Like many of you, I ain't from around these parts... I was stationed here as a Navy pilot, and when I retired, I became a Virginia resident. I think life is good in Hampton Roads. My own small hometown in Kansas has now grown to a bustling population of 331, but it was less urban in my youth! My midwestern family has been farmers and blue collar workers for as far back as we know.
I grew up in farm houses without indoor plumbing. Imagine where the "bathroom" was! Then we moved to a trailor house. I see now that, as far as amenities go, I was about a generation behind the rest of America, but it was not until I went to college, and saw what others had, that I realized how rural and poor we were. I really didn’t care. Still don't. Neither should you.
Nearly everything I know that matters today I learned in church. I learned about service, that God is concerned about hurting people, and we should be too. I learned that we all have a destiny, a “calling,” for which we were born and built to achieve for God’s glory and our personal fulfillment. You have one too.
I attended Oral Roberts University for my undergraduate degree. There I served as a Wing Chaplain and a Resident Advisor and lead missionary teams to various parts of the world in the summers. I became the first person in my family ever to graduate from college.
For the next era of my life, for 20 years, I flew airplanes off aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy and served as a Naval Officer. I ended my career with more than 200 arrested landings on aircraft carriers. (By the way, do you know the definition of a successful carrier arrested landing? You walk away!) I also served as a squadron Legal Officer.
While serving on active duty, I was able to complete my Master’s Degree, an MBA, from Old Dominion University, working during the days and attending classes at night. When you start from nothing, you need to work hard to change your life. It was here, in graduate school, that I discovered mediation. What if Court was our last option, rather than the first?
Just before I retired from the Navy here in Virginia, I enrolled in law school at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach on the G.I. Bill. I had planned and waited for this day for nearly 20 years. I did not miss the school’s mantra about the law: “It’s More than a Profession; It’s a Calling.”
At Holcomb Law, we begin with service, with the giving. This is why we offer free information, and a lot of it, in a profession which traditionally guards such information because lawyers should "charge for legal advice."
At Holcomb Law, we recognize that we are here for you, not you for us. We want you to know what to do. It's more than our tagline, “You Matter Here” is how we live and work. It’s not just a law firm, It’s a Calling.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2008||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Peninsula Winner||Two Daily Press People's Choice Awards: Family and Criminal Law||2015|
|Who's Who of Distinguished Alumni||Who's Who Legal||2015|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Premier Attorney||American Academy of Trial Attorneys||2015|
|Certified Member||Trial Masters||2015|
|Family Law Book Award||Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section||2008|
|Mediator Mentor||Virginia Conflict Resolution Center||2006|
|Certified Family Mediator||Virginia Supreme Court||2005|
|Military Volunteer of the Year||VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads||2005|
|Mediator Rookie of the Year||Virginia Conflict Resolution Center||2004|
|Certified General Mediator||Virginia Supreme Court||2004|
|Meritorious Service Medal||U.S. Navy||2000|
|Navy Commendation Medal||U.S. Navy||1999|
|Owner||Holcomb Law, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Holcomb & Carmines, P.C.||2011 - 2012|
|Founder||Poquoson Law Group, P.C.||2010 - 2011|
|Associate Attorney||Pender & Coward, PLLC||2008 - 2010|
|Pilot and Legal Officer||U. S. Navy||1986 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Trial Masters||Certified Member||2015 - Present|
|Poquoson School Board||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Better Business Bureau||Member||2014 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2014 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys||Member||2013 - Present|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|CASA of Newport News||Counsel and President of Board||2013 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Newport News Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|York County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|Lawyers in MENSA||Member||2004 - Present|
|Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads||Board Member||2010 - 2013|
|Kiwanis||Member||2010 - 2014|
|Conflict Resolution Center of SE Virginia||Board of Directors||2010 - 2012|
|Military Custody Case||Physical Custody to the Military Father.|
|Commonwealth v. Client||Client Not Guilty|
|Jurisdiction for a Custody Dispute||Jurisdiction for custody will stay in Virginia in accordance with a provision of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.|
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|Create Space Publishing||How Much Trouble Am I In Now?! The Shocking Truth About Reckless Driving In Virginia. (Book)||2016|
|PR Buzz||Wayne Holcomb, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on Footwear in DUI Cases||2015|
|www.attorneyholcomb.com||Top Five Essential Tips for Avoiding an Ugly Divorce||2014|
|1800criminaldefense.com||Charged with a Crime in Virginia: What do I do now?||2014|
|holcombfamilylaw.com||Family Law Myths||2014|
|www.holcombfamilylaw.com||Child Custody 101: What Are My Rights as a Custodial Parent?||2014|
|www.attorneyholcomb.com||Expungement in Virginia: Why Do I Care?||2014|
|holcombfamilylaw.com||Five Reasons You May Need a Family Lawyer.||2014|
|holcombfamilylaw.com||What Wayne, Colleen, and the Holcomb Law Team Can Do For You During a Divorce||2014|
|holcombfamilylaw.com||Can My Spouse Claim Retirement Benefits in a Divorce?||2014|
|holcombfamilylaw.com||How Expensive Is Getting a Divorce?||2014|
|Regent University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Virginia Conflict Resolution Center||General and Family Mediation||Certification||2004|
|Virginia State Bar||Fee Dispute Resolution||Certification||2004|
|Old Dominion University||Alternate Dispute Resolution||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2001|
|Oral Roberts University||Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|