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The Merna Law Group, P.C.Best Bankruptcy Attorneys - Virginia Beach, Newport News, Richmond, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Henrico

The Merna Law Group is one of the premier bankruptcy law firms in the state of Virginia. Winners of over 35 awards for Excellence over the past 7 years, our expert attorneys have represented 1,000’s of clients in extremely successful bankruptcy and divorce cases and are some of the best bankruptcy attorneys in the state. John G. Merna has also served as past President of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association. Best Bankruptcy Lawyers - Experts - Virginia Beach, Newport News, Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Yorktown, Henrio, Chesterfield

Prior to establishing the firm in 2003, Mr. Merna was the founder and partner in a prominent Los Angeles bankruptcy 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. 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.


Virginia Beach: 3623 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Newport News: 11815 Fountain Way, Suite 300, Newport News, VA 23606

Richmond: 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23225

Our offices service the following juridictions: 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.

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Your Tax Refund Could Be Delayed! November 19, 2017 - By John G. Merna, Esq. Over 100 million taxpayers could see a delays in receiving their tax refund this February if tax cuts now being considered by Congress are too drastic. According to outgoing IRS chief, John Koskinen, cuts specifically to the now under funded IRS budget could have a catastrophic effect on tax payers, […]
Baby Boomers & Bankruptcy: Make Your Retirement Better. February 27, 2017 - by John G. Merna A Lack of Retirement Savings Forces Many to Take Action With over 75 million baby boomers in or approaching retirement, the disappearance of corporate retirement, failure of 401(k) plans to deliver great returns, and the recent Great Recession have left most unprepared to afford retirement. Baby boomers have acquired more debt […]
February Is “Fresh Start” Month. January 29, 2017 - by John G. Merna February is fresh start month. Why you might ask? Most people live paycheck to paycheck to. And the question on most people’s mind is almost constantly how do I get ahead financially? If you are plagued with bad credit or unpaid debt this question is even more perplexing. February is fresh […]
6 Things Not To Do With Your Tax Refund Prior To Filing Bankruptcy January 26, 2017 - by John G. Merna The most difficult problems created by a client anticipating filing bankruptcy are generally created before they consult an attorney or undertaken without advising an attorney. 1) Don’t Hide Money Most people don’t understand or intend to break the law.  But hiding money in bankruptcy, or more accurately “not disclosing” money, is […]
IRS To Delay Some Tax Refunds This Year! January 23, 2017 -  by John G. Merna Tax filers who anticipate claiming Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) can anticipate their refund being held up until the end of February. The IRS announced that they will be implementing a more strenuous review to detect tax credit fraud and the additional delay will provide […]
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