift! Due to his hard work we received the items that we paid for and issue was fully resolved.
Kellam T. Parks, Esquire took care of resolving credit fraud errors, thereby restoring good credit back to client.
Many thanks to Mr. Parks and his staff for the outstanding customer service I received when I discovered that I was a victim of identity thief and one of the major credit reporting agency had placed incorrect information on my credit report. From the begining, Mr.Parks listened to my concerns and guided me through the process to get my issues resolved. His staff would call or send e-mails to keep me informed about what was going on with my credit report. Many thanks for taking such good care of me and for restoring my good credit. I hope anyone having issues with their credit will contact you and your staff for assistance. You are the best and thanks for caring!
Mr. Barlow has provided amazing representation for me.
He is very thorough with his work and prepared in court. He reviewed all evidence in my case and was able to get my DUI and refusal DISMISSED!! I highly suggest him for any court matters you may have.
Amazing Lawyer and Friend upon meeting Aaron I was skeptical of hiring a lawyer for my custody case. But once I sat down with Aaron for our consultation he was nothing but amazing.
For once I met a lawyer that was not judging me he talked to me like a friend would. Aaron went above and beyond with keeping in contact and assisting me every step of the way. Upon our court dates Aaron was phenomenal not only was he able to get my child support payments finalized but I was able to receive more than I thought possible. Aaron was also able to prove without Reasonable Doubt that my ex was unstable and unfit parent providing me with sole physical and legal custody. When waiting to go before the judge unlike other lawyers Aaron was sitting outside the courtroom with me the entire time keeping me in conversation relaxed and laughing a little silly jokes. Aaron felt more like a friend somebody that I can trust and confide in then a stuffy lawyer who is only out to get your money. Even after our case was done and closed Aaron still kept in contact to follow up with me to make sure that both myself and my daughter were doing good. I have told all of my friends and family if you ever need a lawyer Aaron is a person to hire. I will be hiring Aaron again within the very near future to assist and work his magic for my husband to be able to adopt my daughter.
I would highly recommend her without reservation to anyone going through a separation, divorce, or custody case.
Shelly Wood handled my separation and divorce, which was obviously a very sensitive and emotionally charged situation for me. She was a consummate professional, yet still a highly compassionate, understanding, and extremely empathetic ally. I was comforted and felt much more secure knowing that she was on my side.
Shelly helped me through the most difficult time in my life and ensured my rights were protected!
Everyone I have referred her way has also had a positive experience! Shelly truly cares about helping people and it shows in everything she does from work to fundraising for CHKD! I trust Shelly and anyone she trusts working with her.
Shelly Wood is very knowledgable in what she does.
I have used her for custody and support cases for over 10 years. I would highly recommend her to anyone!! She is very thorough and efficient. Also has a very good staff who is always there for questions.
It was the best referral and the best decision I could’ve made in choosing a lawyer.
I referred to Mrs. Wood by another lawyer, who practiced the very same area of law as Mrs. Wood. She was extremely thorough and dedicated to my case. In addition, she was very responsive with answering all questions presented and addressing any concerns I had. Also, she kept me informed regarding all aspects of my case. She’s a true pleasure to have as representation.
Love, love, love her. Shelly is the best attorney anyone could ask for.
Answers your questions to the best of her ability. She is always on time and very professional. Shelly has been there for me through various custody issues over the past 15+ years and I trust her wholeheartedly.
After having multiple attorneys handling my divorce case and not getting anything done, Shelly Wood and her office of helpful professionals took my case and settled it before going to trial.
I was very satisfied and thankful to have such an experienced lawyer to help me through a hard and stressful time. Thank you Shelly.
If you’re looking for a tough, dependable lawyer who truly cares for you and your needs, you need Shelly Wood and her amazing team.
Shelly Wood is a dedicated professional who is not only passionate about her career, but the people she serves. She took my very tough custody case and was able to get the custody agreement I wanted while making a tough situation as least stressful as possible for me. While she aims to settle cases in the least costly and out of court methods possible, inside the court room she is a true champion for you and she gets the job done. I have recommended her to many friends and acquaintances who have all been highly satisfied with her services.
Shelly is Excellent! I’d rather have her represent me than have to go up against her. If I Could give her 6 stars I would.
Speaking from personal experience, Shelly Wood is a well educated and experienced lawyer who is great in the courtroom.
She’s very attentive and thorough from the beginning of the case to the end. I would recommend seeking her professional services if you are in need of a divorce/separation/child custody lawyer.
Great lawyer!!
Ms. Wood is a good listener and someone who I trust to handle my separation. She gives you all the options and allows you to make your own decision. I felt really comfortable meeting her and letting her handle my case. If I need any legal advice or help she’ll be the first one I call!
I would use Kellam for all my future legal needs and highly recommend him.
Kellam is helping me with child support. He has been very patient and explains each step of the procedure so I can easily understand. This makes an irritating legal need easier on me.
I was thrilled with all services provided! Highly recommended!!
Shelly helped me with having my ex-husband’s parental rights revoked and then subsequently with the step-parent adoption. Everything went so smoothly and I always felt very confident in her abilities.
I recommend Kellam Parks without hesitation!
Kellam Parks was my attorney through a very contentious divorce. I could always count on his level head to help keep me focused when I would let emotions get the better of me. I trust Kellam implicitly to give me honest, professional and accurate information when I need legal assistance.
Mrs. Woods was very understanding, and knowledgeable with my case.
She showed her empathy and concern and made me feel at ease. Going through a custody battle is stressful and she gave me a sense of relief, due to me going through this custody for the last 2 years.
When the time comes to file for separation and divorce call Shelly Wood from Parks Zeigler – Attorneys At Law.
Divorce is never easy… it is never something you expect when you walk down the aisle. When the time came to file for separation and divorce there was no one else to call BUT Shelly Wood from Parks Zeigler – Attorneys At Law. At a time in my life where things were awful… she pulled me through. At a time where I needed fairness to keep my home for my son and living expenses… she was there! I never had any doubt that while my future was in her hands I would have nothing but the best representation… the best outcome… the best that could be done. I thank her for her knowledge, compassion, and conversation! If you find yourself in a position where you need ANY type of legal advice and service… go to them first… you will be comfortable, secure, and going to the best there is!
I highly recommend Mr. Parks to anyone looking for Family Law representation.
After unpleasant experience with my prior Family Law attorney whom I had spent a lot of money with very little result, Mr. Parks agreed to take my child support modification case with a little time left before my next court hearing. Mr. Parks demonstrated skill at sorting out complex issues and effectively negotiating them in my best interest. He always answered my questions in a timely manner and gave me specific suggestion about what I can do to keep costs down and support my case. He is true professional, talented, extremely knowledgeable, organized, efficient, conscientious, attentive, caring, diligent, concerned and articulate. His office staff is efficient and prompt, not to mention polite.
Excellent attorney with big heart.
Successful each time she has worked on our behalf. Shelly is an excellent Attorney who has represented my Son and myself on three different occasions and has been successful each time, we needed help with child custody and visitation . We are very pleased with her services she was referred to us by a family member that so happens to be an attorney himself.
Kellam worked on my child custody case which spanned multiple years.
He was always prepared, knew many of the judges already, and helped keep my expectations aligned with reality during the process. He also leverages technology to minimize your bill and offer you convenience.
This was a very sensitive time for my family and I truly felt through it all I had someone in my corner.
Over the course of the last 14 years I have used four different attorneys for the various issues that have arisen regarding custody of my child. Throughout my cases I was left wondering what my counsel was really doing. My attorneys were hard to get in touch with and I never really heard from them until a couple of days before the case went to court. I felt completely in the dark. With Kellam, things were different from the start. He was very honest with his assessment of our case. Time was of the essence in my case and he hit the ground running. I had access to all the documents he had in my file through his internet-based case management system. I got the updates for our case as soon as he got them and I knew every step of the way how things were going. If I needed to ask a question, I got a quick response to my e-mails. With his diligence things happened quickly for us and we are in a good place right now.
Mrs. Wood was able to make my divorce go as smoothly as one could hope for.
She is very professional, as is her staff. Everything was over in an extremely timely manner. As pain-free as divorce can be!
Kellam and his team helped me transverse the most difficult days of my life going through a very contentious divorce.
Kellam Parks became my attorney in January 2014. I was an emotional wreck and as my divorce was hotly contested, it wore on my nerves and resolve. I could always count on Kellam to keep me focused on what was important and what to let go of in order to make the big picture work. I don’t know how I could have made it through the journey I took without Kellam Parks representation, guidance and professionalism. I can say without a doubt if I should need legal representation again, Kellam will be my go to guy!
Shelly Wood undoubtedly has the well-being of all her clients at heart. I personally found her to be caring, compassionate and a huge advocate for me in and outside the courtroom.
As a victim of domestic violence, I chose Shelly Wood to represent me for my difficult child custody case again my abuser. She took the time to walk me through every process from obtaining a protective order to litigating my custody case and helping me get my desired outcome. She went above and beyond her job when she took the time to not just take care of the details of my case, but also helped me build the confidence I needed to get through this extremely difficult time in my life and face my abuser in court. While she tries to keep cases from having to go through the process of a trial where outcomes can vary, she is a true champion for her clients every step of the way.
I was amazed at how efficient, timely, and knowledgeable Kellam Parks and his staff were.
I thought I could handle my uncontested divorce without an attorney and at the very last minute I realized I could not. I was worried that after all the time and effort I put into it myself that an attorney would turn around and charge me a ton of money and make me start all over. This was NOT the case with Kellam Parks. He came highly recommended from a family member of mine. I sent over all of my information to him and within HOURS got a response. My divorce was final within less than 3 weeks. For such a small case, they really took the time to communicate information to me that they thought was in my best interest to know regarding my divorce. He quickly found room in my documents for improving my overall situation and offered no-pressure solutions and options to me that I would never have thought of. I was so impressed by his firm’s communication with me and the speed and efficiency with which they handled my case (not to mention the low cost of services) that I have been recommending him to everyone I know. It’s just really awesome to find a lawyer I will use and trust for life after just seeing him handle one transaction for me.
To those seeking custody or family legal services; I would highly recommend Shelly Woods and the entire Parks Zeigler team.
I have been a client for almost a year now and are continually impressed with her professionalism and diligence. Custody disputes are never easy, but having a great lawyer; like Shelly, allowed me to concentrate more on being a parent.
While I hope and pray I don’t have to ever go through this process ever again, I would undoubtedly work with Mr. Shilling again if possible.
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 lawyer’s 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.
Shelly Wood was my lawyer for my divorce case and she was a complete blessing! Shelly and Mellisa Chambley handled my custody case and divorce proceedings flawlessly.
I was updated and informed about every aspect, and Shelly did not leave one stone unturned. Shelly’s counsel and expertise are unmatched and she handled my emotional responses of the case and kept me squared in and focused. I really feel that Shelly and her team are the difference and have ensured me and my children are set on the right path for a healthy life. I do feel that I would have not had the voice I had in the courtroom as a single full active duty father of three. I was able to be awarded full custody and not be bullied into giving my life and career away. I am truly amazed and thankful for their services to me. Thank You!
I had access to all the documents Kellam had in my file through his internet-based case management system.
“Over the course of the last 14 years I have used four different attorneys for the various issues that have arisen regarding custody of my child.  Throughout my cases I was left wondering what my counsel was really doing.  My attorneys were hard to get in touch with and I never really heard from them until a couple of days before the case went to court.  I felt completely in the dark. With Kellam, things were different from the start.  He was very honest with his assessment of our case.  Time was of the essence in my case and he hit the ground running.  I had access to all the documents he had in my file through his internet-based case management system.  I got the updates for our case as soon as he got them and I knew every step of the way how things were going.  If I needed to ask a question, I got a quick response to my e-mails. With his diligence things happened quickly for us and we are in a good place right now.  This was a very sensitive time for my family and I truly felt through it all I had someone in my corner.” Chris H., Norfolk
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.
Shelly Wood was both personal and professional as I needed legal counsel.
I have always been able to count on her for legal advice as I was transitioning through divorce, battling custody and child support. She knew the best ways to handle the situation and always kept me informed of what I should be doing during the process and after. She is trustworthy, respected in the community and someone I call a friend. More importantly, the outcome of my issues all ended in my favor, just as she reassured me they would turn out.
I could not have gotten through the last 2 years without Brandon Zeigler and his team.
They have been in my corner and have walked with me through the most difficult time of my life. They are knowledgeable and compassionate for their clients, and they will not be pushed around. If you need a savage, someone to really fight for you when you don’t have the strength or emotional bandwidth to carry on, this is your firm. Stephanie Brinkley (formerly affiliated with Cut Knuckle Inc.)
I was referred to Mrs. Wood by another lawyer, who practiced the very same area of Law as Mrs. Wood. It was the best referral and the best decision I could’ve made in choosing a lawyer.
She was extremely thorough and dedicated to my case. In addition, she was very responsive with answering all questions presented and addressing any concerns I had. Also, she kept me informed regarding all aspects of my case. She’s a true pleasure to have as representation.
I HIGHLY recommend Brandon.
Anyone who’s been engulfed in a child custody litigation scenario knows and understands the emotional struggles that come along with it. Not only did I experience this, but my situation went on all the way through the Court of Appeals. I found myself in front of multiple judges in multiple court rooms facing everything from contempt of court charges to jail time. Sitting next to Brandon during these hearings/trials gave me the ability to get through them. I would not have handled these hearings very well otherwise. I say this because Brandon knows the law. He knows it backwards, forward and upside down and it’s apparent that the judges know and respect this. Brandon will not coddle you. He has a tough exterior, but inside the courtroom his tough turns to unstoppable. He will use the law, every single letter of it, to right the wrongs. His firm is fantastic. Everyone from the paralegals to the administrative staff. They’ll treat you like family and are sensitive to the stress that comes along with feeling like you’re unable to protect your child.
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.
I would highly recommend Mrs. Shelly Wood for counsel and representation. If I had started this process with Mrs. Wood from the beginning, then I could have avoided several years of financial and emotional turmoil and my kids would have found stability much sooner.
After completing my final overseas assignment and nearing retirement from the Navy, my marriage was in decline and had passed the point of no return, even after multiple sessions of family counseling. I had gone through two previous lawyers and the futility of mediation; not yet having retired, my active duty status was constantly used against me throughout the entire process. I was left with almost no visitation with my three children, and nearly no prospect of increasing visitation after the final decree was entered. When I finally got back on my feet after the financial ruin of the divorce process, I was able to move back to the school districts of the marital home, and was in a better position to support the kids’ school routine. I knew the process of changing custody/visitation would not be easy, and from experience with the previous lawyers, that if I didn’t find good representation that I would be throwing away a lot of money for absolutely nothing. I asked all the people that I knew that had lived in the HR area for decades, and Parks Zeigler was the name most repeated. At the consultation with the firm, I was recommended to Shelly because the case would be heard in Chesapeake and her office is conveniently located across from the courthouse which exponentially adds to efficiency and reduces fees. Shelly was professional and direct; she questioned my motives by challenging me in the same manner that opposing counsel repeatedly did. This both ensured that she was arguing my personal interests, but also prepared me for the inevitable speaking rolls that lay ahead in courtrooms that can make or break the entire case. The custody case, due to retaliatory efforts by the opposition, led to several other cases. Mrs. Wood handled each of these flawlessly. She didn’t sugar coat anything and never gave false promises. If she felt that pursuing a particular avenue would be more costly than its return, she made that clear from the beginning. I have since had property returned that was previously withheld, equal legal and physical custody of my children, and appropriately adjusted child support: which equals quality time with my children and the ability to provide for them.
Kellam has been an incredible guide through a very difficult divorce.
“After faltering on my own and dealing with another attorney that provided little guidance and did not appear to care about my needs, I found Kellam. Kellam has been an incredible guide through a very difficult divorce.  He didn’t fill me with a load of legal mumbo jumbo, Kellam made sure to break everything down into layman’s terms to where an average guy like me could understand. In addition to legal guidance, Kellam continuously encouraged me and helped keep my spirits up.  At times Kellam could sense my frustration and would quickly decipher what was going on with whatever we were dealing with at that moment and explain clearly what to do and how to deal with it. Kellam was honest at all times and openly explained what to expect and what not to get my hopes up for.  This allowed me to be ready to face any high or low points head on without being overwhelmed. I am extremely and truly grateful for all that Kellam has done for me.” DeWayne D., Norfolk.
Mr. Zeigler is the attorney you seek, to have at your side in and outside of the courtroom.
Mr. Zeigler has been my personal attorney for over a year, and is currently working a case for me, I have found Mr. Zeigler to have high work ethics and extreme professionalism. He sets his standards to win, and at the same time keeps one grounded. He has handled my divorce and various business matters. I have and will continue to recommend him to all my friends and family.
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.
Shelly is Excellent! If I Could give her 6 stars I would.
I’d rather have her represent me than have to go up against her. She did an outstanding job representing me in a custody case. She was on top of everything.
Brandon is an amazing lawyer.
Brandon represented me for my annulment. Although this was something new to Brandon and law firm, they did their research and went above and beyond. I would recommend Brandon to anyone! He will make sure ever t is crossed and every i is dotted!
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, hardworking lawyer.
I hired Shelly Wood for multiple cases, mainly for custody/visitation. I had been told that she was tough, firm and knew her stuff.
I had different cases going on at the same time so that was a lot for me and was stressful. Mrs. Wood always could bring me back around when I was flustered and keep me focused. With phone calls, emails, and visits to the office, and there were lots (needed by me). She was always available. One great example is, I really wanted to talk to her and I knew she was on vacation (i think she was even out of the country) so I just emailed her so she would have it when she got back. Shortly thereafter she was contacting me back and handling issues and sending emails to take care of issues that were happening. She didn’t have to do that so I was grateful to have an attorney who was committed to me. Multiple cases were won whether for custody or the way visitation needed to go for my grandchildren, which was the ultimate goal. I’m thankful to her and her staff. Tara S
Kellam’s preparation has been the key to never losing the numerous cases I’ve had with him.
“I first used Kellam as my attorney approximately 15 years ago and he has provided me legal counsel ever since.  I wouldn’t go anywhere else for legal representation to get the kind of honest integrity that the law affords.  Kellam’s preparation has been the key to never losing the numerous cases I’ve had with him.  He is thorough, meticulous, and a straight shooter.  I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.” Craig F., Virginia Beach
Thank you, Brandon, for all you have done. I’m forever in your debt.
For those going through a divorce, things can be very scary and feelings of loneliness can turn fast into hopelessness. As I transitioned from a 18 year marriage, I wanted the best divorce attorney to meet any needs throughout the process. When I was first told about Brandon Zeigler, “The Bulldog” in the court room, I knew I needed to meet him. While I’ll agree Brandon’s nickname does meet the actions seen in court, he also shows feelings of humility and compassion for his clients. His firm is very thorough and organized to handle any case presented and knowledgeable to win any case regardless of fault. As a client, I’m extreme pleased with the outcome of my case and recommend Brandon’s services to anyone.
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.
Shelly Wood was both personal and professional as I needed legal counsel.
I have always been able to count on her for legal advice as I was transitioning through divorce, battling custody and child support. She knew the best ways to handle the situation and always kept me informed of what I should be doing during the process and after. She is trustworthy, respected in the community and someone I call a friend. More importantly, the outcome of my issues all ended in my favor, just as she reassured me they would turn out.
Kellam’s preparation has been the key to never losing the numerous cases I’ve had with him.
“I first used Kellam as my attorney approximately 15 years ago and he has provided me legal counsel ever since.  I wouldn’t go anywhere else for legal representation to get the kind of honest integrity that the law affords.  Kellam’s preparation has been the key to never losing the numerous cases I’ve had with him.  He is thorough, meticulous, and a straight shooter.  I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.” Craig F., Virginia Beach
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 without his compassion and knowledge. Highly recommend him!
Despite multiple road blocks, Ms. Wood handled my divorce proceedings with professionalism and compassion. I’m incredibly grateful to her and highly recommend her.
Very professional and to the point.
My entire divorce process took maybe 6 months so it wasn’t bad at all. Worth the restrained as well. I highly recommend to all!
Shelly has been a great help and support for me while I have been going through my custody case.
She helped me to relax and walk me through the proceedings so I didn’t feel as anxious. She listened to my concerns and made sure I had a very complete plan in place. I highly recommend her.
There is nothing that I can say that would do the representation I received from Mr. Zeigler and his firm justice.
He was diligent in advising me of my rights and what steps I needed to take from the moment my former wife and I separated. And when I say from the moment, I mean that he took my call on no notice within 30 minutes of me leaving my marital residence and made sure that I did everything necessary to set myself up for success in my matter. From that point forward Mr. Zeigler made sure that the separation and divorce process was as smooth as it could be and also ensured that it disrupted my already stressful life as little as possible. Mr. Zeigler and the rest of the team at P&Z have my utmost respect and deepest gratitude for the outstanding representation and support I received from him and his firm. I would highly recommend him as an attorney.
Mr. Zeigler has been my personal attorney for years. He has handled my divorce and various business matters.
I have found Mr. Zeigler to have high work ethics and extreme professionalism. He sets his standards to win, and at the same time keeps one grounded. Mr. Zeigler is the attorney you seek, to have at your side inside and outside of the courtroom. He has handled my divorce and various business matters. I have, and will continue to recommend him to all my friends and family. George
After a nearly 2-year long custody battle, Mrs. Wood recently helped me gain custody my two children.
Her knowledge & professionalism were only matched by her compassion & dedication. She kept me well informed during the entire process & promptly answered any questions I had. There is no way I could have been successful without her experience, guidance, & encouragement. There is no one else I would rather have on my side. I would highly recommend Mrs. Wood to anyone needing a family law attorney.
I feel Kellam truly has a passion for what he does and is not practicing law simply to run up your bill.
“Kellam made the process of going to court as least stressful as possible for me. He handled my case regarding custody with my son as a top priority.  Kellam worked weekends and long nights in order to ensure we were prepared at all times.  When I had concerns about certain issues, he was able to communicate with me in a timely manner, whether by the phone, email, or in person.  Being that I live in Maryland, Kellam did an amazing job of keeping me constantly informed and aware of what he was doing and why.  He not only has great knowledge of the law but an ideal way of explaining things to a me so I could actually understand what was transpiring.  This I feel is very important because when your emotions and thoughts are going all over the place, confusing legal terms and ‘law speak’ only leads to you missing information.  I feel he truly has a passion for what he does and is not practicing law simply to run up your bill.  Billing was always fair and very detailed. Kellam Parks will continue to handle all my custody matters with my son as long as I have a need for a lawyer.” Chris P., Maryland [Chesapeake Case]
Our hearts could not be more full. This is not the first time we have used the firm and are so happy we chose them for the adoption.
Well, big announcement. A little over a month ago we applied for adoption of Oliver, my son. Our strong, sweet little man. Our strong, dedicated, loving man also known as daddy. Both will now share the same last name. Will be one. We will be a complete family after a LOT of tragedy. So incredibly happy we were able to do this and with such quickness and efficiency thanks to Parks Zeigler. We could not be more thankful.
I would definitely recommend Shelly Wood
I hired Shelly Wood for a child support case. She was extremely professional and also very personable. She made sure we understood every step of the process. We now have her helping us with an adoption case. I would definitely recommend Shelly as an attorney.
Kellam is excellent at what he does
“Kellam is excellent at what he does.  When my wife was having custody issues over her oldest son, Kellam took up the case and got us everything we asked for – settling visitation, child support, and even got us some back support that we never expected.  He knows his stuff.  Since the first time Kellam helped us, we have needed counsel for three separate things and he has always given us the best advice in the areas he practices and referred us to the right people to take care of those things he does not handle.  I hope that I never need a lawyer again, but if I do, my first call will be to Kellam.” Robert K., Virginia Beach
Aaron was efficient, professional and personable.
He lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders and most importantly got my daughter back in my arms. I will most certainly be retaining him in the near future for trail. Highly recommend!
Awesome attorney! Shelly Wood is a very knowledgeable family law attorney who takes the time to understand her client’s needs and is always well prepared.
She was able to have my ex-husband’s parental rights terminated so we could proceed with the step-parent adoption. She explained everything that we could expect along the way in terms that were easy to understand. We had the best possible outcome as my husband was able to adopt my oldest two children. We are very pleased with the quality of the service we received and I would highly recommend Shelly Wood for all of your family law needs.
I Highly Recommend Kellam For Any Legal Needs
My husband and I were splitting up after a short marriage. I did not know any divorce attorneys, but another lawyer referred me to Kellam. From our initial meeting I knew I wanted him as my attorney. Divorce is an extremely stressful time in one’s life. There were so many times I called Kellam stressed out and he was always there for me. I wish I could count the times he would tell me “not to worry,” that I needed to concentrate on medical issues that I was going through at the time and that he would handle everything on the legal end. I have always felt he made my personal needs as well as my professional needs a priority. I highly recommend Kellam for any legal needs. Kelly A., Virginia Beach, VA
Look no further, hire Brandon! Anyone who’s been engulfed in a child custody litigation scenario knows and understands the emotional struggles that come along with it. Not only did I experience this, but my situation went on all the way through the Court of Appeals. Look no further, hire Brandon!
Anyone who’s been engulfed in a child custody litigation scenario knows and understands the emotional struggles that come along with it. Not only did I experience this, but my situation went on all the way through the Court of Appeals. I found myself in front of multiple judges in multiple courtrooms facing everything from contempt of court charges to jail time. Sitting next to Brandon during these hearings/trials gave me the ability to gut through them. I would not have handled these hearings very well otherwise. I say this because Brandon knows the law. He knows it backward, forwards and upside down and it’s apparent that the judges know and respect this. Brandon will not coddle you. He has a tough exterior, but inside the courtroom, his tough turns to unstoppable. He will use the law, every single letter of it, to right the wrongs. His firm is fantastic. Everyone from the paralegals to the administrative staff. They’ll treat you like family and are sensitive to the stress that comes along with feeling like you’re unable to protect your child. I HIGHLY recommend Brandon. Darla
He has done an extremely great job and would recommend him to anyone.
I found Mr. Shilling through another lawyer because I wanted a lawyer that was able to practice in both VA and NC. He helped me through my separation and currently working on my Trust Fund for my children.
I highly recommend Parks Zeigler PLLC and Andrew Shilling to anyone needing legal representation.
I approached Parks Zeigler PLLC (specifically Andrew Shilling) for representation with my divorce. A friend recommended him based on the outstanding representation he provided during her divorce process. Andrew was very professional and provided outstanding guidance throughout the entire process. He made it his mission to effectively communicate and collaborate with me during this difficult time in my life. As a result of his efforts and legal acumen we were able to achieve a positive outcome with regards to my divorce to include child custody and child/spousal support. As a result, I received child and spousal support decisions that were fair and equitable but more importantly a child custody schedule that allows me to spend time with my son and continue to foster our relationship.
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 driven 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.
Shelly was a pure professional dealing with my divorce and custody case.
She provided flawless counsel to me and provided the best representation an single military father of three kids could ask for. She is thorough, thoughtful, and very knowledgeable. Shelly never hesitated to shoot me the hard facts and every aspect of an outcome… good or bad. Her persistence to excellence in representing me has led to a better life for me and my children. Thank you Shelly for being there for me in my time need. I would recommend her easily for anything pertaining to family law within her jurisdiction.
Absolutely Thrilled With Mr. Zeigler
There is nothing that I can say that would do the representation I received from Mr. Zeigler and his firm justice. He was diligent in advising me of my rights and what steps I needed to take from the moment my former wife and I separated. And when I say from the moment, I mean that he took my call on no notice within 30 minutes of me leaving my marital residence and made sure that I did everything necessary to set myself up for success in my matter. From that point forward Mr. Zeigler made sure that the separation and divorce process was as smooth as it could be and also ensured that it disrupted my already stressful life as little as possible. Mr. Zeigler and the rest of the team at P&Z have my utmost respect and deepest gratitude for the outstanding representation and support I received from him and his firm. I would highly recommend him as an attorney. Jesse W of Virginia Beach
Family Law
Look no further, hire Brandon! Anyone who's been engulfed in a child custody litigation scenario knows and understands the emotional struggles that come along with it. Not only did I experience this, but my situation went on all the way through the Court of Appeals. Look no further, hire Brandon!
I have hired Mr. Barlow twice now, and he has done a great job of communicating with me and got me some of the best deals possible with the prosecutor that he could have gotten.
He is always very nice when I go in to talk with him and has a calm demeanor. If I ever hear of anyone with legal problems, I give them his card. I’ve hired 5 other lawyers in my life and none have been nearly as professional as Mr. Barlow.
Best customer service experience ever!
Mr. Shilling and his team will get the job done! True professionalism! Would refer to anyone needing legal services! Thank you so very much!
When I was feeling most vulnerable, at a place in my life where I had no experience, I was able to trust that Brandon would see me through it. And he did.
I Can Not Possibly Thank Them Enough.
Brandon and his team were able to navigate me through an incredibly difficult time. They kept me focused on what was important and continuously looked out for my best interest. I can not possibly thank them enough.
Shelly Wood is a wonderful lawyer who assisted me with a complex case.
She has worked hard for me and understood everything I was going through. I highly recommend Shelly to help with your legal needs.
Shelley is the ultimate professional.
She goes above and beyond for her clients, responding even outside of regular business hours. She is a woman with integrity, honesty and perseverance. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing legal services!
Asking people that lived in the HR area for decades, Parks Zeigler was the name most repeated.
I would highly recommend Mrs. Shelly Wood for representation. I was recommended to Shelly because the case would be heard in Chesapeake and her office is located across from the courthouse which adds efficiency and reduces fees. Shelly was professional and direct; she questioned my motives in the same manner that opposing counsel repeatedly did. This both ensured that she was arguing my personal interests, but also prepared me for the inevitable speaking rolls that lay ahead in courtrooms that can make or break the entire case.
Highly recommend the team at PZ and would trust them to handle any matter should the need arise.
Shelly and Melissa where great to work with thru a complex situation.
Ms. Wood and her paralegal, Melissa, constantly went above and beyond my expectations.
I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Wood and her legal expertise. She displayed a great deal of patience and understanding throughout my lengthy case. She was always available to answer any questions I had and she was always on top of keeping me informed of my case.
The attorneys and staff at Parks Zeigler are extremely knowledgeable and professional.
Attorney Shelly Wood always made herself available to discuss any concerns I had with my case. Her knowledge and passion are evident through everything she does. I can’t thank Attorney Wood enough for the work she did on my case and ultimately ensuring the best outcome possible.
Shelly Wood had the knowledge, persistence, and passion to win my case within a timeline I never would have imagined.
She went out of her way to stay in contact with me throughout my case, which gave me great comfort while going through a life-changing event. It was clear that she felt passionate about my case; she never made me feel like a number instead of a person. I will forever be grateful for her and would recommend her without thinking twice.
They are very responsive and I am very grateful of this firm.
Having access to my files 24/7 lets me manage my account wherever I am.
Mr. Parks demonstrated skill at sorting out complex issues and effectively negotiating them in my best interest.
He always answered my questions in a timely manner and gave me specific suggestion about what I could do to keep costs down and support my case. He is true professional, talented, extremely knowledgeable, organized, efficient, conscientious, attentive, caring and diligent. His office office staff is efficient and prompt, not to mention polite. I highly recommended Parks Zeigler, PLLC-Attorney at Law for anyone looking for Family Law representation.  
Mrs. Wood profession is her passion.
I can’t say enough about her professionalism and her dedication to given her client the very best representation and advice that can be given. I depended on Mrs. Wood and she did not let me down. I highly recommend her services because I can not imagine another Attorney that could coach, teach and give you the peace of mind that is needed when you are facing life adversities, that could ultimately change your life. Thank God for Shelly Wood, a natural and authentic Attorney and a star in the Law profession.
What sets Kellam and his firm apart from the rest is the commitment to go that extra mile to provide the ultimate in service to each and every client not because their clients expect it, but because it is who they are.
I met Kellam Parks at a legal marketing conference where I had the opportunity to listen to one of his presentations. I was immediately impressed not only with his use of technology which increases the level of service he can offer his clients but, more importantly, with the passion he brings to the practice of law.
Kellam Parks is a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer who ably navigates the legal and court system for his clients.
He stays on top of the law and legal strategy in serving his clients. I recommend Kellam’s services.
They have helped me with several issues now, fantastic service and representation.
I highly recommend this practice!
Extremely helpful! Mr. Parks took his time and really listened to what I was saying. (Which was such a wonderful change from other lawyers I have spoken with!)
Thank you for a job well done!
Shelly will fight for the representation you deserve. Not many people get what they pay for in a lawyer, but I felt taken care of and was very satisfied with my outcome. Thanks again for a job well done!
Parks Zeigler delivers results for its clients by using technology to deliver maximum impact on every case, meaning they get better results with less resources than other firms who can’t match their tech-savviness.
I’m not a client, but I am a fellow lawyer, and I know Kellam Parks because we both are totally committed to improving the practice of law by serving clients better, and seek out like-minded lawyers to help do that. Kellam has a computerized system for just about everything, so that they can do everything in the right time, in the right way, which helps them get the right outcomes for each client. If I ever needed a lawyer in the Tidewater area, Kellam would be my first call.
I will definitely recommend this Law Group to everyone I know.
They are excellent. They’re very professional, and truly understand the Law. Thanks.
My husband and I were extremely impressed with Shelly and her associates.
They handled our support with the utmost professionalism and care. Shelly is extremely knowledgeable and will ensure her clients are well informed on all aspects of their case and potential outcomes. We have recommended her services to others and will continue to retain her for any future court proceedings!! If you want a quality attorney and with intelligence and strength, there is no other option but Shelly Wood!!
One thing for sure if you or anyone you know is looking for a lawyer Kellam Parks is who you should talk to first.
Kellam Parks has been my lawyer for seven years. In that time he has worked on various cases for me. His attention to detail, professionalism, and work ethics truly makes me always feel comfortable.
Not only was all of my legal advice handled, but the staff is friendly and extremely efficient!
I have utilized his firm twice and would not think to go elsewhere.
Excellent office staff that stays informed. Thank you, PZ.
Grateful for their insight, wisdom and guidance.
Kellam and his team helped me transition through one of the toughest periods of my life.
I had a very drawn out case, 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!
Kellam is the first person I call whenever I need clear, honest and forthright legal advice and counsel.
Kellam Parks has represented my legal interests for many years. He’s been an invaluable advisor, and has always provided me outstanding legal representation no matter the circumstances.
These are brilliant, ethical strong lawyers who work very hard for their clients!
The Staff at Parks Zeigler are extremely professional, caring, and efficient.
I had used this Mr. Zeigler several times and he is one of the brightest attorneys I have worked with.
He helped me with my divorce as well and I highly recommend him for any case you may have!
I would literally give them ten stars if it was possible to do such a thing!
Absolutely the BEST all-around attorneys I’ve dealt with in VA.Beach! Granted, I’ve never had to hire an attorney very much in life, but my family has very recently used them for two different cases, and it’s been an absolutely wonderful, caring, and productive firm. From the receptionist at the front to the Attorneys, you won’t find any nicer people.
Need an attorney who pay keen attention to details?
“Kellam Parks has served my company’s legal representation and consulting needs since 2006.  Kellam is extremely responsive and thorough in case presentations and legal preventative maintenance issues.  I highly recommend his services.” Charles T., Newport News
Parks Zeigler is an amazing Law Firm.
Intelligent, honest and hardworking are only some of the many positive attributes that come to mind. I highly recommend their services in the legal field.
Kellam has always demonstrated a unique ability to deliver professional expertise.
“Kellam has always demonstrated a unique ability to deliver professional expertise with a personal touch.  His service to myself and my family has been invaluable over the years.  As a result, he is, and will remain, an attorney we can trust and use for any legal services we may have.” Kris K., Virginia Beach
This firm cares about the individual.
Mr. Parks goes out of his way to not only help, but to inform clients and public. These are the guys to trust with your case.
I highly recommend Parks Zeigler, PLLC.
After another incompetent lawyer failed to resolve my situation, I turned to Mr. Kellam Parks and received nothing less than professionalism. From the beginning to the end, Kellam Parks and his office were supportive and with me every step of the way. They placed stability back into my life and I am forever grateful.
Kellam’s advice and counsel is insightful and reliable.
“Kellam is easy to talk to, thoughtful in his response, and easy to get in touch with. His advice and counsel is insightful and reliable. I would, and have, recommended him to my friends and family!  He’s taken care of them all with equal professionalism and expertise.” Jeff H., Chesapeake
Mrs. Wood is an amazing attorney whose passion for the law drives her.
She represents her clients to the utmost and never backs down. I have recommended Mrs. Wood to other friends and family whom are in need of a family law attorney. I found her very easy to relate to and very pleased with the resolution in my case.
Kellam takes a great level of ownership and accountability for your work
“In the years that you have been my lawyer it has been an outstanding pleasure. You have helped me with various law issues and each one has been different. As my lawyer you have always provided me with all options and needs to successfully accomplish my objectives, tailoring every detail as your client. With each case you have worked on for me they have all been done in a timely fashion. Your work ethic is above and beyond what is necessary – you always aim for (and hit) the top.  Your communication skills make me as a client feel like part your law team. You take a great level of ownership and accountability for your work. Your professionalism and personality has made me feel at ease for each of the cases that you’ve worked on for me.  I know when I put my cases in your hands that they will be handled with the utmost care. It has been an rewarding experience to watch you take care of my case needs.  Rarely in life do you find a lawyer that takes the time with his clients like you do!  Thank you so much.” Demara W., Virginia Beach
Mr. Zeigler is an excellent attorney who has provided invaluable assistance with a possible defamation lawsuit that I may be pursuing. I highly recommend him and his firm.
Could not be happier with the service provided.
They were organized and did a great job at taking the time to explain the whole process.
After researching attorneys in my area for what I needed, Mr. Shilling stood out the most.
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.
If you’re looking for an Attorney in Chesapeake… you can’t go wrong with Barlow.
He was recommended to us, and can I tell you how grateful I am he was. He is so aggressive in court. Gets to know his clients. He was also very considerate. He fights to win.
Kellam gained our respect and complete trust and continues to counsel us with any legal matters that we need today.
“Having never needed to turn to a lawyer for legal services before, my husband and I were lucky enough to find Kellam!  He never tired in answering our questions, was more knowledgeable than our case required, and gave us an honest assessment of said case.  Superior in the courtroom, Mr. Parks was well prepared representing us there.  He then continued to impress us with his personal commitment to us after our case in court was concluded.  He gained our respect and  complete trust and continues to counsel us with any legal matters that we need today. His professionalism, integrity, enthusiasm, strategic thinking, and responsiveness are what have impressed us the most.  We highly recommend Kellam to anyone needing legal services.” Steve and Laurie W., Chesapeake
Brandon and his staff are second to none!
Phenomenal law firm! One stop shop with your law needs.
I highly recommend this law firm!
Clear and concise communication coupled with competence. I always knew what my options were, and what to expect next. The entire team is friendly.
Thank you Mr. Shilling!
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.
Responsive, concerned about real outcomes, this firm is my first and only choice, anytime I need an Attorney.
Without hesitation, I write this recommendation for Brandon Zeigler.
As a practicing CPA in Virginia Beach for nearly 20 years, I have known and worked with Brandon for at least 15 of those years. I have referred him many clients and they have all been impressed with his work ethic and legal chops. I have used him both personally and professionally for many years and I have been in a court room with him on multiple occasions. Brandon is hard working, ethical, knowledgeable, with no fear of confrontation. Should you ever have to go to court, as I have said many times, you certainly want Brandon on your side of the aisle. Moreover, heaven help you if he’s standing on the opposite side of courtroom.
Parks Zeigler was there for me at one of the lowest times of my life. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help!
Outstanding job! My Attorney Jason Barlow was extremely insightful and knowledgeable.
Also very patient with all my questions, and took the time to answer them in full detail. In court he was on top of his game no hesitation no pauses. His Paralegal Christina Whitmore did a great job of updating me, and communication was also amazing between the emails and phone calls. I highly recommend him!
Kellam has been invaluable in addressing my legal issues
“Kellam has been invaluable in addressing my legal issues.  At our first meeting he immediately put me at ease and provided a calm, positive environment to discuss my situation.  Kellam has been responsive to every question, large or small, and always made me feel like I was his most important client.  His can-do attitude made me feel that we could always find a solution no matter how big the problem.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kellam to anyone who needed legal services.” Kim C., Manassas
Jason Barlow is a straight shooter and was an absolute sniper in the courtroom!!!
He was highly recommended to us based on his background, so we gave him the opportunity to manage our civil matter case. After a few emails, we set up a meeting to discuss our case/situation and he determined that we had a solid case. Our case was continued on two occasions which added about another 60 days of anxiety. When we finally got our day in court it was a slam dunk. Jason took the time to walk us through what to expect, and frankly he was spot on. Like I said he was a straight shooter and honest, he did not promise the world. He said that we had a strong case and to trust him. I am glad that we went with him. We won our case because our lawyer was prepared and he ensured that we were as well. If you need a “Ben Matlock” on your case, don’t hesitate to give Jason Barlow a call. He also has an excellent, well versed Paralegal Christina who is on top of things and will ensure your questions and messages are addressed accordingly.
I strongly recommend Shelly Wood!
She is fantastic- thorough, compassionate, tenacious and prompt in communications. The staff is always professional and friendly. The best!
Brandon is the real deal!
He is a no nonsense type of lawyer. He is aggressive in getting his client what they deserve. Excellent office staff that stays informed. I have utilized his firm twice and would not think to go elsewhere. Thank you PZ
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!
I couldn’t be more pleased with the services provided to me by Mr. Parks.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the services provided to me by Mr. Parks. He had my complete trust during his recent representation of me in a very complicated situation. The case was handled efficiently and settled completely in my favor.  Attorney Parks demonstrated a great knowledge of the law. He is trustworthy, caring and a fine human being, as well. In a time when mediocrity is the norm, it is rare to find a gentleman with the high quality characteristics that Attorney Parks possesses.” Connie H., Norfolk
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.
I will always go to Shelly!
Shelly Wood is awesome, fair, and extremely knowledgable! She helped me through the hardest time in my life and I always send friends and family who need help in family law her way!
I have also referred Kellam to friends and clients of mine and will continue to do so
“Kellam Parks is an exceptional attorney. He is well versed in matters of the law and, as would be expected, very professional.  However, I believe his most admirable quality to be his caring and personable nature, which is critical in family law matters.  Kellam is not one of those lawyers who is out simply to make money, he truly cares about helping his clients. I have enlisted Kellam’s services multiple times with no regret.  I have also referred Kellam to friends and clients of mine and will continue to do so.  If you are in need of legal assistance, you can’t go wrong with Kellam Parks!” Ellen H., Chesapeake
If you find yourself in need of legal representation, this is definitely the best firm in the area by far!
I’ve called 5 other firms before I found Parks Zeigler! On my Initial call I spoke with Mrs.Deborah and she listened to what I had to say and assured me I’d be in good hands if my situation were to need litigation. It was the first firm I had reached out to, that actually seemed like they cared for their clients. That was the deciding factor for me. They are willing to work with you and go the extra mile to make sure things are done correctly and efficiently! This is my 2nd year with them and I have no regrets!
I have used Mr. Shilling a number of times for various areas of law. He has represented me and my family with nothing but the best of legal knowledge and priority.
Mr. Shillings is always available in my times of need and makes me feel like family not just a client. I have recommended him to everyone who asks me about a lawyer. Mr Shillings has always handled my cases with the upmost professionalism, respect and the results were beyond my expectations. I thank Mr Shillings for the compassion that he has in the law industry to represent me and my loved ones.
Brandon is hard working, ethical, knowledgeable, with no fear of confrontation.
Without hesitation, I write this recommendation for Brandon Zeigler. As a practicing CPA in Virginia Beach for nearly 20 years, I have known and worked with Brandon for at least 15 of those years. I have referred him many clients and they have all been impressed with his work ethic and legal chops. I have used him both personally and professionally for many years and I have been in a court room with him on multiple occasions. Brandon is hard working, ethical, knowledgeable, with no fear of confrontation. Should you ever have to go to court, as I have said many times, you certainly want Brandon on your side of the aisle. Moreover, heaven help you if he’s standing on the opposite side of courtroom. Kevin S of Virginia Beach
The best part was how easy it was to speak to Mr. Shilling about my situation – as hiring a lawyer is usually for a hard time in your life.
I had a phone consultation with Mr. Andy Shilling recently. First time having to speak with a lawyer for my own needs. He explained many things clearly with easy to follow analogies and explained many law references. He advised me with lots of options. He was also patient with me when he needed to repeat himself for my own note taking.
I appreciated his hard work and I was VERY HAPPY WITH HIS SERVICE! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
On my way to work one morning I got a HUGH speeding ticket. I reached out to a Lawyer Friend who referred me to Atty Andrew Shilling. And Man didn’t he get to work fast! I was terrified! He did his job behind the scenes and he instructed me to take the on-line drivers test which was brutal but worth it.
My wife was charged with Reckless driving, resulting from a motor vehicle accident. While searching for an attorney, I ran across Jason Barlow and reached out.
Mr Barlow spoke with my wife and after their initial conversation, she felt a sense of relief, and stated” my case is in good hands”. While awaiting the court date Mr Barlow and his staff, maintained contact with my wife, answering the multitude of questions she had. On the day of the court appearance, Mr Barlow met with my wife in a timely fashion and explained the process for the day. The case was dismissed. Anyone that finds themselves in need of a reliable attorney, should look up Jason Barlow.
Everything was absolutely great. Your firm is very efficient and professional thank you so much and I will refer you to all the drivers I know.
Thank you
I am so appreciative of the help, compassion, and professionalism from both of these ladies. Due to them, I was able to accomplish my late husband’s final wish.
My case was complicated due to the death of my husband in 2015 during the adoption process of our granddaughter. After utilizing another attorney and challenging numerous state agencies, I went to Attorney Wood in late 2019 to help me resolve this case. Her efforts, in addition to those of her paralegal Ms. Chambley, resulted in finally accomplishing what was started in 2015.
I highly recommend Andy Shilling as your lawyer! He has been extremely reliable and trustworthy for our family!!
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 his 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.
Working with Ms. West and the whole team at Parks Zeigler made the process so pleasant and easy.
Thinking about wills and final documents is never a fun thing but definitely necessary. Would HIGHLY recommend this office for any needs you have. Everyone we came in contact with was extremely helpful and made sure all of our documents were prepped and completed just how we needed them.
Mr. Shilling has handled our family legal matters for the past 8-9 years and we have been very pleased with his services.
The “type of cases this lawyer handled” for us only allowed one type to be selected but in addition to Wills, he has also handled Custody and Criminal Defense for our family, along with advice on other matters. He responds to our messages, is very ethical, and I feel very confident with him representing us in any matter. Mr. Shilling deserves the highest rating possible.
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 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!
We very much appreciate his expertise in our Estate Planning and would highly recommend Mr. Shilling for your legal needs.
My husband and I reached out to Mr. Shilling to help with our Estate Planning. He was found to be very knowledgeable, professional and gave us exceptional guidance in preparing our Trust and other necessary estate documents. Within a few weeks we were in his office to complete the paperwork. At that time Mr. Shilling made sure to explain the Trust and the funding of it as well as the other specific documents and their purpose.
My family has used the services of Caryn West at Parks Zeigler for a few years now for various issues regarding sudden 2 deaths and my will and end of life paperwork.
My sister is a paralegal in New York and she did a lot of research to find Caryn for us in Virginia to settle the passing of my uncle’s affairs. None of us can imagine how we could have gotten thru these tragedies without her knowledge, strength and compassion. I can not recommend her or her firm strongly enough! Even at the onset of the covid-19 breakout she & her great team didn’t miss a thing when it came to being there for us. Endless, eternal thanks! You won’t find a better firm.
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.
My Family Has Used The Services Of Caryn West At Parks Zeigler For A Few Years
My family has used the services of Caryn West at Parks Zeigler for a few years now for various issues regarding sudden 2 deaths and my will and end of life paperwork. My sister is a paralegal in New York and she did a lot of research to find Caryn for us in Virginia to settle the passing of my uncle’s affairs. None of us can imagine how we could have gotten thru these tragedies without her knowledge, strength and compassion. I can not recommend her or her firm strongly enough! Even at the onset of the covid-19 breakout she & her great team didn’t miss a thing when it came to being there for us. Endless, eternal thanks! You won’t find a better firm.

Parks Zeigler, PLLC – Attorneys At Law

Parks Zeigler, PLLC – Attorneys At Law N/a
VIRGINIA BEACH OFFICE
Address
4768 Euclid Road,
Suite 103

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
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Phone
757-453-7744
CHESAPEAKE OFFICE
Address
524 Albemarle Drive,
Suite 200

Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
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Phone
757-312-0211
ELIZABETH CITY OFFICE
Address
200 N. Water Street,
Suite 2A

Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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Phone
252-679-8880