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Our History

M&R Law

In 1979, among the legal profession’s myriad possibilities, Reeves W. Mahoney found his calling in family law.

Mr. Mahoney’s drive and passion for representing people during what can be one of the worst times of their lives define M&R Law’s ethos: providing clients compassionate, trustworthy, and intelligent representation so they can make smart decisions during sensitive times.

It was with these tenets in mind that Mr. Mahoney with Attorneys Shantell S. Nashatka and Andrew T. Richmond opened a boutique family law practice in Virginia Beach’s Town Center in January 2016. The three had worked together in the Domestic Relations Department of Poole Mahoney, PC, beforehand.

The firm, at first, dealt solely with domestic relations issues, including all forms of divorce, custody, visitation, spousal and child support, premarital agreements, and adoption. In May 2018, the firm added wills, trusts, estates, business and elder law to redefine family law and its offerings – to assist people from cradle to grave during life’s journey.

After Ms. Nashatka opened her own practice in March 2019, the firm was renamed to Mahoney & Richmond, PLLC.  

M&R Law’s attorneys are highly skilled at working with other professionals often needed during the divorce process, including accountants, real estate agents, psychologist, and guardians ad litem to help our clients obtain the best possible results, no matter the circumstances.

M&R Law’s award-winning attorneys each have earned a reputation for diligence and success in representing clients. They have been recognized locally and nationally as experienced, reputable and ethical lawyers who fight for what is right through the following prestigious organizations: Super Lawyers, U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers: Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers, Coastal Virginia and CoVa Biz magazines’ Top Lawyers in Family Law, Virginia Business Legal Elite in conjunction with the Virginia Bar Association, and Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV ratings.

It is vital during any time of change or upheaval in the family structure to hire the right family law attorney. Our lawyers and staff work together to make sure our clients understand their options moving forward. We understand the importance of having someone our clients can lean on, trust and respect while knowing the complexities of the law. We put family law first every day.

More importantly, we relish in the fact our clients are pleased with what we do for them, and return to us for further assistance with their legal, family law needs, and even refer us to their family and friends. That’s proof we do our job, and do it well.