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Meet the Team

Patrick J. Sullivan, Esquire

Patrick is proud to serve our community’s legal needs and does so with passion.  His father, retired Lt. Commander William J. Sullivan, moved the family to Virginia Beach in 1984.  He graduated from Cox High School in 1995 and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Belmont Abbey College in 1999.

He attended Barry  University School of Law in Orlando, Florida, where he later became a Public Defender.  Upon returning to Virginia Beach in 2007, Patrick expanded his practice to the areas of Family Law and Civil litigation, while continuing to succeed in the areas of Criminal and Traffic defense.  He enjoys being in the courtroom and has experience at all levels of court. He is a court appointed attorney in the city of Virginia Beach and a proud member of the Virginia Beach and Virginia State Bars.


Theresa A. Falis – Director of Client Relations/Practice Manager

Theresa is our Director of Client Relations and Practice Manager. With over twelve years of retail banking in Williamsburg after moving from northern Maryland with her husband’s transfer, preceded by two decades as a regional sales manager throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Theresa joined our firm in July, 2019.

Since she had a working relationship for many years with Wilson Law, her transition into the firm was an ideal fit. Coupled with an Associates degree in Business Administration, she provides a positive, energetic, and honest work ethic – and most importantly, a sincere care for every client.

Being a military child for 25 years who lived throughout the U.S. and abroad, she has a love for travel, which she and her husband pursue as often as they can when not visiting two grandsons (oh…and their parents too), in Texas. Even though she is of Scottish heritage, she is a true anglophile who loves to read or watch anything to do with the Great Britain and its monarchy, as well as visiting estates, castles and gardens in Europe and the U.S. Theresa loves home decorating, and collecting fine china and pottery.


Kathy Jacobs, Client Support Coordinator

Kathy graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Social Work and worked as a Caseworker for James City County Public Schools.   She then worked on her graduate degree at Old Dominion University and received her teaching certification.  She worked as a Special education teacher with Newport News Public Schools where she taught Collaborative Kindergarten.

Kathy has been with Wilson Law since September of 2011.  She is the Client Services Coordinator and schedules most of our client appointments.  She enjoys talking to our clients and getting to know them.

Kathy is married to her husband, Kevin and has three children, Joshua, Shelby, and Samantha.  She loves animals and has three dogs, three cats, two horses’, chickens, and a bunny.  Kathy enjoys riding horses, reading, being outside, and hiking.


John Accardi, Funding Coordinator, and Trust/Probate Administration Paralegal

John Accardi is our Funding Coordinator and Trust/ Probate Administration Paralegal. He moved to the Williamsburg area in 2016 when he assisted moving his retired parents to the area.

John is a graduate with his J.D. from UCLA, Bachelors in Philosophy from Wake Forest University, and was admitted by the California bar in 1998. John previously worked in the areas of Estate Planning, immigration and bankruptcy law in Los Angeles, California.

When not working or caring for his parents, he enjoys running and being outdoors.


Kaitlyn Wilkins, Trust, Will & Estate Paralegal

Kaitlyn Wilkins is our Trust, Will & Estate Paralegal. She was born and raised in Williamsburg, where she was a member of the Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corps. After leaving to attend college, Kaitlyn and her husband moved back to Williamsburg in 2016. They are now doting parents to their young daughter and can often be found attending her sporting events and recitals.

Kaitlyn attended Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia where she studied accounting, and business administration. Before joining Wilson Law, she gained experience working in property management and banking.

When she is not working, she loves painting and refurbishing old furniture.