Gerard Virga

Founder

Gerard Virga
  • Biography

    Biography

    Attorney Gerard Virga is the founder at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. He truly understands that dealing with family law issues can be one of the most stressful experiences that a person can face, which can create a great deal of anxiety. This is why we have devoted our practice to helping individuals who need help working towards an effective resolution for their family law case. When it comes to protecting the rights of my clients, Attorney Virga is relentless and steadfast, from start to finish.

    During his legal career — which spans more than a decade — Attorney Virga has represented hundreds of clients, and he has treated each case with the respect, attention, and discretion it deserves. In handling your case, our entire firm relies on a network of potential experts to build the strongest case possible. It is our goal to help make your own personal experience less overwhelming for you and your family.

    Attorney Virga spent his formative years in Birmingham, Alabama, and moved to Panama City when he was 8. His family already had ties to the community. After graduating from the University of Florida, Attorney Virga continued his education at Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, in Birmingham, Alabama, where he obtained his law degree. At Cumberland, he was awarded Scholar of Merit for being in the top of his class in several subjects, including Torts II, Federal Civil Procedure, and Federal Criminal Procedure II. He was also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association National Trial Team, National Civil Trial Team and Trial Board, as well as an Associate Editor of American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

    He is honored to have served as a member of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions' staff in Washington D.C., where his primary duty was to advise Senator Sessions on legal issues. After completing work for Senator Sessions, Attorney Virga had the privilege of representing the people of Florida as an Assistant Attorney General under Attorney General Charlie Crist. After leaving the Attorney General's Office, he became an associate for a franchise litigation firm in Tallahassee, Florida. After several years away from home in Panama City, Florida, he returned and founded The Virga Law Firm, P.A., a firm committed to pursuing legal excellence in family and divorce law cases.

  • Education

    Education

    • University of Florida - B.A. History
    • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law - J.D. Degree
  • Awards & Recognitions

    Awards & Recognitions

    • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award - Florida Supreme Court (2007, 2008)
  • Professional Memberships

    Professional Memberships

    • Florida Bar
    • Federal District Court, Northern District Court of Florida
    • Florida, Family Law Section