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Edward Richard Atkinson

Edward Richard Atkinson

also known as Ed Atkinson, Atkinson Law

About me

I enjoy training personal protection dogs in my spare time.  I have always been a dog lover, and when a family friend introduced me to protection dogs, I was hooked.  It amazes me how a good protection dog combines intensity and obedience.  I like to think that a good lawyer is not unlike a good protection dog: loyal to you, tough on your opponent!


Languages spoken: French, German, Greek

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 24%
    7 years
  2. Animal & Dog Bites: 3%
    7 years
  3. Car Accidents: 3%
    7 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 2%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 2%



Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jamilah Danyel Le Cruise

    Mr. Atkinson is knowledgeable and one of the highest-rated personal injury attorneys in Norfolk. He is patient and makes the time to explain everything to clients, even taking calls on the weekends.


    Jamilah Le Cruise Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michelle Nicole Mathis

    Ed is the attorney you want to see for dog bites, he has really become the go-to guy for this area of law. He can also help you with other types of personal injury cases such as car accidents and injuries to children.


    Michelle Mathis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Atkinson Law

500 East Main Street.
Suite 1501
Norfolk, VA, 23510


VAAuthorized to practice law200809/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFranklin Public Defender's Office2013 - 2013
Trial AttorneyJoannou and Associate2013 - 2014
AttorneyFraim and Fiorella2009 - 2009
Trial AttorneyNationwide Insurance2009 - 2012
Law clerkFlorida Department of Business and Professional Regulation2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Michigan, Ann ArborClassicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Maclay SchoolN/ADiploma2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Prelaw LunchLaw School, Solo Practice2014