The Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran is one of the top criminal defense law firms in Virginia. Founding attorney Debra D. Corcoran is well-known in the Richmond legal community and indeed has a national reputation, and she regularly represents clients who have been referred to her by attorneys from across the U.S. Debra represents clients in cases involving all types of criminal charges, and a large portion of her practice is devoted to the defense of men and women accused of sexual offenses.
Whatever the nature of the allegations against you, our message to you is the same: We recognize that bad things happen to good people, and that people make mistakes. You do not have to face this situation alone, and we offer our help to you in pursuing the best possible outcome to your case.
Member of the American
Academy of Forensic Sciences
Named to the NTLA Top 100
28 Years of Criminal
Countless Hours of Additional
Training and Credentialing
Rated 10.0 by Avvo
for Criminal Defense
Capital Murder Certified
When you retain The Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran, you can feel confident you have the skilled legal representation you need to defend you against your charges. Our firm provides competent and professional services for virtually all types of misdemeanor and felony charges.
We never shy away from cases that are serious or complex. Our firm can handle any case has the potential to be highly complex and to impact all areas of a defendant’s life. We are here to limit the negative consequences by working the legal system in your favor as we protect your rights to the fullest extent. We take an agressive, proactive approach to all cases.
This office utilizes experienced long-term, and licensed defense investigators and former career police officers. Some of the tasks our investigators utilize are interviewing or locating witnesses, obtaining surveillance tapes, doing background checks on prosecution witnesses, locating favorable evidence, and witness preping in our in-house modular mini-courtroom, located on the premises.
Our firm has been representing clients for over 20 years with aggressive and knowledgeable legal counsel with significant success. Our lead attorney has been awarded a Masters of Laws in Litigation award and is one of the few women in the country who has an LLM in litigation, as well as being certified to be a Lead Capital defense attorney in capital crimes.
Some of Our Past Results
Commonwealth v. HI. City of Richmond
Commonwealth v. X•
Commonwealth v. Scott, City of Richmond, VA
Commonwealth v. Macalma I , Chesterfield, Virginia:
Commonwealth v. KW. County of Chesterfield
Commonwealth v. Sambou. County of Henrico
Commonwealth v. Smith, Petersburg, Virginia 2009:
Commonwealth v. Neeld, Essex County, VA:
Commonwealth v. SR
Rosado et al v. GIDC. et al
PAWS With A Cause v. Crumpler, et al.
Commonwealth v. Jones, Lunenburg, Virginia 2009:
Commonwealth v. X
United States v. Knellinger, United States District Court, Eastern District, Richmond Division
“I would recommend Ms. Corcoran to ANYONE that needs legal help”
“This was all only made possible due to Mrs. Corcoran’s extreme tenacity, and expert knowledge.”
“Genuine and competent, a credit to her profession”
“This is the best attorney you’ll ever deal with”
“BEST LAWYER EVER”
“I do not regret my decision!”
“The justice system is NOT your friend, but Debra is.”
Sometimes clients come to us who have already been through the legal system. For them, we also provide skilled post-conviction assistance through Expungements, Pardons, Post-Conviction Relief, and Habeas Petitions. Debra also frequently represents clients in cases involving sensitive LGBT issues, where concerns over sexuality and gender identity come into play during the prosecution and sentencing, and she is prepared to assist clients in securing their right to justice and equal treatment under law.
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