Law Office of Michelle Mordue Helms, Esq.

    Protecting your rights, your freedom, and your family

Michelle Mordue Helms is a graduate of Syracuse Law School and has practiced law in the Hampton Roads area since 2003. With over 28 years of experience and aggressive defense, Michelle has focused her practice on Criminal & Traffic Defense, DUI/DWI, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property & Asset Division, Juvenile Defense, Bond Hearings, Appeals, Expungements, Power of Attorneys, Advanced Medical Directives, Wills and Trusts, Quick Claim Deeds and Gift Deeds.


Michelle has litigation experience in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, General District Courts, and Circuit Courts for all of Hampton Roads. Additionally, she has appeared in the Virginia Appellate Court and the Virginia Supreme Court.

Michelle began 28 years ago as a Paralegal working with some of the best and most aggressive law firms in New York.  Once she received her law degree in New York, she practiced law with some of those same attorneys.  Making a move to Virginia Beach, she got her law license in the state of Virginia and began practicing with some of the top law firms in the Hampton Roads area.  She went into private practice a few years ago where she found she could offer more competitive retainer fees..


As a solo practitioner, Michelle has the flexibility to put her experience to work for you in an individualized fashion. She understands that your schedule may not allow for you to limit contact with your attorney to the standard business day and is willing to adjust her schedule to meet your needs.


    Syracuse University, J.D.  1997
    State University at Albany, B.A.  1985-1988
    Ithaca College School of Music, 1984-1985

Professional Organizations: 
    Virginia State Bar, since 2003

    Virginia Beach Bar Association

    Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association 

    Virginia State Courts
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia 

    United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Virginia State Supreme Court