Individual Legal Services

Family law is where we find good people in very stressful situations. Our team of attorneys and paralegals have years of experience to help you manage the stress and uncertainty that comes with the breakup of the family unit and address the issues that exist after.   We are also well-trained to the specific considerations that come with military divorce.  Having practiced our entire careers in Hampton Roads, we have decades of experience handling cases as our foundation and we take consistent steps to stay current with the changing landscape of laws, rules, and regulations as it applies to our military members and their spouses.

We can provide an experienced Virginia family law attorney to help you address your issues.  We handle all of the following areas:

  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Military Family Law
  • Pre-Marital Agreements (“Pre-Nups”)
  • Post-Marital Agreements (“Post-Nups”)
  • Property Settlement Agreements (“Separation Agreements”)
  • Support (Child & Spousal)
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Gay Marriage
  • LGBTQ Matters

Today, more than ever, a good credit report is essential.  Unfortunately, wrong information in credit reports is common, whether caused by error or by fraud/identity theft.  Taking the proper steps to dispute credit issues is crucial. The Fair Credit Reporting Act, the federal law controlling this area, is complex.  Kellam T. Parks, the principal handling this area of the law, has years of experience in this area, having started defending a regional credit reporting agency.  He now brings that expertise to representing consumers against credit agencies and creditors to ensure your credit report is accurate.  We handle all of the following areas:

Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, it is a reality that sometimes medical professionals make avoidable mistakes that harm people.  We call these occurrences “medical malpractice,” which is defined as any act or omission by a physician or medical professional during the treatment of a patient that fails to meet accepted standards of practice in the medical community and results in injury to the patient.

Not every unfavorable outcome of a medical procedure is malpractice.  The determination as to what qualifies as malpractice must be made by other medical professionals in the same field of specialty.  It is important for any attorney practicing in this area of the law to have extensive experience dealing with these types of cases and with the relevant medical professionals to ensure that qualifying cases are pursued correctly.  The primary partner in this area at Parks Zeigler, David Littel, has over 20 years’ experience in this arena, coming to the firm from a large defense firm – he has litigated hundreds of these cases over the years from the other side, so he knows the playbook and the issues that need to be faced and overcome.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice:

  • Emergency room errors
  • Surgical errors/mistakes
  • Improper or delayed diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Hospital Infections
  • Negligent care
  • Birth injury
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Medication errors

Personal Injury

When injured due to someone else’s acts, you need an experienced trial attorney. Our attorneys have years of experience in all aspects of personal injury law. Our team includes a former defense attorney who, before joining our firm, was hired by the insurance companies to fight personal injury claims. We know the defense playbook to help maximize the chances of winning and maximizing recoveries. Our goal is to carry the burden and stress of our clients so that they can focus on getting healthy.

We handle all of the following areas:

  • Slip and Falls (“Premises Liability”)
  • Wrongful Death
  • Injuries from
  • Brain Injury

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Everyone needs a personalized plan for his or her estate.  It doesn’t matter your net worth – that just determines what is involved in creating the plan; that you need one is without question.  Caryn West, the principal partner in this practice area, has been practicing law for over 15 years, with hands-on experience in a wide-variety of Trusts and Estates matters throughout her career.

The services we provide in this area include:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advanced Medical Directives
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Trust and Estate Litigation