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I have been a criminal defense lawyer for over 38 years.  I have represented indivduals facing the death penalty down to those facing only a fine. I represent juveniles and adults including many college students. Many of my cases involve drug offenses connected with search warrants and encounters with the police in vehicles.  Confidentiality, communication, and preparation are matters I take very seriously in every case.  I try and help my clients battle the power of the government.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%


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  • Joseph Mcgrath

    I endorse this lawyer. I know of John's qualifications having seen him try many cases over the last 20+ years. His command of the law, knowledge and efforts on behalf of his clients is second to none.


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Contact info

John W Luxton PC

100 W. Franklin St.
Suite 301
Richmond, VA, 23220

9 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA, 23219-2105



VAAuthorized to practice law197409/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Va Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Craig Cooley Professionalism AwardRichmond Criminal Bar2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Virginia LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentJohn W Luxton, P.C.2002 - Present
Substitute JudgeCommonwealth of Virginia1998 - 2012
partnerMorchower And Luxton1974 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
NORMALN/A2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1984 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1982 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
Richmond Criminal Bar AssociationPast President1976 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth vs Eric DriverInvoluntary manslaughter,No incarceration
Commonwealth vs Khalil WalkerDismissed
Jordan vs CommonwealthVirginia Supreme Court dismissed both felonies
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Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association SeminarPreliminary Hearings and Discovery? Who? Me?1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Hampden-Sydney CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Law SeminarPreliminary Hearings and Discovery1990