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About Me

I grew up in Texas, went to college in Idaho, and have lived in Virginia since 2006.  I became a lawyer because I have a passion for helping people solve their problems.  I know that people come to attorneys because they are very stressed; many are facing very difficult times in their lives.  Therefore my philosophy is to treat every client as a person, not as "just another case."  


When not working, I enjoy spending my free time with my wife, Rhiannon, and our two boys, Abraham and Ethan.  


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Practice Areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 20%
  4. Foreclosure: 20%
  5. Debt Settlement: 20%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Robert J Adams Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Edwards has consistently answered questions that are accurate and helpful to those making inquiries. He well know to provide excellent service to his clients.


    Robert Adams Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Paul Flanagan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    David Flanagan Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Merna Law Group, P.C.

7400 Beaufont Springs Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA, 23225

Merna Law Group, P.C.
3623 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

Merna Law Group, P.C.

11815 Fountain Way, One City Center
Suite 300
Newport News, VA, 23606



VAAuthorized to practice law201203/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Law Firm in Virginia Beach: SilverThe Virginian-Pilot2013
Best Law Firm in Newport News: SilverThe Virginian-Pilot2013
Academic Merit AwardRegent University School of Law2012
Academic Merit AwardRegent University School of Law2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyThe Merna Law Group, P.C.2012 - Present
Legal InternThe Merna Law Group, P.C.2010 - 2011
VITA VolunteerU.S. Army2010 - 2010
Director of Foundation and Corporate RelationsThe Leadership Institute2006 - 2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Tidewater Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysOfficer2013 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Federalist SocietyMemberN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Reinstate Security ClearanceDischarge of Debt, Security Clearance Reinstated
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to Save HouseChapter 13 Plan Confirmed
Conversion of Chapter 13 to Chapter 7Conversion to Chapter 7
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Publication NameTitleDate
The Fundamentals of Proposal WritingThe Fundamentals of Proposal Writing2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of IdahoHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
LI Fundraising SchoolAdvanced Proposal Writing2009
LI Fundraising SchoolThe Basics of Foundation Fundraising2009