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Shemeka Hankins

Shemeka Hankins

Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation

Former Prosecutor, Decorated Trial Attorney & Fearless Criminal Defense Lawyer

Inspired by her father, who served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and then became a Norfolk Sheriff’s Deputy, Shemeka Hankins has embraced her family’s rich heritage of service to the community. She began her career as a Prosecutor in the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where she received advanced training in the areas of domestic violence, driving under the influence, and drug offenses. Shemeka was eventually assigned to a small team of prosecutors who were responsible for the most serious felony DUI offenses. She was also tasked with training her fellow prosecutors and the Norfolk Police Department in the areas of Juvenile Prosecution, Strangulation and Domestic Violence Investigation, DUI Prosecution, and Police Department Recruit In-Court Testimony Training.

After serving nearly 7 years as a Norfolk Prosecutor, Shemeka has been the cornerstone of the Invictus Criminal Defense Team. She has won jury trials for serious felony offenses and routinely gets exceptional results in DUI defense cases, domestic violence cases, and other serious state and federal criminal matters. Born and raised in Norfolk, Shemeka is also a classically trained opera singer. She has been a member of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and attends church in Portsmouth.


  • College of William and Mary
  • Regent University School of Law


  • Licensed in Federal and State Courts
  • Former Prosecutor
  • Trained DUI Attorney
  • Drug Forfeiture Attorney
  • Police Academy Advisor
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