Tatiana Mendez


DSC_8084TATIANA MENDEZ is a bilingual attorney (English and Spanish). She lives with her husband, her two sons, two dogs and one cat in Norfolk, VA. Ms. Mendez is known for her tenaciousness in court, coupled with her calm and caring personality. She is active in local community theater, enjoys yoga and playing outside, and considers herself a taco-aficionado.

Education & Experience:

She has a B.S. degree in Psychology and a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her collegiate experience includes an internship with the Central Intelligence Agency and study abroad in Spain at the University of Salamanca (top score in the International Fluency Exam for Spanish Translators). Ms. Mendez received her law degree from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach. During law school, she volunteered as a tutor for juveniles at the Norfolk Detention Center and as a Student Bar Association mentor. She also interned for a year for the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Norfolk, VA.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

Completed General Mediation Training

Honored as one of the “Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40” by the American Society of Legal Advocates

Rated 9.8 (Superb) and also given the Client’s Choice Award for Family Law and Criminal Law by Avvo

Honored as a Top Attorney in the Hampton Roads area by Coastal Virginia Magazine

Honored by the National Trial Lawyer’s “Top 40 Under 40”

Regular Columnist in The Champion, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ quarterly publication for its attorney members

Working towards full Virginia Supreme Court certification as a Mediator for General and Family Law cases

Virginia State Bar

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association

Practice Areas:

Family Law


Criminal Misdemeanor Defense


Where Admitted & Qualified to Practice:

All Virginia courts

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia