Portsmouth Law Office of The Alliance Legal Group

Portsmouth Law Office of The Alliance Legal Group

The Portsmouth Law Office of the Alliance Legal Group is an established law firm with experienced Attorneys, having operated in Portsmouth for more than fifteen years. This Christian general practice law firm is located on Western Branch Blvd., almost directly across from Maryview Hospital and offers the following legal services:

Personal injury

Being located directly across from the Maryview Hospital and in the same building with Sentara out patient medical services, the Portsmouth Lawyer of the Alliance Legal Group is well positioned to assist many seriously injured clients with their personal injury and accident claims. Even though injuries resulting from auto accidents and slip and fall are the most common, The Alliance Legal Group offers representation for all aspects of personal injury claims. Personal injury tort law applies to any injury resulting from or caused by another, where the cause can be described as negligence, intentional wrong or strict liability including but not limited to: auto accidents, wrongful death, serious injury, product and property liability, workman's comp, medical malpractice and nursing home incidents. If you or a loved one have been injured through no fault of your own, we can help. Please call and let one of Personal Injury Lawyers give you a free case analysis.


The Attorney at our Portsmouth office of the Alliance Legal group assist clients with debt and credit related issues such as collection activity including but not limited to harassing mail and phone calls from creditors, judgments, warrants in debt, garnishments, repossessions and foreclosure Personal counseling for persons considering bankruptcy can include reviewing the possible alternatives such as debt workouts with your creditor, loan modifications, short sales and loan consolidations in addition to consideration of the protections afforded by the Bankruptcy code and the federal bankruptcy courts.

Alliance Legal group attorneys are admitted to, and are in good standing with the federal bankruptcy court and understand the difficulties facing clients going through the bankruptcy. It is not unusual for hard working responsible people to find themselves in tight financial situations owing to circumstances beyond their control. Bankruptcy is not something they should have to fear or be ashamed of. Protection under the US federal bankruptcy code is a right and can result in a livable budget or even a fresh start. It usually allows responsible individuals to resume productive lives. While bankruptcy is a serious and difficult decision, the experienced bankruptcy lawyers and professionals at the Alliance Legal Group can help you decide if it is right for you.

Family Law

Alliance Legal Group handles all aspects of Family Law including but not limited to: Divorce, Separation adoption, custody, visitation and child support. Because Family law matters involve such an important and emotionally charged area of the law, the selection of a competent and caring family law attorney can be crucial. Years of experience in dealing with families in difficult situations, from a Christian prospective, make the Portsmouth Alliance legal group lawyer the best choice for this difficult time. (The attorney for our Portsmouth office is also well versed in Military Divorce)

Traffic Law

All aspects including but not limited to: reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, speeding, dui, dwi, and other traffic infractions.

Criminal Defense

Alliance Legal Group defends clients in all areas of criminal law including but not limited to: felony, misdemeanor, arraignments, Bond hearings, domestic violence, drug charges. A Christian attorney can often be the right choice for families when minor children get involved with the wrong peer group and find themselves in trouble.

Estate Planning and Social Security

Estate lawyers in our Estate Planning department prepare wills, trusts, power of attorney and name changes.

Property and Real Estate

All aspects including but not limited to: contracts, closings, dispute settlement and litigation

A general practice Portsmouth attorney in a local law office provides easy access to legal solutions. Our local Portsmouth office is backed by a network of attorneys located in every Hampton roads City. The large number of attorneys gives your attorney to expertise in many practice areas. Portsmouth clients enjoy the best of both possibilities, local easily accessible service for a broad range of practice areas and attorneys with extensive experience in the particular practice areas. Your case is too important to trust to just any attorney and your time to valuable to spend trying to locate a lawyer with the exact experience needed for you particular matter. You can have an easily accessible Suffolk lawyer familiar with the Suffolk court system and judges with whom you have report and who has a specific interest in you and your case and still have an attorney on your case with extensive experience in the particular legal matter you are currently facing.

Portsmouth Law office

3568 Western Branch Blvd.

Portsmouth, VA


Portsmouth General District Court

3rd Judicial District of Virginia

P. O. Box 129

711 Crawford Street

Portsmouth, VA 23705-0129


Ms Lenna J. (Jody) Davis

email: LJDavis@courts.state.va.usPhone/Fax

Criminal: (757) 393-8681

Traffic: (757) 393-8506

Civil: (757) 393-8624

Fax: Criminal: (757) 393-8634

Fax: Traffic: (757) 393-8010

Fax: Civil: (757) 399-6736


Hon. Roxie O. Holder, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge

Hon. Morton V. Whitlow, Presiding Judge

Hon. Douglas B. Ottinger

Court Schedule

Criminal - Mon. - Fri.

8:00 a.m., Arraignments

9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Trials and Hearings

(Wed. & Fri. 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. trials in multiple


11:00 a.m., Trials (Business (except on Fri.))

12:00 noon, Probation Hearings (except on Wed.)

12:00 noon, Community Correction Hearings (Wed. only)

2:00 p.m., Trials

2:00 p.m., Trials (City Trials (Mon. only))


Mon. - Thurs.

8:30 a.m., In Custody Arraignments

Mon., Wed., & Thurs.

9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 2:00 p.m. - Trials


9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., Trials (Troopers)


8:00 a.m., In Custody and Out of Custody Arraignments

9:00 a.m., DIP, ASAP Violations

Civil - Mon. - Fri.


9:00 a.m., Pro Se Uncontested Cases

10:00 a.m., Pro Se High Volume Cases

11:00 a.m., Pro Se Contested Unlawful Detainer Cases

12:00 noon, Small Claims Docket

Tobacco Cases (1st Mon. of the Month)


9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 2:00 p.m.,

Contested Civil Cases


Civil Judge Hears Criminal Cases

(See Segmented Criminal Docket)


9:00 a.m., Attorney Uncontested Cases

10:00 a.m., Attorney High Volume Cases

11:00 a.m., Attorneys Contested Unlawful Detainer Cases

1:00 p.m., Interrogatories

2:00 p.m., Garnishments


Civil Judge Hears Criminal Cases

(See Segmented Criminal Docket)

12:00 noon, Court Services/ASAP


Portsmouth JDR Court

3rd Judicial District of Virginia

P. O. Box 1073

603 Crawford Street

Civic Center

Portsmouth, VA 23705-1073


Ms C. Sue Canady

email: SCanady@courts.state.va.usPhone/Fax

Phone: (757) 393-8851

Fax: (757) 393-5166


Hon. William S. Moore Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge

Hon. Joel P. Crowe, Presiding Judge

Hon. Alotha C. Willis, Presiding Judge

Court Schedule

Arraignments, Traffic/Status on summons

Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m.


Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m.


Mon., Tues., & Thurs., 10:00 a.m.

Adult Criminal

Mon., Tues., Wed., 10:00 a.m.


Mon., Wed., & Thurs., 10:00 a.m.


Tues., Wed., & Thurs., 10:00 a.m.

Foster Care, Dispositions, Reviews

Fri., 10:00 a.m.

Contested Matters

Mon. - Thurs., afternoons

Drivers' License Presentation

2nd Thurs. of month, 3:30 p.m.

Portsmouth Circuit Court

3rd Judicial District of Virginia

P. O. Box 1217

601 Crawford Street

Portsmouth, VA 23705-1217


Hon. Cynthia P. Morrison

email: CMorrison@courts.state.va.us

Phone: (757) 393-8671


Hon. James C. Hawks, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge

Hon. James A. Cales Jr., Presiding Judge

Hon. Kenneth R. Melvin, Presiding Judge

Hon. Johnny E. Morrison, Presiding Judge

Court Schedule

Terms begin, 1st Thursday, each month

Criminal docket call, 2:15 p.m.; 1st day of Term.

Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.

Civil cases set by agreement of counsel after consultation with the docket clerk (757-393-5373). Scheduling order required for civil cases.

Motions heard daily between 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. & every Friday, 10:00 a.m.

Court convenes 10:00 a.m.

Mediation is utilized in civil and domestic relations cases.

Docket control procedures adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4 and available on the website (www.portsmouthva.gov/circuitcourtclerk).

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