Mary Commander - Mary G. Commander, Attorney & Mediator

Mary Commander
Mary G. Commander, Attorney & Mediator
5442 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23509

(757) 533-5400

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Mary Commander
Mary G. Commander, Attorney & Mediator

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Law School

University of Richmond
1978 - 1981


(757) 533-5400

The benefits of retaining this firm are many, including:

  1. The experience that 30 years of continuous active, full-time practice in the Hampton Roads courts brings. I regularly appear in courts in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. I also handle appeals in the Virginia Court of Appeals and Virginia Supreme Court and before administrative agencies.

  2. The knowledge of the law shown by high honors achieved in law school, the publication of scholarly articles, the presentation of continuing education programs for other lawyers and professional and receipt of honors from Community and Bar Associations.

  3. The knowledge of proper case preparation and presentation, based upon 18 years of service as an administrative hearing officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have seen it all from all perspectives.

  4. Close proximity to all courts and agencies and regular practice before them. We know the ins and outs.

  5. Commitment to the community as an active volunteer.

  6. A desire to achieve your goals whether it be through mediation or litigation.

  7. I am the author of the most widely used research book on Adoptions in Virginia, now in its fourth edition.

  8. Certification by the Virginia Supreme Court as a Mediator and Mediator Mentor.

  9. Trained in the field of Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce.

  10. Seven years experience as a substitute judge in all area Juvenile and Domestic Relations and General District Courts.

Serving Hampton Roads, including Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Hampton, Newport News, & York County.

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