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VirginiaCriminal Appellate Law Lawyers in Virginia

An appeal involves briefing issues for a higher court to review. Appellate attorneys in Virginia may also make an oral argument to the judge or judges deciding the appeal.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for an appellate case, keep in mind that strict timelines often apply to appeals.


Most criminal appellate attorneys in Virginia charge flat fees for direct appeals and post conviction cases.


Many of the top appellate attorneys devote a significant portion of their practice to this niche area of the law.


Appellate law in the criminal justice system also includes federal habeas petitions and post-conviction motions for illegal sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.


Many of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the United States belong to The Council of Appellate Lawyers. The CAL is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization.

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Michelle Derrico

Michelle Derrico
Michelle Derrico
Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico
30 Franklin Road SW Ste 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
Licensed for 30 years, Michelle Derrico is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >
nbta
nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Michelle Derrico
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

David J. Dischley

David J. Dischley
David J. Dischley
Dischley Law, PLLC
108 N. Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensed for 14 years, David J. Dischley is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended George Mason University School of Law... read more >
ncdd-fr
ncdd-fr
National College for DUI Defense
David J. Dischley
General Member

Jon Katz

Jon Katz
Jon Katz
Jon Katz, P.C.
10509 Judicial Drive Suite 101
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 31 years, Jon Katz is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended George Washington University Law School... read more >
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Jon Katz
Member

James D. Garrett

James D. Garrett
James D. Garrett
Garrett Law Group, PLC
915 First Colonial Road Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Licensed for 15 years, James D. Garrett is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended William S. Boyd School of Law (UNLV)... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
James D. Garrett
Member

Grover H. Baxley

Grover H. Baxley
Grover H. Baxley
JAG Defense - The Law Office of Grover H. Baxley, P.C.
4445 Corporation Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Licensed for 19 years, Grover H. Baxley is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Richmond School of Law... read more >

Steven David Benjamin

Steven David Benjamin
Steven David Benjamin
Benjamin and DesPortes, P.C.
11 South Street Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23218
Steven David Benjamin is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer... read more >
abcl
abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Steven David Benjamin
Fellow

Gray Broughton

Gray Broughton
Gray Broughton
Gray Broughton
1401 East Cary Street P.O. Box 2470
Richmond, VA 23218
Licensed for 19 years, Gray Broughton is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Washington and Lee University School of... read more >

Cerid E. Lugar

Cerid E. Lugar
Cerid E. Lugar
Lugar Law
306 Market Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Licensed for 12 years, Cerid E. Lugar is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended London School of Economics and Political Scie... read more >

Peter David Greenspun

Peter David Greenspun
Peter David Greenspun
Greenspun Shapiro PC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd Fl 2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Peter David Greenspun is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Matthew B. Kaplan

Matthew B. Kaplan
Matthew B. Kaplan
The Kaplan Law Firm
1100 N Glebe Rd Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201
Licensed for 16 years, Matthew B. Kaplan is a Criminal Appellate Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

Mario Julius Stellute

Mario Julius Stellute
Mario Julius Stellute
The Stellute Law Firm
34 Wine Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Licensed for 12 years, Mario Julius Stellute is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Mario Julius Stellute
Member

Rex Flynn

Rex Flynn
Rex Flynn
The Flynn Law Firm, PLLC
2045 15th St N
Arlington, VA 22201
Licensed for 6 years, Rex Flynn is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended George Mason University's School of Law... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Rex Flynn
Member

Carly Anne Jehlen

Carly Anne Jehlen
Carly Anne Jehlen
McGlone Law Firm, P.C.
10513 Judicial Dr Suite 101
Fairfax, VA 22030
Carly Anne Jehlen is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended George Mason School of Law... read more >
ncdd
ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Carly Anne Jehlen
General Member

Benjamin N. Griffitts

Benjamin N. Griffitts
Benjamin N. Griffitts
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
9408 Grant Ave #402
Manassas, VA 20110
Licensed for 16 years, Benjamin N. Griffitts is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended George Mason University Sch... read more >

Mikhail N. Lopez

Mikhail N. Lopez
Mikhail N. Lopez
Greenspun Shapiro PC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd Fl 2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Mikhail N. Lopez is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

John W. Lee

John W. Lee
John W. Lee
John W. Lee, PC - Attorneys-at-Law
2019 Cunningham Drive Suite 200
Hampton, VA 23666
Licensed for 22 years, John W. Lee is a Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Matthew L. Kreitzer

Matthew L. Kreitzer
Matthew L. Kreitzer
Matthew L. Kreitzer, Attorney at Law
340 N. Pleasant Valley Rd. #2574
Winchester, VA 22604
Licensed for 6 years, Matthew L. Kreitzer is a Divorce and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended William and Mary... read more >

Robert E. Byrne, Jr.

Robert E. Byrne, Jr.
Robert E. Byrne, Jr.
MartinWren, P.C.
400 Locust Avenue, Suite 1
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Licensed for 18 years, Robert E. Byrne, Jr. is a Business Law and Copyrights / Trademarks lawyer who attended Regent University School of L... read more >

Rebecca Wade

Rebecca Wade
Rebecca Wade
Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC
500 Montgomery St., Suite 575
Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensed for 13 years, Rebecca Wade is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended University of Richmond School of Law... read more >

Cassi Baumgardner

Cassi Baumgardner
Cassi Baumgardner
Patrick Woolley Attorney at Law
9119 Church St Suite 15
Manassas, VA 20110
Licensed for 7 years, Cassi Baumgardner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >

Randall Sousa

Randall Sousa
Randall Sousa
Law Offices of Randall Sousa
2920 District Ave. Suite 524
Fairfax, VA 22031
Licensed for 3 years, Randall Sousa is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer... read more >

Sandra Kay Drewniak

Sandra Kay Drewniak
Sandra Kay Drewniak
10621 Jones Street Suite 201B
Fairfax, VA 22030
Sandra Kay Drewniak is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >
ncdd
ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Sandra Kay Drewniak
General Member

Faraji Rosenthall

Faraji Rosenthall
Faraji Rosenthall
Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall
10560 Main Street Suite 310
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 16 years, Faraji Rosenthall is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Dontae LaMont Bugg

Dontae LaMont Bugg
Dontae LaMont Bugg
Bugg Law Firm, PLLC
4103 Chain Bridge Road Suite 103
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 13 years, Dontae LaMont Bugg is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended University of Richmond S... read more >

Eric Leckie

Eric Leckie
Eric Leckie
Invictus Law
1240 Perimeter Parkway Suite 404
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Licensed for 6 years, Eric Leckie is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Naval Postgraduate School... read more >

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson
Robinson Law, PLLC
3950 Chain Bridge Road Suite 6
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 14 years, Michael Robinson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended National College for DUI Defense... read more >

Jamilah D. LeCruise

Jamilah D. LeCruise
Jamilah D. LeCruise
The Law Office of J. D. LeCruise, PLLC
500 E. Main Street Suite 1410
Norfolk, VA 23510
Licensed for 9 years, Jamilah D. LeCruise is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended William & Mary School of Law... read more >

Muhammad Elsayed

Muhammad Elsayed
Muhammad Elsayed
Greenspun Shapiro PC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd Fl 2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Muhammad Elsayed is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Beau Correll

Beau Correll
Beau Correll
Correll Law Firm, PLC
10 W Boscawen Street Suite 26
Winchester, VA 22601
Licensed for 13 years, Beau Correll is a Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended Widener School of Law... read more >

Anastasia Kranias

Anastasia Kranias
Anastasia Kranias
Greenspun Shapiro PC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd Fl 2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 9 years, Anastasia Kranias is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Jonathan Preston Fisher

Jonathan Preston Fisher
Jonathan Preston Fisher
The Fisher Law Firm, P.C.
210 Professional Park Dr #10
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Licensed for 19 years, Jonathan Preston Fisher is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Penn State Law - Pennsylvania State ... read more >
ncdd-fr
ncdd-fr
National College for DUI Defense
Jonathan Preston Fisher
General Member

Brenton Vincenzes

Brenton Vincenzes
Brenton Vincenzes
Vincenzes Law, PLLC
11325 Random Hills Road Suite 360
Fairfax, VA 22030
Brenton Vincenzes is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer... read more >

Darwyn Easley

Darwyn Easley
Darwyn Easley
Easley Law Firm
10521 Judicial Drive Ste. 205
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 18 years, Darwyn Easley is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Catholic University ... read more >

Brian M. Latuga

Brian M. Latuga
Brian M. Latuga
Wolcott Rivers Gates
200 Bendix Road Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Licensed for 7 years, Brian M. Latuga is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Raj Dua

Raj Dua
Raj Dua
The Dua Law Firm PLLC
3923 Old Lee Hwy Ste 63A
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 13 years, Raj Dua is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended The John Marshall Law School... read more >

Justin Ervin

Justin Ervin
Justin Ervin
Ervin Kibria PLLC
4023 Chain Bridge Rd Suite 5
Fairfax, VA 22030
Justin Ervin is a DUI / DWI and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Kenneth Clay Chrisman

Kenneth Clay Chrisman
Kenneth Clay Chrisman
2201 Libbie Ave Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
Kenneth Clay Chrisman is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended George Mason University School of Law... read more >

Thomas Caldwell Soldan

Thomas Caldwell Soldan
Thomas Caldwell Soldan
Price Benowitz LLP
20 W. Market St. B
Leesburg, VA 20176
Licensed for 13 years, Thomas Caldwell Soldan is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of... read more >

Richard Martin Reed

Richard Martin Reed
Richard Martin Reed
The Reed Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
9200 Church Street, Suite 200
Manassas, VA 20110
Licensed for 17 years, Richard Martin Reed is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Meredith Jimmerson

Meredith Jimmerson
Meredith Jimmerson
Meredith Jimmerson Defense Attorney
214 Court St Suite A
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Licensed for 10 years, Meredith Jimmerson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Kristina Beavers

Kristina Beavers
Kristina Beavers
Kristina Beavers, Attorney at Law
7100 George Washington Mem Hwy Suite 1
Yorktown, VA 23692
Licensed for 12 years, Kristina Beavers is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy Uni... read more >

Rocco Columbus

Rocco Columbus
Rocco Columbus
Virginia Beach Defense Group
4445 Corporation Ln #200
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Licensed for 5 years, Rocco Columbus is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond ... read more >

Thomas Silis

Thomas Silis
Thomas Silis
Silis & Associates
113 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensed for 17 years, Thomas Silis is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >

Ed Atkinson

Ed Atkinson
Ed Atkinson
Atkinson Law
500 East Main Street Suite 1501
Norfolk, VA 23510
Licensed for 12 years, Ed Atkinson is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Tony A. Quitiquit

Tony A. Quitiquit
Tony A. Quitiquit
Jurach, Tacey & Quitiquit
2800 North Parham Road, Suite 201 Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23294
Licensed for 9 years, Tony A. Quitiquit is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Shapiro

Jonathan Shapiro
Jonathan Shapiro
Greenspun Shapiro PC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd Fl 2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Licensed for 46 years, Jonathan Shapiro is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Braden Carroll

Braden Carroll
Braden Carroll
Virginia Beach Criminal Defense
1244 Perimeter Parkway Suite 441
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Braden Carroll is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Braden Carroll
Member

Michael W. Lee 526572

Michael W. Lee 526572
Michael W. Lee 526572
Lee & Piracci, PLC
105 Valley Road
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Licensed for 24 years, Michael W. Lee 526572 is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Raimo

Jennifer Raimo
Jennifer Raimo
Jennifer Raimo, PLLC
3905 Railroad Ave Suite 104
Fairfax, VA 22030
Jennifer Raimo is a DUI / DWI and Drug Crimes lawyer... read more >

Sarah Raymond

Sarah Raymond
Sarah Raymond
The Law Office of Sarah Raymond, PLLC
2217 Princess Anne St Suite 217-1
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Licensed for 14 years, Sarah Raymond is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The VACDL in Richmond, VA, originated in 1992. As an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), this non-profit organization supports local criminal defense attorneys throughout networking opportunities, quality CLE seminars, and mentorship programs.



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