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John Gerth Merna

Member
The Merna Law Group, P.C.
3623 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Peer Rating
4.5 of 5.0
Client Rating
4.4 of 5.0
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Bankruptcy; Divorce; Family Law; Wills; Trusts and Estates
University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1981; University of Arizona, M.A., 1986
Law School
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1991
Admitted
1992, Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1995, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1996, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1997, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
ISLN
913984961
Peer Reviews (11)
AV Rated
4.5/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Bankruptcy, Family Law, Consumer Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Litigation and Debtor Bankruptcy
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.6/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.5/5
Judgment
4.5/5
Communication Ability
4.5/5
Legal Experience
4.5/5
Peer Reviews (11)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 03/28/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 03/23/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 03/23/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/28/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 03/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John is an excellent attorney who provides high quality representation for his clients.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Member on 03/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
John consistently seeks innovative ways to maximize the value of the bankruptcy relief he seeks for his clients.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Member on 03/03/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
2.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/02/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
2/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Bankruptcy and Family Law
4.4 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
4.4
Responsiveness
4.4
Quality of Service
4.4
Value for Money
4.2
  • Data based on 5 reviews
  • Recommended by 4 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 02/20/12
Posted by a Consumer on 02/20/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Not sure what Brenda's title is with the firm but she was a Angel sent from heaven. She was so on top of my case and even when it was complete she was still there to answer any questions or concerns that I had. She's a wonderful asset to the firm.
Posted by a Consumer on 02/20/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Made this process (bankruptcy) as easy as possible. Helped me understand the process. Wonderful staff. Answered all my questions with prompt responses.
Posted by a Consumer on 02/15/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Just keep providing the type of service you do. You business values are based off reliability and service. Today’s law offices just don't offer that kind of experience. Didn’t have to worry about anything!!! Just being able to go on with my normal life and know that all my issues are well taken care of is a relief in itself.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/14/11
2.5 out of 5.0  
My husband signed a Letter of Re-Affirmation for his car loan so that it would not be included in the bankruptcy. Mr. Merna's office failed to file this letter with the lienholder prior to us going to court and our bankruptcy being discharged. Therefore, the bank would not recognize the letter and my husband's banking privileges were revoked. Bankruptcy was discharged in May of '09, letter wasn't filed with the bank until Aug of '09.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/03/10
4.3 out of 5.0  
excellent
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