The name Shemeka Hankins is almost synonymous with the word service. Inspired by her family in law enforcement, as well as her father, who served in the United States Navy for 22 years and then became a Norfolk Sheriff’s Deputy, Ms. Hankins has committed herself to service to the community. When she graduated law school, she worked to obtain a job in public service resulting in a position with the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. For six and a half years, she committed to being fair to defendants and sympathetic to victims.
While working for the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Ms. Hankins dedicated her career to receiving specialized training which included the areas of Domestic Violence, Driving Under the Influence and Narcotics. She was specifically assigned as the DUI prosecutor and then a part of a small team of attorneys who were referred DUI Felony cases. In the realm of Narcotics, Ms. Hankins served as the assigned Forfeiture attorney and handled the office wide processing of these cases. Upon receiving this training, Ms. Hankins then made several presentations to the Norfolk Police Department and the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office on topics such as Juvenile Prosecution, Strangulation and Domestic Violence Investigation, DUI Prosecution, Forfeiture, and Police Department Recruit In-Court Testimony Training.
Not only does Ms. Hankins believe in service to her field – she also uses her field to serve the community in other ways. Ms. Hankins belongs to several legal organizations that host events to benefit the community. Some of the events have been No Bills Night – a call in program to ask legal questions for free; Minority Pre-Law Conference – an event advocating minority attendance in law school with information on how to apply; and movie screenings of legal films. She serves on several boards and committees.
Shemeka Hankins was born and raised in Norfolk. She has been a member of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and attends church in Portsmouth.
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