About Us

Who We Are

Founded in 1966, Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia is a non-profit law firm that provides representation in civil matters to the low-income residents of Hampton Roads.  We have offices in Norfolk, Virignia Beach, Hampton, Williamsburg and Belle Haven.  Find a service office near you.

What We Do

Our mission is to promote the equal application of justice and remove impediments to fairness for the low-income and vulnerable families of eastern Virginia.  We strive to both meet the individual legal needs of our clients and to challenge systemic injustice and the root causes of poverty and inequality.  We represent many types of civil matters including landlord/tenant, public benefits, domestic violence, family law, consumer law, collections, estate planning, education and other civil rights and discrimination matters.  Apply for services here.

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  1. Board of Directors

Board of Directors


President: Collins Owens, Esquire, City Attorney for Newport News, Virginia

Vice-President: Professor Kathleen McKee, Regent University School of Law

Treasurer: Greg E. Summy, Esquire, Norfolk Southern Corporation

Secretary: Melvin Jones, nominated by the Endependence Center

At Large Member: Dorinda P. Burton, Esquire, Poole Brooke Plumlee, PC


Judy Anderson, nominated by the Sickle Cell Association

Jane G. Cabarrus, nominated by the Northampton County NAACP

Marsha Dunning Carter, Esquire

Jeffrey Charity, nominated by the Urban League of Hampton Roads

Linda Day, nominated by the Volunteers of America

Jennifer Easton, Esquire, Vandeventer Black, LLP

Ameet Habib, Esquire, Wolcott Rivers Gates

Nicole Harrell, Esquire, Kaufman & Canoles, PC

Thomas C. Kleine, Esquire, Troutman Sanders, LLP

Cynthia Major, nominated by the United Way of South Hampton Roads Project Inclusion

Stephanie Morales, Esquire, Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Portsmouth

Renisha Ricks, nominated by Eggleston

Cydney Claren Robinson, nominated by Nurturing Amenities

Elizabeth L. White, Esquire, LeClair Ryan