Erÿk Mahaffey is veteran of the United States Army. He studied law at Cambridge University and The University of Richmond where he earned the degree of Juris Doctor. He was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2008 after his first bar exam. He has since practiced as a VA bankruptcy lawyer where his experience has included over one thousand Chapter 7, Chapter 12 & Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He has worked as a divorce lawyer in hundreds of cases and has substantial experience in criminal defense, preparation of wills and related documents and civil litigation. He is a member of Mensa and serves his community as an animal rescue volunteer.