Cheshire I’Anson Eveleigh

cheshirelansoneveleigh_wrgCheshire I’Anson Eveleigh joined our firm in 1990. She has more than twenty-three years of experience in family law and civil litigation, and has extensive experience in marital dissolution, custody, visitation and support matters. Ms. Eveleigh’s clientele includes not only Virginia residents but also residents of other states with cases in Virginia.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice

Litigation Percentage

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1990

Education

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. – 1989
  • Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • B.A. – 1984

Published Works

  • “The Role of the Guardian ad litem in Custody Cases”, (Co-Author), The Virginia Lawyer, February, 2002
  • “The Future of Surrogacy in Virginia”, The Colonial Lawyer, Fall, 1989

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Mind Games: Getting Into the Mind of the Forensic Mental Health Expert, 23rd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Lecturer, Pendente Lite Hearings in the Context of 20-103, 25th Annual Family Law Seminar
  • Lecturer, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, Virginia Women Attorneys Association State Convention
  • Lecturer, Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Family Law Seminar
  • Lecturer, Ethical Considerations in Alternative Dispute Resolution for Family Law Attorneys, Virginia Trial Lawyers Seminar
  • Lecturer, Dealing with the Difficult Client: Ethical and Professional Concerns, 18th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Lecturer, Advocacy in Mediation: Beyond the Basics, Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting
  • Lecturer, Defined and Undefined Duration Spousal Support Awards, 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Lecturer, The Role of the Guardian ad litem in Mediation, Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Is Fault Dead?, 27th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar

Honors and Awards

  • Listed as one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Virginia, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” (Family Law), Virginia Business Magazine, 2006 – 2013
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Virginia Business Magazine, 2005
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Family Law), Virginia Business Magazine, 2001 – 2004, 2006 – 2013
  • A Hampton Roads Outstanding Professional Woman, 2002
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law 2011
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association Joseph L. Lyle, Jr. Professionalism Award, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse Fatalities, Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary-Treasurer, 2013 – Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2010 – Present
  • Family Law Organization of Greater Hampton Roads, Former President and Founding Member
  • I’Anson-Hoffman Inn of Court, 2011 – Present
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association , Past President
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association , Member
  • National Center for Family Law, Member, Board of Directors, 2006 – Present
  • Pro Bono Initiative Commission on Custody, Member
  • The McCammon Group (Mediation)
  • Virginia Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2005 – 2008
  • Virginia Bar Association, Commission on Professionalism, 2007 – 2008
  • Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Council, 1998 – Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Council, Immediate Past-Chair, 2004
  • Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Council, Chair, 2003
  • Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Council, Vice-Chair, 2001 – 2002
  • Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Council, Secretary, 1999 – 2000
  • Virginia Family Law Coalition , Chair, 2008 – Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section, Board of Governors, 2001 – 2007
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section, Board of Governors, Immediate Past Chair, 2006 – 2007
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section, Board of Governors, Chair, 2005 – 2006
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section, Board of Governors, Vice-Chair, 2003 – 2005
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section, Board of Governors, Secretary, 2002 – 2003
  • Virginia Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse Fatalities
  • Virginia Law Foundation Committee, Continuing Legal Education, 2006 – 2010
  • Virginia Law Foundation, Fellow, 2010 – Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty, 2011 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Portsmouth Invitational and Basketball Tournament Committee
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Tidewater Pastoral Counseling
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Academy of Music
  • Former Member, Tidewater Business and Professional Women Organization
  • Former Member, Board of Governors, The Norfolk Forum, 2003 – 2009

Languages

  • English