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Why Choose The Virga Law Firm, P.A.?

Highly Rated Florida Divorce Attorneys

When it comes to choosing a law firm to handle your divorce or family law case, you need to choose very carefully. Hiring an experienced and diligent law firm can save you time and money, both immediately and long-term. Also, the outcome of your family law case is likely to have an effect upon you, your children, and your family for many years to come. You need to choose a law firm that genuinely cares about you and that protects your rights and interests.

You can count on The Virga Law Firm, P.A. to exceed your expectations.

Our Experience, Accolades & Philosophies

At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we offer a team that has been awarded numerous times for our legal ability and our commitment to excellence. We have a passion when it comes to helping clients get through difficult matters such as alimony, child support, child custody, equitable distribution, and more.

We aim to take the guessing out of the equation for you. This can be a confusing time and you probably have a lot of questions. With our team on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing we take the time to ease your concerns and answer any questions you may have so you know what to expect next.

Reasons to Choose The Virga Law Firm, P.A.:

  • 80+ Years of Combined Experience
  • Around-the-Clock Availability
  • Customized, Results-Driven Strategies
  • Affordable Consultations
  • Same-Day Appointments
  • A Track Record of Success

We understand that family issues can be emotionally draining and overwhelming. As our client, you can be sure that we will help you remain calm and level-headed throughout the process, which in turn will help you can make well-informed decisions for yourself and your family.

The Virga Law Firm, P.A. is here to help you and your family in any way possible. When you need a trusted advocate the most, trust in our firm. Move on to the next chapter of your life with our team of attorneys on your side.

Our Awards & Honors Include:

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars®
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best (2016)

From start to finish, we can be trusted to stand by your side through the difficult process. Our wide range of practice areas means we have most likely handled a situation like yours before. And even though you have your own unique situation and your own goals to which we tailor our strategy, we are fully prepared to handle any case that you may have.

Begin your case today! Call (800) 822-5170 to consult a skilled Florida divorce lawyer.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • Gerard Virga
    Gerard Virga Founder
    Gerard Virga

    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. Read More

  • Michael Ray Goodson
    Michael Ray Goodson Attorney
    Michael Ray Goodson

    Michael Ray Goodson is a distinguished Attorney and Counselor at Law at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. An Orlando native, Michael studied Psychology and Music Performance at the University of Florida. He later studied Family Law and Criminal law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. After graduation, Michael worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Panama City, where he was able to help victims and their families who were affected by crime. He later joined the team at The Virga Law Firm, P.A., where he now practices criminal defense and family law. Additionally, Michael is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. Read More

  • Christopher Melendez
    Christopher Melendez Attorney
    Christopher Melendez

    Christopher Melendez joined The Virga Law Firm in 2016. He brings years of conflict resolution skills he learned a business manager, superb legal writing and research ability, and previous experience in saving both homes and families in counties all over the state of Florida. Read More

  • Robert Boyette
    Robert Boyette Attorney
    Robert Boyette

    Robert Grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and is the oldest son to a Panama City Native. He spent his summers as a child vacationing with his parents and visiting relatives in Panama City Beach. He attended the University of Florida where he received his Bachelor’s degree. After receiving his Bachelor’s Robert attended Law School at Florida Coastal School of Law where he completed his Juris Doctorate in 2005. After Law School, Robert accepted a position with the Public Defender’s Office in Panama City where he worked to tirelessly defend people with no means to defend themselves. Robert began working at The Virga Law Firm in Spring of 2016. Read More

  • William J. “West” Ritchie
    William J. “West” Ritchie Attorney
    William J. “West” Ritchie

    William J. “West” Ritchie is a managing attorney for The Virga Law Firm’s Pensacola office. He is well-versed in storm and hurricane insurance claims, construction defect litigation, BP oil spill claims, and insurance defense litigation. Mr. Ritchie has represented clients in the Panhandle for the past 28 years. Some of his current practice areas include Hurricane claims, Construction Defect Litigation, B.P. claims and Insurance Defense Litigation. After Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle in October 2018, he got right to work to hear the stories of claimants who needed to file homeowners’ insurance claims but did not know where to begin. Read More

  • Jenna Garmon
    Jenna Garmon Attorney
    Jenna Garmon

    Jenna Garmon is an associate attorney at The Virga Law Firm’s Panama City Beach office. Attorney Garmon earned her law degree from The Florida State University College of Law. Prior to law school, Garmon earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Ottawa (Canada), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. Read More

  • Lee McArthur Scott
    Lee McArthur Scott Attorney
    Lee McArthur Scott

    After graduating in 1990, she was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida. Subsequently, she moved to Washington D.C. where she completed the coursework for a Master of Law and Letters (LLM) in Government Contracts at George Washington University. While in attendance, she clerked for the United States Claims Court working on Section 1983 litigation. Read More

  • Alenna Trusik
    Alenna Trusik Attorney
    Alenna Trusik

    After earning a B.A. in English from Florida State University, Ms. Trusik went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the university’s College of Law. She graduated with honors in 2004, and her excellent academic performance earned her induction into the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. She began practicing law in Tallahassee shortly thereafter and now has over a decade of courtroom experience. Read More

  • Gerard Virga
    Gerard Virga Founder
  • Michael Ray Goodson
    Michael Ray Goodson Attorney
  • Christopher Melendez
    Christopher Melendez Attorney
  • Robert Boyette
    Robert Boyette Attorney
  • William J. “West” Ritchie
    William J. “West” Ritchie Attorney
  • Jenna Garmon
    Jenna Garmon Attorney
  • Lee McArthur Scott
    Lee McArthur Scott Attorney
  • Alenna Trusik
    Alenna Trusik Attorney

What Our Clients Say

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

    A Divorce Client

  • “Mr. Virga treated me with professionalism and fought my case well!”

    A Divorce Client

  • “Gerard is smarter than 95% of people I know, including lawyers.”

    Adam Ellis, Litigation Lawyer

  • “It was a blessing for me to have Gerard on my side during the divorce!”

    Visi, A Divorce Client

  • “Gerard is a brilliant attorney and he's the one you want on your side!”

    Rusty Shepard, Criminal Defense Attorney

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

    A Divorce Client

  • “The clients I refer to Mr. Virga are always satisfied with and complimentary of his services.”

    Joseph Turner, Criminal Defense Attorney

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

    A Divorce Client

  • “Mr. Virga not only accepted me as a client, but he took my case to heart.”

    A Litigation Client

  • Top 10 Family Law Law Firm
  • Attorney Top 40 Under 40
  • Best of Bay
  • The National Advocates
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Lawyers
  • 10 Best by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys | 2016

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