Chesapeake, Virginia Lawyers

Chesapeake, Virginia is a picturesque city known for its rich history and family-friendly communities- it has consistently been ranked by the FBI as one of the five safest American cities with populations over 200,000. Sixty-eight companies from 18 different countries have a presence here, thanks to Chesapeake’s excellent telecommunications systems, strong transportation infrastructure, and quality of life that has been recognized as superior by various national publications.

Poole Brooke Plumlee PC has an office at 1403 Greenbrier Pkwy. If you need a solid business succession plan, competent tax advice, or aggressive personal injury counsel, our Chesapeake law firm has the personnel you need for excellent results. 

How Can Poole Brooke Plumlee Help Me With My Case?

When you retain Poole Brooke Plumlee, you are represented by a Chesapeake law firm dedicated to advocating for your best interests above all else. Whatever the complexity of your case, we work toward achieving the results you need. Our unwavering commitment to our clients has resulted in many individuals, business owners, and government agencies being able to move forward with their goals.

Our attorneys have a cumulative skill set that includes business law, personal injury, tax law, litigation, and more. We can help you create a foundation for your new startup, respond to an IRS audit, or defend your professional license during administrative proceedings. Tell us what you need and we’ll start from there.

How Long Have You Been in Business?

Poole Brooke Plumlee PC opened its first office in Virginia Beach in 1987. Since then, we have expanded to include a Chesapeake office in 2009 and a Portsmouth location in 2013. We have also built our team to include attorneys licensed to practice in North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina, putting our firm in an ideal position to handle any legal requirement you may have.

Our attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Legal Elite, Super Lawyers, Top Forty Under 40, and Best of Hampton Roads. Many of them have gone on to prestigious positions as judges, Members of the Virginia House of Delegates, Attorney General of Virginia, and the Governor of Virginia.

Do You Offer Free Consultations?

We offer free initial consultations to potential clients. Please call (757) 552-6063 or use our online form to schedule, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please bring all relevant information to your consultation in order to maximize its effectiveness. For example, if you want to sue a vendor for breach of contract, please bring a copy of the original contract and any evidence of the breach. If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall, your medical reports, photos of the slip hazard, and information about lost wages are helpful. If you are uncertain what documents you need, please ask when we confirm your consultation.

Contact Our Chesapeake Law Firm

At Poole Brooke Plumlee, we proudly draw on a wealth of legal knowledge and experience to get the best possible outcomes for our clients. Whether you have a business dispute, tax issue, or personal injury claim, we can provide the quality legal counsel you deserve. To schedule a consultation and get your case started, please call us or use our contact form.

Below is an overview of our many practice areas: if we can assist you with a case in any of these fields, please call (757) 552-6063.

Administrative Lawyers

As administrative law attorneys, we fully understand the complexities of government laws and can develop a particular strategy to achieve your goals before government agencies and regulatory boards. Administrative law issues include:

  • Professional license suspension or revocation
  • Compliance with land use or zoning regulations
  • Seeking, challenging, or defending a government contract

Representation before a government agency or a board is not like representing them at a trial. There are no judges or juries, only public officials appointed or hired to serve the public interest. We help clients achieve their objectives, starting with strategic planning and continuing through to final government approval.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) involves the use of a neutral, impartial third party to facilitate and encourage a resolution without the need for costly litigation. The attorneys at Poole Brooke Plumlee have experience in the following forms of ADR: 

  • Mediation: Neutral mediators assist the parties in communicating with each other and in reaching a mutually satisfactory resolution. Unlike in court, participants generally have more control over the outcome.
  • Arbitration: Arbitration, like mediation, is confidential, but it is a more formal process. Parties present evidence and argue their cases to a neutral arbitrator who then makes a decision. 
  • Collaborative Law: In collaborative law, specially-trained lawyers facilitate conflict resolution by using cooperative strategies. This process is often used in divorce and family law disputes.

Our lawyers in Chesapeake can represent our clients in ADR proceedings, or serve as arbitrators and mediators. Please contact us to learn more.

Bankruptcy Lawyers

Having financial difficulties can affect all aspects of your life. Both Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy can allow you to keep your home, vehicle, and other property while you start over financially.

A bankruptcy lawyer at our Chesapeake firm can take a detailed look at your specific financial situation and help you identify and pursue a solution that meets your needs. We understand what a challenging time this is for you and will provide the responsive and personalized service you deserve. 

Business Lawyers

Our law firm has been helping Chesapeake businesses succeed for years. The experienced, efficient business lawyers at Poole Brooke Plumlee are ready to help you with everything from contracts to corporate formations. Other services include:

  • Buying and selling a business
  • Commercial lease negotiations
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Employee and vendor relations
  • Entertainment law 

Are you involved in a business dispute? Our business litigation attorneys can help you navigate complex claims and lawsuits – including but not limited to breach of contract and shareholder or partnership disputes – so you can concentrate on building your enterprise and making it succeed. 

Car Accident Lawyers

Every day, an estimated 144 people are injured in car accidents across Virginia. Many of these crashes are due to acts of negligence such as speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and more. The car accident lawyers at our Chesapeake law firm have years of experience representing personal injury victims and know how to pursue your claim and deal with insurance companies.

If you have been injured in a car accident or other motor vehicle collision, you will likely have long-term and short-term legal, medical, and financial problems. Our car accident lawyers will work closely with you to offer step-by-step guidance in order to maximize compensation for your injuries. We can assist you in understanding your legal rights and protecting your interests.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Although the Virginia workers’ compensation system is designed to remove the issue of work-related injuries from the court system and provide injured workers with quick and sure compensation, that is not always the case.

To protect their financial interests, employers – and their insurance companies – often delay paying workers’ compensation claims or refuse to do so altogether. As a result, injured or ill workers must take immediate action to protect their rights. Consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer is an important first step. Talk to us today if your benefits are being delayed or denied.


At Poole Brooke Plumlee, our commercial collection attorneys have experience in many aspects of the commercial collection, including: 

  • Restructuring debt through structured payment agreements
  • Asset attachment and other business solutions  

We understand that there’s a delicate balance between sending out collection letters and preserving custom and client relationships. Our team will examine every aspect of your situation to determine the best course of action.

Commercial Real Estate Lawyers

The commercial real estate lawyers at the firm work collaboratively and creatively with a wide range of clients, including individuals, businesses, and government agencies, to negotiate and successfully close commercial property transactions. Our team pays close attention to the allocation of risks, rights, and obligations of all parties to ensure a favorable outcome.

Matters we handle include:

  • Commercial real estate leasing
  • Buying and selling
  • Property development
  • Applications and zoning requirements
  • Financing
  • Litigation

Employment Lawyers

We represent employers in everything from minor human resources issues to complex Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Labor investigations and litigation. Our employment lawyers can also help employers implement best practices for avoiding claims, including:

  • Drafting employee handbooks and contracts
  • Developing and implementing an effective policy against discrimination and harassment
  • Enforcing the policy
  • Educating staff about their legal obligations and responsibilities

If you are being investigated, we can guide you through all necessary steps and protect your interests at every stage.

Health Care Lawyers

The health care industry is both heavily regulated and rapidly changing. Individual practitioners and organizations alike need experienced and knowledgeable healthcare lawyers to guide them through challenging government regulations, help them negotiate business transactions, and advocate for them during litigation. 

Our practice includes representation in transactions and regulatory matters, litigation, and corporate counseling. We understand the healthcare industry, its laws, and the regulatory bodies that govern it, and will use that knowledge to help you achieve your strategic goals.

Intellectual Property Lawyers

Intellectual property (IP) can improve the profitability of your business, provide a compelling edge in a competitive environment, and even add to business goodwill and recognition. The intellectual property attorneys at Poole Brooke Plumlee design strategies suitable for clients in different business sectors. We can advise you on everything from copyright, trademark, and patent acquisition to IP portfolio management and patent litigation. 

Land Lawyers

Property developers in Virginia face great challenges and great opportunities. Even though these opportunities are tremendous, the regulations on land use are notoriously complicated. You can trust our team of experienced land use attorneys to guide you through this complicated process, offering advice on every aspect of your real estate projects so that you can meet your goals quickly and efficiently.

Litigation Lawyers

The litigation attorneys at Poole Brooke Plumlee understand that our clients prefer to avoid potentially costly and time-consuming litigation. When going to court is inevitable, we work with clients to resolve matters efficiently and effectively while preserving any family relationships or long-standing business relationships that may be involved. 

Cases we handle include:

  • Real estate disputes
  • Breaches of contract
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Intellectual property and trademark issues
  • Personal injury
  • Labor issues

Personal Injury Lawyers

When you or someone you care about suffers injuries as a result of someone else’s reckless, negligent, or wrongful actions, you are entitled to seek compensation. Catastrophic accidents can leave you unable to work and facing mounting medical bills along with a long, difficult recovery process. 

At Poole Brooke Plumlee, we are committed to fighting for the rights of injured victims and their loved ones. Although we have a large and experienced personal injury team, we are still able to provide our clients with the level of care and personalized service they would expect from a boutique law firm. We truly care about you and your recovery, so let us deal with the insurance companies while you take time to heal.

Tax Lawyers

If you have tax issues, you know how complex and difficult it can be to deal with the IRS and other tax authorities. Poole Brooke Plumlee has the experience and resources necessary to effectively represent clients in domestic and foreign tax matters.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits and other tax disputes are never welcome prospects for honest, hardworking individuals, families, and businesses. A Chesapeake tax law attorney with negotiation skills and steady guidance can be invaluable when faced with a tax controversy.

Trusts, Estates & Elder Lawyers

As part of our estate planning services, we help individuals and families throughout Virginia establish wills, trusts, and special arrangements for vulnerable loved ones. Examples include:

  • Long-term care planning 
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Transfer tax planning
  • Estate management
  • Business succession planning

Furthermore, we provide advice to executors and trustees on the proper discharge of their obligations and represent both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate administration disputes.

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