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David Joseph Damico

Criminal defense Attorney at Roanoke, VA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1976
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David Joseph Damico
313 Campbell Ave SW
Po Box 1578
Roanoke, VA, 24016-3624

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Posted by Sean | November 20, 2018
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Criminal and child custody
Mr. Damico helped through the process of working through a difficult custody case and a frivolous criminal charge my ex brought against me. I ended up after the lengthy amounts of arguments and cases with custody of my kid almost half of every month and found not guilty if the ridiculous charge that was brought against me. He doesn't pull any punches and he'll give you his no BS opinion on things. I greatly recommend him, and thank you Mr. Damico for getting this father time to spend with his daughter. She recognizes and now.
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Posted by Jerrica | April 25, 2018
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Preferred teammate in the courtroom
I had a very lengthy custody case. Mr.Damico handled all the paperwork in a very timely manner, he was honest about expectations and always able to find time to talk about the case leading up to it. In the courtroom, I couldn't have been more impressed. The evidence was presented in a precise manner. His experience and expertise in law was an amazing display. I felt confident in my case and ultimately I was given everything I asked for. I will most definitely hire Mr.Damico for any other cases.
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Posted by Jennifer | April 26, 2016
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Mr. Damico handled our son’s case very efficiently. He kept us in the loop the entire time. When we went to court it was clear he knew his stuff & was able to get the case dismissed within 10 minutes.
Response from David Damico April 27, 2016
Thank you
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2016
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Thank You
Damico handled my case professional and efficiently. He communicated with me frequently throughout the months prior to my trial- answered questions, updated me on new information/evidence, and made me feel at ease. I was very impressed with how he handled himself and my case in court. He was a total rock star. About 5 minutes into the trial, Damico had the judge ruling me Not Guilty, releasing me of a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana - an offense that could have affected my career and professional reputation. I can't express enough how thankful I am to have hired him!
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Posted by Patricia | October 8, 2015
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Excellent some times is still not good enough. When you need superb, David is in that category.
David represented our 26 year old son, in our absence about a very serious crime. Mr. Damico demonstrated the highest degree of integrity while making us comfortable with the legal process. Once we hired him, we trusted our son's fate in the hands of Mr. Damico, without worry.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
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Clients father
My son was crushed by a tractor. The grandfather was driver. This was a sensitive case with my self and wife with driver being her father. Dave and his team made process As easy as it could be.
Posted by Jim and Patricia | October 3, 2015
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Top Attorney
We hired David Damico to defend our son in a criminal case. Before hiring him, we learned that Mr. Damico is well-experienced in successfully representing the defendant in criminal law cases. Naturally, that was very important to us. We also learned he has a reputation for being a very good attorney who is a no nonsense straight shooter who looks out for the best interests of his clients. Our experience with him showed us that his reputation is well deserved. Mr. Damico went to great lengths to help us understand the court process. He communicated with us frequently to let us know where things stood in the legal process as well as his intended strategy to try to bring things to a positive conclusion. During the hearings and the trial, I was impressed with his court presence and the respect that he received from both the presiding Judge and the Commonwealth’s prosecuting attorney. He was always well-prepared and during examination of the witness, he further demonstrated his excellence by the quality of the questions posed to the witness. We will be eternally grateful for the outstanding work that David Damico did in representing our son. Thank you Mr. Damico.
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Posted by John | October 2, 2015
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Good lawyer for a bad time
Very straightforward, upfront, and knows his stuff. Makes what can be a very messy situation relatively easy- explains the process, both parties rights, and works out a fair solution.
Response from David Damico October 2, 2015
Thank you
Posted by Dominique | October 1, 2015
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Honest lawyer
Mr. Damico was straight to the point when I first met him. I was scared but he assured that he would take control of the situation and that I had nothing to worry about. He was a man of his word and I won my case. Thanks so much Mr. Damico. I really appreciate your help and dedication.
Response from David Damico October 1, 2015
Thanks for your kind words
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of David J. Damcio
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Damico & Apgar
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Willis, Damico & Apgar
  • 1980 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • Roanoke City Public Defender
  • 1977 - 1980
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  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973


  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Criminal Law Section, VSB
  • Board of Governors
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Western District of Virginia CJA Advisory Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - 2014
  • National CJA Panel
  • District Represtantive
  • 2005 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse David as an excellent, no nonsense, criminal defense attorney. As a former prosecutor, I saw David on the other side regularly. He is very skilled at cross examination."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. An experienced trial lawyer who works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an accomplished, knowledgeable and skilled attorney. I would not hesitate to hire him should I need an attorney."
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Roanoke Criminal defense Lawyer David Joseph Damico
David Joseph Damico
Criminal defense Attorney
Roanoke, VA
Licensed for 47 years

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