John G. Merna, senior attorney 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 practiced law in Los Angeles for eight years. He is admitted to both the Virginia and California bars. John is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Courts in the Central and Eastern Districts of California and the Eastern District of Virginia. He is also a member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and is on the Board of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association. Prior to practicing law, John spent eight years with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conducting undercover operations worldwide. John has traveled extensively around the world and is a certified scuba instructor having taught diving in Egypt, Mexico and Hawaii.