Shilling, Pass & Barlow would like to congratulate Mark B. Stokes on being admitted to the Virginia State Bar and becoming the newest member of the SP&B family!

Located in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, Virginia, Shilling, Pass & Barlow is a full-service law firm providing assistance and counsel in civil litigation, criminal law, divorce and family practice, estate planning, and small business law.

Andrew T. Shilling is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the State of North Carolina and regularly appears in courts in both jurisdictions. Stephanie P. Pass and Jason A. Barlow are former prosecutors who have vast experience in handling felony and misdemeanor cases in both the state and federal courts.  Together the attorneys have over 50 years of experience.

Our firm was formed with one goal in mind:  The best possible outcome for our clients.  We are committed to providing excellent legal representation and superior client service.

We are a general practice firm, and offer assistance in multiple areas of the law. The areas discussed on this site are not intended to be an exhaustive list of the services we provide but just highlight some of the matters for which we commonly provide representation to our clients.  

Criminal and Traffic

Few things in life are more stressful than facing a criminal charge.  In these situations, having an experienced criminal lawyer on your side is essential. We are ready to assist you at every step of the process, with our constant goal being that you get the best possible outcome in your case.  

Our firm can assist you in the following areas and many more:

  • Driving offenses, including speeding, reckless driving and driving on suspended license DUI/DWI
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Drug offenses
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Weapons charges 

Family Law

Our attorneys are experienced in family-related matters, such as:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Annulment
  • Property settlements
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Equitable distribution
  • Child custody & visitation
  • Child support
  • Adoption 
  • Paternity

At SPB Law, we understand that these matters are particularly sensitive and the decisions that come with them may be difficult.

As always, our constant goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for our client and to guide you through a difficult and stressful time in your life.  

Wills & Estates

Making a will is vital, especially for people with young children. It lets you tell the world whom you want to receive your assets after you pass away. Without one, the state decides who receives your personal possessions, without regard to your wishes or your heirs' needs.  Wills can also allow you to tell the court who you want to be the guardian of your children in the event of your passing.  

Another estate planning tool is a trust.  A trust has numerous advantages over a will, including the avoidance of probate and/or guardianship proceedings.  

Our attorneys can help you decide which is the better option for you.

We can also assist you in the event that you have been appointed as the Personal Representative/Executor of an estate.  If you are unfamiliar with the probate process, attempting to comply with all of the court's requirements without assistance can be a daunting task.   We can also advise the beneficiary of an estate on legal and other matters presented to the beneficiary by the Personal Representative/Executor.