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Shemeka Christina Hankins

Criminal defense Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Invictus Law


Licensed for 11 years

Virtual consultation available

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About Shemeka

Learn Shemeka’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Prior experience in the areas of drug/narcotics, forfeitures, theft crimes

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%

  3. Federal crime
    10%

  4. Violent crime
    4%

  5. Juvenile law
    3%

  6. Appeals
    1%

  7. Expungement
    1%
    including license restoration

  8. Sex crime
    1%

Attorney Shemeka Hankins is an experienced prior prosectuor with years of criminal litigation experience.  A seasoned trial attorney, she is well-versed in a number of criminal areas such as drugs/narcotics/marijuana, driving under the influence (DUI/DWI), theft crimes, and juvenile justice.  She also has experience with license restoration, restoration of gun rights, and expungements.

Shemeka Hankins is a committed servant of the community and puts the rights of clients at the forefront of the defense. She is dedicated to helping her clients protect their freedoms and defend their rights in legal situations. Attorney Shemeka Hankins is a lawyer you can trust with your future.

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Licensed for 11 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/29/2012

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Shemeka

Invictus Law
1240 Perimeter Parkway
Suite 404
Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb
Shemeka is a top flight attorney. She knows her area of law like the back of her hand, she quickly responds to communications and outreach, and she sizes up a case very well. Her trial skill is superb. She works easily with you and with others involved in the case to reach your goals. Her excellent interpersonal skills were very much appreciated. She obtained a good outcome for my case, and I have recommended (and will continue to recommend) her services to others.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind and Compassionate Lawyer
From the consultation process to hiring Ms. Hankins, I was treated with utmost respect. Shemeka is very kind and compassionate and her infectious smile can brighten the day, even under the gloomiest circumstances. Shemeka is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers I’ve ever retained, and if need be I will retain her in the future! She fought hard and represented me well. Shemeka has true people skills and is refreshingly empathetic to her clients situations! Thank you Ms. Hankins! A++
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Posted by Carissa | November 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
My family will not use any other lawyer but Mrs Hankins ! She goes above and beyond and always gets the best possible outcome. She was able to bring my loved one home on multiple occasions
Posted by George | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful, Compassionate Defense
Compassion, Strength and Legal Expertise are three key ingredients I was looking for in defense of my Son who is in the Navy. From the outset to the conclusion of the case Ms Hankins displayed all three. Her firm was able to address both the civil and military ramifications of his case simultaneously. This expertise not only provided him with the best possible outcome but I knew he was in good care even beyond the case. I feel like I hired a lawyer and found a friend.
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Response from Shemeka Hankins April 26, 2021
Thank you very much for the kinds words. It is our mission to have this level of commitment and care for every client.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, professional legal representation
Ms. Hankins' management of my case was thorough, well-organized, and above all, effective. She gathered information from all stakeholders carefully and her advice to me throughout the process was always well-reasoned and accurate, helping best inform my decisions. Her advocacy was ultimately effective, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to others looking for legal representation.
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Response from Shemeka Hankins October 6, 2020
I appreciate your recommendation and review! This is what our firm means when we say we striving for the best outcome.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Customer Service, Communications, and Determination
Shemeka provided outstanding service throughout our entire case. Her clear and concise communication from our initial consultation through the resolution of the case left us very comfortable with our decision to hire Shemeka. Her determination to see that the case was not delayed ensure a timely resolution. The entire staff at Invictus Law also provided the same level of excellent customer service and professionalism. I would recommended Shemeka and Invictus Law to anyone.
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Response from Shemeka Hankins May 4, 2020
Thank you for submitting this review. Our entire team strives to provide every client with this type of service.
Posted by Vanessa | November 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch attorney!
Shemeka has represented me twice; the first was for a dui, the second was for an interlock violation from that dui. In both cases I feel she got me the best possible outcome. I would recommend her to anyone that needs an excellent DUI lawyer.
Response from Shemeka Hankins November 25, 2019
Thank you so much for the kind words! We strive to provide the best service on every case.
Posted by Ken | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Prepared, Knowledgeable & Experienced
Ms. Hankins represented me for a reckless driving charge. Invictus Law should be your first call. She was thorough, prepared, and walked me through the process so I knew what to expect in court. She was very responsive to all of my calls or texts in a very timely manner. During court, it was readily apparent she had great working relationships with everyone - judge, bailiff, clerk, and the ticketing officer all greeted or acknowledged her with a smile. Bottom line, facing a misdemeanor charge, I walked out with a reduced judgement and no criminal charges. All my interactions with Ms. Hankins and the Invictus staff were professional and straightforward. Invictus Law has my strongest personal recommendation.
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Response from Shemeka Hankins October 21, 2019
Thank you for the kind review - we strive to provide every client with this service.
Posted by AJ | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best service ever
Shemeka was wonderful she fought hard for us and we received great results. She really cares!
Response from Shemeka Hankins February 27, 2019
Thank you for submitting this review. I hope to provide this level of service to everyone who hires me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Invictus Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Office of The Commonwealth's Attorney
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Office of Kenneth L. Singleton
  • 2012 - 2012

Education

  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • College of William and Mary
  • English
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Sanderson
  • Felony Dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. Jackson
  • DUI Dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. Sorrell
  • Felony Dismissed

Associations

  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Hampton Roads Bar Association
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
  • Board of Governors Member
  • 2016 - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Local Bar Leader of the Year
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 2020
  • 2020 Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2020
  • Public Practitioner of the Year
  • South Hampton Roads Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Significant Service Award
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
  • 2016
  • Significant Service Award
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference
  • 2015
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Solo and Small Practitioner Forum
  • Clerk's Panel on Local Practice and Procedure
  • 2019
  • 12th Annual African American Male Summit
  • Laws that Affect Kids
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Litigation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Hankins is an excellent attorney. She is always informed on the most up-to-date legal matters, and is quite convincing in her arguments."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hankins draws on her valuable experience to provide quality, thoughtful answers to those seeking information on Avvo's Q&A section. She is an asset to our legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hankins is an asset to those on Avvo, answer questions using her experience and knowledge to provide quality answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hankins is one of the most knowledgeable criminal lawyers I know. She has years of experience handling drug and DUI cases - as well as other criminal matters - and is an attorney I would contact if I were facing these charges. Her years in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office provided her with top-notch training and access to police task forces on a daily basis. Now in private practice, Ms. Hankins provides her clients with the benefits of that knowledge, training, and experience that gives her an edge in the courtroom not many defense attorneys have. I also know Ms. Hankins through her membership in the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and her leadership role in the Southampton Bar Association. She is committed to building strong relationships in all areas of her practice as well as her time away from the office. This commitment translates to an exceptional attorney/client experience. I recommend Ms. Hankins without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms Hankins is a compassionate and fierce advocate for her clients. She is incredibly knowledgeable in Virginia criminal law from her many years as an assistant prosecutor in arguably one of the busiest jurisdictions in the Commonwealth. She was a fair and reasonable minister of justice and will bring that same reasonableness and fairness to her defense of the Tidewater community. You can't do better than Ms Hankins!"
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