Every year Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVA Biz publish the names of the Top Lawyers in the Hampton Roads Area in their January/February issues. How are the Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia chosen? The list is compiled through peer-to-peer surveys that identify attorneys that represent excellence in a variety of legal fields. Of all of the awards […]

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The Women in Business Achievement Awards are recognition awards given by Virginia Media. In 2021 this recognition was given to Kimberly Phillips, our co-founder and an active partner of Phillips & Peters.  The awards “are designed to celebrate women who have been successful in their business and careers, have made a significant impact on the […]

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Can you believe the holidays are here already!? This year has zipped by, and if you are struggling to find last-minute presents for the people you love, don’t worry. We are back again with a Phillips & Peters 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. This post contains a curated list of local goods that are sure to […]

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Halloween is more than a day, it’s a tradition. For families that are co-parenting we have some tricks to keep the fun and spirit of the holiday alive.

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October is the season of change. The heat of the summer simmers into the welcomed chill of fall. Nature begins its renewal process with trees dropping their leaves as a form of self-protection. October is also widely known as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This nationwide recognition started in 1987 and continues today to “connect and unite […]

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Kimberly Phillips with Access Scholar Chyna Carter

In 2020 the family law firm of Phillips & Peters celebrated its 10th anniversary with the creation of a scholarship. Kimberly Phillips and Corrynn Peters honored their personal experiences by requiring the award to go to a first-generation, female student passionate about pursuing a legal, criminal justice, or public service undergraduate degree. In partnership with the local nonprofit, Access […]

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The third class of honorees has been named for the “Influential Women of Law” and Kimberly Phillips is among them. Together, Virginia Lawyers Weekly and four statewide bar groups determined which attorneys and judges fit the criteria to earn recognition. This award honors those that work with excellence on behalf of the justice system and their clients. Candidates are […]

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A successful legal team consists of three key players all working together towards the same goal. Lawyers represent, advise, prep, and plot a legal pathway forward. Paralegals coordinate, communicate, research, and file. While some people assume the third member of a legal team is the judge or court system, we would argue the final key player is […]

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After an unprecedented year, the Hampton Roads Chamber decided to recognize businesses in the region that demonstrated resiliency, innovation, determination, and agility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Non-profits and businesses of all sizes were invited to share their stories. As a small business we decided to participate and share ours as well: When the seriousness and […]

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Family Law Facts in Ireland Have you ever wondered how other countries handle their family law matters and divorce? In the United States, every state has its own standards when it comes to separation periods, residency requirements, and financial fees. In Virginia, for example, some families must wait a year before proceeding with a divorce […]

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The family law team at Phillips & Peters is throwing their hat in the ring for the “Best of Readers’ Choice Awards.” This annual recognition with Coastal Virginia Magazine puts the deciding power in the hands of their readers. The contest includes a diverse lineup of business categories including Arts & Entertainment, Education, Shopping, and […]

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Hiring a lawyer can feel like a daunting step no matter what legal action you are pursuing. In the world of family law, we know that even the first step forward can feel monumental. While all legal matters are not the same, there are standard factors to think through before starting an attorney-client relationship. Here are three tips […]

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We’re looking back at our Women Crush Wednesday features and sending out a call to SHOP SMALL this season with our Holiday Gift Guide.

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Liene Hawkins is the recipient of the 2020 Virginia Lawyers Weekly Unsung Legal Heroes Award. She is dedicated and deserving of this honor.

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Family law office Phillips & Peters was honored to receive the CoVA Magazine Community Impact Award for the work they do in the community.

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Careyann Weinberg

Careyann Weinberg is the Retail Director of Selden Market and our WCW for November as we get ready for Small Business Saturday.

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Anna Akers of Lorak Jewelry

Our WCW is Anna Akers, the owner, creator, and businesswoman behind Lorak Jewelry in Selden Market who’s hard work and heart built a business.

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This month we wanted to spotlight an office favorite and our Downtown Norfolk neighbor, Dr. Wallach of Selden Optometry.

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Dr. Jennell Riddick is the founder of the non-profit Walk In It, Inc. She is passionate about helping people maximize their potential and operate in purpose

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Audra Bullock is the founder, president, and board chair of Tidewater Friends of Foster Care. She is also our Women Crush Wednesday for the month of July.

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