Shameka L. Harris- A Cordell & Cordell Richmond Divorce Attorney

Shameka L. Harris

Senior Litigation Attorney

Richmond divorce attorney Shameka HarrisRichmond divorce attorney Shameka Harris has always considered family law to be the cousin to criminal law, which she previously practiced. To her, the progression to family law was a natural one.

“People’s emotions run rampant during family law cases, and sometimes, they cannot see the forest for the trees,” Ms. Harris said. “I want to be their guide through one of the most difficult times in their lives.”

Ms. Harris treats her clients as though they are her family. She works for them as she would work for a close family member.

“I cannot guarantee the outcome,” she said, “but I can guarantee that I will provide you with the best representation possible, and I will be there to help you get through this difficult situation.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Harris is licensed to practice in Virginia.


Ms. Harris received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. She received her Juris Doctor from the Louisiana State University Paul H. Hebert Law Center.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Harris practiced criminal defense her entire career, most recently capital defense. She also has practiced family law and civil law while in private practice.


  • Virginia State Bar, 2006

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Harris discussed the important role dads play in the lives of their children leading into Father’s Day 2019 in an interview that aired on several Richmond radio stations.


"​I thought she provided really good counsel throughout the process. She kept things on track. I was very pleased with her and her counsel."
"​Shameka is awesome! She's like a little pit bull with her approach! She's been going above and beyond my expectations. My daughter even made her cupcakes.​"