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Whether you have delinquent receivables or are being sought by creditors, the experienced attorneys at Riddle & Hanna can devise a collection strategy specifically tailored to your needs. Our team prides itself on being able to analyze your legal… Read More

Criminal Defense

Facing a criminal charge can be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life, but it’s not something you should ever face alone. The first critical decision you’ll have to make is who to bring into battle with you. At Riddle & Hanna, ou… Read More

Disputes & Litigation

Unlike in a criminal matter, the civil justice system allows a private party to file a lawsuit against another party. Civil disputes come in in all shapes and sizes, and whether you are running a business or are simply a private consumer, you are bou… Read More

Estate Planning / Estate Litigation

Everyone needs it and no one likes to think about it, but proper estate planning is the best gift you can give your loved ones. It is never too early for proper planning and, as life changes, frequent reviews are a prudent step. Whether you have a si… Read More

Family Law & Divorce

No matter what issue or combination of issues you may be facing, the experienced Newport News family law attorneys at Riddle & Hanna understand you are going through a very difficult time in your life. Whether you’re in the midst of a heated cu… Read More


Bringing families together – that’s the goal of family-based immigration. It allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to petition on behalf of certain family members for entry into the U.S., authorization to work, and, ultimately, stat… Read More

Intellectual Property

In the digital world, significant assets are no longer just brick and morter but now include Intellectual Property. This property includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing agreements. Few local law firms are equipped to handle the intri… Read More

Landlord / Tenant

The attorneys at Riddle & Hanna have decades of experience representing commercial and residential landlords, including owners and property managers, with respect to a wide range of leasing matters. Based in Newport News, Virginia, our team of la… Read More

Military Law

We understand the many sacrifices military members and their families make every day. When it comes to legal problems, these heroes face unique challenges. The military has its own court system and follows its own laws, regulations and policy. Even w… Read More

Personal Injury

Suffering an injury through no fault of your own can cause an incredible amount of stress. In addition to dealing with the pain caused by your injury, you may be facing mounting medical bills and unplanned expenses, all while being unable to work. At… Read More


The probate process can be a minefield of regulations, commissioner approvals, accountings, and penalties. All of this is on top of the grieving and emotional toll of losing a family member. We offer all levels of service for those trying to wrap up… Read More

Real Estate

The purchase of a home is one of the largest investments a family will make. This process involves reviewing hundreds of pages of documents and committing to making payments for the next 30 years. Surprisingly, many people never consult with an attor… Read More

Traffic Tickets

Virginia is one of the most aggressive states in the country when it comes to the enforcement of traffic violations. No matter whether you get a ticket for a minor infraction like running a red light, or a serious misdemeanor like reckless driving or… Read More

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