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John G. Merna, Attorney

John G. Merna, senior attorney and founder of The Merna Law Group, received his law degree (juris doctorate) from George Mason University School of Law.

He also holds a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Arizona and a bachelor degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech.

Prior to founding The Merna Law Group in 2003, Mr. Merna was the partner is a prestigious bankruptcy law firm in Los Angeles for eight years. 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.

Mr. Merna is a former president of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association to which he is still affiliated.  He is also a member of the Virginia State Bar,  the Virginia Beach Bar Association and The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Prior to practicing law, John spent eight years with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conducting undercover operations worldwide.  Additionally, he spent three years as a private contractor with the Multinational Forces & Observers in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.   John has traveled extensively around the world and is a certified scuba instructor having taught diving in Egypt, Mexico and Hawaii for a variety of organizations including Club Med.

E-mail: jmerna@mernalaw.com

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REQUIRED BAR NOTICE: THESE TESTIMONIALS DO NOT GUARANTEE SIMILAR RESULTS.

 The Merna Law Group, Attorneys At Law, P.C. …overall experience was outstanding!5 Stars! “My husband and I were very happy with The Merna Law Firm. They are well organized, time manageable, and friendly. I was even able to bring my children with me if I needed to. In court, they stayed right there beside us and answered all questions we had. Our overall experience was outstanding and I am glad we were represented by the Merna Law Group.” Reviewed by A.M. of Suffolk on Mar 5 . 
 The Merna Law Group, Attorneys At Law, P.C. …debt free!5 Stars! “A friendly staff and outstanding attorney who helped me through a difficult time in my life. Thanks to everyone at the Merna Law Group who helped me move on to and new chapter in my life debt free!” Reviewed by M.F. of Norfolk on Mar 8 . 
 The Merna Law Group, Attorneys At Law, P.C. Didn’t have to worry about anything!5 Stars! “Just keep providing the type of service you do. You business values are based off reliability and service. Today’s Law Offices just don’t offer that kind of experience. Didn’t have to worry about anything!!! Just being able to go on with my normal life and know that all my issues are well taken care of is a relief in itself.” Reviewed by A.P. of Virginia Beach on Mar 4 . 
 The Merna Law Group, Attorneys At Law, P.C. …very helpful and friendly!5 Stars! “Everyone at the office was very helpful and friendly. The attorney answered all of our questions and helped us through the entire process. He was also very helpful answering concerns that we had after the process was completed/over. Highly recommended!” Reviewed by M.E. of Virginia Beach on Mar 11 . 
 The Merna Law Group, Attorneys At Law, P.C. …kind and friendly from the start!5 Stars! “Everyone there was kind and friendly from the start and helped us with everything in a timely manner. They were never rude no matter how much we called or asked questions.” Reviewed by B.P. of Virginia Beach on Feb 20 .