After enjoying a 21 year career as a Circuit Court Judge in Illinois, Thomas moved to Norfolk, Virginia in 2016 and re-engaged in the practice of law in the areas he most enjoyed as an attorney before becoming a Judge, namely Estate Planning and Real Estate. He always found great satisfaction in knowing that he was helping individuals and families build toward their futures and plan responsibly. He began his legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney prosecuting felonies and misdemeanors in both Adult and Juvenile Courts. He then spent 10 years in private practice at Lindner, Speers, and Reuland, P.C. in Aurora, Illinois. In September of 1995 he was appointed Associate Circuit Judge and in 2006 was elected to serve as a full Circuit Court Judge. As a Judge, he presided over all matters ranging from civil to criminal, including Probate and Guardianships. He is married to my wife of 35 years, Carol Mueller, and has one daughter, Emily Parrish, who married a Norfolk man, which is what brought them to the Tidewater area. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, gardening, boating and playing with the family dogs.
Ron has been practicing law for over 30 years and primarily specializes in tax law, business matters, estate planning, elder law, international law and employment related issues. In addition, Ron during his career has represented various professional athletes, including clients such as hockey Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux, former #1 tennis player Boris Becker and over 150 NFL and NHL players and coaches. Ron is licensed to practice law in both Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Ron, who graduated from Norfolk Academy, received his law degree from Duquesne University (1983) and a Master of Laws (LLM) taxation degree from the law school at William & Mary (1984). He also played college baseball at the University of Richmond (1976-80). In addition to being an adjunct professor at various colleges, Ron has also appeared on various panels and conferences regarding tax, estate planning and business law issues. Ron has appeared on ESPN radio and other media outlets, and has written a sports agent column for various internet sites.
In his spare time, Ron enjoys traveling and spending time with his two children Gabriella and Ronaldo and his fiancée Lea Hyman. In addition, Ron is heavily involved in CrossFit, owning Crossfit Mayview in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
JENNIFER Atkinson focuses her practice on elder law, estate planning, and estate & trust administration. She received her B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary, and her J.D. degree from the College of William and Mary Law School. Ms. Atkinson is accredited before the Department of Veterans Affairs and also has experience handling guardianships, special needs planning, and a variety of business matters such as incorporation, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, succession planning, asset purchases, sales and purchases of businesses as well as business related litigation such as shareholder disputes, corporate dissolution actions, and business bankruptcy. Her favorite aspect of her work is providing her clients with peace of mind.
A graduate of Regent University’s School of Law, Stephen focuses on estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate and business law. He has a passion for helping people build an estate plan or business plan that helps them to be successful in all areas of their lives. He’s also passionate about soccer, cooking and gardening.
Emily is passionate about giving our clients peace of mind about their future. A graduate of Regent University School of Law, Emily has been admitted to both the Virginia State Bar and the North Carolina State Bar. She is also an accredited attorney before the Department of Veterans Affairs. She works every day to protect clients’ assets while helping them navigate the often difficult process of qualifying for Medicaid, VA benefits, and long-term care insurance. When Emily is not in the office, she enjoys cooking, gardening, crafting, reading, and spending time with her husband and two children.
For the past 7 years, Tracey has helped our clients in the process of becoming homeowners and she excels in making the real estate transaction process as stress-free as possible. Outside of work, Tracey loves to be outdoors camping, boating, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Tiffany assists our estate planning department with daily tasks and enjoys the peace of mind her work creates for our clients. When she’s not helping our clients plan for the future, she is spending time with her two daughters, going to the beach, and planning events.
Since 2010, AshLee has been helping to ensure that our clients have a smooth and enjoyable home buying and closing experience. A graduate of Old Dominion University, she is a Hampton Roads local who enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, Titan and Dillian.
For the past several years, EmiLee has been assisting with high-level administrative tasks that help our office run smoothly. She enjoys the fact that completing these tasks efficiently helps work toward our clients’ overall happiness with their experience here. When she’s not at the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and relaxing at the beach.
As an LPN, Joyce is able to provide elder law counseling to our clients based in her real-world experiences in the healthcare field. Her goal is to help our clients navigate the healthcare system so they can continue to live a full life with the dignity and respect they deserve. When she’s not working with our clients she is gardening, boating and spending time with her grandchildren.
After retiring from the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Calvin is enjoying his second career here at Alperin Law, helping our office run smoothly and ensuring clients are welcomed and comfortable. When he’s not here you’ll find him working in his yard or trying to keep up with his golden retriever, Max.
Marlita assists our Real Estate Department providing excellent customer service to clients throughout their real estate transaction. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors with her two children.