Attorneys

MICHAEL C. MAYO
Partner

Admitted to the Bar in Virginia 1973

Education:

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC J.D. 1973
  • University of Miami, Miami, FL B.S. 1968

Associations and Memberships:

  • Northern Neck Bar Association
  • Member of 15th Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Conference of Commissioners of Accounts

Professional Experience:

  • Member of Standing Committee on Commissioners of Accounts
  • Former Special Justice, 15th Judicial District, Virginia
  • 1984 – 2006   Assistant Commissioner of Accounts, Westmoreland County, Virginia
  • 2006 – Present   Commissioner of Accounts, Westmoreland County, Virginia
  • Past President, Potomac Title Agency
  • Past President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of Northern Neck Bar Association
  • Legal Counsel for Potomac River Fisheries Commission
  • Past Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Negotiations Seminar
  • Past President, Vice President and Former Member of Rappahannock Legal Services Board of Directors, 1980 – 1992
  • Commissioner in Chancery 15 Judicial Circuit Courts
  • Guardian ad Litem for Adults certified by Supreme Court of Virginia

Civic:

  • Former Member and Past Chair of Westmoreland County School Board Selection Commission 1982 – 1995
  • Past President and Former Board of Directors Member of the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce; Current Member
  • Past Vice President, CRRL Friends of the Library
  • Former Chair, Colonial Beach Revitalization Commission
  • Former Board Member of Northern Neck Alliance, governing body for Head Start Program
  • Member of Union Bank & Trust Advisory Board, Northern Neck

VALERIE JEAN MAYO
Partner

Admitted to the Bar in Virginia in 1977

Education:

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC J.D. 1977
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC M.S.L.S. 1971
  • College of Wooster, Wooster, OH B.A. 1970

Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Virginia Women’s Attorney’s Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 15th Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Northern Neck Bar Association, former President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer

Professional Experience:

  • Attorney for Westmoreland County Department of Social Services 1998 – present
  • Trained in Collaborative Law 2006 and 2007 and current member of Fredericksburg Area Collaborative Law Practice Group
  • Commissioner in Chancery, Circuit Courts in 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Guardian ad Litem for minors certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Richmond County Best Practices Area Professionals Committee 2011- present
  • Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Negotiations Seminars, 1987 – 1997
  • Virginia State Bar, Pro Bono Committee 1988 – 1992
  • Lecturer, Domestic Violence Training for Magistrates, 1992
  • Lecturer, Virginia District Court Judges Conference, 1993 on Stalking/Cohabitation
  • Keynote Speaker, Domestic Violence Forum, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1993
  • Lecturer, Virginia State Bar Pro-Bono Conference, 1994 on Domestic Violence
  • Lecturer, Domestic Relations Laws and Orders, State Magistrate Conferences, 1994
  • Co-Presenter, CLE Juvenile Law 1998: “Mediation and the Role of GALS”
  • Former Mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia for Court-referred Mediations; formerly certified as a Trainer and a Mediator Mentor
  • Faculty and Lecturer, Virginia State Bar Professionalism Courses 2010 – 2012

Publications:

“How to Manage Uncontested Divorce”, THE JOURNAL, Summer 1990, Volume 2, No. 3, The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Awards:

  • Virginia Library Trustee Award 1991 presented by the Virginia Library Association
  • Rappahannock Mediation Center 1993 President’s Award

Mediation Experience:

  • Numerous mediations 1989 – 2003, including large groups mediations
  • Certified Mentor Status, October 1999 – 2003
  • Certified for General and Family Mediation through 2003
  • Certified for Circuit Court Family Mediation through 2003

*This enables me to provide appropriate advice to clients participating in mediation as an alternative to litigation or lawyer to lawyer negotiation.