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Genene Elizabeth Gardner

Foreclosure Attorney at Newport News, VA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Genene Elizabeth Saunders


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About Genene

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I am a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  I graduated from Frank W. Cox Highschool in 1998.  I went on to earn a Bachelar of Science in Political Science at Longwood University in 2002.  I graduated from Regent School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2005.  I have worked for several esteemed politicians including Senator John W. Warner and Congressman Owen B. Pickett.  I have also worked for several well respected attorneys including Debra Sagedy and my current employer John Merna. 

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Licensed for 16 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/27/2022

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

Contact Genene

The Merna Law Group, P.C.
11815 Fountain Way
Ste 300
Newport News, VA, 23606
The Merna Law Group, PC
3623 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
The Merna Law Group, PC.
7400 Beaufont Springs Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA, 23225
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2015
Chapter 13
Absolutely wonderful experience during a very difficult time. Very caring and understanding. The process was explained step by step. Highly recommend Ms. Gardner!
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2014
Thankful to Mrs Gardner for all of her help!
Mrs Gardner took care of our bankruptcy. She was extremely knowledgable in both the chapter 7 and 13 and helped me to figure out which one was the best at helping our family. She was even able to get 2 mortgage liens stripped because my house was no longer worth the amount of the two equity loans. She was wonderful at making us feel comfortable and always quick at replying to our emails or calling us back when we had questions. I stopped in the office to get her help with out an appointment when I was panicked over my husband having his clearance taken because of our financial problems and she brought me right into her office and wrote a letter for us and made copies of paperwork for us and calmed me down as she worked with her scheduled clients in other offices. Mrs Gardner saved my husbands clearance and helped us save our home with our bankruptcy! She is wonderful!
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Posted by Ron | April 8, 2014
Will be my future choice in any legal matter.
Was most helpful in a Chap 7 bankruptcy following loss of employment. Her skill enabled me to retain my automobiles and two residential properties through the bankruptcy. Her advice enabled me to complete loan modifications on both mortgages successfully, even though she did not represent me in either process. The positive outcome of the bankruptcy far exceeded my expectations and prevented what could have been a real disaster.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Merna Law Group, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Intern
  • The Merna Law Group, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Intern
  • Debbie Sagedy
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Intern
  • Senator John W. Warner
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Intern
  • Congressman Owen Pickett
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • Regent University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2005

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Reader's Choice Award for Best Law Firm (selected cities)
  • The Virginian Pilot
  • 2011
  • Reader's Choice Award for Best Law Firm
  • The Virginian Pilot & HamptonRoads.com
  • 2009
  • Reader's Choice Award for Best Law Firm
  • The Virginian Pilot & HamptonRoads.com
  • 2008
  • Reader's Choice Award for Best Law Firm
  • The Virginian Pilot & HamptonRoads.com
  • 2007
  • Reader's Choice Award for Best Law Firm
  • The Virginian Pilot & HamptonRoads.com
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Genene is very thorough and professional. She is extremely knowledgeable about her field and is always willing to help out a fellow attorney. She cares about her clients and always does her best to solve any problems they are having."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Gardner has an excellent courtroom presence and has a great reputation among her fellow attorneys!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mrs. Garder is a wonderful attorney and excellent mentor. She is well versed in her practice areas and I can always go to her for questions or advice about a particular case or matter. She is a patient and understanding advocate for her clients. I feel lucky to be able to learn from her experience and knowledge."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Genene Gardner is an outstanding attorney. She genuinely empathizes with her clients; they are not just another case to her. She has a deep knowledge of bankruptcy law and is committed to getting her clients' cases right every time. She is trusted by her clients and colleagues, and is always willing to give thoughtful counsel. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Saunders is one of those exceptional lawyers that brings more than just great legal insight to her practice. She also brings a sincere caring and interest in the client and their situation. I have repeated hear glowing remarks from her clients and other attorneys about her empathy, legal ability and exceptional performance in the court room. I highly recommend Ms Saunders."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Genene is a passionate advocate for her clients. She is diligent, prepared and quick on her feet. These are all qualities that litigators should possess."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Ms. Saunders in court on numerous occasions. She has always provided the highest level of representation for her clients. Ms. Saunders clearly understands the issues involved in her cases and handles herself well in difficult situations."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Saunders' work for her clients regarding bankruptcy and family law matters is of the highest quality. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable in the areas in which she specializes, but she offers caring and compassionate advice to ease her clients through their difficult times."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Saunders is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse her legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have the pleasure of working with Genene on a daily basis, and have a great deal of respect for her commitment and ability as an attorney. She is well-versed in family law matters. In addition, she is very experienced in matters relating to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases."
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