Malissa Lambert Giles

Founding Partner

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
  • Debtors Rights

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1993
  • Virginia, 1992
  • Mississippi, 1991

Education/Clerkships

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi, 1991 Juris Doctor
  • University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi, 1987, B.A.
  • Justice Edwin L. Pittman, Mississippi Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1992
  • Justice James L. Robertson, Mississippi Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1991 – 1992

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Mid-Atlantic Institution on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice, Author, Speaker, 2006-2014, 2016
  • Tidewater Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, Author, Speaker, 2011, 2013
  • Virginia CLE, 2013 Chapter 13 “Dirty Dozen” Webcast Seminar, 2013
  • Virginia CLE, 2013 The “Means Test” Form Under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13,2013
  • “Back to Nuts and Bolts” : The Best Practices Guide for New or Returning Bankruptcy Attorneys, Author, 2009
  • “Back to Basics” : Bankruptcy 101, Author, Debtor’s Attorney Section, 2009
  • Recent Developments in Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice, Online Seminar, 2008
  • “Re-learning the Basics in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy”, Author, Speaker, 2006
  • Chapter 7 Reaffirmation and Redemption Issues, Telephone Seminar, Author and Speaker, 2006
  • “Breaking the Code” : Bankruptcy Reform Legislation, Author, Speaker, 2005
  • Virginia Statewide Legal Aid Conference, Author, Speaker
  • Virginia State Bar “First Day in Practice” Seminar, Author, Speaker
  • Virginia State Bar “Basic Bankruptcy “, Author, Speaker
  • Virginia Bar Association “Bankruptcy Law” Seminar, Author, Speaker
  • National Business Institute Bankruptcy Seminar, Author, Speaker

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Super Lawyer, 2007 – 20017
  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, US New and World Report, Tier 1 Ranking for Bankruptcy Firms
  • 2017 Best Lawyer of the Year, Roanoke Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency andReorganization, Best Lawyers
  • The Roanoker, Platinum ranking as top attorney in Roanoke Valley, 2012 (May/June 2012)

 Media Publications

  • Bankruptcy is Not a Bad Word, The Roanoke Star-Sentinel
  • The Debt Dilemma, The Roanoke Star-Sentinel

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Roanoke Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Member, 8th District Disciplinary Sub-Committee
  • Past President, Bankruptcy Section
  • Past Editor, Bankruptcy Law News
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute