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Michelle Mordue Helms is a distinguished DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Family Law attorney who routinely handles cases throughout Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas.  

Her dedication to her clients, extensive knowledge of the law and her understanding of the applications of the law are what sets her apart from other lawyers.

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 31 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 opened her private law firm several years ago.  As head counsel, Attorney Helms makes each and every case important, focusing with confidence and determination to get the best outcome possible


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

Accredited Business - Better Business Bureau, A+ rating


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

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