Mykell L. Messman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Virginia Beach, VA

Messman & Alleman, PLC
 | 2181 Upton Drive, Suite 418
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: 757-340-5800
Fax: 757-340-3787
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

Mykell L. Messman is the founder of Virginia Beach, Virginia-based Messman Law. Providing representation to clients throughout the area, she divides her practice between criminal defense and family law matters. The misdemeanor and felony charges that Ms. Messman handles include driving under the influence, assault and battery, drug possession and distribution, domestic violence, and murder and manslaughter. Her family law cases include divorce, child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and property division. As a result of the large military presence in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area, Ms. Messman provides representation to servicemen and women in military divorce cases as well.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in history and political science from Purchase College in 2006, Ms. Messman enrolled at Regent University School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2009. While there, she represented her school on behalf of its trial advocacy board in several trial competitions hosted by national organizations or other law schools. After graduation, Ms. Messman worked as an attorney for a well-known tax return preparation and filing company before founding her firm in 2011. Admitted to practice in Virginia, Ms. Messman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

The wife of a military veteran, Ms. Messman serves as president of the Family Readiness Group of the Norfolk branch of the United States Army Recruiting Command. She is an active participant in a variety of legal organizations as well. A former treasurer of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Ms. Messman is also a member of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association and The James Kent American Inn of Court.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (50%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Mykell Messman

Admitted: 2009, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.messmanlaw.com/attorney-profile

Honors/Awards:

  • Individual Award for Best Cross Examination, Regent University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Treasurer
  • James Kent Inn of Court
  • Indigent Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia)
  • Portsmouth Bar Association, Member
  • Norfolk Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2010
  • Virginia, 2009

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Bryant & Stratton, Paralegal Studies Board of Advisors Member
  • REACH-Reading Enhances All Children, Volunteer
  • Norfolk Army Recruiting Command, Family Readiness Group, President

Educational Background:

  • Dutchess Community College, A.A., Humanities, 2004
  • Purchase College, State University of New York, B.A., cum laude, History/Political Science, 2006
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Office Location for Mykell L. Messman

2181 Upton Drive
Suite 418
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Phone: 757-340-5800

Fax: 757-340-3787

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Last Updated: 10/9/2019

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