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Gerard Virga

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Awards & Honors

  • "10 Best" – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • "Top Lawyer" – National Advocates
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" – National Advocates
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Florida
    • Bachelor's Degree


  • Law Clerk – United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • The Virga Law Firm, P.A.

Get to Know Gerard Virga

Gerard Virga received his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and then earned his juris doctorate from Cumberland School of Law.

Mr. Virga also had the distinguished honor of being a law clerk for former United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and an Assistant Attorney General under Attorney General Charlie Crist. Following his legal service to the State of Florida and the United States, Mr. Virga returned home and opened The Virga Law Firm, P.A.

Mr. Virga is the lead attorney of The Virga Law Firm. The firm has grown to include law offices in Panama City, Fort Walton, Pensacola, Orlando, Destin, Panama City Beach, and Tallahassee Florida. Mr. Virga has routinely handled divorce and family law litigation for thousands of clients throughout Florida, having practiced in numerous counties and circuits throughout the state of Florida.

Mr. Virga has almost exclusively, devoted his practice to family law and divorce litigation. His reputation as an avid family law litigator was achieved by zealously representing thousands of clients in almost every type of family law case imaginable.

This attention to detail, compassion for clients, and aggressive representation has led to the expansion of his firm throughout Florida.

Among the many awards and accolades that Mr. Virga has received, he is most proud of being named in the “10 Best” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Mr. Virga has also been recognized by the National Advocates as a “Top Lawyer”, been given a distinguished honor by being named in the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”, and listed as a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star.

Lectures & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Virga has been contacted on numerous occasions by news agencies and newspapers to address and provide explanations and commentary of various family law issues affecting Floridians. Mr. Virga has also been sought out by local organizations and bar associations to speak on issues regarding divorce law, military divorce and collaborative law.

Community Involvement

In addition, Mr. Virga is dedicated to the community helping children in need, participating in community service with his wife. The Virga family is constantly active in fundraising efforts for charitable organizations that assist children. In keeping with Mr. Virga’s dedication to impacting the community, The Virga Law Firm participates in several fundraisers a year to help children that have been affected by violence or abuse.

Gerard Virga has built his reputation and that of his law firm on results, and taking pride in his commitment to his clients and their children. He is proud of the team of attorneys and legal staff that he has built at The Virga Law Firm, P.A.

  • Great service, very eager to help and fight for me in court.

    “I will definitely be recommending to anyone I know that needs a child custody or divorce attorney!”

    - A Divorce Client
  • He's a man of integrity and is willing to go above and beyond to get the results needed.

    “If you are looking for an attorney who is professional, honest, knowledgeable and responsive to your needs, Gerard Virga meets such requirements.”

    - A Divorce Client
  • He was a straight shooter and listened to my wants.

    “He responded to my messages promptly and I never felt rushed when speaking with him in meetings and phone conversations.”

    - A Divorce Client
  • He listened carefully to what I said.

    “He answered in a way that helped me understand the law better.”

    - A Divorce Client
  • Gerard is smarter than 95% of people I know, including lawyers.

    “Gerard is smarter than 95% of people I know, including lawyers. His intelligence combined with his work ethic make him an extremely effective advocate. Gerard is the kind of evil genius I'd want on my ...”

    - Adam Ellis, Litigation Lawyer
  • Gerard is a brilliant attorney and he's the one you want on your side!

    “Truly he is one of the smartest people I have met. I have found Gerard very knowledgeable on law and legal procedure, and am extremely impressed by his ability to devise and execute an aggressive ...”

    - Rusty Shepard, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Mr. Virga treated me with professionalism and fought my case well!

    “This lawyer treated me with professionalism, and fought for my case. His staff was excellent and Mr. Virga had an excellent understanding of the law. Mr. Virga also was a very real person, and not ...”

    - A Divorce Client
  • The clients I refer to Mr. Virga are always satisfied with and complimentary of his services.

    “I regularly refer family law and civil litigation cases to Mr. Virga because of his skill and knowledge of those areas of law. The clients I refer to Mr. Virga are always satisfied with and ...”

    - Joseph Turner, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Mr. Virga not only accepted me as a client, but he took my case to heart.

    “Mr. Virga represented me in a litigation matter. Mr. Virga not only accepted me as a client, but he took my case to heart. Mr. Virga developed and executed a masterful legal strategy that pummeled my ...”

    - A Litigation Client

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