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Our Team

Our dedicated team of attorneys, paralegals, clerks and administrative staff at Davis Law Group (DLG) are ready to assist you with your legal questions and needs from real estate transactions to estate plans to the adoption process and more, our team has a diverse background of experience and expertise. 

Douglas W. Davis

Education: BA, Oral Roberts University J.D., O.W. Coburn School of Law at Oral Roberts University Areas of Focus: Trust and Estate planning Wealth Preservation planning Business planning and succession Commercial Transactions Community Involvement: Executive Board of Directors, Towne Bank Chesapeake

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SuAnne Hardee Bryant

Education: B.A. cum laude in Social Sciences, Virginia Wesleyan College J.D., California Western School of Law Admissions: Virginia State Bar North Carolina State Bar United States District Court – Eastern District of VA United States Court of Appeals for the

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Douglas H. Cook

Education: B.A. 1978, Magna cum laude, Miami University J.D. 1983, with Honors, Ohio State University College of Law Admissions: Arizona State Bar Virginia State Bar District of Columbia Bar Association Areas of Focus: Tort Nonprofit and Charitable Law Tax Exemption

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Jake Balderson

Education: BS in Finance – Oral Roberts University J.D., Regent University Areas of Focus: Estate Planning Estate Administration Trust Administration Community Involvement: Board Member, Oaktree Academy Professional Background: Jake has lived in the Hampton Roads area for twenty-seven years and

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Stephen Haynes

Education: Pre-law, Emmanuel College J.D., Regent University Admissions: Virginia State Bar Areas of Focus: Estate Planning Commercial Real Estate Business Set-up and Succession Planning Elder Law Community Involvement: Board Member, Society of Financial Service Professionals My Story: Everyone has a

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Jeff Coombs

Education: J.D., Regent University School of Law Admissions: Representation of nonprofit organizations Areas of Focus: Currently: Member, Alumni Board of Regent University School of Law Member, American Mensa Member, Wesleyan Theological Society Formerly: Adjunct Professor, Regent University School of Law

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Jacob Tise

Education: BS, Liberty University Areas of Focus: Estate and Trust Administration Community Involvement: Member of my church Volunteer with Neighborhood Professional Background: I worked in hospitality management and government sales before coming to Davis Law Group.

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Lauren Baust

Education: BA, Longwood University Areas of Focus: Litigation Community Involvement: Active member of my church Professional Background: Prior to coming to work at Davis Law Group, I worked as a recruiter for a staffing agency.

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Marcie Kelly

Education: Paralegal Certification, Duke University M.A. Journalism, Regent University B.A. English Literature, Springfield College Areas of Focus: Estate Law Professional Background: Prior to working in the field of law, I worked as a trainer and curriculum writer in leadership development.

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Sharon Mead Williams

Education: Paralegal Certification, Old Dominion University B.S. Psychology, Regent University M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Regent University Areas of Focus: Trust and Estate Administration Real Estate Domestic Law Licensed Title Underwriter Community Involvement: Active member at my church Volunteer, P.I.N.

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Christen Davis

Education: Tidewater Community College Areas of Focus: Business Transactions Estate and Business Succession Planning Contracts Church Law Community Involvement: Member of my church Volunteer, Local Food Pantry Professional Background: Before coming to DLG, I worked as the Accounting Manager at

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Michelle Temple

Education: BS, University of Maryland, Honors Areas of Focus: Corporate Law Non-Profit Law Community Involvement: Active member of my church Participate in local ministry work Professional Background: I have been the writer, editor, and content coordinator for Greenbrier Neighbors magazine

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Melissa Smith

Areas of Focus: Client relations Office maintenance Marketing management Community Involvement: Active member of my church Professional Background: Before coming to Davis Law Group, I worked as a General Manager at a sign company, managing and overseeing sales, design and

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Vicky Banta

Area of Focus: Responsible for maintaining all of the law firm accounting, cash management, financial transactions and collections of accounts receivable.

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Estate & Trust Planning

Estate Planning is essentially the process of preserving and protecting your assets and property during your lifetime, then providing instructions for them to be passed on to

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Corporate and Business Transactions

At Davis Law Group we have a unique perspective in our corporate and business law practice. Most "corporate" law firms focus on serving the business rather than

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Elder Law

Elder Law – Guiding You and Your Family through the Complexities of Aging At DLG, our Family Legacy Process© doesn’t stop after you set up your estate

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Probate & Trust Administration

When a close relative or friend dies, there are several important legal and taxation matters to be addressed.  Depending on how property and other assets are titled,

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Civil Litigation

Representing a client involved in business disputes, contract disputes, including mediation, arbitration, or civil litigation in court, is a big responsibility -- one we don't take lightly.

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Church and Non-Profit Organizations

Church and non-profit law requires a special understanding of the issues and challenges that face non-profit and religious institutions. The legal advice that best serves business and

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Commercial Real Estate Transactions

At Davis Law Group we understand that the commercial real estate process can be one of the most stressful events our clients will ever experience. Hampton Roads

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Family Law & Collaborative Practice

The attorneys at Davis Law Group have extensive experience in representing individuals who find themselves in the middle of broken relationships, and we are effective advocates when

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Employment Law

Few relationships impact our daily lives as much as the relationships we have at our workplaces. For most people, it is the place they spend the majority

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Adoptions

Over the past several years we have helped a number of families work through the complexities of domestic and international adoption in virtually every scenario you can

Senior and Near-Senior Estate Planning

According to a 2021 Wills and Estate Planning Study of 2,400 Americans by Caring.com with YouGov, Americans aged fifty-five and older who have prepared a will have decreased from 60 to 44 percent since 2019. This decrease is as surprising a statistic as the increase of younger adults

Stigmas Surrounding Alzheimer’s Disease

Losing a loved one's memory can be a struggle for the entire family. The person who has been the head of the family may soon fade from the person they once were, leaving their loved ones to wonder what will come next. The stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease

A Guide for Seniors on Estate Planning

Most older adults consider estate planning to be essential. Yet, nearly half of Americans age 55 or more do not have a will, and even fewer have designated powers of attorney, a living will, or health care directives. These documents help guide your representatives to provide the end-of-life