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Cerid Elizabeth Lugar

Consumer protection Attorney at Roanoke, VA

4.7   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Cerid

Learn Cerid’s areas of practice.

Returned to Roanoke, Virginia from London, England. Her experience couples policy advocacy with the practical application of law.  An emphasis on core litigation.


Through well-rounded experience, she aims to make her client’s life easier and help them with the law’s complexity, as often, those new or untrained in the law can find the legal system overwhelming and confusing.


She possesses both complex commercial experiences with domestic, civil and criminal law knowledge.  In London, she worked for the Kurdish Human Rights Project, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Bank of England.


Handled complex business contracts and financial matter disputes

Landlord and tenant issues

E-commerce/e-contracts and online game advice

Attorney in a multi-million dollar contract dispute and negotiations

Trial consultant in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 case

Will/trust planning, creation, and litigation



Accidents, reckless driving, drunk driving (DUI/DWI), driving suspended (DUS), boating while intoxicated (BWI), speeding, red light running, failure to use turn signals, failure to yield, turning into the wrong lane, driving a car with a burned-out head light or tail light, improper reversal, overweight, no permit.



Misdemeanors- Larceny, assault and battery, trespassing, protective orders, receiving stolen property, shoplifting, stalking, carrying a concealed weapon, underage possession of alcohol, fake id, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest


Felony-arson, burglary, rape, conspiracy, drug trafficking, malicious wounding, abduction, and robbery


Other related topics include: Expungement and vehicle impound


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Lugar Law P.C.
10 Church St SE Ste 203
Roanoke, VA, 24011


4.7 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Rodney | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There for me when no one else was willing to!
At the end of 2017 I purchased a vehicle and learned a couple months later after having some issues with the vehicle, that the odometer had been rolled back. I called at least 10 attorneys in the area and was told by a few that there was nothing I could do and then by the rest that my case was too complicated to pursue.... Luckily I found Cerid just before I decided to give up. Not only did she get my settled for a fair amount she also showed that my Fair Credit Reporting Rights had been violated and that became part of my settlement. Cerid is a straightforward and honest attorney who doesn't say what you want to hear but rather says what you need to hear. She is an amazing attorney and my family and I are very grateful to have found her! She is also great with communicating the case details! The did far more than I could have hoped. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking an attorney in her area.
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Posted by William | May 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Representation!
I had an out of state traffic offense that I needed help with. I searched through the law firms in the area and read some reviews, and decided to take my chance with Attorney Lugar. I could not be happier with the outcome! Attorney Lugar told me exactly what steps I needed to take to give her the best possible chances for a good outcome, she clearly knew the right things that I needed to do, was patient in explaining them, and followed through on every e-mail and phone call I made in a completely responsive, compassionate, and professional manner! I recommend her services to anyone needing legal counsel without hesitation!
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Posted by Richard | April 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representation
Cerid has successfully represented me twice in traffic matters. On another occasion, she represented me in a VA matter. She genuinely fights for the rights of her clients and is a breath of fresh air in the legal profession.
Posted by Steve | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lugar Law Will Fight for You
I was represented by Steven Osborne for a reckless driving case in Rockbridge County, VA which I was told by multiple sources is one of the hardest jurisdictions for these types of case. Mr. Osborne and the entire Lugar Law team was very easy to work with, provided incredibly insightful advice and thoroughly prepared my case for presentation to the court. Mr. Osborne skillfully presented my defense to the court and systematically introduced a plethora of evidence. He ensured the judge had a holistic picture of me as a person and made a thorough argument for a reduced sentence, which rarely is granted in this jurisdiction. My sentence was reduced from a Reckless Driving charge down to a simple speeding ticket. I am grateful to the entire Lugar Law team and their commitment to providing the best possible defense on my behave. The Lugar Law firm is committed to excellence -- I enthusiastically recommend them!!
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Posted by Nick | June 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Lugar Law restored my faith in Lawyers
Cerid helped me finally complete a long, painful road through the divorce process. After years contesting custody and visitation rights, I was very jaded and unhappy with the legal process. I contacted Lugar Law and Cerid's clear and honest outlook was just what I needed. Competitively priced, friendly, direct and positive she is a breath of fresh air.
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Posted by Jamal | March 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever!!
Cerid's advice\consultation proved invaluable! She was great. Very kind, professional and most of all knowledgeable. I was quite upset when I received my fine and was ranting to Cerid, she did not get upset, she calmed me down and talked me through the process. Great Lawyer, Great person!!!
Posted by Abdul | June 9, 2015
Maintaining nuisance for alcoholic and drugs
Have try some of what you might called best lawyers and have been failed ...but with miss carid lugar I can count my trust on her and I can assure you that she will give her all to make sure you be a winner...
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2015
Cerid really helped me!
I got a speeding ticked, called Cerid and she suggested what I should do. I listened to her, did what she said. NO SPEEDING TICKET! Thanks SO MUCH Cerid for your help! If I should need any legal representation again you're the first I'll call! Thanks again!
Posted by Heather | October 29, 2014
I would have to say in my experience Cerid is the best lawyer I have ever come across I hired her on a charge I had that carried a good chance for a prison term. She kept me well informed worked with me on the money I owed her and was just all around a pleasant person to work with. My outcome couldn't have been better. If you are looking around for representation and come across this look no further call her today!!!!!!!
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Posted by Josh | May 20, 2013
Cerid saved my driver's license and job!
I hired Cerid at the last minute for traffic court on a ticket that would have cost me my license and job. She worked her magic to get me off the hook completely!
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2013
Highly recommended for personal and business use!
Cerid is very easy to work with. She is flexible with scheduling and payment. She is capable of representing a broad range of client needs from personal challenges to business law. She has enabled my business to survive a rough first year and empowers us to make bold moves without backing down to entrenched market powers. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Jayanthi | May 14, 2013
Helped me on Speeding Ticket
She is amazing person and a great professional. I did not feel that she my lawyer but family trying to get me the best on the speeding ticket. She is very very prompt on communication and just on time. I would recommend her to anyone. She is patient and very very helping. Cerid , thank you for your services and I really appreciate the way you took care of my case. Good luck for your career as a lawyer.
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Posted by Charles | May 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprofessional and Untrustworthy
I hired Lugar Law of Roanoke, VA on May 4, 2020 to represent me in regards to a speeding ticket I received in Roanoke County. At first I was pleased with their responsiveness and they quoted me a fee of $150.00 for them to represent me, which was considerably cheaper than other law firms that I had spoken to. I paid the fee and sent them a copy of my insurance verification and a copy of the ticket. At Cerid Lugar’s instruction I had my speedometer calibrated and emailed the firm a copy of the results. They in turn sent me an email showing a letter that they sent to a judge, noting that my speedometer was inaccurate. I was content that the matter was being taken care of. On Friday, May 22, I received a call from the admin at Lugar law stating that they had erred, and that they thought the speeding ticket had been issued in Franklin County instead of Roanoke County. I found this to be a bit incredulous given that they had a copy of the speeding ticket and it states clearly in boldface red letters ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT. The admin advised that since the offence happened in Roanoke County instead of Franklin county, that the fee would be $700 instead of the $150, which I had already paid. I was shocked to say the least. I had spoken to a few other lawyers in the area and the average fee was $360.00 and if Lugar Law had stated that ballpark figure, I would not have been that dumbfounded but an increase of FIVE HUNDRED and FIFTY DOLLARS??? The admin stated she would talk to Cerid Lugar and see if she would consider a compromise given that I had already paid the fee and the ERROR was due to Lugar Law, but she called me back and stated that Cerid Lugar would not lower the fee. At no point did Cerid Lugar call me to offer any detailed explanation or apology. I FIRED the law firm on the spot and demanded a refund, advising I would seek representation elsewhere. The fact that Lugar Law made such an egregious error and the fact that they were unwilling to acknowledge or accept responsibility for that error speaks volumes to their unprofessionalism. Attorneys are supposed to act in their client’s defense and a lot of trust is placed in them. Having that trust violated is a serious betrayal and what Lugar Law did to me felt like a SHAKEDOWN. If you are considering hiring them, I would advise you to FIND SOMEONE ELSE. Who knows how much they might SQUEEZE you for.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Lugar Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Bank of England
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Kurdish Human Rights Project
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • 2009
  • Cambridge
  • Advanced Work study certificate
  • 2008
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Tiffin University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005
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Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Barringer
  • Reversed and dismissed
  • Doe v. Commonwealth
  • case expunged
  • Black v. Rhodes
  • plaintiff verdict
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws "NORML"
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United Service Organization
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer Groups
  • 2012 - Present
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Youth Services Board
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Academic All-American
  • NCAA
  • 2005
  • Academic Honors
  • Delta Mu Delta
  • 2004


  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion newsletter
  • Post Byrd- Where are we now
  • 2018
  • Times Online
  • Keen to Influence the world before you begin practice?
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • ABA negotiations tournament
  • ABA Negotiations Final Round
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cerid is always zealously advocating for her clients and trying to identify unique legal theories to advance her clients' interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cerid is an aggressive, skillful and determined attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Lugar. She is a passionate advocate for her clients and is ready to defend their rights at a moment's notice."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I find her to a zealous advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I find her to be knowledgeable, honest and strong."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Lugar is a skilled and valuable asset to our legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cerid is an aggressive advocate for her clients. She is smart and skilled and she comes to court to win."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of her knowledge of the law. But, most importantly, I commend her to anyone for her tenacity!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ms. Lugar. She is a smart, compassionate lawyer who fights for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cerid's a good lawyer, and zealously defends her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. Cerid is a fantastic lawyer who fights hard for her clients. Yes, she is my wife but I also see her working hard to achieve her clients' goals"
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Speeding and traffic ticket
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