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Our Firm

Experience you can trust.

Liberatore DeBoer & Ryan, PC is a leading law firm serving Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina with a reputation for excellence in the areas of financial litigation and restructuring, bankruptcy representation, appellate litigation, real estate transactions, and estate planning. With over 80 years of combined experience, our attorneys have the expertise to appropriately and competently manage each case. 

Our firm has intentionally limited its scope of practice, which has allowed us to optimize client representation and reduce conflicts of interest. We are committed to problem-solving through both negotiation and litigation. We take on complex commercial matters and regularly litigate financial issues against some of the largest banks in the world and some of the largest law firms in the South. We also provide representation to creditor committees and creditors in large and small cases. Our appellate practice handles civil appeals, partnering with trial attorneys across the Commonwealth.

In addition, we also have a strong focus on transactional law matters, including business formation, real estate, estate planning, and estate administration. We can help clients set up a business structure, and guide them through the complexities of buying, selling, and leasing commercial and residential properties. We also provide estate planning services, including wills, trust, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. Furthermore, after the passing of a loved one, we can help you successfully navigate the estate administration process.

We understand that any legal matter can be stressful, and we are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized attention and solutions tailored to their unique needs and goals. For more information on our attorneys, please review their professional biographies on the Attorneys page.

Our Core Values


We prioritize honesty, transparency, and accountability in all of our dealings with clients, colleagues, and partners.

Client-Centered Approach
We put the needs and interests of our clients first, seeking to understand their unique situations and goals in order to provide personalized, effective legal solutions.
We are committed to maintaining the highest level of legal knowledge and expertise in our practice areas, staying up-to-date on the latest laws, regulations, and industry trends.
We value clear, timely, and respectful communication with all parties involved in our cases, recognizing that effective communication is essential to building trust and achieving positive outcomes.
We believe that collaboration and cooperation among our attorneys and staff are critical to delivering the best possible results for our clients, and we foster a supportive, inclusive, and respectful work environment.
We embrace innovation and creativity, seeking to find new and better ways to serve our clients, streamline our processes, and improve our legal services. We continuously strive to find innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs in an ever-changing legal landscape.
We are focused on achieving results for our clients, and we take a practical and results-oriented approach to all of our cases. We prioritize efficiency and execution, and we strive to deliver outcomes that meet our clients’ objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.