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Debra Desmore Corcoran

Debra Desmore Corcoran

Practice areas:

Sex Crime, Criminal Defense

Debra 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 represents clients in both Federal and State Courts, and also is willing to assist lawyers in other states and jurisdictions.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    25 years
  2. Sex Crime: 50%
    25 years



Retainer (Always)

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 law199003/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

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
New York Second Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
New York United States District CourtAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Richmond Criminal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2006 - 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 LawLitigationMasters Of Law2004
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Northwestern State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986