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Cherish Lorraine Hadley

Divorce and separation Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Cherish Hadley

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2008
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Hadley Law, PLC
128 South Lynnhaven Rd #202
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452


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Posted by Jared | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer who truly cares
Cherish would get 10 stars if I could. She was compassionate towards our situation and acted as if she was fighting for her own children. Never once did I feel as if she was only in it for money; never once did I feel she could have done more. It was a pleasure to deal her and the staff. I highly suggest her to anyone that is in need of a lawyer. Top notch effort and attitude. You will feel confident the day you walk into the courtroom if she's by your side.
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Posted by Janella | April 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Mrs. Hadley-Njewel is very personable and worked diligently to help my custody situation. I would recommend her to everyone I know. She is not like most attorneys. She walks the walk and talks the talk.
Posted by Lyle | September 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney with great attention to detail with a personal touch.
I used Mrs. Hadley for several cases all connected to a very difficult divorce. She helped in a domestic violence charge that she took the extra effort and talked to the police department directly to get the real story in front of the judge and had the case dismissed. She then assisted me in a very messy divorce that lasted 4.5 years. She never waivered in her resolve to get my case finished in the manner that would be best for me, even when I did not know what was best for me. She took the time to understand me as a person so she could better help my case. Was always willing to listen to my tribulations with the Ex-Spouse and gave me advice on how to handle stuff outside of the courtroom. Inside of the courtroom she is top notch. She is very knowledgeable in the divorce field ( I am sure she excels in other areas, but I used her mainly for divorce). She is very well spoken and will ensure her points are heard in the court room. From being in court so much, believe me you need a lawyer that knows how to speak properly. She is now assisting me in post divorce alimony affairs in court. She is showing the same professionalism and excellence she displayed in the court room a year ago and is helping me to win my case, and even get personal fees reimbursed due to frivolous charges. One of the things I really like about Cherish is the fact that she is very honest with me. If she thought that I would lose in court she said so, and saved me the cost of paying her on a losing matter. It was very much appreciated that she was willing to do that rather than try to receive money for a matter that was unwinnable. I would highly recommend Cherish to anyone seeking a divorce attorney or any other area she states that she is an expert in. I have known and worked with Cherish for over 5 years now and can honestly say I think she did an excellent job for me and cannot recommend her enough. If you want an attorney who is knowledgeable and highly rated in her field, and who will care about your interests as a person and not just as a money maker, then please take my advice and use Mrs. Hadley-Njewel to represent you.
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Posted by Sam | September 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
It was amazing watching Ms. Hadley work during my cases and trials. Ms. Hadley was cool, calm, collect, meticulous, and methodical; she went up against two attorneys(one being HIGHLY respected and well known) and beat both of them at the same time. Her team is very peofessional, works tirelessly are very effective and are a pleasure to interact with. Ms. Hadley is highly recommended and I can personally vouch for her effectiveness by my personal experience with her and her team.
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Posted by Robert | January 6, 2015
Last Will And Testament
Cherish Hadley's law firm handled drafting and preparing a new will for my 99 year old mother. Her last will was created 35 years ago and needed updating. Cherish clearly explained all of the changes in format and content that have become part of the modern will and were not originally included in Mom's previous document. She was able to make these changes understandable to my mother, as well as to explain why they are now necessary in today's legal system. The update process was straight forward and uncomplicated. Any question was met with due consideration and answered completely. I found Cherish Hadley and her team to be professional, responsive, and a pleasure to deal with for my legal needs.
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Posted by Dexter | June 3, 2014
Hadley Law PLC
I had to ask myself what makes Mrs. Cherish Hadley-Njewel stand out from other attorneys that have the same credentials to assist me in my legal matters. The fact is that any attorney can process the needed documents for my situation. Most attorneys can make the outcome fall in my favor. Maybe so or maybe not! The very thing that made her stand out was her compassionate for my well-being and my concerns. She knows the law and she knows people. I found that Mrs. Hadley wasn’t only concerned about the bottom dollar but more concerned about satisfying the emotional need of her client, easing my worries and getting the job done. So when I need an attorney, I look for one who cares about me and not just the check I could write for the service. I call on the Hadley law firm because I don’t want to sit up at night worried about how things are going to get resolved. That’s her job and she does it quite well. Thank You Mrs Hadley for allowing me to sleep at night.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2013
Excellent Service!!!
I contacted Cherish Hadley-Njewel for a case of paternity disestablishment. She was a tremendous help throughout the entire ordeal. She was professional and dependable. With her on the case, I could rest easy knowing that I was in great and capable hands. Before meeting with her, I had gone through the consultation process with many lawyers and none were as confident and encouraging as Atty. Hadley-Njewel. The case has, since, been resolved in my favor and I know exactly who to thank....Cherish Hadley-Njewel!!!
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Hadley Law, PLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Livesay & Myers, PC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Professor
  • Centura College
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Melendez v. Commonwealth


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • South University
  • Board of Advisors
  • 2014 - Present
  • CASA Marita
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Virginia Real Estate Board
  • Real Estate Individual
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Firms in Family Law
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 3 Immigration Lawyers in Virginia Beach, VA
  • 2015
  • Academic Excellence
  • University of Iowa Athletics Department
  • 2000


  • The Law in Our Lives
  • Blog
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Planning for Peace of Mind
  • Wills, Estates, & Medical Directives
  • 2016
  • Legal Resources
  • Will and Estate Seminars
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (17)
Endorse Cherish
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hadley is an excellent attorney who handles her cases with compassion and professionalism. I recommend her without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Cherish Hadley is an excellent attorney. She puts her client's needs first and offers unique resolutions to each case. Whether you need an attorney for a simple or complex matter, she is ready and able to help. That is why I highly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hadley-Njewel is a hard-working and highly intelligent lawyer who genuinely cares about her clients. If you are going through a divorce, you need Ms. Hadley-Njewel on your side. She is highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Great lawyer with a great reputation among lawyers throughout the region."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Hadley is a dedicated attorney, with valuable knowledge and experience in Family Law. Ms. Hadley is a wonderful advocate for her clients, and she is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ms. Hadley-Njewel is a dedicated, experienced attorney. She works hard for her clients in all of her practice areas."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hadley is always a pleasure to work with. Her clients love her and her opponents respect her. I endorse Ms. Hadley without hesitation."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege working with Ms. Hadley through a mutual client. During that time it was apparent that Ms. Hadley works hard to represent her clients interests along with possessing a through understanding of the law to do so. I would highly recommend her to clients needing assistance with a child custody matter in the Virginia Beach area."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hadley- Njewel is perhaps the most compassionate advocate in the field. She is highly knowledgeable in the area of family law. Her skill in the courtroom makes her a highly effective advocate for her clients."
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Virginia Beach Divorce and separation Lawyer Cherish Lorraine Hadley
Cherish Lorraine Hadley
Divorce and separation Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 15 years
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