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About me

I have been practicing law in Virginia since 2004. After graduating from Regent Law School in 2003.  I have represented hundreds of Hampton Roads’ residents in the areas of traffic law, criminal law, divorce, juvenile law, domestic relations and bankruptcy law.

I am  originally from Southwest Virginia where he graduated second in his high school class. He went on to receive a BBA in accounting at The College of William & Mary.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    12 years, 300 cases
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    12 years, 100 cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%
    12 years, 600 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    12 years, 150 cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



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  • Wayne Edmond Holcomb

    I endorse this lawyer. I have witnessed Michael representing an extremely difficult client and doing so with grace, maintaining his advocacy while still remaining balanced and circumspect opposing Counsel in an attempt to garner an equitable settlement for his client. He is an experienced and trusted advocate.


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Contact info

Law Office of Steven D. Barnette, P.C.

122 East Pembroke Ave
Hampton, VA, 23669


VAAuthorized to practice law200403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Steven Barnette2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of John W. Lee2011 - Present
Managing AttorneyGebhart & Associates2004 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
College of William and MaryAccountingBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1998