Meet Corrynn J. Peters

Meet Corrynn J. Peters

Corrynn is a founding partner of Phillips & Peters, PLLC focusing her practice on complex family litigation and family law appeals. Corrynn has spent the last 20 years honing her litigation skills. Her experience as a law clerk, substitute judge and litigator over the past two decades has prepared her for her current practice focused on the more complex issues related to family law.

Corrynn was born in Ontario, Canada and moved to Wisconsin when she was 12 years old. She lived in Wisconsin until she left to attend college in warmer climates. While she would not voluntarily return to the cold weather, she would not trade away her time in Wisconsin.

Corrynn first visited Hampton Roads at the age of 19 when she took a position as a summer camp counselor at Triple-R Ranch in Chesapeake, Virginia. Corrynn would go on to work several summers at Triple-R Ranch, meeting her husband during one of those summers.

Additionally, during this time, Corrynn grew to love this area. She continues to serve the Hampton Roads community by acting on the Executive Board of Triple-R Ranch. For many years, Phillips & Peters sponsored the Run for the Ranch, a fun and family friendly 5K. Community involvement is important to Corrynn and her family, all of whom have served at Triple-R Ranch. Corrynn’s husband also serves the local community as a high school teacher.

In 2000, Corrynn began her journey in the legal field as a first-year law student at Regent University School of Law. After graduating from law school in 2003 and spending two years clerking for federal judges in the western part of the Commonwealth, Corrynn returned to area, specifically Chesapeake to reside. Once here, she had the privilege of serving the judges of the Chesapeake Circuit Court as a law clerk for another year. While serving in such a capacity, Corrynn realized the importance of the practice of family law and set out to do so when she left the Court.

In 2010, Phillips & Peters was formed with the mission of helping families move forward through whatever changes might be facing them. Corrynn wanted to practice family law exclusively so she could dedicate her talents to those families needing the benefit of an ethical and competent attorney. Corrynn’s goals mirror her ethical responsibility to zealously advocate for her clients while at the same time looking for ways to solve problems for her clients.

Corrynn also believes it is important to be involved in the legal community outside of the everyday practice of law. Accordingly, Corrynn has historically been active in the Chesapeake Bar Association, serving five years on the board culminating in acting as President of the Chesapeake Bar Association in 2013. Corrynn has served in many capacities with the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, including serving on the Continuing Legal Education Committee (Former Co-Chair), the Bench-Bar Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, the Bench-Bar Relations Committee, and the Pro Bono Committee. Corrynn has also served on the State Bar level and is currently serving as a member of the Virginia State Bar Council. Corrynn has also recently been appointed to the Virginia Judicial Council.

Corrynn has previously served as a coach for the mock trial program and has served as a judge for that program for the past several years. Corrynn has researched and taught continuing legal education programs in the areas of ethics, guardian ad litem practices and other family law-related areas. Corrynn served as a substitute judge for 12 years at the district court level with the City of Chesapeake.

When not practicing law or running her business, Corrynn spends most of her time with family, especially her husband and daughter. Corrynn and her family love to travel, visit with friends, spend time outside and with extended family.

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