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Rocco Philip Thomas Columbus

Criminal defense Attorney at Courtland, VA

3.8   35 reviews

also known as Rocco Columbus

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Rocco

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A former Virginia prosecutor who is on your side.   Attorney Columbus has gained extensive experience having concluded  over 1,500 cases including traffic criminal matters such as reckless driving, hit and run, eluding, driving on suspended license, DUIs to serious criminal matters such as larceny, sex crimes, robbery and murder cases.

He primarily covers Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Surry, Newport News and Hampton. He also handles the Eastern Shore. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Mr. Columbus received his undergraduate degree in Government at The College of William and Mary, and attended law school at the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Mr. Columbus has experience prosecuting cases as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the County of Brunswick. Mr. Columbus then left to work for a firm in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, where he represented clients.  He also worked at the Sris Law Group prior to joining Naumovski Law.

Thanks to his experience on both sides of the law Mr. Columbus knows how prosecutors approach cases. He is able and willing to assist you to get the best possible outcome in your case.

Areas of Practice:
  • Criminal Law
  • DWI/DUI
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Divorce

 

Education:
  • College of William and Mary (2002)
  • B.A., Government

 

  • T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (2006)

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Location

Randall Page, P.C.
28319 Southampton Parkway
Suite B
Courtland, VA, 23837
Randall Page, P.C.
143 N. Main Street
Suffolk, VA, 23434
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Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
Posted by Cameron | July 27, 2018
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Speeding Ticket Dismissed!
Consulted with Mr. Columbus in regards to my speeding ticket that I got the same day. He told me to take a driving course; I opted to take it online instead of a classroom instruction. My original court date was 6/22, but due to unforeseen circumstances, got it continued to 7/27, and he helped me out with that. I gave him the necessary documentation that would help him reinforce my case with the judge. Judge wasn't necessarily the nicest, but Mr. Columbus was able to dismiss the ticket. I personally would recommend Mr. Columbus's services again.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2017
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Good job
Rocco helped me, a CA resident on business in VA, caught speeding trying to get to the right hotel on the first night of my arrival. Rocco was professional and helpful; he told me what I needed to know and helped me get the ticket dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2017
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Great attorney
Rocco was incredibly helpful, and gave me the best opportunity for a good outcome. I would highly recommend him to people in my situation
Posted by Tichina | March 30, 2017
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Reckless Driving 89 in a 65
Driving from New York down to Virginia I got pulled over and charged with reckless driving for driving 89 in the 65. Rocco was very professional and personable. He took countless time out of his day to speak with me. He laid out a plan and was very assuring that the ticket would be reduced. It went according to the plan. The ticket was dismissed
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2017
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58/35 Speeding Ticket
Rocco was very professional, he told me what I needed to do to prep for court and I completed everything and sent him the documents. The speeding tickets was reduced to 44/35. I have an NC license, so his service was very helpful!
Posted by Dominic | January 15, 2016
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Out of State Wreckless Driving Charge- honest review
Driving from New York down to Virginia I got pulled over and charged with reckless driving for driving 69 in the 45. There would be no way that I could make the court date so I contacted a bunch of lawyers and decided to go with Rocco. The Good: Rocco took countless time out of his day to speak with me during the initial phone conversation. He laid out a plan and assured me that the outcome would go according to the plan- and it did. I also liked the fact that Rocco was easily available by text message and had quick responses to my questions. Could have done better: Even though Rocco laid out our strategy and it worked I think I would have felt better during this experience if he would have called me before the court date (within 1 week or so) to reassure me and answer any questions that I may have had. Overall he did what he said he would do and I would use him again if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
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Dismissed
Mr. Colombus was able to get my case dismissed. I am on good behavior with a 30 day suspended sentence from a previous ticket. He was honest about outcomes from the get go and is definitely a trustworthy lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2015
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Highly Professional
Thoroughly discussed my case and what we needed to do both over the phone and in person. Prepared me well for proceedings. I was pleased with the outcome of my case but even prior to this I was already highly satisfied with my choice of attorney. Will rehire if I need a lawyer in the future.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2015
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Reckless Driving
Had a 87 mph in a 60 reckless driving case, dropped to a simple speeding ticket of 79 in a 70. Mr. Columbus was easy to work with and answered all the questions I had. Also returned my calls and emails in a timely manner.
Posted by Sandy | October 24, 2015
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Reckless Driving
Mr. Columbus was very helpful with a reckless driving charge. He helped us understand the court proceedings related to the charge and provided necessary recommendations to ensure the best outcome. Everything worked out well for us and we would definitely recommend Mr. Columbus to others.
Posted by John | October 23, 2015
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Rocco was able to get my traffic citation reduced from reckless driving to improper driving.
Professional, courteous and personal service. I live out of the state that issued the citation and Rocco took care of everything for me. Many Thanks !
Posted by Lawrence | October 21, 2015
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Awesome
I live a good four hours away from where my trial was and Rocco took care of everything. The process was easy, and I can guarantee with his help he saved me atleast a grand in expenses. If I ever need help again (hopefully not) I will be hiring Rocco. Thank you so much for your time and professionalism.
Posted by Gordon | March 25, 2015
Reckless Driving Representation
I was very pleased with my experience. I recommend Mr. Columbus' services. Hopefully I won't even need legal representation again, but if I do, I know who I'm looking to first.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2015
Excellent Traffic Lawyer!!
Rocco Columbus was a great traffic lawyer and really helped me out with my reckless driving ticket. I was caught going 95/60 and he was able to drop this down to a speeding ticket (essentially 79/60). Granted I had to do some work beforehand (driver improvement course, 20 hours of community service) he was instrumental in helping me. He was always available by phone, and if he didn't pick up would always return my call. He has a great demeanor and helped me feel calm throughout the whole experience. I highly recommend him!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2015
assistance with a traffoc violation
Although extremely nervous about having to be in court, I was very pleased to be represented by this lawyer. He made a very unfortunate situation result in a pleasant obtainable manner.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2014
Great Traffic Attorney!
Great attorney, got me from a 26mph over reckless speeding charge to a 19mph speeding ticket. Kept me well informed and did exactly what I paid him to do - what else could I ask for?! Very trustworthy and definitely knew exactly what he was doing.
Posted by EJ | July 10, 2014
Nervous Until........
Rocco is a great professional. He was very calm and deliberate in all of his actions. He knew the standard order of the courtroom and made me feel comfortable from the beginning. I was nervous about how the preceding was unfolding until Rocco found a way to make it all work. He listens very well, and put his very best effort forward to ensure I got the result I was targeting. I have had experience with another attorney with the same reckless driving ticket and he is a far better attorney than all the others I met. If you want an attorney who will give you realistic expectations, and deliver on those results, call Rocco!
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Posted by dennis | June 26, 2014
a very approachable nd professional lawyer
Very knowledgeable and approachable towards the handling of my speeding misdemeanor. It got reduced to a plain speeding ticket. Will definitely recommend atty rocco
Posted by Eric Knight | June 6, 2014
Eric Knight case
Mr. Columbus was very great lawyer who took care of my case. Any questions I had for him, he was very informative, persistent. I appreciate his work ethic with my case!
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2014
Great layer
I was cited for reckless driving but he was able to reduce the charges to a speeding ticket. He is truthful and knowledgeable in his field. He relates well with his clients and most importantly, deliver on his promises.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Randall & Bruch, P.C.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sris Law Group, LLP
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Mark Mokris
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Brunswick County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Handling many Reckless Driving cases
  • Depends on the facts of each case

Associations

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Client Choice Award 2014
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Website
  • Articles on Blog
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • None
  • None
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (7)
Endorse Rocco
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well Respect, professional, excellent advocate - great asset to legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the top attorneys in the region."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rocco. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Attorney Columbus brings to the table what most defense attorneys can't: the knowledge and experienced gained as a former prosecutor. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rocco's Firm has an excellent reputation for handling criminal cases, especially DUI/DWI and other serious traffic cases. I endorse this lawyer."
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Courtland Criminal defense Lawyer Rocco Philip Thomas Columbus
Rocco Philip Thomas Columbus
Criminal defense Attorney
Courtland, VA
Licensed for 17 years