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Shameka L. Harris, Esq.

CEO and Managing Attorney

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Shameka Harris graduated from law school, passed the bar (on the first attempt!), and has been practicing for the last 15 years, but that is not what is most important about her. She has compassion and empathy for her clients because she knows how they feel. She will be there for each client in their time of need.

“I cannot guarantee the outcome,” Shameka says, “but I can guarantee that I will provide you with the best representation possible, and I will be there to help you get through this difficult situation.”

Shameka is an active member of multiple bar associations, bringing extensive legal knowledge and community involvement to her work. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University. 

Throughout her career, she has focused on criminal defense, including capital cases, while also practicing family and civil law. She is known for her insightful commentary on fatherhood and has been featured on Richmond radio stations. 

Shamkeka has been a licensed member of the Virginia State Bar since 2006, demonstrating her ongoing dedication to upholding professional standards in her practice.

Nicholas M. Braswell, Esq.

Senior Attorney

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Meghan Seal, Esq.

Associate Attorney

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Meghan Seal is an Associate Attorney at Trustice, PLLC, with a deep-rooted passion for family law. A Chesterfield County native, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University before pursuing her law degree at Elon University School of Law. During her time at Elon Law, Meghan served on the editorial board of the Elon Law Review.  Her contributions to legal scholarship culminated in the publication of her research article in Volume 14 of the Elon Law Review, which analyzed the relationship between sexual harassment against women employed in traditionally male-dominated fields and gender norms in the United States.

Meghan’s passion for family law grew during her internship with the Elon Law Emergency Legal Services Program, where she supported victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Meghan’s commitment to her community is evident through her legal work, and her prior experience has further enhanced her expertise in family law and estate planning.

Beyond her legal career, Meghan enjoys playing fetch with her Border Collie, Ruby, and spending quality time with her husband. She’s also an avid fan of reality TV, balancing her dedication to the legal profession with life’s simple pleasures.

Marie-Claire Stokes

Firm Administrator

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Marie-Claire Stokes is a distinguished graduate from Reynolds Community College, where she achieved the prestigious honor of Summa Cum Laude in her paralegal studies. Her academic excellence is a testament to her dedication, hard work, and passion for the legal field.
Outside the confines of her professional endeavors, Marie-Claire is a devoted mother to four wonderful children. Her love for her family is matched only by her compassion for animals. Her animal friends include two parakeets, two dogs and 3 cats.   Marie-Claire also prides herself on having deep involvement in her church community, where she serves in the choir and as a cantor. Marie-Claire not only dedicates her time to volunteering at her church but also brings her empathetic nature to every aspect of her life, creating a positive impact on those around her.
Marie-Claire has a rich and fulfilling life outside of her career and family commitments, too. She is an avid artist who loves to express her creativity through various forms of art in her free time. Her unique, quirky sense of humor adds a delightful spark to her interactions, making her a cherished presence in both professional and personal circles.
Deeply rooted in her Catholic faith, Marie-Claire’s values and beliefs guide her actions and decisions. Her faith is a cornerstone of her identity.  At her core is a thirst for justice and the belief that everyone deserves to be treated with a basic level of human dignity and respect. Her faith influences her approach to her career, her community involvement, and her personal life.
In summary, Marie-Claire is not only a skilled and accomplished paralegal but also a compassionate, creative, and vibrant individual whose life is a beautiful blend of professional success, personal joy, and community service.
Pashion Banks


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My name is Pashion, and I hold a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Leadership from the University of Lynchburg. I am currently working as a dedicated Paralegal with a passion for serving the legal industry with excellence. Helping others is a calling that I wholeheartedly embrace, and I am committed to making a positive impact in the lives of those around me. Aside from my professional pursuits, I find joy in singing and indulging in all the foods this world offers. My devotion to Jesus grounds my values and guides me in all aspects of life. Further, family holds a special place in my heart, and I cherish spending quality time with them. I enjoy corny jokes and will always spread joy and laughter to those around me
M. Sheen Zabala

Legal Assistant

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Mary Sheen Zabala, fondly known as “Sheen,” hails from the Philippines. With a keen understanding of human behavior, she pursued a degree in Psychology and became a Registered Psychometrician.
Setting out on her professional journey, Sheen dedicated herself to uplifting society, working within the Philippines’ Department of Social Welfare and Development. Her focus was on crafting social protection and poverty-reduction solutions for the disadvantaged. She continued her advocacy as a welfare officer, supporting abused and overseas Filipino workers.
In 2022, Sheen embarked on a new venture at Trustice, PLLC, where she discovered a passion for legal work. Sheen found herself captivated by the intricacies of legal practice. Despite facing the challenge of Sepsis that same year, Sheen’s resilient spirit endured. This experience ignited a newfound enthusiasm for travel within her.
Whitney Woehler

Intake Assistant

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Whitney is a dynamic individual whose passion for exploration and discovery knows no bounds. With a spirit that thrives on adventure, she has traveled to six different countries and embarked on a memorable cross-country journey, visiting most of the 50 states. Among her many cherished destinations, Key West holds a special place in her heart as her favorite spot, embodying her love for sunshine, open skies, and the simplicity of flip-flops.

Currently pursuing a degree in science, Whitney is deeply fascinated by the natural world, with a particular love for all things plant related. Her academic endeavors are driven by her dream to become a botanist, aiming to explore and contribute to the understanding of plant life.

Whitney’s commitment to service shines through her previous work as a DOE contractor in Afghanistan. This experience underscores her support for the military and highlights her dedication to making a meaningful impact in the lives of those who serve.

Beyond her travels and professional achievements, Whitney is passionate about health and wellness. Her interests extend to maintaining a balanced lifestyle, underscored by her ambitious goal to complete an Ironman triathlon. This challenge reflects her dedication to personal growth, resilience, and the pursuit of excellence.

In summary, Whitney is not just an aspiring botanist with a love for adventure and wellness but also a committed individual who values service and the pursuit of personal goals. Her journey is a testament to the power of determination, curiosity, and the enduring quest for knowledge and self-improvement.

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