Attorneys & Legal Team

Oast & Taylor’s team of legal professionals includes some of the area’s leaders in Estate Planning and Elder Law. Over the years of providing service to the residents of Hampton Roads, northeastern North Carolina and beyond, we have established ourselves as leaders in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law and Disability Law. Our trusted attorneys have more than 66 years of combined experience in helping people just like you.

Each of us, at some point, is a caretaker. Generationally we pass through a continuum of changing roles during our lifetimes. As we move through those different roles, there are times when having someone familiar with your path can be very helpful and reassuring. Oast & Taylor can help you define, plan for, and navigate those ever-changing roles smoothly, and with confidence.

We have carved a unique history rich in tradition and excellence, beginning with the creation of the law firm of Oast, Oast & Oast in 1915. Serving southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, Oast & Taylor offers legal counsel in a wide variety of practice areas, including our specialty areas of Elder Law and Disability Law. Our specialization in these fields has given our team of attorneys a very well-defined skill set, one that leads to comprehensive legal, financial and lifestyle planning that is tailored to your needs.

Whether you are in need of legal assistance, are looking forward to retirement, are already retired and exploring options to plan and prepare for your future, or you are the parent or caretaker of a person with special needs or a disability, you can trust Oast & Taylor to understand and help.

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Our Legal Team

Allie Hogan, Legal Assistant
Allie is a native of Virginia Beach and joined Oast & Taylor in September, 2014. She handles Litigation cases for our firm. On the weekends, if she is not on the beach, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and running half marathons.
Doris Hadley, Legal Assistant
Doris has joined Oast & Taylor with more than 20 years experience in the Trusts and Estates practice area and enjoys working with her clients. She loves the outdoors, and in her free time, she enjoys traveling and relaxing in her travel camper. Spending quality time with her family, including her four children, and her friends is very important.
Jenna Fahrer, Legal Assistant
Jenna is a graduate of Old Dominion University and The National Center for Paralegal Training. Jenna joined Oast & Taylor in 2017 with over 20 years of legal experience, 13 years of which have been in Estate Planning and Long-Term Care Planning. Jenna is an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and Old Dominion University football.
Jackie Morrisette, Legal Assistant
Jackie has been with the group since 1991. She mostly handles Litigation matters including, but not limited to, Guardianship and Conservatorship cases. Outside the office she enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren, relaxing outdoors when the weather is nice and reading a good book.
Lisa Parker, Legal Assistant
In 2014, Lisa Parker rejoined our team, bringing with her 20+ years of experience in the Estate Planning and Estate Administration fields. Ms. Parker enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with her family.
Carol Stigall, Legal Assistant
Carol is a native of Norfolk and joined Oast and Taylor in 2018. Carol retired from the Virginia Community College System after 32 years, and chose to start a career as a paralegal in Estate Planning. In her free time she loves spending time outdoors, and enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her two children.
Kristy Hall, Legal Assistant
Kirsty handles our Long Term Care Planning cases for Oast & Taylor.
Pam Sergent, Firm Administrator
Pam is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and is a long time resident of Chesapeake, Virginia. She brings over 25 years of experience to Oast & Taylor. Pam is an avid sports fan who also enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Dianne Booth, Legal Assistant
Dianne joined Oast & Taylor in the spring of 2018. She provides administrative support to the legal team. She works directly with the attorneys in preparing for depositions, hearings, trials and conferences; completing many administrative tasks, including, working on individual cases or transactions. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys spending time at the beach, biking, fishing, loves music and going to concerts, or just simply having a good time with friends and family.
Katlin Carter, Administrative Assistant
Katlin is a Virginia Beach native with a passion for customer relations. She joined our team in November 2018 as our Administrative Assistant. When she is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying out new restaurants, and enjoying the beauty in nature.
Erica LeMelle, Legal Assistant
Erica is a native of Norfolk and rejoined Oast and Taylor in 2019 after a 20-year career in higher education. Erica is a graduate of Regent University, and in her free time she loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Stephanie Zongolowicz, Legal Assistant
Stephanie joined Oast & Taylor in the fall of 2019 as our Estates and Trust Legal Assistant. She has more than 20 years experience in the legal field. When she’s not in the office she enjoys the beach, bike rides, skiing, traveling, and most of all, spending time with family and friends.