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Charles Carlyle Cosby Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Richmond, VA

4.1   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    90%
    Criminal, sex offenses, violent crimes, drug cases, serious traffic offenses, criminal appeals

    47 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%

    47 years

Mr. Cosby has been practicing in criminal law for over thirty-five years. He graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law in 1977, and became a law clerk for the Virginia Supreme Court. After completing his tenure as a law clerk, he became an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Richmond and prosecuted criminal cases for four years.

He completed the career prosecutor's course at the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas. He received a letter of recommendation from Richmond's chief of police for a particularly difficult prosecution that he handled successfully. Mr. Cosby resigned as a prosecutor in 1982 to begin his practice of law in criminal defense.

Since entering private practice, Charles C. Cosby, Jr. has defended many publicized trials involving murder, embezzlement, sex offenses, drug distribution, and other serious types of cases. He also has been selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers website. 

Location

The Law Office of Charles C. Cosby, Jr.
1904 Byrd Avenue
Suite 301
Richmond, VA, 23230-3029

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Reviews

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Posted by LC | March 14, 2022
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Great Results
Mr. Cosby was very compassionate and understanding in a case where he represented a family member in. He knew the law inside and out which resulted in the best case scenario outcome. He understood how this incident had impacted my whole family and went out of his way to help us all in any way that he could. I would highly recommend Mr. Cosby to anyone seeking a knowledgable attorney who will show compassion and fight for you in the court room. Thanks to Mr. Cosby and all of his staff for their assistance.
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Posted by Amayah | January 26, 2021
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Very serious business man
Mr. Cosby is very sincere and compassionate to his clients with one exception dont bs him be straight forward and the veteran will make sure you win the war, he is remarkably good his years of experience is verynoticable because if I didnt know better I would believe he read minds that's how in tune he is with his clients needs dont hesitate grab him now or never it's your freedom your choice but my choice is and always will be the "Honorable Great Goat Charles C Cosby Jr."
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Posted by Bea | May 25, 2018
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Legal Services Rendered
We interviewed no less than ten attorneys to take over the Motions and sentencing phases of our son's case. After much research, in-depth meetings, and follow-up calls, we felt Mr. Cosby was the right choice. Through this very difficult endeavor whereas our son, due to his initial attorney's incompetence, was found guilty of second-degree murder in a case that was clearly self-defense, Mr. Cosby was our saving grace. He was patient, extremely dedicated, and very thorough. While his paralegal Mandy was typically available and consistently helpful, Mr. Cosby was always willing to speak with us and returned our calls when we wanted to speak with him directly, which was often. He answered every question we had, precisely explained all legal options, sentencing guidelines, possible results, and he provided specific instructions that we followed and which positively impacted our son's results. We greatly appreciated also that he didn't make promises or guarantees that would have promoted unreasonable expectations. His integrity prevented our family from suffering even greater devastation then we already experienced. That said, our son's sentence was only two years for the second degree murder charge and it's because of Mr. Cosby's tenacity and diligence in and outside of the courtroom. Mr. Cosby was always the calm during the storm. However, don't let his laid-back demeanor fool you.
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Posted by Jeff | February 26, 2018
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Jeff
Mr Cosby did a great job. Walk out of court with better results than when we went in. Knows his stuff.
Posted by J.B. | February 17, 2018
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Came highly recommended
Once I got the phone call my husband was in trouble, I went into panic mode of getting the best attorney around. I called every attorney I could find, some would waste my time, some said they could help, and others told me if I wanted the best defense to call Charles Cosby. Making that call was the best thing I could have done. Mr. Cosby immediately got me in. Once meeting him I knew I had made the right choice. I put faith in him, and he did not steer me wrong. The outcome was amazing. Anytime I hear someone say they are in legal trouble, Charles Cosby is the only person I recommend. THANK YOU MR. COSBY FOR GIVING ME MY FAMILY BACK.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2018
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Wonderful attorney and staff!!!
Mr. Cosby and his associates are truly awesome. They were very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the system and very prompt to answer or return phone calls and questions any time we called. Mr. Cosby even called us when he was on vacation with his family and even at night. He never failed to return a call promptly. We were beyond pleased with his expertise. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needed legal representation!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2018
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TOP NOTCH ATTORNEY
When my family faced a life changing event. I only wanted the best attorney to fight for us. Everyone I spoke to told me if it can be done, Mr Cosby would make it happen. That was by far the best advise I was ever given. I was facing the possibility of only seeing my spouse through a glass window for many many years. Mr Cosby fought for my family til the end. He is very knowledge on the criminal field, he is a true fighter, his office staff is nothing short of amazing. They all truly made me feel like family. The arguments Mr. Cosby made in court were unbelievable. At the end of this nightmare I was facing, my husband walked a free man. I owe my future to Mr. Cosby.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2021
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Negative
Yes my husband hired him and then here come kelvin who don't no what he doing I'm trying to get something done about this now I think they working together to scam people
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2016
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Very poor service
This man promised my husband things even I knew were very unlikely. He came recommended from a lawyer friend, and boy do we regret spending the big bucks. He kept continuing this case, so that it was over six months from the time of the incident (a misdemeanor charge, but still). I guess some people find this desirable, but we wanted to get it over with. My husband started becoming nervous as the date approached (although we were still waiting to hear it would be continued again to suit Mr. Cosby's personal schedule). He emailed and called him multiple times and the man never even returned his calls. Finally, some guy called Kevin called us and literally days before the court date and asked my husband all the same questions he answered months ago. Needless to say, this did not inspire any confidence. He couldn't answer any questions. Terrible, terrible experience. Don't use this man. The stress my husband has been under makes me pretty sad, so please use someone else, even if you don't use someone very experienced, at least you won't waste a lot of money for nothing.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Charles C. Cosby, Jr., P.C.
  • 1982 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Richmond, Virginia
  • 1977 - 1982

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Richmond
  • MA - Masters
  • 1974
  • University of Richmond
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Richmond Criminal defense Lawyer Charles Carlyle Cosby Jr.
Charles Carlyle Cosby Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 46 years