College of Health and Human Performance

Virginia Ralls (BSR ’08)

Lawyer, community advocate and volunteer leader

Virginia Ralls (BSR ’08)

Virginia Ralls, J.D., is a senior associate and the first female director of the Trusts and Estates Department at Chase, Higdon & Ralls, PLC in Pensacola, Florida, specializing in trusts, estate planning and family law. While at UF, she received the Danny Eggart Scholarship and was a member of LEAPS, Rho Phi Lambda fraternity and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Ralls has had a winding and unique career path which has flourished throughout the years. She was inspired to complete her Master’s in Public Administration after working with nonprofit companies she interned with during her time at UF, abroad in London and Chile, and after graduation. In 2013, Ralls was accepted to and attended Drexel University School of Law in Philadelphia where she found a new way to advocate for those in her community. At graduation, she was awarded the Pro Bono Recognition Award and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Eric D. Turner Award.

Licensed to practice before the United States Tax Court, Ralls is a proud military spouse and member of the UF, UWF and Drexel University alumni associations. She is also a member of the Florida Bar Association, Northwest Florida Estate Planning Counsel, Inns of Court, and Fiesta Forces, where she leads over 400 volunteers.

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