Michael “Mike” Kavanagh

Michael “Mike” Kavanagh

Practice Areas

  • Uncontested Divorce 
  • Contested Divorce 
  • Military Divorce 
  • Property Settlement Agreements 
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child / Spousal Support 

Military Practice

  • Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) claims against US Government
  • Reprimand Rebuttals
  • QMP / Qualitative Management Process File Preparation/Rebuttals
  • Representation for Investigations

Before joining the firm of Waltrip & Campbell, Michael “Mike” Kavanagh began his own civilian practice after his retirement from the US Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mike currently focuses his practice in representing individuals in contested and uncontested divorces, separations, adoption, accident & personal injury, and traffic matters. 

Mike continues his military practice in the areas of QMP (Qualitative Management Program) file preparation, reprimand rebuttals, assistance with military investigations, and Federal Tort Claims Act claims against the United States. 

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mike was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. After serving as a Logistics Officer, Mike was accepted into the US Army, Funded Legal Education Program, and attended law school at William and Mary. Upon graduation from the William and Mary College of Law, Mike served as a Judge Advocate in the US Army until his retirement including assignments as a prosecutor, senior defense counsel, chief of claims, and chief of administrative and civil law division and other assignments as a Judge Advocate. 

Mike resides in Williamsburg, Virginia, and enjoys spending time with his children and catering to Murray, his English bulldog. 

Email: admin@waltripfirm.com


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999. 
  • William and Mary Law School, 2005. 


  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1999. 
  • Distinguished Military Student, 1999. 
  • Distinguished Military Graduate, 1999. 
  • Major, Retired, US Army. 


    • Virginia State Bar, 2005. 
    • United States Supreme Court, 2011. 
    • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces of the United States, 2011. 
    • Eastern District of Virginia, 2017.