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Paul E. Freeman

Criminal defense Attorney at Williamsburg, VA

4.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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I DEFEND!, and I LOVE what I do.  there are few things in life as rewarding as helping a person through a difficult period in their life.  There is a certain joy and excitement that comes with helping a person overcome adversity.  The Virginia State Bar does not allow attorneys to claim that they are experts in a particular field of law- but I constantly study the law; and talk about the law with my friends and family.  I converse with colleuges about interpretations of statutes and case law; and we often debate public policy versus strict interpretations.  

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Posted by Cheryl | July 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely appreciated all Mr. Paul Freeman's help to me.
I totally appreciated Mr. Freeman positively giving me the hope I needed in such an unexpected and trying time that happened in my life. He really listened to me, I held his attention so much so that truthfully he told me the worst case outcome to be upfront with me, but assured me that he would make sure that he would get me out of being incriminated..... WITH THE HELP FROM THE ALMIGHTY GOD that is what he did. I truly thank my Father God, Jah, and Mr. Freeman for doing so.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome experience dealing with Mr Freeman
This man was my court appointed attorney. not sure if everyone knows how that works but if he beats the case he gets little to no money. this man was a blessing he beat all my charges with a smile on his face. God bless u my friend. I'll use u from now on for sure. Awesome experience
Posted by Denise | January 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Freeman !
Our family has hired Mr. Freeman a few times in the last couple of years . He is professional and personable. We haveThank you Mr. been very pleased with his services and would call on him again if needed . We highly recommend him .
Posted by Risa | January 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Silent Warrior
Mr. Freeman was professional, courteous, and knows the law! He represents. This is rare among attorneys who are profit orientated. He genuinely take the time to understand those he serves. His honest feedback was trustworthy. If you have a criminal matter and are not sure who to have represent you, call his office for a consultation & bring all your paperwork & an honest account. He will fight for you!
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Paul was great! He was aggressive, tenacious and compassionate. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Previous case and Consultation
Mr. Freeman helped my family beat a previous case that was pretty serious. We were very much impressed and very much appreciative to have Mr. Freeman handle such a case for us and we will always continue to seek Mr. Freeman for help for any and all future cases when needed. Mr. Freeman has the brains and answers to all of our questions and with quick responses. Great lawyer and I recommend him to any and all who needs a great lawyer.
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Posted by Brooklin | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer that eased my worries!
I was charged with littering, which, to my surprise, is a misdemeanor. I was very anxious over this, and really nervous, but Mr. Freeman made me feel much more relaxed about the charge and helped me a lot! From moving my court date and guiding me through the process, to the final court date, he was attentive and reassuring. Then, the day of court, I was literally in the court room for all of one minute while he got the charges dropped. I will definitely be using him in the future should I ever need more legal help, and I definitely would recommend him to anyone! Bonus: He's also got a great sense of humor!
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer, Great man! Goes hard for your cause
Great Lawyer. Knowledge is amazing. You can trust this man to go to bat for you when times get hard and uncertain. He always makes time, does not rush you, speaks the truth. Affordable, I totally appreciate this man.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If I or anyone I know is ever in need of a legal professional, I'm giving Mr. Freeman another call!
Mr. Freeman helped me out with a speeding ticket. Although this was a less serious crime compared to other cases he receives, he still treated my case as if it was just as important. He told me exactly what I needed to do in order to receive the best possible outcome on my court date. He has a very welcoming personality and he is loved by everyone who meets him. You can see this is true with every encounter he has with members of the court, policeman, clients, etc. Because of this, I felt that I already had an advantage with the judge, which was calming in a rather stressful situation. Because of everything Mr. Freeman told me to do & his prestigious reputation, my ticket got dismissed!
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Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Questionable Ethics
My experience with this lawyer is second hand as he was hired by a woman with a history of fraud and forgery to obtain a permanent protective order against me based on a string of lies she had concocted which had no basis and no police reports or evidence to prove. The judge very quickly denied the request as it was obvious to everyone in the room this woman was delusional at best. Mr. Freeman just stood there, seemingly dumb-founded as his client made statements that conflicted each other and were clearly not well thought out lies. I’m absolutely sickened that an attorney that has taken an oath to uphold the law would allow himself to be a part of a case such as this. He clearly took this case for the money and nothing else. I am a mom of 9 children who are all upstanding citizens. I have no criminal record, and am a leader in the community. I would never hire a lawyer with this kind of ethics. Disgusted!!!
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Posted by Teara | August 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely lazy,
I finally found this lawyer just so I can write how horrible my experience was. After all the good reviews on here I assumed I would have the same experience but was I wrong. I hired him for a first time offense back in 2018 he did absolutely nothing to fight for me. I was from out of state and could not make the court date so I trusted him to handle the case like he said he would. Did absolutely nothing but fast talked me and got a misdemeanor on my record over (grinder) paraphernalia I’ve heard of people beating their case for way more serious cases. I could’ve handle the case myself and saved some money stay away especially if you’re from out of state. Absolutely lazy and the worst lawyer ever!!!! Do not trust him with your case!
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stay Away
I looked up reviews here before hiring Paul Freeman. He has been nothing but a nightmare for me. Absolutely my worst experience with any lawyer. First off every time I call to speak to Mr. Freeman I get a voicemail that I can not leave a message on. I send emails with no response. When I contacted Mr. Freeman he ensured me what I was asking for was not much. When it was time to show up in court and fight for me he did nothing. He advised me nothing should change with my current visitation agreement with kids, but that was a lie. When I contacted him to correct this action he advised me he would look into getting it corrected. It has been over two weeks no return call or email. Now I have to hire another lawyer to clean up his mess.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Woodmere Law, P.L.L.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Office of Paul Freeman, Esq.
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Contract Attorney
  • Hire Counsel
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Fellowship
  • Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • William & Mary Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Norfolk State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2002
  • Norfolk State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001


  • Williamsburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Signs that Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream is Coming True
  • Civil Rights
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Paul
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul works hard for his clients and I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. Excellent lawyer who continues to get incredible results for his clients. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Freeman is a true trial dog. I can say with first hand knowledge that he knows how to hold the prosecution's feet to the fire. If you need a pitbull in a suit in the courtroom he is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is competent, industrious, meticulous, compassionate, and diligent. A pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Freeman has exceptional attention to detail and works tirelessly on his clients' cases. Without hesitation, I would recommend Attorney Freeman to a friend and/or family member. In my opinion, Attorney Freeman is one the best attorneys in the greater Hampton Roads area."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul Freeman is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He has an impeccable reputation within the legal community. He works well with the Commonwealth Attorneys in multiple jurisdictions to get the best results for his clients. I have personally seen him go the extra mile for clients and work miracles in the courtroom."
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Williamsburg Criminal defense Lawyer Paul E. Freeman
Paul E. Freeman
Criminal defense Attorney
Williamsburg, VA
Licensed for 14 years