Anna Ernest, EsquireAttorney
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ANNA ERNEST, the proud owner of Ernest Law Group PLC, is a highly sought-after and recognized advocate. She represents Clients in complex Immigration Law matters, difficult Family Law cases, and Personal Injury. She also has extensive courtroom experience in federal civil litigation.
Ms. Ernest is regarded as a determined, assertive, innovative, and client-dedicated attorney. For her substantial accomplishments, Ms. Ernest has been consistently voted by her peers as a “Super Lawyer,” named “Virginia’s Legal Elite,” recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Coastal Virginia Magazine, selected to the list of “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers, received a “Superb Rating” from Avvo.com, amongst many other distinctions. Ms. Ernest has also been interviewed numerous times by television and print media, including NBC, The Virginia Lawyers Weekly and The News Channel 3, regarding her publicized cases and in search of her professional opinion on legal issues affecting cases both nationally and in Virginia.
Ms. Ernest is also among a select few attorneys in the country practicing in the area of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), a method used by so many who are unable to conceive on their own, and which includes contractual agreements for an egg donor, sperm donor, and/or gestational carrier. A fast-changing area of law, Ms. Ernest counsels couples and individuals on the legal issues involved in utilizing ART before drafting a contract that meets their specific and unique needs.
Courtroom and award success aside, Ms. Ernest values the relationships she builds with her clients and remains a caring and honest legal advocate, striving to address each client’s concerns and goals within their unique situation.
Ms. Ernest was born and raised in Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia, and for the past fifteen years she has lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was during her first visit to the United States in 2004, that Ms. Ernest realized her life’s dream. When she observed her first court hearing, she became fascinated how the integrity of the American judicial system gave every citizen a voice and a chance to right a wrong, regardless of their background. Ms. Ernest returned to the United States in 2006 and worked hard at becoming fluent in English, getting accepted to law school, becoming a citizen, and then passing the Virginia State Bar and becoming a licensed attorney in 2013. Ms. Ernest believes that America is truly a unique country that provides opportunities for everyone, and she is proud to represent the American Dream come true.