Norfolk lawyer Michelle Parker is the new president of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. She took office June 17, succeeding Joan C. McKenna, who practices in Richmond.
The VWAA hosts eight chapters throughout Virginia — in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Roanoke, the Northern Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia, and Hampton Roads.
Parker has served as Hampton Roads chapter president since July 2015. During her tenure with that chapter, Parker organized and participated in events such as: the “Pink in the Rink” night to benefit the Susan G. Komen Tidewater Chapter, the Adopt-A-Student project which equips children with school supplies each year, the Foster Care Holiday Project, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and CHKD Run/Walk for Kids, as well as several events at the Regent University law school to promote female attorney membership in the area.
Parker practices with The Decker Law Firm, concentrating on personal injury law, wills, trusts and estates, corporate law and criminal defense law. She regularly handles civil, probate, and traffic cases throughout the seven cities of Greater Hampton Roads.
She is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College and the Regent University law school.