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Debra Desmore Corcoran

About me

Ms. Corcoran is one of the few attorneys in the United States who holds both an advanced law degree (an LLM) in Litigation in addition to being certified by the State of Virginia to be Lead Counsel in Capital Murder cases.  She has handled cases ranging from mass tort litigation (representing well over a 100+ at a time) to difficult and technical sexual crimes (i.e., child pornography).  Ms. Corcoran exclusively handles clients criminally charged with serious crimes.  She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Academy of Forensic Science, representing clients in both Federal and State Courts.  She is also is willing to assist lawyers in other states and jurisdictions.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    25 years
  2. Sex Crime: 20%
    25 years
  3. Identity Theft: 10%
  4. Federal Crime: 10%
  5. Credit Card Fraud: 10%



Retainer (always), Free consultation (40 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran

11321 Church Road
Richmond, VA, 23233-1813


VAAuthorized to practice law199009/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Trial LawyersTop 100 Trial Lawyers2014 - Present
American Academy of Forensic SciencesMember2014 - Present
Richmond Criminal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersNACDL2006 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionMember1995 - Present
U.S. District Court, Western District of VirginiaAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of VirginiaAdmitted to Practice1991 - Present
Fourth Circuit, U.S. District Court, Western District of VirginiaAdmitted to Practice1990 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of VirginiaAdmitted to Practice1990 - Present
Virginia State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The George Washington School of LawLitigationN/A2004
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJuris Doctorate - JD1989
Northwestern State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

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