Vonda W. Chappell


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
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2021
  • Regent University Law Review; Editor, 1993-1995


  • 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