Vonda W. Chappell

    Managing Director
    Office: Chesapeake
    Admissions: Virginia


    Vonda is the Managing Director of the firm’s Chesapeake office. Her practice focuses on trust & estate planning, commercial transactions including structuring corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. She also assists clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions.

    Representative Matters

    • Represented numerous clients in recommending and implementing estate plans to provide for their individual needs and desires
    • Administered numerous estates, trusts and guardianship from the qualification process to closing of the estate, trust or guardianship matter
    • Serves as counsel to Hampton Roads Security Corporation in its registration, development and organization
    • Represented sellers of assisted living facilities in the Hampton Roads area in sales of the same and structured seller financing to achieve maximum returns and protection to clients
    • Represented seller of a large specialized furniture manufacturing and distribution company with the sale of its local operations and distribution warehouse facility
    • Serves as counsel to Chesapeake Montessori School, Inc. in its acquisition and construction of its new school site located in Chesapeake, Virginia

    Recognition & Honors

    • Women in Business Achievement Award; Inside Business, 2019
    • Regent University Law Review; Editor, 1993-1995
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2024


    • Chesapeake Bar Association
    • Virginia State Bar
    • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
    • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
    • Townebank; Chesapeake Board of Directors


    • Old Dominion University; B.S., summa cum laude, 1992
    • Regent University School of Law; J.D., 1995