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John W. Luxton

John W. Luxton

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

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

Licensed since 1974

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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.


    Joseph Mcgrath DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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 law197403/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

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
Top Virginia LawyersSuper Lawyers2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentJohn W Luxton, P.C.2002 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Richmond Criminal Bar AssociationPast President1976 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsN/AN/A

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 RichmondLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Hampden-Sydney CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Law SeminarPreliminary Hearings and DiscoveryN/A