Our Staff


Kelly LaRue

larue-kelly-color-3294I’m Kelly and I have been part of the Holcomb Law family for over 6 years now. I have several jobs here at the firm: Marketing Director, Office Manager and Paralegal. I truly believe in our mission and what we stand for here and that makes it such a rewarding place to be.

A little bit about me: I grew up in Franklin, Virginia. I graduated from Christopher Newport University and continued on to graduate school at Longwood University where I got my masters in Criminal Justice. Before joining Holcomb Law, I worked for the Division of Child Support Enforcement for 4 years.

I live in Poquoson with my husband, son, dog, and cat. Together, we enjoy watching movies, spending time with our friends, and planning trips to Disney World.

Kellie Riley

Hi! I’m Kellie Riley and I am the bookkeeper for Holcomb Law.

I am a native of Hampton and currently live in Newport News. I have been married to my husband, Wade, for 19 wonderful years. I have 3 children (Ethan, Evan and Leah) and 2 rescue dogs (Lucy and Waya).

In my spare time, I enjoy camping, scrapbooking – and crafts of all kinds, spending time in the sun, and listening to music. I love God, my family, and animals of all sorts!

James Hamilton

I am James and I’m the senior paralegal at Holcomb Law. I have dedicated the majority of my adult life to family law, helping those through a difficult transition. Prior to becoming a paralegal, I served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer.

You could say that protecting and serving others is my passion. In my spare time you can find me at the gym or relaxing in front of the TV watching a game. I have custody of my teenage son and he keeps me entertained as well as my two dogs.

Brooke Hogge

Hi, my name is Brooke Hogge and I am a family law paralegal here at Holcomb Law! Before I started my career with Holcomb Law, I spent three years with a law firm in Virginia Beach assisting in the practice of civil litigation, family law, personal injury, and immigration. I am excited to bring my previous experience to the Holcomb Law team and to be apart of the rewarding atmosphere that the entire firm – attorney’s and staff – provide here. It’s truly wonderful to be with a firm that genuinely values helping people.

A little bit about me: I was born and raised in North Dakota and will forever be a mid-western girl at heart, can’t shake those roots! I graduated from the University of North Dakota with bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and English. Throughout my time at the University of North Dakota, I was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, of which I am now an alumna participating with local alumnae clubs in the Tidewater Region.

I have one daughter and one son at home whom keep me busy when I’m not at work. Together we enjoy beach days during the summer, going to the zoo, or attending the variety of festivals that the Hampton Roads area offers seasonally. My daughter participates in dance classes and my son plays soccer, both at the local YMCA – both of which are things I take great enjoyment in watching them do.

Janeel Payton

Hi! My name is Janeel and I’m the Intake Specialist at Holcomb Law. I graduated magna cum laude from Hampton University (Go Pirates!) in 2016. I’ve been in the law field for about 5 1/2 years and love everything about it.

I’m married to my wonderful husband, Kenneth for 11 years. I have worked in a couple of law firms on the Peninsula for the past 5 years and I am so excited to join the Holcomb Law team! In my free time, I operate as a freelance makeup artist, enjoy working in my church, hanging out with friends, and sushi date nights with husband.

“Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage” – Anais Nin.

Dawn Craig

Hello! My name is Dawn. I have over 15 years of experience in the legal field. I am so excited to bring my knowledge to such an amazing law firm. Here at Holcomb Law, I have several job titles: Paralegal, Director of Client Happiness, and Intake Specialist.

I was born in the Hampton Roads. I am a proud firefighter wife and a mommy to our little mermaid, 2 labs, and a cat. In our free time, we love to spend time with our family and friends, go out on our boat, or keep our toes in the sand.

One of my favorite quotes is: “Everything happens for a reason.”