Colin O'Dawe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Norfolk, VA

Kalfus & Nachman, PC
870 North Military Highway, Suite 300
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 757-461-4900
Fax: 757-461-1518
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Colin O'Dawe is an associate with Kalfus & Nachman PC law firm, which has law offices in Norfolk, Roanoke and Newport News, Virginia. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer with more than 12 years of legal experience, Mr. O'Dawe devotes his practice exclusively to personal injury law, and he provides invaluable representation and support to clients throughout the state who have suffered injuries or loss as a result of a motor vehicle accident, an accident on someone else's property, or from any other act of negligence or wrongdoing.

Known as a highly personable and compassionate legal advocate, Mr. O'Dawe works hard to make his clients feel as comfortable as possible and offers them some peace of mind as he advises them of their options regarding their serious and pressing legal challenges. Licensed to practice in North Carolina as well as Virginia, he has successfully handled numerous personal injury trials in both states, and he has achieved a long record of securing substantial verdicts and settlements for those he has served.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. O'Dawe has received many top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received recognition from Richmond Magazine as among the Top Attorneys in Virginia, as well as designation from Coastal Virginia Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in the area. He has also earned "Superb", 10 out of 10, client ratings on Avvo.

A 2003 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Mr. O'Dawe obtained his Juris Doctor from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in 2006. While there, he was an active member of the school's Law Review, and he completed an internship with the U.S. Department of Justice along with serving as law clerk to a prominent area personal injury law firm. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the Eastern District of North Carolina.

An active member of his legal community, Mr. O'Dawe is involved with the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Beach Bar Association and the North Carolina State Bar. He also supports his local community through his volunteer work, most notably with the Virginia Board of Corrections and Seton Youth Shelters.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


3 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2016

About Colin O'Dawe

Admitted: 2007, North Carolina

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mentor to children of imprisoned parents at Seton Youth Shelters
  • Governor-appointed member of the Virginia Board of Corrections, Past volunteer

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina 
  • North Carolina State Bar 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia 
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice 
  • North Carolina Bar Association 
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia 
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association 
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Virginia State Bar 


  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 
  • Super Lawyers® Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America 
  • Coastal Virginia Mag Best of 2016 

Educational Background

  • Virginia Tech, B.A., 2003
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Office Location for Colin O'Dawe

870 North Military Highway, Suite 300
Norfolk, VA 23502

Phone: 757-461-4900

Fax: 757-461-1518

Last Updated: 11/16/2020

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