A resident of Virginia Beach for over 30 years, Mr. Miyares has deep roots in our community. A graduate of Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, Mr. Miyares went on to attend Old Dominion University in Norfolk. After earing a B.S. in Political Science in 2000, Mr Miyares earned his J.D. in 2003 from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. After his admission to the Virginia Bar in 2003, Mr. Miyares proudly worked in the office of the Norfolk Public Defender. During 8 years in that office, Mr. Miyares gained valuable trial practice experience defending all types of cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious violent felony offenses. In 2011, Mr. Miyares teamed up with a collegue to form the law firm of Miyares and Knight, P.C. and expanded his practice to include additional areas of civil litigation. Since 2013 when his partner left the practice of law, Mr. Miyares has worked as a solo practitioner focused on developing strong attorney-client relationships that combine efforts to make sure the client fully understands the law in his or her case with aggressive trial representation to protect the client's interests.