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Robert has been practicing law in Panama City and the Surrounding areas for 12 years. He grew up in the Memphis, Tennessee area and is the son of a Bay County native. Robert spent much of his summer vacations split between the beautiful shores of Panama City Beach and the small town life of Wewahitchka visiting family. It was these summer vacations that shaped his desire to live and work in our beautiful community.

Robert earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Florida before moving on to Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville to receive his Juris Doctorate. After a short Certified Legal Internship in the Jacksonville Public Defender’s Office, Robert accepted a position with the Bay County Public Defender’s Office here in Panama City.

After many years of helping the less fortunate, Robert felt the need and desire to provide help to the families in the community in which he lived, so he went into private practice to work at The Virga Law Firm in the Spring of 2016. Robert understands that going through a divorce or child custody battle can be a stressful time for a client and he strives to make the experience as painless as possible. Robert is a member of the St. Andrew’s Bay Inn of Court and since joining the firm Robert has been recognized as a 2017 member of the Lawyers of Distinction in Family and Divorce. Robert recognizes that each of his clients has their own set of goals for their case and will work tirelessly to achieve those goals. Robert has spent the last 12 years honing his skills in the courtroom in both jury and non-jury trials, and will not back down in a courtroom.

It’s always been Robert’s philosophy to help those in and around the community you live in, and with the Bay County Public Defender’s Office he was able to provide help to those less fortunate protect their constitutional right to a legal defense.

When Robert is not in the courtroom, you may catch him enjoying the natural beauty of the Shell Island area, Econfina Creek, or Panama City Beach. Robert is also a huge college sports fan and often travels to see the Gators play football, basketball, and baseball among other sports. Robert enjoys giving back to the community, he participates in multiple charity events throughout the community, such as: Toys for Kids, Corks and Canvases, and Bowling for Kid’s Sake. Robert is a member of the St. Andrew’s School Advisory Board and is always an enthusiastic volunteer for the charity works the Virga Law Firm hosts.

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    “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 ...”

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