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Lee Earl Devendorf

DUI and DWI Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Lee Devendorf

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lee

Learn Lee’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Did thousands of cases, both as a prosecutor and for the last 10 years for only defendants.

    27 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    We do friendly divorces. A better and less expensive way to move on.

    19 years

  3. Military law
    20%

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Have a dedicated staff focused on your rights to get the maximum you deserve.

    19 years

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Defending every charge and helping to make clients look their best for the court.

    27 years

FORMER DUI PROSECUTOR FIGHTING FOR YOU! SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION

The DUI prosecutor for the City of Virginia Beach with thousands of cases.  Now exclusively defending DUI clients using all that experience.

 

Before that Lieutenant Commander United States Navy on the staff of the Admiral for the Atlantic Fleet.

4/20/16  Got the whole courtroom and judge to laugh today.
This morning in traffic court the judge was deciding which dui case to call first. He looked a us three attorneys and asked who got here first. I told the court, "Judge I got here 17 years ago."

In addition, I am available to give presentations to local military and civil law groups on the DUI laws in Virginia.

 

Awards

Top Contributor 2019,2018,2017,2016
Top Contributor
2019 2018 2017 + 1 ...
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

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Location

Lee Earl Devendorf
212 Eureka Ave
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452-7518

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
Kind, caring and compassionate. He's doesn't see you as a dollar figure, he sees you as a person. It makes all the difference. He knows the DUI laws and helped me go from a felony DUI 3rd offense to a 2nd, 2nd offense and no felony. Again, makes all the difference. Highly recommend him when your future is on the line.
Posted by Cheina | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney for Civil and Criminal clients
My daughter-in-law's landlord took her to court to make her pay almost $4000 in rent, utilities, lock smith, painting, etc. Lee took one look at the lease and said he would take her case. Not only did he win but the landlord had to pay her back her security deposit. If you need an excellent attorney for civil or criminal cases hire Lee. He is truly one of the best in his field.
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Posted by Alcora | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything was done in a timely manner and very thorough!!!
Mr Devendorf was quick to work our case, he was very determined on what has to be done. Always fast responses to our inquiries and provided solid advice. I would definitely recommend Mr Devendorf as the best
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
true caring lawyer
He cares to help, not just about getting money! He does his best to get us where we want, not guilty!
Posted by John | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great choice
Lee is a very good negotiater, and savy with the judges as he has served as an ADA with the City of Virginia Beach. He knows the law and is easy to converse with, he takes his time with you. I'm glad Mr Devendorf was my choice.
Posted by Lance | April 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good attorney
Lee has handled several cases on my behalf over the years and I have always had positive out comes. He always keeps his word and is very reasonable and understanding to different situations.
Posted by Gene | April 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney and person
I had the privilege of working with Lee when he was working with the Va Beach Commonwealth Attorneys Office as a prosecutor, as I was a Detective with the Police Department. Lee never looked down on the Detectives or Officers as if he knew it all. He listen and worked with the Police and in Court you never felt like you were alone on the stand he protected you from the defense attorneys, thank you Lee for that.. I had recommended other people to Lee's office after I retired from PD and working for a Credit Union. I knew Lee would help them and never over charge them. I had called Lee and ask his advice a couple times also. So if you want a Lawyer that will help you and also guide you call Lee's office. PSST He's also a retired Naval Officer so if your in the service he will always help the men and women in the service.. You won't be sorry if you call Lee..
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Posted by Salvatore | April 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Lee has gone above and beyond what a typical attorney does for his clients for me as well as many friends I have referred to him over the years. His prices are fair and he is most of the most honest and polite attorneys I've had the pleasure of knowing.
Posted by Bryan | April 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Champ
I hired Lee back in 2005 for a DUI charge that involved a nasty accident to boot. I was as guilty as I could be and the state knew it. They had me dead to rights. The prosecutor took all plea deals off of the table and was out for blood (as he should have been). A conviction meant 12 months in jail and my Naval career over. And a conviction is exactly what I deserved and exactly what I was going to get. My fate was sealed, or so I thought. Lee had this glow about him every time we discussed my case. He was always excited about the next step in my trial. At one point I even questioned his sanity. After all, how could someone get this excited over my case. But then the impossible happened, the judge dismissed all charges. Lee pulled off the impossible. Through my immaturity and reckless decisions I blew my life up. Through Lee's experience and passion for his job he kept me from the destruction I created. If you ever find yourself in the position to need a lawyer I highly recommend Lee Devendorf. He is hands down the Champ!
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine, easy to talk to.
Lee was great in the courtroom. I felt comfortable having him by my side representing me. 20 years ago I was convicted of a felony and lost my rights to carry a firearm. Lee was able to restore my rights for me. He is a people person; He's the kind of man that can get along with all walks of life and treats each person equally and respectfully.
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Posted by Greg | April 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Experience Counts
Lee is experienced, conscientious and a fine attorney. His knowledge of the law, courts, judges and police officers give you a great advantage in court. He is very fair on his fees and willing to work with you. You cannot find better representation. Go with the best. Hire Lee.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thumbs up!
In my time of need Mr. Devendorf has always be avaliable to help. Regardless of the situation at hand or even just a phone call, lee has fought hard in the court of law to win my court cases. He provided backnone in my defense and legal representation. In the end winning my case. He is fast acting, and prepared to handle any case in relation to his legal backround.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Lee was there throughout the whole DUI process. Even a year after my incident when I needed guidance and representation in court he stood by his word and showed up in court on short notice.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner of Building and Law Practice
  • Attorney Lee Devendorf
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner
  • Devendorf Law Office
  • 2005 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Virginia Beach Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney
  • 2000 - 2006

Education

  • National College Of District Attorneys
  • Certificate
  • 2001
  • University of Richmond
  • LL.D. - Doctor of Laws
  • 1998
  • United States Naval War College
  • MA - Masters
  • 1991
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1986
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Possible 46 years got six months
  • Had a good client and kind judte.

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Legion
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP)
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Metiorious Service Medal
  • United States Navy
  • 1994
  • Antarctic Service Medal
  • United States Navy
  • 1986
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Publications

  • Virginia Beach Police
  • Virginia DUI Check Sheet
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Awards Dinner
  • DUI Law
  • 2014
  • Rotary Club Virginia Beach
  • DUI Law
  • 2013
  • Military training
  • Safety Stand Down
  • 2013
  • Virginia Beach Rotary Club
  • DUI Law
  • 2005
  • Conference of Virginia Law Enforcement
  • DUI Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (25)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Devendorf is one of the most concise, well-informed posters on the Virginia AVVO Q&A section, any interested defendants in his field of practice should feel confident in his knowledge and experience."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Devendorf is an asset to the Virginia-section of the Avvo community. His frequent analyses of Askers' problems presents insightful legal responses for both the Askers and other attorneys to learn from. He showcases his knowledge of the law and practice experiences in a respectful and informative manner. I am confident that Mr. Devendorf's clients greatly benefit from his legal skills and wisdom, and receive high-quality representations."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Other
"I have reviewed several of Mr. Davenport's responses on this site and I would strongly recommend him as a DUI attorney in the Virginia Beach area."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee is hardworking, trustworthy attorney. I recommend him as a criminal defense attorney as he works hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. For years I have been referring my clients to Mr. Lee Devendorf for traffic and criminal matters, and in each and every case that I have referred, he has worked diligently and zealously, getting the best possible results. He is very honest, compassionate, and charges very reasonable fee for the time he spends on his cases. He is a great lawyer and a valuable asset in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Lee is a very experienced attorney. He is always thoroughly prepared for the cases and truly cares about his clients."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee is a tremendous asset to our local bar. He consistently pursues the best possible outcomes for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Lee for many years and worked opposite him in a number of cases. We have also spoken numerous times about the law and our cases for a few decades. He is a gentleman and skilled advocate who knows how to zealously represent his clients in and out of Court. While he advocates he does not lose his professional demeanor and respect for all those worthy of respect."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked against Lee when he was a prosecutor. I have watched him defend many clients since opening a private practice. He is extremely honest and zealous in the practice of law."
Military law Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worth with Mr. Devendorf and know him to be a dedicated, hard-working attorney that advocates well for his clients. His previous career in the military helps him understand the unique needs of our servicemembers as they navigate through civilian court."
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Virginia Beach DUI and DWI Lawyer Lee Earl Devendorf
Lee Earl Devendorf
DUI and DWI Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
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