Jessica H. Dixon

Jessica H. Dixon

Ethos: educate, advocate, & empower clients for their resilience
  • Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning
  • Virginia
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Jessica graduated summa cum laude from Otterbein University (Columbus, OH) with a major in Political Science/Government & triple minor in Psychology, Speech Communication, & Legal Studies. She graduated second in her law school class with highest honors from the HBU, North Carolina Central University School of Law (Durham, NC), earning a Juris Doctor & Certificate in Dispute Resolution.

Her diverse legal experience includes legislative and policy evaluation, judicial internships, litigation, and mediation/settlement negotiation/alternative dispute resolution.

In 2014, Jessica joined The Cooper Law Firm, P.C. (Virginia Beach, VA) to form its successful family law division. In May 2019, was named Partner & later Senior Vice President. In March 2023 her partner was appointed to the bench & Jessica took the opportunity to launch her own firm, Resilience Law Group, PLLC.

Jessica has developed expertise in military family matters & is a strong supporter of service members & their families. She also is knowledgeable of LGBTQ+ family matters & was a first in Hampton Roads to file & obtain a divorce for a same sex couple (2015) & establish parentage of a child conceived via assisted conception during a same-sex marriage.

She's earned numerous recognitions for her services, including Virginia Business “Legal Elite"; Super Lawyers “Rising Star”; Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award from Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association; Inside Business “Top Forty under 40"; Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Lawyer” of Adoption, Marital, and Family Law; and Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Influential Women of Law.”

Jessica has a strong sense of civic duty and is active in her community. Some past & current involvements include: U.S. Navy Ombudsman; Virginia Beach Bar Association “Concerned Lawyers Advocating Spousal Safety” (C.L.A.S.S.) participant; ABA Military Pro Bono volunteer attorney; numerous City of Chesapeake Committees; Coaching NPBA Trial Competitions; etc.

North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Juris Doctor & Dispute Resolution Certificate
Honors: Ranked 2nd in class; summa cum laude
Activities: -North Carolina Central Law Review — Staff Editor of Vol. 34 and Special Senior Editor of Vol. 35 -Secretary of the Class of 2013 -2L/3L Ringer Mock Trial Competition, Participant -Academic Tutor of Property I and Property II for Professor Dorothy D. Nachman
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Otterbein College
B.A. | Political Science & Government (Minors in Legal Studies, Speech Communication, and Psychology)
Honors: GPA: 3.98 summa cum laude; -Ketner Speech Prize and Most Valuable Debater Award; -Otterbein University Leadership and Community Service Awards; -Political Science Departmental Honorable Mention and Scholarship Recipient
Activities: -Debate Team, Captain; -Judicial Council, Chair; -Orientation Leader and Resident Assistant; -Diversity Education Scholar Involved in Reaching and Educating (DESIRE)
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Legal Elite
Virginia Business
Influential Women of Law
Virginia Lawyers Weekly
Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award
Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association (NPBA)
Top Forty under 40
Inside Business
Top Lawyer” of Adoption, Marital, and Family Law
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Pro Bono Service Honor Roll member
Virginia Access to Justice Commission
Professional Associations
Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association (NPBA)
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Virginia State Bar  # 85953
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 85953
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Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Estate Planning
Additional Practice Area
  • Power of Attorney
  • English
Contact & Map
Resilience Law Group
1700 Pleasure House Rd.
Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Telephone: (757) 916-9923
Fax: (757) 916-9920
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Our office hours are 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, subject to closures for inclement weather or holidays.