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Attorney Hyatt Browning Shirkey

Hyatt Browning Shirkey

  • President

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Protection
  • Traffic Defense
  • Civil Law
  • Juvenile And Domestic Relations District Court JDR
  • Criminal Law And DUI Defense


  • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • Juris Doctorate - 06/2010
  • Liberty University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2007
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: National Honor Society in Psychology, Member
    • Honors: American Debate Association National Championship, Tie for First Place
    • Honors: Cross-Examination Debate Association National Championship, Third Place
    • Honors: Student Court, Student Representative on the University's Disciplinary Review Board
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: Relationships

Bar Admission

  • Virginia
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia

Published Works

Representative Cases

  • Virginia Court of Appeals: Commonwealth v. Ray, Record No. 0975-19-3 (2019)
  • Virginia Court of Appeals: Jones v. Commonwealth, 0281-18-3 (2019)


  •’s Choice Award (2016-2019)
  • Super Lawyer’s Magazine--Rising Star (2018-2020)
  • AI Magazine-2017’s Leading Adviser in Consumer Law—Virginia
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys—Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 (2018-2019)

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Christian Legal Society, Treasurer
  • Public Service Fellowship, Volunteer
  • National College Paralegal Studies Program, Chair
  • General Counsel for Fathers for the Fatherless, Volunteer

Past Positions

  • Fathers for the Fatherless, General Counsel (pro bono) (04/2012—Present) ,  In-house legal counsel regarding non-profit corporation law, immigration law, and international law
  • Roanoke City Office of the Public Defender, Assistant Public Defender (04/2011—08/2014)
  • National College, Paralegal Studies Program Director and Instructor (02/2011—02/2012)
  • Hon. James L. Graham, Judge, U.S. Dist. Ct. for the S. Dist. of Ohio, Summer Extern (05/2009—08/2009)

Professional Associations

  • National College Paralegal Studies Program, American Bar Association accreditation, Chair
  • Sub-Committee Chair: Virginia State Bar Committee on Technology and the Practice of Law
  • Roanoke County/Salem Bar Association

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Guardian ad litem for Children
  • Guardian ad litem for Incapacitated Adults
  • Indigent Defense Counsel, Adult Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Indigent Defense Counsel, Juvenile Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Researcher by the Congressional Research Service