You Live Your Life & Let Us Worry About The Legal Stuff


Our Practice

Future Focused

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My practice is not bound by ties to old technology and ways of thinking.  Whether its online bill paying or streaming video chats, I utilize technology to keep my overhead low.


Areas of Legal Practice

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Estate Planning

Wills

Trusts

Elder Law Consulting

Customer Focused

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I want you to have the best estate plan that you can get!  I will work hard to understand your needs and wants, and craft a individualized plan for you and your family!

About Me

Jeffrey B. Sodoma, MPA, Esq.

Jeffrey B. Sodoma, MPA, Esq., is the founder and owner of Sodoma Law, PLLC, a boutique estate planning and elder law firm based in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia (Virginia Beach).  


In his practice, Jeff is a lawyer focused on a few basic things: providing excellent legal representation, candid advice and real value to his clients.  Jeff’s estate planning practice is fueled by his close relationships with his clients. He does more than merely draft wills, trusts, advance medical directives, and powers of attorney. Jeff advises individuals and their families on the best way to handle complicated succession issues while minimizing probate, estate, and income taxes where appropriate. 


Jeff wants to help you plan for your future, and that of your family.  That may be providing advice on business startups, understanding the consequences of your actions in the financial arena, helping you plan for the unexpected events that may happen to you, or what you would like to have happen to your property.  

Jeff also assists with “elder law” needs: ranging from counseling clients on how to preserve wealth for their retirement needs to helping families figure out what to do after an elderly family member passes away.  Jeff focuses his practice in this way to best serve the needs of his clients in these legal areas:  wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. 


Sodoma Law, PLLC would be pleased to assist you in finding an attorney to handle other various legal matters on a complimentary basis.  


Jeff is trying to provide you with the help you need and do so in a way that works on your time.   Sodoma Law PLLC is a mostly cloud-based law firm, meaning that it can follow you wherever you are, rather than requiring you to schedule time to come meet with your attorney physically in person.  This means Jeff can serve clients all over the Commonwealth of Virginia!  Stop by when you're at the beach on vacation (just call first).  


Regardless, this model lets you work with your lawyer at any time from anywhere. Whether 7:00 AM or 10:00 PM, whether you're working from your office during lunch or your couch at home after putting the kids to bed, we're here for YOU.   Life gets in the way of taking care of what's important sometimes. Jeff's goal is to provide a flexible way to help you get those important legal needs checked off your to-do list without them becoming a burden.


Prior to founding Sodoma Law, PLLC,  in November 2018, Jeff worked in the transportation field.  His  past work experience gave him a unique perspective as a multi-modal, multi-sector transportation professional, with a unique understanding of both micro level customer service, marketing, operations & maintenance disciplines and macro-level integrated intermodal transportation system needs and features. Jeff is a self starter who utilized a multi-faceted set of educational and practical experiences to help clients finance, design, plan, build, operate, market and maintain the transportation systems of the future.  Jeff was, and still is, most passionate about railroads--and remembers that although the machinery may be awesome in many ways, it is the people who run the machines who are the most important in the transportation process.


A native of western New York State (Newark, New York), Jeff graduated from high school in Deming, New Mexico; and did his undergraduate work at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass, earning a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Transportation & Logistics and International Business.  Jeff did his graduate work at the University of North Texas in Denton, Tex., earning a Masters in Public Administration while working full time in the railroad industry.  Jeff completed his Juris Doctorate at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.  Jeff passed the Virginia bar exam in July 2018 and was licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as of October 29th of that year.


Jeff is married to the wonderful and supportive Melanie Sodoma, RN (Bachelor of Science  in Education, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Tex./Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Tex.), who works as a Registered Nurse in Virginia.  Jeff and Melanie have two children (both native Virginians, born during law school), named Kathryn and Charlotte who are both absolutely delightful, according to all who meet them.


In his spare time, Jeff can be found at Anchor Church in Virginia Beach; pursuing his collecting hobby (HO scale model railroad equipment, 80’s action figures, and sci-fi books), by going to estate sales in search of the “next awesome find”; rooting for the Buffalo Bills NFL franchise; and, most importantly, helping his wife and children grow as a family closer to God.