Divorce Attorneys of Virginia
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LEADING VIRGINIA Divorce ATTORNEYS
john g merna, esq.
Senior Attorney / Founder
John G. Merna, senior attorney and founder of Merna Law, received his law degree (
He also holds a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Arizona and a bachelor degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech.
He is admitted to practice law in both Virginia and California. John is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts in the Central and Eastern Districts of California and the Eastern District of Virginia Bankruptcy Court.
He is also a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Beach Bar Association and The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Genene E. Gardner, esq.
Genene E. Gardner, managing attorney, is a Virginia Beach native. She received her law degree (juris doctorate) from Regent University School of Law. She also received her bachelor degree from Longwood University. Genene is admitted to practice in Virginia and practices in the areas of family law and bankruptcy.
Genene is a member of the Virginia State Bar, The Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association and The Virginia Beach Bar Association. In her spare time she enjoys gardening.
Sebastiana R. Bradstreet, esq.
Sebastiana Bradstreet is an associate attorney with Merna Law. She attended undergrad in the Chicago area at Olivet Nazarene University, majoring in Political Science and History. She moved to Virginia to attend law school at Liberty University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate. Sebastiana is licensed to practice in Virginia and focuses on consumer Bankruptcy law in our Newport News office, as well as divorce and Estate Planning. In her spare time Sebastiana likes to hike with her family and rock climb.
The Merna Law Group, P.C.
The Merna Law Group, family law attorneys, is a premier divorce law firm in the state of Virginia with lawyers serving Virginia Beach, Richmond and Newport News. Winners of over 35 awards for Excellence over the past 7 years, our experienced attorneys have represented 1,000’s of clients in extremely successful contested and uncontested divorces, custody battles, and child support cases. John G. Merna has also served as past President of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association. Prior to establishing the firm in 2003, Mr. Merna was the founder and partner in a prominent Los Angeles law firm. His experience with clients under stress on both coasts played a significant part in his philosophy that meeting an attorney does not have to be an impersonal, confusing, or judgmental experience for clients.
AWARD WINNING Divorce ATTORNEYS
The attorneys and staff at The Merna Law Group strive to provide accessible and understandable legal services in a stress-free and friendly environment. We invite you to give us a call. We look forward to seeing the smile on your face when you realize how much better we can make your life.
Our Virginia Beach, Newport News & Richmond offices service the following jurisdictions: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Smithfield, Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Gloucester, Williamsburg, Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Dinwiddie, Franklin, Accomack, Petersburg, Poquoson, Amelia, Prince George, Goochland, Charles City, Sussex, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Mechanicsville, Hanover, and Midlothian