POLARIS LAW FIRM
2832 South Lynnhaven Road, Suite 201
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone: (757) 904-0370
              (757)322-7826 
Facsimile: (757)866-5744
email: info@legalhelp757.com

Practice Areas

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Civil Litigation

  • Personal Injury 

  • Civil Rights (Police Abuses of Power)

  • Contract Disputes

  • COVID-19 & Vaccination Rights

  • Appeals to the Virginia Court of Appeals and to the Supreme Court of Virginia

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Post-Conviction Relief
 

    

  • Habeas Corpus

  • Writs of Actual Innocence

  • Motions to Reduce or Modify Sentence

  • Motions under the First Step Act 

  • Assistance with Rule 35 Motion by US Gvt

  • Compassionate Release

  • Parole

  • Executive Clemency

  • Expungement

  • Civil and Political Rights Restoration

  • Appeals to the Virginia Court of Appeals and to the Supreme Court of Virginia

 


     Attorney Gaines is an honors graduate of the Regent University School of Law, where she served on the moot court board and as the Executive-Editor of the Law Review. During law school, she had the privilege of clerking for judges in the Norfolk General District Court and for the Honorable Judge Raymond A. Jackson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She was also highly fortunate and blessed to intern for the Honorable Justice D. Arthur Kelsey of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Gaines received training in federal practice and procedure by the Hon. Henry Coke Morgan prior to his retirement and other special training by a host of legal scholars and jurists. She is eager to use all the knowledge poured into her to sprout seeds of equality and justice that continue to bloom throughout our lifetimes.
      A zealous advocate and writer, Attorney Gaines began her career as a prosecutor in the Portsmouth Office of the Commonwealth Attorney and most recently served as litigation counsel for the Buried Alive Project. She continues to spend her free time working to reduce life-sentences for non-violent federal prisoners and those with claims of actual innocence.


ADMISSIONS
The Supreme Court of Virginia
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
The United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

PUBLICATIONS
This Means War: A Case for Just Reparations Under the Doctrine of Inalienability, available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3177686

EDUCATION
        The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA:
              A.A. Letters, Arts, Science
             B.A. Political Science
             B.A. Law

       Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, VA:
            Juris Doctor
            Regent University Law Review


 


"Open your mouth for the mute,
For the rights of all the unfortunate.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy."

Proverbs 31:8-9