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Samuel W. Meekins, Jr., Attorney at Law

Samuel W. Meekins Jr. has spent his private practice career with Wolcott Rivers Gates. During that time he has been principally involved in litigation, both criminal and civil in federal and state courts. He has been selected as a “Legal Elite for civil litigation”, as a Virginia Super Lawyer, as a Top Attorney in Virginia and Hampton Roads and as an “AV” attorney by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Meekins was also honored by the Virginia Beach Bar Association with the Joseph L. Lyle, Jr. Professionalism Award.

Mr. Meekins has served his country as a decorated Viet Nam War veteran. He has served his community as Chairman of the Virginia Beach City School Board, President of the Virginia Beach Central Business District Association, and Campaign Chairman for the American Heart Association, Tidewater Chapter. He has served his profession as Chairman of the Virginia State Bar Litigation Section, and Vice-President of the Virginia State Bar Senior Lawyer’s Conference. He has served his firm as a President, Vice President, as a member of its Management Committee and as a mentor to younger lawyers. He is a husband of 40+ years with four now grown children and an ever increasing number of grandchildren.

“Fortunes are lost or gained in the contests of words and wills that are high stakes trials. I have spent my life as an athlete, soldier, community leader and trial attorney testing my limits and honing my skills. I have fought the hard fights-most times winning, sometimes losing, but always giving as good as I got. I have learned how to deal with the press, how to deal with stubborn opposition and how to work through sensitive situations with judges and juries. I have awards, peer accolades and scars to prove it. I am not who you need for every case. I am who you need when it really matters.” ~ Sam

 

Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
    J.D. (With Distinction)
    Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society
    Law Review: Campbell Law Review, Notes Editor,
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
    B.S.
    Honors: Dean’s List
    Major: Business Administration
  • “Zoning Finds Religion”, Virginia Lawyer, Vol. 54/No. 7
  • “Declarations Against Penal Interest”, Campbell Law Review
  • Joseph L. Lyle, Jr. Professionalism Award
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Vietnam Service Ribbon
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers”, 2017
  • Virginia State Bar, Litigation Section, Past President, Board of Governors
  • Virginia State Bar, Senior Lawyers Conference, Past Vice President
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
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  • Old Dominion University Alumni Board of Directors
  • Past President, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Virginia Beach Central Business District Association
  • Past Campaign Chairman, Tidewater Chapter, American Heart Association
  • Community United Methodist Church
  • Old Dominion University Alumni Board of Directors
  • “Zoning Finds Religion”, Virginia Lawyer, Vol. 54/No. 7
  • “Declarations Against Penal Interest”, Campbell Law Review
  • Joseph L. Lyle, Jr. Professionalism Award
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Vietnam Service Ribbon
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers”, 2017
  • Virginia State Bar, Litigation Section, Past President, Board of Governors
  • Virginia State Bar, Senior Lawyers Conference, Past Vice President
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • View More
  • Old Dominion University Alumni Board of Directors
  • Past President, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Virginia Beach Central Business District Association
  • Past Campaign Chairman, Tidewater Chapter, American Heart Association
  • Community United Methodist Church
  • Old Dominion University Alumni Board of Directors