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Wayne Edmond Holcomb

About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. Family: 25%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Edmund Mazur Jr.

    I had the opportunity to meet Wayne at a recent legal conference. He and I had the opportunity to discuss the nuances of Family Law in Virginia and I was left impressed. I would recommend Wayne to friends in Virginia if they ever needed a dedicated family attorney to assist them.


    Matthew Mazur Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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  • Brian J Gillette

    Attorney Holcomb seeks to reduce his clients' stress by educating them and keeping them informed of the status of their cases. Check out his educational website and learn the answers to your questions.


    Brian Gillette Social security Attorney
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Contact info

Holcomb Law, P.C.

501 Village Avenue
Suite 104
Yorktown/Newport News, VA, 23693


VAAuthorized to practice law200803/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Peninsula WinnerTwo Daily Press People's Choice Awards: Family and Criminal Law2015
Who's Who of Distinguished AlumniWho's Who Legal2015
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Premier AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Certified MemberTrial Masters2015
Family Law Book AwardVirginia State Bar, Family Law Section2008
Mediator MentorVirginia Conflict Resolution Center2006
Certified Family MediatorVirginia Supreme Court2005
Military Volunteer of the YearVOLUNTEER Hampton Roads2005
Mediator Rookie of the YearVirginia Conflict Resolution Center2004
Certified General MediatorVirginia Supreme Court2004
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Navy2000
Navy Commendation MedalU.S. Navy1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHolcomb Law, P.C.2012 - Present
Managing PartnerHolcomb & Carmines, P.C.2011 - 2012
FounderPoquoson Law Group, P.C.2010 - 2011
Associate AttorneyPender & Coward, PLLC2008 - 2010
Pilot and Legal OfficerU. S. Navy1986 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial MastersCertified Member2015 - Present
Poquoson School BoardBoard Member2015 - Present
Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2014 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Association of Premier DUI AttorneysMember2013 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
CASA of Newport NewsCounsel and President of Board2013 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Newport News Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
York County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Virginia State BarAttorney Member2008 - Present
Lawyers in MENSAMember2004 - Present
Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton RoadsBoard Member2010 - 2013
KiwanisMember2010 - 2014
Conflict Resolution Center of SE VirginiaBoard of Directors2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Military Custody CasePhysical Custody to the Military Father.
Commonwealth v. ClientClient Not Guilty
Jurisdiction for a Custody DisputeJurisdiction for custody will stay in Virginia in accordance with a provision of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Virginia Conflict Resolution CenterGeneral and Family MediationCertification2004
Virginia State BarFee Dispute ResolutionCertification2004
Old Dominion UniversityAlternate Dispute ResolutionMBA - Master of Business Administration2001
Oral Roberts UniversityLiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Restoration Youth ConferenceWhy a Career in the Law?2013
Mediation Continuing Education TrainingMediation and the Military Divorce2009