I hail originally from Hampton, VA but claim Gloucester, VA as my hometown. I am married and have 2 children. Our family enjoys spending time together bowling and taking the little ones to playgrounds. My husband was in the Army for a time so while we travelled the Southwest, I got my Associates of Arts in Paralegal Studies. Upon returning to Gloucester, VA in 2013, I began working with a local attorney as an estate planning paralegal until he closed his office in December 2014. I was a stay home mother to my little ones again before being hired by The Heritage Law Group in July. Within this firm, I work mainly in our Gloucester office and I am proud to be the first contact with our community there. I find it is truly fulfilling to work with our clients and help them through hard situations.
I have been a Legal Assistant with the firm since December of 2007. My primary responsibilities include assisting our attorneys and clients with all stages of the guardianship / conservatorship process (from filing the petition to scheduling the qualification appointment) and assembling estate planning documents (i.e.: Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, etc.) .
Originally a native of the D.C. metro area, I moved to the peninsula in 2012 and I joined The Heritage Law Group team in 2015. I worked my way through college and received my B.S. in Human Resource Management from University of Maryland in 2015; I am now working toward earning my MBA. At this firm I work closely with the partners to design and implement policy and procedure across all offices. It has been challenging and rewarding to work with such dedicated attorneys and staff. The care and attention each client receives is unrivaled, and I love knowing that I am part of a firm that makes a difference in someone’s life every day.
I like to stay busy, but when I do have free time I enjoy cooking, knitting, watching football (Hail to the Redskins!) and spending time with my dog and my loved ones. Family is everything to me and I travel home to the D.C. area as often as I can to visit friends and family. I also enjoy reading, traveling, and dancing.
I am the Estate and Trust Administration Paralegal and I came to this firm in 2015 with many years of experience in the field. I enjoy the challenge of meeting both clients’ needs as well as deadlines. I have developed my expertise through assisting families in their navigation of the probate and administration process.
I have a large extended family of my own and I understand the importance of families and their unique dynamics. I enjoy gardening, decorating and spending time with my husband riding our Harley.
Hello! My name is Vera Horne. I am the Receptionist for the Yorktown office. I have been with The Heritage Law Group since 2010. Rest assured, the Attorney’s and staff at The Heritage Law Group will offer you expert guidance, passion, comfort and humor at your appointment/s. I look forward to your call.
I graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Government Administration with a concentration in legal studies. I worked several years as a paralegal but then took time off to stay home with my children and assist in the care of her grandparents who were suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. After experiencing my grandparents’ declining health first hand, I have a passion for my work and empathy for my clients and the challenges they face.
Once my children were in school full-time I began looking for the right “fit” for employment and, fortunately enough, I found what I was looking for here at The Heritage Law Group. I was brought on as a Long Term Care Benefit Specialists in January 2012, working very diligently to understand long term care issues the elderly face and the benefits that are available to them. I truly adore each and every client as well as their families; every family has their own story to tell.
I work closely with the long term care attorneys as an appropriate plan is set in place. It is at that point that I meticulously guide the client and client’s family to execute the steps of the plan, walk them through the qualification process, and then handle the application of government benefits, such as Medicaid and Veterans Affairs.
A few weeks after I began my service to The Heritage Law Group in 2014, I received my Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Tidewater Community College. Elder Law is such a wonderful area of legal practice. We get to help people in real and meaningful ways; and we are able to do so with a positive spirit. For my part, I so enjoy learning from clients who have filled their lives with wisdom and experience.
Being a paralegal is actually a second career for me. In my first career, I was for twenty-two years, a full-time congregational Rabbi. I was ordained from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati in 1991. I am still serving a small local congregation here on the Peninsula on a part time basis. In addition to my graduate degrees related to my rabbinic training, I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Binghamton, Harpur College, in 1985, where I received High Honors in History and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a Junior.
My wife and I have been married for more than a quarter century. Together, we are raising three school-age children. In my spare time, I volunteer as a chaplain with the Newport News Police Department. I enjoy all sorts of cooking and I particularly love to ski.
I am an identical twin born in New Orleans, Louisiana. I moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a teenager and have been a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia since 2008. In 2014, I graduated from Liberty University with an MBA in Accounting. Prior to Estate and Trust Administration, my background was mainly comprised of tax accounting, client relations and sales. In my spare time, I work at a skydiving facility, play at the beach, visit local breweries, cook, enjoy the outdoors, and dabble in yoga and Crossfit. I joined the firm in 2017 as an Estate and Trust Administration Paralegal. I am thrilled to be a part of the Heritage team and feel right at home with this wonderful group of people. I am passionate about helping others and look forward to assisting our clients in their time of need.