Shemeka Hankins

Associate Attorney
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Shemeka Hankins is a Hampton Roads native and has put servicing the citizens at the forefront of her legal career. During her tenure as a Prosecutor for over 6 years with the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, she advocated for help for defendants suffering from mental health issues. She has received specialized training in the areas of domestic violence, driving under the influence and narcotics. Shemeka attended Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach and received her Juris Doctorate in 2011. She has very strong ties to her undergraduate Alma Mater, the College of William and Mary, where she graduated in 2004. Shemeka serves on a number of statewide organizations to improve the connection between lawyers and the community. She welcomes the opportunity to use her wealth of experience for the best outcome in your case.


  • College of William and Mary – BA
  • Regent University – JD
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney at Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney 2012–2018
  • Associate Attorney at The Law Office of Kenneth L. Singleton 2012
  • Public Practitioner of the Year South Hampton Roads Bar Association 2017
  • Significant Service Award Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference 2016
  • Significant Service Award Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference 2015
  • South Hampton Roads Bar Association, Current President
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference, Current Board of Governors Member
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Current Executive Board Member
  • Old Dominion Bar Association
  • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, Volunteer
  • Adventurers Master Guide Trainee

Speaking Engagements

  • Virginia State Bar, Solo and Small Practitioner Forum, Clerk's Panel on Local Practice and Procedure
  • Green Run High School 12th Annual African American Male Summit, Laws that Affect Kids

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