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Chad Gray Dorsk

Criminal defense Attorney at Norfolk, VA

5.0   33 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    The Dorsk Law Office, Plc. provides unparalleled legal representation for clients facing felony, misdemeanor criminal charges and traffic offenses in Norfolk, Newport News and its surrounding areas. We have extensive experience in both Virginia State and Federal Court cases. This criminal law firm has a reputation for providing quality representation and legal advice to all of our clients.

    16 years, 12,000 cases

  2. Federal crime
    30%
    When you need a skilled Trial Attorney specializing in Federal Criminal Defense who will work tirelessly and tenaciously in the defense of those dealing with the aggressive acts of the Federal Government, call the Dorsk Law Office. We are a regional, client focused, hands on trial practice devoted to complex federal defense.

    16 years, 350 cases

  3. White collar crime
    15%
    Many people charged with white collar crimes do not realize the gravity of their situation. Theft or embezzlement is a crime which requires a successful local trial attorney. Make the best of your situation by being prepared.

    16 years, 4,500 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    10%
    Cases involving minors require expertise and knowledge of the judges and other parties involved to achieve the best possible outcome.

    16 years, 5,000 cases

  5. DUI and DWI
    5%
    This practice regularly represents those charged with DUI in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Make sure that you know your rights and that you select an attorney like Chad Dorsk who has tried DUI juries.

    16 years, 700 cases

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  7. Violent crime
    5%
    I have spent much of my career defending clients against allegations of violence. I have had clients successfully acquitted of such charges. Cases won have included murder, robbery and malicious wounding. When choosing an attorney make sure that they are skilled trial attorneys who have won jury trials.

    16 years, 1,200 cases

WE PROVIDE UNPARALLELED LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR CLIENTS FACING ALL CRIMINAL CHARGES.

Dorsk Law Office, Plc. provides unparalleled legal representation for clients facing Felonies and Misdemeanor criminal charges as well as traffic offenses in Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach and surrounding areas. We have extensive experience in both State and Federal Court. This criminal law firm has a reputation for providing quality representation and legal advice to all of our clients.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017
Client's Choice
2018 2017

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Contact Chad

Dorsk Law Office, PLC
Dorsk Law Office, Plc.
2600 Washington Avenue,
Suite 1007
Newport News, VA, 23607
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Two Mom's | September 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Far Exceeded Our Expectations
If you find yourself needing a lawyer we highly recommend Chad Dorsk. He was extremely professional and personable as well as patient in answering our questions. He explained the best / worst case scenario that we were facing, explaning what should be done in our son's case. Chad's manner was calm, caring,and understanding easing our worries tremendously. We feel that if you need representation Chad Dorsk is your man.
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Posted by Mrs. Williams | June 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer, highly recommended
Mr. Dorsk was very accurate with my husband case in details of our concerns and suggestions. Ms. Dorsk communicated very well and respondes to left messages in a timely manner during the services period. Mr. Dorsk make you feel very comfortable and confident while conversing with him. I am very please on how he fought and won my husbands' case. Thanks again Mr. Dorsk we are more thank satisfied and appreciative of your services.
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Posted by David | May 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent lawyer.
I have know Chad for years. Chad has an immense knowledge of the law and a great disposition in court. I recommend him highly for any legal problem you might have.
Posted by Jan | October 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best man ever Hero
Very helpful in my drug case and violating probation. Is a second chance in life definetly my lawyer for now on hopefully don’t have to go back never but the guy is great and take care of his people. God bless America.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever Grateful
When I was charged with a felony my life virtually paused while I feared for both my freedom and my family's welfare. When I was arrested for a hit and run, it was the beginning of a serious and lengthy fight. But after my initial consultation with Chad Dorsk I had plenty of hope. He completely understood the nature of the charges, tactics used by prosecutors and the process of the criminal justice system to greatly increase my odds of obtaining a favorable outcome. Not only was it favorable, the charges were DISMISSED! The defendant's chair is a terrible place to be, but you cannot allow underhanded tactics or overzealous prosecutors to scare you into submission. If you're charged with a felony, get an experienced lawyer such as Chad Dorsk and don't give up hope. Felony charges are serious, but with the right strategy, your odds increase exponentially. Thank you Chad for your professionalism, authenticity and perseverance, I will be forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, experienced lawyer
We hired Mr Dorsk to represent us in a case where my daughter was wrongfully accused of sending a threat through social media. He immediately put us at ease and was thorough in his representation. He is professional but also personable and got the charges dropped.
Posted by Ericka & Josh | April 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely The BEST!!!
Mr. Dorsk is a great Attorney. My son had some federal charges as well as a few misdemeanors. Upon our first meeting we knew we had the best representation for his cases. Mr. Dorsk was very informative, and honest regarding possible outcomes. My son was scared. Never been in trouble before. Mr. Dorsk assured us that he would do his best to make sure we get the best outcome for his case. We felt confident and happy when we left and from that day forward he has not let us down. I am happy to say that all charges were dropped. I am so happy he was our lawyer. Thank you for the great service and always being available to talk with us. No call or email ever went unanswered.
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Posted by Nicole | April 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank You
It was just a consultation!!! But Chad is truly an excellent communicator, from start to finish!!!! Chad even offered extended help if needed and I truly appreciate that!!!!
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Law
If you find yourself in a circumstance where you are uncertain of your outcome in the court room, Chad Dorsk will have your back. His professional expertise in and out of the court room along with his experience, gave me confidence and peace of mind that we could win the case. I highly recommend Mr. Dorsk to any civilian or DOD service member.
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Posted by Krystal | October 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DO NOT ENTER A COURTROOM WITHOUT HIM!
Attorney Chad Dorsk is the BEST in Hampton Roads! My case was complicated and the dynamics of my family made matters worse. Every odd was stacked against me! I was prepared to plead out. Attorney Dorsk was the second attorney to try my case. He came to court prepared and fought for me! He was able to swiftly counter every claim against me because knew ALL facts of my case and what the commonwealth lacked! All charges were dismissed! My professional and personal life depended on the outcome of this case. THANK YOU ATTORNY DORSK! I will never enter a courtroom without you!
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Posted by Carrington | August 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you’re looking for a great lawyer, go with Chad Dorsk!
I am very thankful for crossing paths with Chad Dorsk because he is the best attorney I have ever had. Not too long ago, I got into a situation that led to a felony arrest. Before Chad, I had lawyer that didn’t really care about my case as he failed to investigate my case. He said the most us could do was get me a smaller amount of jail time as he couldn’t find any evidence to help me. I wanted to find a new layer so I came across Chad Dorsk and I am so glad I did. Chad has been nothing but kind to me and has shown me he cares about my case since day one. When I called, he gave me a free consultation and he said he could help me because he felt really confident about the case. Every phone call and email, he answered right away. He was always upfront and honest with me as I was him. He did really good work into working my case and ended up having the felony case dismissed and having a severe felony dropped to a misdemeanor. When I say Chad is a great lawyer, he is a great lawyer. He is very caring, honest, and really takes care of his clients. I have never had a lawyer that just genuinely cared and was always there every step of the way. I highly recommend Chad because he will take care of you!
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Born Winner
Chad Dorsk is the man you want to hire. He is professional, personable, and patient when dealing with his clients and he aggressively fights for them in the courtroom as well. I was anxious about the outcome of my case and did not expect a pleasant result, but I had no need to worry. Mr. Dorsk was able to get my case dismissed swiftly. If you need someone to represent you, look no further than Chad Dorsk. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Terrence | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
My name is Terence and Mr Dorsk represented me as my attorney and man, he is on point. I was facing some steep felony charges and they all got dropped. He was always very professional, polite, and about his business for sure. I didn’t think that I would have my charges dropped but he definitely put in the time and work to ensure that they would be dropped. This man is a wonderful man and I definitely would recommend him to everyone that is looking for someone that is all about taking care of their client. I had a bond hearing and I personally didn’t think I would be bonded out but he got me a bond! I just had court April 13,2018 and I am home with my family and I am a free man! Thank you very much to Mr Dorsk for helping me and taking excellent care of me! Wonderful man! Thanks so much! And anyone who is looking for somebody that will have your back, this is the man, he is defiantly Worth every bit of what I paid and more! You have to hire this man as your attorney!
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Posted by Michael | April 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer I've Hired
I had a previous lawyer for 6 months that did nothing with my case so I fired her and hired Mr. Dorsk. He took my case and explained to me what to expect and far exceeded my expectations. Mr. Dorsk was extremely knowledgeable in the law and got my case dropped in one month! He believed in me and believed in our case. If you need a competent lawyer, hire Mr. Dorsk!
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Posted by Robert | March 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Attorney Dorsk represented me in a DUI case. He's very personalable while maintaining his professionalism. He's very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. His rates are fair and he is by far the best attorney I've ever had to represent me. Thanks Attorney Dorsk.
Posted by Shae | March 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
DWI
Chad handled my case with striking precision. Chad created a defense on his toes when previous arguments were overruled. My case was completely dismissed when it seemed hope was lost. I would recommend him to any and everyone in need of the service he provides. Thank you Chad.
Posted by Natalie | January 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superb
I cannot recommend Attorney Dorsk highly enough. I consulted him about a very delicate matter involving legal contracts and a predicament I had found myself in regarding those contracts — and he counseled me with an extremely impressive knowledge base on the topic. I was so thankful to have his legal advice on this matter, not to mention the positive outlook and encouraging demeanor with which he conducted himself. He is truly superb.
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Posted by Quan | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive Attorney
Didnt let me down and kept me up on things. Worked for me and did his job fairly well!
Posted by Benjamin | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer, excellent guy
When I got out of college I was looking for work opportunities in Norfolk and Chad gave me an internship. It was great to see how passionate he was about his work and about his clients. He helped me learn the subtleties of the legal process and showed me first hand what it's like to roll up your sleeves and get to work on behalf of those who have put their trust in you. Recently, I even needed to retain him for a couple of legal matters I was dealing with. He worked tenaciously to obtain an optimal result for me. To be honest, I was blown away by how thoroughly he was able to understand the matters we were dealing with and how clearly he was able to articulate my side of the argument. I would say one of the great things about Chad is that he is able to maintain a friendly, humorous, and personal relationship no matter how serious the case gets. When dealing with stressful situations like legal cases often become, it is very comforting to have someone like Chad, who is both a consummate professional and a down-to-earth, funny, family man on your side. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Tonya Whitehurst | August 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
He was very helpful throughout my sons trial. He notified me of everything that was going on with my son during the entire case and gave me updates when he received them. If need be I would use him again, he was very active and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Manager
  • Dorsk Law Office, PLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Portsmouth Va Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Office of James Ellenson
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. DARRELL WINKLER
  • Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Steven C. Jones III
  • Not guilty
  • Tremone Minter v. Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Case reversed and remanded
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Associations

  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Bar Association of Norfolk County
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Newport News Criminal Law Attorney
  • TrustAnalytics
  • 2023
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Newport News
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • H. Taylor Elemnemtary Caeer Day
  • Criminal Justice
  • 2023
  • NORML
  • marijuana legalization or protection
  • 2018
  • classroom engagement
  • Chesapeake Public Schools
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (4)
Endorse Chad
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Dorsk because of his passion about justice for his clients. He is knowledgable and fights in court with great enthusiasm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I tried multiple matters against him. He did an awesome job representing his clients. I would hire him in a second!!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed Mr. Dorsk's practice for about 6 months now and have seen him work diligently for his clients. He is always on the phone or meeting his clients - making himself available even during "off" hours. I have seen him obtain some excellent case results. He is an excellent attorney and works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed Chad in court and have found him to be extremely knowledgeable of the law and zealous in his defense of his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Dorsk. I have seen him practice in the Hampton Roads courts for years and he obtains excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chad Dorsk is an extremely knowledgeable, persuasive, and professional advocate. He is organized, diligent and energetic when it comes to his work. He is personable and is easily accessible to his clients. I frequently refer clients to Mr. Dorsk, as I am confident he will provide them with excellent legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He takes the time out of his day to answer questions by those in often very unfortunate circumstances. I applaud his efforts to help people."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chad. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chad Dorsk always worked diligently on his client's behalf protecting their interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dorsk is a passionate advocate, and I would endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Chad G. Dorsk is an impeccable and detailed orinated lawyer who fights for his clients sacred constitutional rights. He is a warrior in the Court room, both federal and throughout the Commonwealth of Virgina, who leaves no stone unturned."
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