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Why Choose Debra D. Corcoran?

Debra D. Corcoran is one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Over the course of 30 years, she has earned a reputation as a tough fighter for her clients. Debra has received numerous recognitions such as inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers top 100 Trial Lawyers list and membership in the prestigious American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Don’t trust your case to anyone but the best! Whether you have already been arrested and formally charged, or if you are concerned that you may be accused of a crime and want to get an experienced advocate on your side, we are ready to assist. Depending on the stage of your case, we may be able to prevent an arrest or succeed in having the charges against you dismissed. In the event that a full jury trial presents your best chance of avoiding a conviction, we are ready to begin preparing to fight your case in court. We pride ourselves on our making our accessibility readily available to our clients. We understand that there is nothing more stressful than an inability to reach your attorney. We are here to provide moral and emotional support as well as legal representation.

Meet Debra Corcoran

Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer

Facing Criminal Charges in Henrico County?

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.

Why Trust Debra D. Corcoran to Represent Your Case?

Attorney Corcoran also holds a Master of Laws in Litigation, something few lawyers in the state can claim. Our firm is proud of the representation we offer to each and every client, regardless of the charges they are facing. We've successfully fought charges of all kinds, including armed robbery, fraud, and manslaughter. Our mission is defending your rights.
  • Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Named to the NTLA Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 28 Years of Criminal
    Defense Experience
  • Countless Hours of Additional Training and Credentialing
  • Rated 10.0 by Avvo
    for Criminal Defense
  • Capital Murder Certified
    in Virginia

You Can Have Confidence in Our Experience

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.

Aggressive 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 as a Capital defense attorney in capital crimes.

Some of Our Past Results
    • Commonwealth v. Haas, Chesterfield, VA: Not Guilty
    • Commonwealth v. Macalma I , Chesterfield, Virginia:
    • Commonwealth v. HI. City of Richmond Case Dismissed
    • Rosado et al v. GIDC. et al
    • Commonwealth v. X Ten months of Incarceration
    • Commonwealth v. Macalma II , Chesterfield, Virginia: Dismissed
    • Commonwealth v. Greene Case Dismissed
    • Commonwealth v. Jones, Lunenburg, Virginia 2009: Death Penalty Withdrawn
    • Commonwealth v. KW. County of Chesterfield Case dismissed
    • Commonwealth v. Neeld, Essex County, VA: Reduced to Misdemeanor Assault and Battery
    • Commonwealth v. Diaz, City of Richmond, VA Not Guilty
    • In re Dr. B Case Dismissed
    • Allen v. TFH Publications
    • Commonwealth v. Scott, City of Richmond, VA
    • Commonwealth v. Smith, Petersburg, Virginia 2009: Dismissed
    • Commonwealth v. X• Case Dismissed
    • PAWS With A Cause v. Crumpler, et al.
    • Commonwealth v. SR Case Dismissed
    • Anderson et al v. VIP Cabin Lake, Ltd.
    • United States v. Knellinger, United States District Court, Eastern District, Richmond Division
    • Commonwealth v. Green, Fairfax, Virginia: Not Guilty
    • Commonwealth v. Sambou. County of Henrico Case Dismissed

Close Personal Contact with Your Attorney

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.

  • “This is the best attorney you'll ever deal with”


  • “Genuine and competent, a credit to her profession”


  • “The justice system is NOT your friend, but Debra is.”


  • “A true advocate”

    Mr. and Mrs. David Berger



  • “Best decision I made was hiring Debra”
  • “Awesome!”
  • “Immediately Put Me At Ease”

    Chyna Young

  • “I would recommend Ms. Corcoran to ANYONE that needs legal help”


  • “I do not regret my decision!”


  • “This was all only made possible due to Mrs. Corcoran's extreme tenacity, and expert knowledge.”


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