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 teamwork amongst our attorneys and staff to best serve our clients.

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Nancy M. Baker, Office Manager

Nancy resides in Chesapeake with her pups, Riley and Scrappy. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University. She 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 for our team.

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Liene M. Hawkins, Paralegal

Liene graduated from Tidewater Community College with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies in December 2006. She then went on to complete 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 has served as 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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Ashley F. Keil, Paralegal

Ashley received her Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University in May 2006. She began her legal assistant career in 2006 and has worked primarily in the family law sector since 2008.

Ashley is a life long resident of Chesapeake, where she currently resides with her daughter and her yellow lab. When not at work, she enjoys running in local races or spending time with friends and family.

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Kelsey Walker, Paralegal

Kelsey was born and raised in Michigan and was brought to Hampton Roads by her partner’s involvement with the military. She received her B.S. in Paralegal Studies in 2021, a program that the Founding Partners of Phillips & Peters helped create.  She has a passion for dancing and enjoys teaching various dance styles to all different age; along with dancing Kelsey loves to spend time with her husband, her Black Labrador Retriever  Maci, and enjoys all the outdoor activities that Virginia has to offer.

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Leila A. Mills, Marketing Manager

Leila was born and raised in Hampton Roads and has a passion for regional connectivity of the 7 cities. After attending the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School, she went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Regent University. She spends her time volunteering with the Kid’s Hope team at New Life Church and can be found enjoying local events, festivals, supporting local businesses, and new restaurants around Coastal Virginia.

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Tamara Redman, Administrative Assistant

Born into a Coast Guard family, Tamara Redman moved up and down the east coast until she found a home in Wakefield, VA. She lives there to this day with her husband Brad and their four children. Tammi is a current student at the University of Phoenix but still finds time to be a very active member of the Colonial Coast Girl Scout community. She has been an outdoor facilitator to hundreds of girls in various activities such as canoeing, archery, rock wall climbing, backpacking, and high and low ropes courses. She particularly enjoys “caving” with her daughters and camping as often as possible with her family.