Mary G. Commander

Mary G. Commander

Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Norfolk, VA




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About Me

Born and raised in Hampton Roads, I only strayed as far away as Richmond for law school. I have worked with the court systems here for more than 30 years and know how things work. My goal is to make whatever legal service you require as easy on you as it possibly can be. With my experience, I will not be experimenting with you or your case. My firm is not a training ground for new associates. It...

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Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Hourly ($350/hour)

Client Reviews

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Very impressive attorney.

Posted by: a client 3 months ago.

I hired Mary Commander as an out-of-state client to handle a frivolously filed motion in VA. She acted swiftly in getting the action dismissed and...

Your future depends on your choosing the most knowledgeable and respected attorney.

Posted by: VBM 10 months ago.

The author of the military divorce guide books mentioned Ms. Commander in an online article. That mention and the intention of a prayer group...
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Linda Michelle Ross Shin
Linda Shin

Virginia Beach, VA

3 months ago

Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

I have worked as opposing counsel with Mary on a number of cases. She is sharp, knowledgeable, and tenacious in court, yet extremely personable and...
James Gregory Hurley Jr.
James Hurley

Norfolk, VA

6 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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1981 License Status: Authorized to practice law for the state of Virginia.
Last updated by Avvo: 03/11/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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2010 – present

Commander & Carlson, Attorneys And Mediators


Showing 1 of 2 degrees

1981 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law


Showing 1 of 13 awards

2013 "Legal Elite"-Alternative Dispute Resolution

Virgnia Business Magazine


Showing 1 of 12 association entries

2013- present Fellow

American Bar Association

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Showing 2 of 3 publications

2008 Fourth edition of treatise

Adoption: Practice and Forms For The Virginia Lawyer

1991 Annual Review-Law of Workers' compensation

University of Richmond Law Review

Speaking Engagements

Showing 2 of 3 occasions

2011 Spousal Support

at Mediator Training

2011 Divorce

at 2011 Virginia Women's Conference

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