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CATHY E. KRINICK
Cathy Krinick is a Newport News native who began her legal career in the Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 1978. She became very involved in child advocacy as a result of her years of prosecuting cases with child victims. She spent a number of years working as a consultant for the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse and presented training classes across the United States.
After 17 years of prosecuting serious criminal cases, Ms. Krinick transitioned into the private practice of law. Naturally she has defended serious criminal cases on the Peninsula and surrounding localities. Her years of prosecuting child abusers led her to continue to advocate for the best interests of children in child custody cases. Often described as a “shark," she has devoted her career to protecting children.
LISA M. MOORE
Ms. Moore was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She graduated from Menchville High School and returned to Newport News when she accepted a clerkship with the Newport News Circuit Court. She enjoys participating in community service through her current and past involvement in organizations such as the Center for Child and Family Services and the Junior League of Hampton Roads. Ms. Moore is a proud alumna of the University of Richmond. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond. As an undergraduate, she joined Alpha Phi and participated in WILL, a women’s leadership program, the AmeriCorps Bonner Leadership Program, and the Virginia Citizenship Institute. As a law student, she participated in the Women Law Students Association and The Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest. She has served on the board for both the Newport News Bar Association and the Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association. She has several legal certifications that allow her to perform court appointed work. She is a passionate guardian ad litem. She enjoys having a general practice and strives to help her clients the best she is able.
JAMES A. SEGALL
Mr. Segall has been practicing law in Hampton Roads since he graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1981. During that time, he has been a general practitioner, assisting clients with many different types of legal issues. Later in his career, he primarily helped clients with family law and business law matters. His current practice is limited to matters where he can assist clients remotely. Mr. Segall can accommodate almost anyone’s schedule.
Mr. Segall has volunteered extensively, including serving as chair of the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, president of the Newport News Bar Association, and president of the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula. He has also been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.
CHRISTINA E. JAMES
A native Virginian, Christina James earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University in 1999. Christina returned to Virginia and graduated from the Marshall Wythe School of Law of the College of William & Mary in 2002. She has been practicing law in the Hampton Roads area ever since.
Christina began clerking for the chief judge of the Norfolk Circuit Court. After working for the Public Defender’s Office in Norfolk, Virginia, Christina was an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Hampton for five years. She has been in private practice since 2008, representing clients in the state and federal courts of Virginia.