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Michael Ballato, Esq.

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Direct – 804-433-1061
Main – 804-433-1060
Facsimile – 804-788-7676


Address: 2201 Libbie Ave. Richmond, VA 23230
Mailing: 2201 Libbie Ave. Richmond, VA 23230

Background and Experience

A native of Culpeper, Virginia, Mike has over thirty years legal and extensive courtroom experience in Central Virginia, including the cities of Richmond, Petersburg, and Fredericksburg, and Colonial Heights, and the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Powhatan, Goochland, and New Kent.

A graduate from the University of Virginia in 1977 and the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1980, Mike has practiced in the Richmond metropolitan area since 1980.

He has been widely recognized by clients, peers in the legal field, and local organizations for his professional and personal contributions to the community.

Mike is active as a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Glen Allen, Virginia, where he also serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 736. He is active in both bar and community activities throughout the Richmond metropolitan area.

Professional Affiliations include:

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Henrico Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia Creditor’s Bar Association

Professional and Community Service Activities include:

  • Richmond Police Memorial Foundation, Board Member, 1986—present
  • Henrico Police Foundation, Board Member, 1997—present
  • Unit Commissioner, Heart of Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America 2007-2012
  • Diocese of Richmond Pastoral Council, 2002-2006
  • St. Michael’s Parish Council, 1997 to 2010
  • Richmond Bar Association, Executive Board, 1994—1998
  • Central Virginia Food Bank, Board Chairman, 1997—1998
  • T.C. Williams Law School, Chairman Annual Fund, 1991—1995
  • Henrico County Bar Association, President, 1988—1989

Honors & Awards include:

  • LexisNexis AV Attorney Preeminent Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, 2010
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, Community Service Award
  • Richmond Jaycees, Young Citizen of the Year Award, 1984
  • Virginia Jaycees, Ten Outstanding Young Virginians, 1985
  • Scoutmaster, Boy Scout National Jamboree 2010
  • First Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scout National Jamboree 2005
  • International Support Staff, World Scout Jamboree 2007

The Nguyen Law Firm provides our clients with the following legal services:

Insurance Subrogation and Recovery

Commercial Litigation

Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy

Alternative Business Financing Litigation

Business and Corporate Services

Financial Services

Municipality Collections