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.  In 1988, she began in New York.  She has practiced law in the Hampton Roads area since 2003. With over 31 years of experience and aggressive defense, Attorney Helms has focused her practice on Criminal & Traffic Defense, DUI/DWI, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Juvenile Defense, Bond Hearings, Appeals, Expungements, Power of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directives, Wills and Trusts, Quit Claim Deeds and Gift Deeds.


Attorney Helms has litigation experience in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, General District Court, and Circuit Court for all of Hampton Roads. Additionally, she has appeared in the Virginia Appellate Court and the Virginia Supreme Court.  She has an outstanding reputation and is well respected.

Michelle Mordue Helms began 30 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 several years ago.


As a solo practitioner, Attorney Helms has the flexibility to be competitive with fees and 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