Laura Gadsby

Laura Gadsby

Director of Care Coordination
  • Alperin Law
  • 500 Viking Drive, Suite 202 Virginia Beach, VA 23452
  • 757-490-3500


Laura, originally from Northern Virginia, moved to this area in 1986 to attend Virginia Wesleyan University and has resided in Virginia Beach ever since. Following her graduation from Virginia Wesleyan, Laura spent 18 years working for Sentara, where she held various roles in long-term care admissions, marketing, and social work. In 1996, she assumed the position of Director of Admissions and Marketing for Virginia’s inaugural PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) program, established by Sentara. By 2005, Laura transitioned to the role of Site Manager for Sentara’s PACE program, overseeing the successful implementation of both Medicare and Medicaid integrated programs. Subsequently, she served as the Director of Social Services at Beth Sholom Village for over 13 years before joining Alperin Law in April 2024.

Practice Area

Laura's passion for elder care blossomed during her college years while volunteering with Jewish Family Services. Over the course of her career, she has developed a deep understanding of the multifaceted challenges that come with aging, including navigating insurance, facilitating transitions to care facilities, and supporting families through end-of-life discussions.

Outside of the Office

Laura loves going to the beach, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, spending time with her pups Lucy and Jak, reading, and spending time with her local adult children. She is also an active member of a close-knit book club. Laura feels fortunate to have many close friends and family members with whom she frequently spends time.

Why Alperin Law? 

Planning for the future is crucial at any stage of life, yet seniors and their families often face sudden changes requiring immediate attention. Fortunately, there's a growing network of resources aimed at assisting seniors with these common challenges. Addressing legal, financial, and care needs, as well as having conversations about end-of-life goals, are essential for achieving a fulfilling quality of life.

Laura was drawn to Alperin Law as the firm is dedicated to supporting seniors and their families through these difficult conversations and transitions. Laura is delighted to join Alperin Law, a firm leading the way in providing a holistic approach to senior care in Hampton Roads.