Debra Corcoran

Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Henrico, VA

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11321 Church Rd.
Henrico, VA 23233

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Debra D. Corcoran is one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Over the course of 30 years, she has earned a reputation as a tough fighter for her clients. Debra has received numerous recognitions such as inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers top 100 Trial Lawyers list and membership in the prestigious American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Don’t trust your case to anyone but the best! Whether you have already been arrested and formally charged, or if you are concerned that you may be accused of a crime and want to get an experienced advocate on your side, we are ready to assist.

Depending on the stage of your case, we may be able to prevent an arrest or succeed in having the charges against you dismissed. In the event that a full jury trial presents your best chance of avoiding a conviction, we are ready to begin preparing to fight your case in court. We pride ourselves on our making our accessibility readily available to our clients. We understand that there is nothing more stressful than an inability to reach your attorney. We are here to provide moral and emotional support as well as legal representation.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Criminal Law

  • Title IX Defense
  • Armed Robbery
  • Arson
  • Assault & Battery
  • Attempted Murder
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Drug Crimes
  • Extortion
  • Felony Charges
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Hate Crimes
  • Hit & Run
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Fugitive and Indictment Legal Assistance
  • Sex Crimes
  • SORNA Civil Commitment Cases
  • Theft Crimes
  • Pain Management or Addiction Treatment Doctor Defense

Whatever the nature of the allegations against you, our message to you is the same: We recognize that bad things happen to good people, and that people make mistakes. You do not have to face this situation alone, and we offer our help to you in pursuing the best possible outcome to your case. Call Debra Corcoran today at 804-905-9026 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Debra D. Corcoran

Debra Corcoran has been a practicing attorney since 1990. She is one of a handful of attorneys in the United States who is both Capital Murder Certified and holds a Masters of Laws in Litigation (awarded in 2004). Ms. Corcoran has successfully handled diverse cases ranging from heading Mass Tort litigation to Criminal Defense of serious crimes involving Murder, Rape, Child Pornography and Molestation (as well as other computer sex offenses), Carnal Knowledge, incest and other serious offenses involving white collar crimes. Ms. Corcoran is an experienced litigator who uses state-of-the-art technology in defending her clients, as well as using highly trained and specialized support staff. Ms. Corcoran is also willing to assist Counsel in other jurisdictions, in and out of Virginia. Ms. Corcoran was born in Canada and lived part of her life in England and Germany. She joined the US Military, obtaining a portion of her education under the GI Bill.

Bar Admissions:

  • 1990, Virginia, all Virginia State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Virginia Supreme Court; Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • New York United States District Court
  • New York Second Circuit Court of Appeals


  • 1986 - Northwestern State University - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science
  • 1989 - University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law - Juris Doctorate
  • 2004 - The George Washington School of Law - Masters of Laws in Litigation


  • Certified Arbitrator
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Volunteer Attorney, Hurricane Katrina Inmates and Their Families
  • CJA, Federal Panel Attorney

Rosado et al v. GIDC. et al

Large apartment fire in a complex formerly known as "Old Buckingham Station," Midlothian, Virginia. Personally represented more than one hundred forty-two people suffering from personal injuries and property losses. Second largest fire in Virginia. United States District Court, Eastern District, Richmond, Virginia. In addition to a favorable outcome for the Plaintiffs, this case resulted in changes in the Virginia Building Code and its enforcement.

Commonwealth v. Sambou. County of Henrico

Case Dismissed

Ms. Sambou was charged with Felony Hit and Run. Case dismissed in client's favor January 2017.

Commonwealth v. Sambou. County of Henrico

Case Dismissed

Ms. Sambou was charged with Felony Hit and Run. Case dismissed in client's favor January 2017.

PAWS With A Cause v. Crumpler, et al.

Commercial litigation. Represented national nonprofit organization providing service dogs for disabled individuals. Enforced non-compete agreement executed in Michigan and obtained a monetary award for the Plaintiff.

Click here for WeTv’s coverage of four murder cases, in "Mothers of Murderers" high-lighting a client of Debra Corcoran's as well as an interview with Debra Corcoran.

Commonwealth v. Jones, Lunenburg, Virginia 2009:

Death Penalty Withdrawn

Capital Murder case involving multiple homicides (for a total of ten felonies ranging from two Capital Murder counts to the Murder of a Fetus). The Defendant was facing the Death Penalty on multiple counts.

Result - The Death Penalty was withdrawn, a plea agreement was entered into on two of the counts, and the eight remaining counts were nolle prossed ("not prosecuted").

Commonwealth v. Green, Fairfax, Virginia:

Not Guilty

Not Guilty Jury Verdict of an individual charged with Carnal Knowledge of a minor.

Allen v. TFH Publications

Products liabilities suit against the manufacturer of pet chew products. Obtained largest settlement ever obtained against TFH Publications for the death of a competing sled and show dog. Fairfax, Virginia. As a direct result of this suit, TFH Publications reformulated many of their products (worldwide), and they now market a safer dog toy.

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