Practice Areas


At Dunnigan & Messier, PC., our attorneys are up to date and ahead of the curve on the ever-changing laws in Newport News, Virginia. We use our trusted knowledgeable counsel to serve our clients, honestly, tenaciously and aggressively. If you have any questions about the practice areas listed, call us today immediately. If you are wondering whether or not you need an attorney, chances are that you do. To get a better understanding of the areas of law that Dunnigan & Messier, PC know inside and out, browse our list below for more thorough information for our primary practice areas:

Criminal / Traffic Defense

We have mounted successful defense against almost every category of felony and misdemeanor such as but not limited to: assault & battery, domestic violence, drug possessions, DUI, juvenile offenses, murder, homicide, robbery, and theft.

Medical Malpractice

We will hold the medical provider accountable for your serious injuries. The types of financial compensation you are legally able to pursue include medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, or wrongful death.

Personal Injury

When you have been hurt in an accident, you need time to recover from your injuries. This is exactly what we can give you by handling all of the legal implications associated with your accident while you heal.


Financial difficulty is stressful. When you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do, it helps to remember that you’re not alone. With the assistance of a bankruptcy attorney in Newport News, VA you can get the support you need as well as create a debt relief plan.

Family Law

Certain events such as divorce, adoption, or child custody, often require an understanding of the legal system to be successful. Experienced legal counsel can help you sift through the numerous issues to receive the best resolution for you.

Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits go to individuals who cannot work as a result of injury or lasting medical problems. Federal guidelines stipulate the disability or prevent one from maintaining gainful employment for the 12 months or more.

Workers Compensation

Individuals who suffer from work-related injuries and disease are eligible for compensation. However, the process to recoup all of the Workers Compensation benefits is at times difficult.