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Not-Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder Jury Verdict
In a three-day trial at Portsmouth Circuit Court, our client, a 31-year-old man from Portsmouth, was acquitted of second-degree murder charges related to the February 2020 death of his three-month-old son. The defense, Shemeka Hankins, argued that there was insufficient evidence tying our client to the injuries and criticized the investigation's thoroughness, citing a lack of follow-up on the 911 call and failure to interview relevant individuals. This ultimately led to Ms. Hankins securing a NOT GUILTY verdict.
I had gotten into a bit of legal trouble and chose Invictus after several consultations.
I could not have been happier with my choice. They were non-judgmental, informed, and professional. Full dismissal!! Call these guys, do what they say and you'll have your best possible outcome.
Eric Leckie and his team are everything you expect and need from a law firm.
Eric's professionalism, confidence, and care led the way, and Tina and Alhena did a great job of shouldering all of the important communications and logistics. A well-honed organization. Highly recommended.
I highly recommend giving them a call, they will not disappoint.
This is my first time having been represented by a lawyer, I called quite a few companies to compare. For starters, communication is key. I ask a thousand questions per min. They were patient & very descriptive in detail to make sure there was no confusion. I could message them at any given hour and there was someone there to help. There is a confidential app that protects the information shared between my lawyer & l. Very useful. Pam initially was so pleasant on the phone with me and was sure to answer all of my questions and if she didn’t have an answer she was sure to find one. They allowed me to come in and simply do a meet and greet. The atmosphere of the office is serene; I felt welcomed to be there. I love that there is always someone there to assist. I was so stressed about not making a payment on time.They assured me there was nothing to worry about and even came up with a payment plan that was suitable for me. Today Brandon Fellers represented me and I was all smiles walking in & out the courtroom knowing that my life was safe in their hands. The level of assurance and confidence the team brings should be held on a high pedestal. Worth every minute & penny. Spirits and hearts of a lion truly lie within this firm. Thank you. Such a wonderful team you guys do have.
Bottom line, my case was well represented by Invictus Law and the matter was dismissed!
I called Invictus Law on 6/22/23 for a scheduled court date of 6/27/23. I called early afternoon and had a consultation with Attorney Shemeka Hankins that same day. She was knowledgeable, courteous and very professional. Although it was a short notice, she assured me that Invictus Law could definitely help me and indeed they did. I was flawlessly represented by Attorney Christa Adkins.
I found this law firm off a google search, I saw really good reviews and looked more into their firm.
I soon got in contact with Mr. Brandon Fellers, he listened to my case, did research to help my case from previous cases similar to mine, he was very good with communicating continuously, and helped inform me of the facts about the law regarding my case. In the end, I was deemed not guilty on my charges, and he got the case dismissed with zero fines. He was very helpful, and I appreciate him very much.
Invictus Law was great to work with.
They were very professional, organized, and great with communication. The lawyer for my case was Brandon Fellers, he was knowledgeable, confident, and calming in the courtroom, which was a helpful demeanor to alleviate some of the anxiety I felt dealing with the court system. I was able to get the outcome that I had hoped for. I would definitely recommend them to others in need of a good lawyer.
I had complete confidence in Ms. Hankins and her staff.
They made exchanging information easy, and they were accessible throughout my ordeal. Ultimately, all false allegations and charges were thrown out and dismissed. I will recommend Ms. Hankins and Invictus Law firm to anyone.
The Invictus Law Criminal Defense Team, led by Shemeka Hankins, defended our client’s rights in a jury trial in the Portsmouth Circuit Court.
Client was charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding and Stabbing in the Commission of a Felony for an incident that happened in January of 2022. After deliberating for less than 30 mins, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty. We appreciate the citizens of Portsmouth for finding the just result. We are proud our client retains her freedom and will continue to serve our country in the armed forces.
NOT-GUILTY OF 2ND DEGREE MURDER JURY VERDICT
After less than 10 minutes of deliberation, a Norfolk Circuit Court jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on a charge of 2nd Degree Murder in the case of a Norfolk resident youth. Our client, now 18 years of age, was arrested and charged as an adult with a crime occurring nearly a year prior when he was a juvenile. Family and friends gathered in the courtroom as our client stood next to his attorney, Brandon K. Fellers, as the verdict was read. Mr. Fellers, a former Chesapeake prosecutor, was confident that the Jury would agree with his legal analysis and arguments and find the youth NOT GUILTY. During the 2 day jury trial, Mr. Fellers exposed the deficits in the government’s case and surgically cross examined witnesses, ultimately securing the NOT GUILTY verdict.
December 6, 2022
The Invictus law team went above and beyond in such a short time to reach the best outcome for me...
Never been a position to need a lawyer before, and I hope to never be again. My case was last minute, and the Invictus law team went above and beyond in such a short time to reach the best outcome for me. Would definitely recommend.
I cannot express my gratitude and how thankful I am to Mr. Leckey and all of his staff...
Initially, when I reached out, Jean was very kind, understand, and made me feel at ease. Victoria, was prompt and able to give feedback very quickly, as these types of cases are very sensitive in nature. I was always greeted with respect and the process was smooth. Mr. Leckey won our case and as I result, and with documentation I was able to keep my position that was approved by Office of Secretary of Defense. That was an anxious time for me, but in the end, Mr. Leckey ensured that with the presenting facts, the Judge would rule in my favor, and he did. The expungement process was filed the day of a 'not guilty' verdict and I could not have done this without Invictus Law.
I am extremely satisfied with this law firm from professionalism to the outcome of my case...
I was facing 11years and a few months for 2criminal charges and Ms.Hankins worked with the prosecutors to reduce charges and jail time all the way down to 90days and couple years good behavior probation
Money well spent...they say you have to pay for quality and quality is what I received thank you to the whole invictus law firm family
Fantastically attentive, professional, and (most importantly) effective attorneys.
I have used many lawyers in my life here locally in Virginia Beach and this is the only law firm I would advocate...
I have used many lawyers in my life here locally in Virginia Beach and this is the only law firm I would advocate, specifically Eric Leckie. It can seem most lawyers are monetarily oriented but Eric actually cares about your case and helping you through your hardship. He goes the extra mile and is a rare find in today's world.
I’d rate it a 6 star if given the option to.
Ms.Hankins was TOO good. Couldn’t have gotten someone else to represent me . She shut my case down quickly . I’d rate it a 6 star if given the option to.
Eric Leckie and his team are true professionals.
From the start, Eric was honest and straightforward. He always stayed positive with me and tried to keep me calm when I thought everything was going horrible. Eric told me exactly what I needed to do to get my sentence reduced and he got me the best sentence possible in my situation. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer.
All I can say is tremendous.
I was anxious about the trial & seriousness of it all, but Mr. Leckie ensured we obtained the very best outcome. Thank you Invictus Law!
Ms. Hankins was professional, honest, and I really really appreciated that.
I was lucky enough to have Ms. Hankins as my lawyer, and had a wonderful experience! I was very nervous through this entire experience and her calm, peaceful demeanor always helped with my nerves. She was professional, honest, and I really really appreciated. She made this stressful experience as relaxing as possible and I love her for that.
Never expected anyone to return my call after 8pm pm on a Friday no less.
Their after hrs answering services definitely caught me off guard. Never expected anyone to return my call after 8pm pm on a Friday no less. They really care about the ppl.
Eric is a great lawyer.
Eric is a great lawyer. Always caring and understanding. His office staff is great as well!
I won’t call another law firm ever again, the whole team was great.
I won’t call another law firm ever again, the whole team was great. They kept me informed no matter the time of day. I am very pleased on how everything turned out.
If we are ever in need again, I feel assured that we will be welcomed and treated with the same friendly dedication and determination as before.
My husband and I have used Invictus Law for two cases and could not be happier with their services! I could go into the many details of how our cases were handled but nobody wants to read that novel.
Long story short, from start to finish, this firm was knowledgeable, reassuring, understanding and considerate.
We are especially grateful for Kristine Wasson, who understood our predicament and went above and beyond to work with us regarding the fees the firm was due.
Ms hankins is a wonderful attorney...
Ms hankins is a wonderful attorney she is very committed and I'm very thankful to have had her in my corner.
Super lawfirm answered all my questions. Very willing to work with me in payments. Highly recommend.
I did, this would be the firm I would use. A special thanks to Katie Menzer and Shemeka Hankins for making this unpleasant experience actually enjoyable.
After hitting multiple dead ends with attorneys in the VA Beach area, I searched for an attorney that has specialty with veterans and I came across Invitus Law. I was nervous to reach out because of my previous poor experience, but right from the first phone call, they were more than helpful. Even though I reside in Florida and my charges were in Virginia, they were able to provide the help and information needed, even from a far distance. They would always answer calls and emails in a timely manner and stayed on top of my case; even after multiple continuances because of the pandemic. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable and although I hope to never need legal help in the future, if
...I got the best outcome for my case.
Was very helpful in making sure I understood everything that was going on and making sure I got the best outcome for my case. Thank you so much!
I could not have had a better lawyer.
Mr. Leckie was referred to me by a friend at work, and I could not have had a better lawyer. We got the not guilty verdict today. I can't recommend him highly enough.
They listened to my needs and gave me the best service. The pricing was reasonable as well.
I had a very difficult time getting results and there were able to achieve what I needed in the quickest and most professional manner. They listened to my needs and gave me the best service. The pricing was reasonable as well.
I highly recommend Eric Leckie and Invictus Law Firm no matter how big or small your issue!
I highly recommend Eric Leckie and Invictus Law Firm no matter how big or small your issue! He was so attentive and fought for me to bring the best possible outcome. His knowledge of new Virginia laws and reputable reputation with Prosecutors and Judges, are some of the reasons he was able to WIN for me. He will go above and beyond to Represent his Law Firm & YOU, to make sure you don’t leave disappointed!
For the sake of this being public, I won’t go into much detail other than Eric and his team literally saved my life.
For the sake of this being public, I won’t go into much detail other than Eric and his team literally saved my life. I thought my life was over but his team has been there since day one and has had continuous follow ups with me over the years up until expungement. From the very bottom of my heart I cannot thank you all enough. They are all kind and understanding, go above and beyond to make sure you’re in the loop and have just been nothing but great to me. If you need a lawyer for anything I would 100% recommend him. He is the Jose Baez of Virginia lol but seriously.
After talking with and hiring Mr. Leckie a lot of stressed was relieved, he reassured me that everything would be ok and he kept his word as my attorney.
Mr. Leckie was a great attorney for me. He was very compassionate and helpful with my situation. If it wasn't for Mr. Leckie things could have been a lot worse in my situation. After talking with and hiring Mr. Leckie as my attorney a lot of stressed was relieved, he reassured me that everything would be ok and he kept his word. Mr. Leckie is very professional with a great sense of humor. I was extremely pleased with his results. I would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with a legal matter.
Best Lawyer to have in your corner.
I've had 4 lawyers and unfortunately a lot of experience in the court room. Eric Leckie is by far the best lawyer I have hired. He made sure every time I went into the court room we had a strong case and I owe him a lot more than what I actually paid. His services as a legal defense is money well spent no matter what he's representing you for. He is extremely thorough, remembered every detail of my case, fought hard against the opposing parties and always gave me peace of mind. Hire them.
Working with Mr. Leckie and his team was an awesome experience for me.
Working with Mr. Leckie and his team was an awesome experience for me. They truly cared about my concerns. I was well informed on my case status and provided timely follow ups to my questions. I was very satisfied overall with the level service provided. I highly recommend this firm!
Some attorneys do it just for the money and some do it because they love what they do and love the money. I believed Eric did it because he loves what he does.
I got in touch with Eric when my husband had some issues. Without getting to much into it I told Eric the first time I spoke to him that I wanted someone who would just try there hardest. That money of course came into play but the biggest thing is just doing everything you can to help and believe in us. I told him that even though I would love for it to come out to our benefit, that I realized as an attorney you can't win every case.
We are so grateful to God for putting him in our way, and to him for the way he handle our case.
We live in NJ and our case was in Virginia, we are so glad that we come across to Eric Leckie, because he was honest upfront and excellent as a lawyer. We are so grateful to God for putting him in our way, and to him for the way he handle our case. Thank you again Mr Leckie, May the Lord bless you!
You helped me stay and get back on even keel and I thank you so very much!
I, want to formally thank you for keeping me with your straight forward style and sympathetic understanding. You were able to ease my fears and concerns. You had prophesied my case over the phone and you did not even know that you had done that. You see I am a person who loves the LORD. Yeah, I get in tight situations and need help at times and you were there for me. I thank you for being an uprighteous man through it all. You displayed honesty, dignity, humility, first and foremost you had patience! You helped me stay and get back on even keel and I thank you so very much! Lastly, Just do the right thing is what I really and truly wanted to do along.
Without his help, I have no idea what/where I would be right now and since I'm going off to college soon, I really wanted things to work out for the better. Overall, Mr. Leckie was the best decision I made for picking an attorney
A couple of months ago, I got into some trouble and my mother was looking for an attorney, in which she stumbled across Mr. Eric Leckie. My mother called in the morning and by the end of the conversation, we had an appointment with Mr. Leckie that same afternoon. He was very professional, specific, knowledgeable and had certain credibility about him. He heard my claim, what I hoped for and where I would like this process to go, as far as affecting my future. Mr. Leckie was intently listening, responding, and asking specific questions about myself and my situation. He had a certain poise and credibility when addressing any questions that I had, which was very reassuring. Throughout my entire court process, Mr. Leckie always kept my informed about any new developments whether it was via email, phone call or face-to-face- I was always informed of what was going on, times & dates, etc. which made it easier to sleep at night. Mr. Leckie didn't simply look at me as a "case" or "client", he was personable and saw me as the person I was, not the mistake I had made. At the end of it all, Mr. Leckie went above and beyond and ended up proposing an amazing plan to the courts and I got the best possible outcome. It was all because of Mr. Leckie. Mr. Leckie told me how he wanted things to pan out in the end and that's exactly how they went; it was not an empty promise. I asked and Mr. Leckie delivered. Without his help, I have no idea what/where I would be right now and since I'm going off to college soon, I really wanted things to work out for the better. Overall, Mr. Leckie was the best decision I made for picking an attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Leckie to anyone. His credibility, determination, resilience and knowledge make him an outstanding attorney and without him, I wouldn't be writing this review. Thank you so much, Mr. Leckie !
Through his efforts, advice and knowledge we had our family together again.
Eric helped our family member with a minor problem that turned into a nightmare- through his efforts, advice and knowledge we had our family together again. We highly recommend Eric.
With no reservations, I highly recommend Mr. Leckie
Mr. Leckie is to be commended for his tireless efforts while serving as my legal counselor. He was adamant about ensuring my request were adhered to. He kept me abreast of all changes and responded quickly to all inquiries. With no reservations, I highly recommend Mr. Leckie. He is personable, professional, and extremely competent.
As a police officer for twenty-five years, I've had both positive and negative interactions with attorneys but I can honestly say that our experience with Mr. Leckie was among the best.
A short time ago my daughter required legal services in Virginia Beach. She met Mr. Leckie and was immediately comforted by his professionalism and demeanor. I had occasion to speak with Mr. Leckie several times during the process and although I was five hundred miles away in Rhode Island, he kept me informed and in the loop with the steps he was taking to help my daughter. Through these conversations I became very confident in Mr. Leckie's knowledge of the law and in his ability to represent my daughter. We were both pleased with the outcome. As a police officer for twenty-five years, I've had both positive and negative interactions with attorneys but I can honestly say that our experience with Mr. Leckie was among the best. I would highly recommend Mr. Leckie to anyone who required legal services and I would not hesitate to utilize him again in the future.
All Around Class Act
Mr Leckie was very helpful and knowledgeable with everything pertaining to the criminal matter we retained him for. He kept us informed and did a great job helping to make a pretty successful outcome considering the circumstances.
Mr. Leckie was very professional and went above and beyond what I expected. He kept me informed and always answered my calls, texts, or emails. I would absolutely recommend him! Mr. Leckie was very professional and went above and beyond what I expected. He kept me informed and always answered my calls, texts, or emails. I would absolutely recommend him!
An amazing attorney and man of utmost ethics.
Mr. Leckie is a reasonably priced lawyer especially for military folks. I was overcharged with 2 felony counts facing 2-10 yrs in jail. Through digging of information, proper presentation and counseling, Mr. Leckie had my charges reduced to the proper misdemeanors and I received 21 days time and court costs with the ability to keep my career. I would highly recommend Mr. Leckie for any criminal or traffic case you may have. And it might take him a minute to get back to you due to his case load. But, I can honestly say he gives his best effort no matter the charge or time of day or night.
Candid, competent, and caring
Mr. Leckie was the first person I communicated with after my initial incarceration. He gave me solace in time of extreme need. He never advised me to do anything that would further jeopardize my freedom nor did he sugar coat the possible consequences. Eric works extremely hard and I wouldnt expect anything less from a "Devil Dog". Eric got me back to my wife and kids with as minimal an impact Virginia law would allow. Thank you.
Thank you so much Mr. Leckie, you will be our family attorney.
I honestly don't know where to start! Not only Mr. Leckie was kind enough to take my fairly complicated custody case in the Newport News area after I moved to Washington, D.C., but he also exceeded my expectations on every level! Mr. Leckie's vigilance, attention to detail, and knowledge were professionally amplified in the court room. Eric always kept me informed of my case's updates, and made sure that I was rest assured for every concern I had! Eric answered every question I had, as his voice and verbiage demonstrated confidence, and knowledge- which was very comforting to me as a protective parent. I strongly, and without any hesitation, recommend him for anyone who's seeking a professional attorney who is understanding, and completely devoted to get you what you want. I also appreciated Eric's thoughtfulness, as he made sure I was completely happy with the outcome, before we even leave the court room- which from my professional background is quite phenomenal! Thank you so much Mr. Leckie, you will be our family attorney.
My lawyer was able to represent me in two cases in family court. The initial case, got a very favorable outcome considering the circumstances and my spouse. The second case, we were able to have it dismissed in under 5 minutes. Eric's ability to assemble a case quickly, present strong evidence, and maintain poise, tact, and diplomacy, were crucial in achieving a favorable goal. Definitely recommend to all my coworkers.
Best in town!!!
Mr.Leckie took me on as a client and really made me feel confident and at ease about my case.Since the first time I talked to him for a consultation I knew I wanted him to represent me not only was his background impressive but I felt like he shared the same passion as I did for this case.My case was a misdemeanor assault on family member charge which thanks to Mr.Leckie will not be on my record because we won the case was dismissed.I appreciate the time and effort he put into my case hire him and he'll do the same for you!!!