Attorney Debbie Casey

Deborah M. Casey

Principal | Board of Directors Vice Chair

Debbie has focused her practice for more than three decades on representing Virginia community associations, providing exceptional legal services tailored to their needs.

Get To Know Debbie

Debbie understands the unique and multi-faceted nature of community associations, and the challenges and opportunities presented daily and in more unusual and complex circumstances, and delivers superior results. She is responsive, accessible and proactive, and leads the community association law team with integrity, professionalism and efficiency.

Debbie was the first and still is one of only a few lawyers in Southeastern Virginia admitted as a Fellow to CAI National’s prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL®). Debbie was recently appointed to the Virginia Common Interest Community Board.

Debbie also has broad experience representing creditors and commercial property owners in leasing, contracts, bankruptcy, collections and dispute resolution. Her litigation experience yielded an understanding of contracts that enables her to advance and protect the interests of business and property owners. This experience sharpened her skills to draft documents and resolve disputes that recognize business objectives and minimize risk.

Debbie grew up in Connecticut and has spent most of her summers in Virginia Beach with family. So, it is no surprise that is where you will find her on the weekend. When it is not beach weather, the former soccer mom is on the move hiking, working out, playing mah jongg, or cooking a family dinner.


  • Successfully worked with many community associations to amend and/or restate condominium instruments and governing documents.
  • Interpret governing documents and applicable laws and regulations regarding rights and responsibilities. 
  • Prepare documents, amendments, policies and procedures, and strategic guidance in regard to development and implementation.
  • Counsel associations on compliance, governance, procedural, substantive, enforcement, and dispute resolution.
  • Collects hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in unpaid fees for community associations and other creditors.



AV Preeminent Rating Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America for Community Associations (2009-present)

College of Community Association Lawyers, Fellow

Virginia Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law, 2022

Virginia Lawyers Weekly Influential Women In Law, inaugural class, 2019

Community Associations Institute, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, Author of the Year, 2023 and 2020

Community Associations Institute, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, Hall of Fame Award, 2004 


William & Mary School of Law, J.D.

Emory University, B.A. cum laude

Choate Rosemary Hall



U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia


  • American Bar Association
  • Community Associations Institute, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, Past President and Speakers Bureau
  • Community Associations Institute, Virginia Legislative Action Committee (2004-14), Chair (2008-11)
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Common Interest Community Board (2023-present)
  • Virginia State Bar, Real Estate Section, Common Interest Community Committee
  • United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Women’s Philanthropy (2013-present), Executive Board (2017-present); Society of Professionals

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