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.
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.
A visionary senior level executive with over 25 years of management, business development, and sales experience in the senior industry, Lisa has a wealth of knowledge regarding Senior Adult Housing, Home Health and Hospice Care, Senior Services, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care, and other needs pertaining to the aging adult and the adult child. She has helped many families and professionals over the years both locally and nationally. When Lisa is not working, she loves to read, travel, fish, exercise, and enjoy the beach. Most of all, she enjoys playing and cuddling with her sweet little Yorkie, Lexi.
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.
Skyler grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia and still considers herself to be a Great Bridge local even having been living out of state for so long. After high school, she moved to Maryland where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in History concentrating on Social and Cultural History at the University of Maryland, College Park. During her free time, Skyler enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with her loved ones.