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Christopher Thomas Voltin

Criminal defense Attorney at Newport News, VA

5.0   44 reviews

also known as Chris Voltin

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Chris is a partner and co-founder of Goff Voltin, PLLC.  Chris primarily focuses his practice on criminal law, traffic law, and family law, and he has personally handled hundreds of cases since becoming a licensed attorney in 2012.  Prior to starting Goff Voltin, PLLC, Chris worked as an associate attorney for three years at a law firm in Newport News. 

 

Chris is a Hampton Roads native and graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and earned his Juris Doctor with honors after attending the Charleston School of Law and the William and Mary School of Law.  During his matriculation, Chris received numerous honors to include serving on the Virginia Tech Honor Council, the Charleston School of Law Trial Advocacy Board, membership in the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, the Student Trial Lawyers Association, and competing in the Texas Young Lawyers Association Mock Trial Competition.  In addition, Chris also interned for the Honorable Gerald C. Smoak, Jr., in South Carolina Family Court.

 

Chris resides in Williamsburg, Virginia, with his wife and their dog.

Location

Goff Voltin, PLLC
732 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 903
Newport News, VA, 23606

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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2022
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Grounded and Experienced Advisor
Chris helped me out with domestic violence allegations levied during a contentious court case. His unique knowledge of the legal players and scenarios in Newport News allowed me to get the best outcome possible. While I was a nervous wreck, Chris was calm, cool and collected. I will always be grateful I hired him!
Posted by Harvey | February 14, 2020
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He delivered!
Chris Voltin and his small practice were recommended to me by another lawyer. He and his staff were quick to get back with me and go over my options. I was charged with reckless driving -- a Class 1 misdemeanor under Virginia law. Mr. Voltin met with me in advance and also provided several helpful phone discussions. But his real strength -- and where he earned both his fee and my respect -- came on the day of my 10-minute trial with how skillfully he was able to present to the judge the details of my case. Charges were dismissed. I simply couldn't have hoped for a better outcome and I'll always be grateful to Mr. Voltin and his team. If you are looking for a methodical and careful attorney who will do all he can to represent you and get you the desired outcome, this is your man.
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Posted by Laurie | September 19, 2019
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Protective order
Chris represented a family member on a protective order case. He is very professional and knowledgeable. Words can not express the gratitude that we have for Chris! Thank you so much for everything that you did for us! Highly recommend Chris Voltin!
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2019
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Tough love "adjudicated"
i went to chris with a case that was an uphill battle in york county va. I was facing a dwi and a dwi refusal. This almost certainly meant i would at least be without a license for a year even if i beat the dwi. After several good discussions that were hard to swallow initially. He then decide to go forward with a trial based on my account of what happened. His performance in court was both inspiring and effective. He was able to get both charges dismissed including the iron clad dui refusal. I put my future in his hands and i will forever be grateful to him. Thank you chris voltin.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Voltin is an excellent attorney. I went to him with a felony charge and was sure i would be convicted. He gave me advice about my case and didn’t sugarcoat anything just to make me feel better. He fought very hard for me and I’ll always be grateful for the results. Great guy and great attorney. HIGHLY recommend.
Posted by Hannah | October 27, 2017
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Would recommend to anyone
Chris is a professional at his job. He was flexible with meeting to discuss things and was a joy to work with. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. He truly cares about his clients. I would highly recommend!
Posted by Chad | August 27, 2017
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Criminal charges
I would like to start off with saying how calm and collected Mr. Voltin was . I was charged with four feloneys and was facing years in prison . I explained my charges with him and he accepted my case . He is a very knowledgeable attorney . My main concern was I wanted to be heard and believed that the charges against me were false and he did . All four charges against me were dismissed . I don't ever want to be in that situation again but if so he is the only attorney I will call.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2017
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Excellent Attorney for Sensitive Issues
I retained Mr. Voltin as an attorney for a very sensitive criminal matter. This matter involved being charged with indecent exposure. Upon meeting with Mr. Voltin and stating my case, he made me feel at ease that he could address the matter directly. Mr Votlin made himself available for numerous consultations as I presented my case for innocence. He friendly, yet personable demeanor put me at ease. I am not a person of high, risk so when offered a guilty plea by the defense, I seriously considered taking it. However, based on my testimony to him and my insistence that I was innocent. He put my mind at ease and we argued the case. Mr. Voltin displayed great confidence, knowledge of the law, and a presence that gave me confidence that we would prevail. In the ed the case was dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr. Voltin for any matter that involves case law or criminal defense. His thorough research on my matter led to the dispensing of justice. In addition, the staff at Mr. Votin's office displayed great professionalism and offer any help that I needed. Indeed, with out his help. I would not be where I am today.
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Posted by Randall | April 22, 2017
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Wrongful Citation.
I'm a truck driver from out of state who received a citation for unlawful lane change that resulted in an accident that I was not guilty of. I contacted Goff Voltin and within the hour Chris called me back and explained how we could go forward. The consultaion was free. He did an amazing job on my behalf at the trial and the citaion was dismissed. I would highly recommend.
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Posted by Grace | April 1, 2017
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Reckless Driving - Dismissed!
Mr. Voltin did a wonderful job for our son who was charged with reckless driving. Due to his expertise, the case was dismissed. Well worth the cost. He and his paralegal were always available to answer our questions!
Posted by Frank | March 12, 2017
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Wonderful attorney
Chris represented me after I received a reckless driving ticket (98 mph in 70 mph zone) on my way to the hospital for my son's birth. Charges carried a potential $2500 fine and up to a year in jail. Chris was very diligent in working with the Commonwealth Attorney at the State Trooper and was able to get all charges dropped. I followed his advice throughout the process and am so grateful to him for the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
A year ago an attorney friend recommended Mr. Voltin to me. On that recommendation my daughter hired him and he did not disappoint. She made a stupid mistake that could have cost her dearly. He fought very hard for her. One year later, after community service she had to return to court. Although under no obligation at this point, he showed up to stand before the judge with her. The charges were dropped, and we were very grateful! If you need a lawyer, he is your man. He is professional and on top of his game. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2017
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Fought hard for my family
Mr. Voltin was a good attorney who fought against all odds, including false accusations. I highly recommend using him.
Posted by Maliik | November 9, 2016
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Criminal Case
My layer Christopher T. Voltin did and outstanding job on my case for Malik L. Parara-Mckay. He pushed hard, on one topic that the accuser said I had a tattoo on the left side of my neck which i clearly I have one behind the right side of my ear. He also pointed out that i have dreads and the the man caught on tape had a low cut. Overall it was a great case! Also Mr. Voltin did a wonderful job on getting information in time, setting up appointments, and call backs. I would recommend this lawyer 100% Thanks: Malik
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Posted by Louis | September 16, 2016
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The Man for the Job
As soon as I spoke to Mr. Voltin on the phone, I knew this was the man I wanted to represent me. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and knew exactly how to handle my case. As an out-of-stater, I didn't want to return to Virginia and he successfully conducted the trial in my absence. He got my reckless driving charge (82mph in a 55mph zone) reduced to a speeding ticket. I couldn't be happier with the result and highly recommend him!
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Posted by Marquis | September 7, 2016
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The Ali of lawyers.
Mr. Voltin is a very great lawyer. Words can't even describe the service I received from this man. He completely destroyed the plaintiff in the courtroom; so to speak, even the judge complimented him on a job well done during the case. If you ever need a lawyer this is the man that will fight until end of the case and you won't regret the decision once you see the results
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2016
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Great Lawyer
Mr. Voltin handled a charge for a counterfeit inspection sticker and other traffic violations. From the first consultation, I was impressed with his ability to calm my anxiety and knowledge about the law and local courts. He met with me a couple of times before the court date and eased all of my concerns. When we went to court he presented the facts in a clear and consistent manner. The judge found me not guilty on all of the charges and infractions. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance.
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Posted by Isiah | July 12, 2016
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Excellent service and even better defense!
More than happy with my service. Mr. Voltin got me off of a charge that carries MANDATORY JAIL TIME. Not only that, but also went before the judge AGAIN to take some of the fines off. The entire firm was polite, respectful and helpful from beginning to end. They know their job and they do it well!!
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2016
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Review of Christopher T. Voltin, J.D.
I would like to take this opportunity to write a review about Mr. Christopher T. Voltin, J.D. as an attorney to defend a case of false allegation of shoplifting. Mr. Voltin is extremely knowledgeable, well-versed, honest, dedicated, personable and excellent attorney. He is very professional from start to finish. For most attorneys' offices, you don't get to talk directly to the attorney in the first chance, you first talk to the paralegals and later on to the attorney. In Mr. Voltin's case, you get to talk to him directly in the first chance. Also, you don't usually get to email directly to the attorney - you have to go through a paralegal and in the end reach the attorney. In Mr. Voltin's case, you can email directly to him and he is prompt with a response. He is within your reach whenever you need him. No attorney would spend hour after hour in a conference call after-hours with the client and family but he takes the time to do so. He answers all the questions of the client. He gives the client an expert opinion and good advice on all of the legal options and lets the client make his/her own decision. He would share the prosecutor's 'Discovery' with the client. He cares about his client and diligently fights for your case. In court he is very prepared, thorough, motivated and extremely aggressive in defending your case. He fights the case like it was his family and brings the truth to light before the Judge. He proved to the Judge that the allegation of shoplifting was false and the client walked out of the courtroom "Not Guilty". I would highly recommend Mr. Voltin without any reservation to anyone in need of a professional attorney and quality legal representation. Client, Avvo.com
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Posted by Satified customer | May 25, 2016
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Knowledgable, professional lawyer!
Hired this lawyer for a failure to obey a traffic signal charge where the cop stated that I ran a red light in broad daylight under clear weather conditions. After hearing a short phone consultation, Mr. Voltin took my case. He showed up on time and well prepared the day of the court case. I was unsure if I was going to beat the case because the judge usually sides with the cop when its your word against the cops word. However, after a short presentation by Mr. Voltin, the case was dismissed. Mr. Voltin really impressed me with his approach to my case. I would recommend this lawyer to my closest family and friends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Goff Voltin, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Weisberg & Weisberg PLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Intern
  • South Carolina Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Intern
  • Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Intern
  • South Carolina Family court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Intern
  • City of Charleston, SC Legal Department
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • Visiting Student
  • 2012
  • Charleston School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Client
  • Dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. Client
  • Dismissed
  • Opposing Party v. Client
  • Protective Order Denied
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Associations

  • I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lecture at Wightman Cup Room
  • Criminal Justice System
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Christopher
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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had cases against Chris with him. They are battles. He does an awesome job and he fights very hard on behalf of his clients and gets them fantastic outcomes. If I got in trouble, I would hire Chris in a split second to protect my freedom. Awesome guy and an awesome lawyer!!!"
General practice Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a very intelligent and hard working person and attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend him as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an outstanding trial attorney. He is always thoroughly prepared in court and argues vigorously on behalf of his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a criminal defense or family law attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a consummate professional. He fights hard for clients and gives his all in protecting their rights. I have had the pleasure of working cases against him when I was a prosecutor and also seeing him advocate from the defense side of the bar. That being said I know what Chris is about and that is not resting until he gets justice for his clients. Definitely a top notch attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Other
"Chris is a very diligent and well-prepared attorney. He is an extremely articulate and effective advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris interned with the prosecutor's office that I worked for in Hampton while I was there. He is tenacious and represents his clients well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"We hired Chris based upon a recommendation from a former Deputy in Hampton Commonwealth Attorney's office where he had served as an intern. He has now been in our office for well over a year and has developed into a formidable litigator who diligently does the work out of the Courtroom to obtain excellent results in the Courtroom. We are proud to have him on our team."
Child custody Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris and I worked together in the Charleston. He is extremely smart and diligent with a great work ethic."
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Newport News Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Thomas Voltin
Christopher Thomas Voltin
Criminal defense Attorney
Newport News, VA
Licensed for 11 years