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Our Team

Our highly-skilled attorneys and legal staff are committed to providing exceptional client service. We are accessible 24/7 and are determined to provide the most effective and efficient solutions to your legal matter.

Paul E. Thomas

Attorney & Managing Partner

757.491.4141 Extension 126

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“The Three Rules For Success In Business:
Rule 1: Take Care Of The Client
Rule 2: Take Care Of The Client
Rule 3: Take Care Of The Client”

Education: B.S. in Business Administration, Old Dominion University, 1990; J.D., Regent University, 1994

Bar Admission and Associations: Virginia State Bar; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; Virginia Beach Bar Association; Community Association Institute 

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Personal Injury; Community Association; Domestic Relations; Guardian Ad Litem; Criminal Defense

Service and Recognition: Captain (Ret.), United States Army Reserve; CAI Past President-2006, Board of Directors, Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Community Association Institute; President, Thomas, Adams & Associates, P.C., P.C.; Programs Chairman-2008 (CAI); President’s Award-2007 (CAI)

Rodney D. Malouf

Attorney & Associate

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“Always do right. This will gratify some persons and astonish the rest.”
– Mark Twain 

Education: B.A., History and Government, The College of William and Mary, 1990

Bar Admission and Associations: Virginia State Bar

Practice Areas: Collections; Corporate; Community Association; Civil Litigation; Personal Injury; Guardian Ad Litem; Juvenile Law; Criminal Defense

Service and Recognition: Vice President, Thomas, Adams & Associates, P.C., P.C.; CA Day; Committee Member 2005-present (CAI)

Brynne M. Davies-Hackenberg

Attorney/Legal Resources

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“Legal disputes can be very daunting, and it is my goal to help my clients through these difficult situations and make the process easier for them. “


Education: B.S., Sociology with a Concentration in Criminology, Christopher Newport University, 2018; JD, Regent University School of Law, 2021
Bar Admission and Associations: Virginia State Bar
Practice Areas: Family Law; Criminal Law; Civil Litigation; Estate Planning; Collections; Personal Injury.
Leilani Adams

Leilani Adams

Esq. Partner

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Leilani A. Adams, Esq. is a partner with Thomas, Adams, & Associates, P.C. where she focuses her practice on civil litigation, including general community association law and collections.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Old Dominion University in 2004 and received her Juris Doctor from Regent University in 2008.  Leilani has been with Thomas, Adams, & Associates, P.C. since 2004, where she has worked extensively with the collections department.  In addition, she has assisted with numerous community association legal issues, including construction defect, injunctions, contract reviews, and legal document reviews. 

For the Southeastern Virginia Chapter Community Associations Institute (SEVA-CAI), she is currently a Board of Directors Member and a member of the Virginia Legislative Action and Golf Classic Committees.  Leilani served as a Chairperson of the Social and Golf Classic Committees and a recipient of numerous Chapter awards. She has been active with SEVA-CAI for over a decade and continues to contribute time and support to the many efforts of SEVA-CAI.

Patrick Cereghin

Esq. Attorney

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“Do what is right, not what is easy.” -Roy T. Bennett

Education: B.A., History with a minor in Political Science, Pensacola Christian College, 2019; JD Regent University School of Law, 2022

Bar Admission and Associations: Virginia State Bar

Practice Areas: Family Law and Criminal Defense

Staff Directory

Leilani Adams
, Partner – Ext. 131

Taja Berry
Legal Assistant – Ext. 132

Brynne Davies-Hackenburg
Attorney/Legal Resources – Ext. 138

Anisha Clayton
Bookkeeper – Ext. 130

Miles Walters
Legal Assistant – Ext. 133


Rhonda Jeziorski
Paralegal – Ext. 134

Ashlyn Dail
Legal Assistant – Ext. 122

Rodney Malouf
, Attorney  Ext. 137

Patrick Cereghin
Esq., Attorney Ext. 125

Stephanie Nieves
Receptionist/Legal Assistant

Ashley Pitcher
Legal Assistant/Paralegal – Ext. 132

Susan Manning
Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant – Ext. 121

Jennifer Robinett
Paralegal – Ext.  128

Paul Thomas
Esq.Managing Partner  Ext. 126

Ana Lare
Legal Assistant – Ext. 129

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