Our Staff

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Meet The Team That’s Working For You

The Phillips & Peters’ team has a broad and diverse array of experience that we put to use to further client goals. From the inception of the firm, we intentionally set out to create an environment of team work amongst our attorneys and staff to best serve our clients.

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Nancy M. Baker, Paralegal

Nancy grew up in Portsmouth but has lived in Suffolk for over 14 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University.

Nancy has worked in the legal field for over 30 years. She has 2 daughters and 3 granddaughters.

In addition to her paralegal duties, Nancy serves as Phillips & Peters’ office manager wherein she manages personnel, coordinates the firm’s various vendors and assists with creating and maintaining office policies and procedures.

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Liene M. Hawkins, Paralegal

Liene graduated from Tidewater Community College with a degree in Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies in December 2006. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from Ashford University. She has worked in several areas of law including criminal, civil litigation, personal injury, and family law.

Liene grew up in Virginia Beach and continues to live near Sandbridge with her husband, Darius and four children and dogs. Liene is also a CASA Volunteer with the City of Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and regularly volunteers time with Equikids in Virginia Beach.

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Tammy Cynar, Administrative Assistant

Tammy grew up in the Tidewater area and currently resides in Chesapeake with her husband of 18 years. She home-schooled her 2 children throughout their primary education years into college. Tammy and her family currently attend Grace Bible Church in Virginia Beach.

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Jackson Littlejohn, Administrative Assistant

Jackson is a native of Virginia Beach. He attended the Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School and graduated from Norfolk State University in 2016 with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science. His future plans are to attend law school. He enjoys cooking and writing computer programs in his free time. Jackson also volunteers for Virginia Beach EMT training sessions and with Special Olympics.