Deborah M. Casey

Deborah M. Casey: Attorney with Vandeventer Black LLP
  • Partner at Vandeventer Black LLP (53 Attorneys)
  • 500 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Debbie is a Partner, Executive Board Member and Chair of Vandeventer Black’s Community Associations team. She is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. In addition to her many unprecedented accomplishments, she was the first and still is, one of only a small number of lawyers in Southeastern Virginia admitted as a fellow to CAI National’s prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (“CCAL”).

For almost three decades, Debbie has concentrated her practice in representing Virginia’s common interest communities providing exceptional legal counseling tailored to their needs. Her clients include a variety of condominium and property owners’ associations, as well as mixed use and planned communities. Her strategic guidance spans the broad spectrum of legal issues facing community associations, from transition to aging properties; drafting, amending and interpreting documents to enforcement of covenants and restrictions, litigation and mediation; defective construction to major repair projects; environmental and land use; finance and fund management to assessment collection, liens, foreclosures, and bankruptcy; insurance to management; fair housing, discrimination, regulatory and other compliance; operations and governance; and as general and corporate counsel, encompassing forward thinking, collaboration, and positive impact.

By staying current in the law, active in CAI and the larger community, Debbie understands the unique and multifaceted challenges presented daily, and in more unusual and complex circumstances, and delivers superior results. She leads the community association law practice with integrity, professionalism, and efficiency, being proactive, accessible, and responsive.

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


AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Listed in the Best Lawyers in America - Community Association Law (2010-present)

“Virginia Living’s Women in the Law” (2017-18)

Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” - Community Associations (2016)

Virginia Legal Elite (2013 - Present)

Thompson Reuters, “Virginia Super Lawyers” (2010 - present)

Influential Women of Virginia Award, Class of 2010

Women In Business Achievement Award (2005)

SEVA-CAI Hall of Fame Award (2004)

SEVA-CAI Distinguished Service Award (2002)

Top 40 Under 40 (2001)


•Vandeventer Black Attorneys Listed as ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2019
•Vandeventer Black Partners Named Women In The Law
•Deborah M. Casey Selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in the Law
•Vandeventer Black’s 2018 Executive Board Elected
•27 Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2018
•Deborah M. Casey Named to the Executive Board of the Women’s Cabinet of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
•Vandeventer Black Announces Elected Executive Board Members
•Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as Virginia Super Lawyers
•Vandeventer Black’s Jeremy Moss to Chair the Virginia Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute
•25 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Named Best Lawyers In America 2017


•2018 Legislative Changes That Affect Community Associations
•Top Reasons to Amend a Community Association’s Governing Documents
•Good Collection Practices Protect Lifeblood of Community Associations
•2017 VA General Assembly Update For Community Associations (Week 2)
•The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) Update
•2017 Virginia Legislative Forecast*
•Choosing Association Attorney is Important Decision
•The Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act Reforms Federal Housing Administration Project Approval Requirements
•Books and Records
•Short-Term Rentals: A Practical Guide

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Business Law
  • Community Associations
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Bankruptcy & Collections

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757.446.8600  Phone
757.446.8670  Fax
University Attended:
Emory University, B.A., cum laude
Law School Attended:
College of William and Mary School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; All Federal Courts in Virginia; 1988, Virginia


Vandeventer Black LLP, Executive Board Member

Virginia Bar Association

American Bar Association

Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association

Virginia Beach Bar Association

Community Associations Institute, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, Past President

Community Associations Institute, Virginia Legislative Action Committee (2004-14); Chair (2008-11)

College of Community Association Lawyers, Fellow

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Professional Society; Women's Cabinet (2013-present); Executive Board Member (current)

Birth Information:
Hartford, Connecticut, 1963
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  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

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