John W. Luxton

John W. Luxton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Richmond, VA

John W. Luxton P.C.
 | 100 W. Franklin St. Suite 301, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-643-0147
Fax: 804-648-5514
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006, 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    I have extensive experience in representing individuals who have been charged with committing criminal or traffic offenses. I represent juveniles and adults including many college students. My past cases include clients who could receive a death sentence to clients facing only a fine. The great majority of my cases fall between those extremes including drug offenses involving kilos of contraband to residue, felony and misdemeanor assaults, weapon offenses, robbery, larceny, homicide, sex offenses, misdemeanors, and traffic matters including driving under the influence.

    I understand the need for confidentiality, communication, and preparation for each case I agree to handle. I take my work and obligations very seriously while seeking the best result for each client. A conviction in a Virginia Court is rarely, if ever, removed from one's record. Any conviction may impact one's freedom and future employment opportunities.

    I have always been on the defense side of the criminal justice system. The government has a great resources to aide in the prosecution of a criminal matter. I believe my experience helps equalize the criminal justice system.

    Areas of Practice

    • Criminal Law
    • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
    • DUI/DWI
    • Drug Violations
    • Traffic Violations

    Litigation Percentage

    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

    Bar Admissions

    • Virginia, 1974
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1978
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1974
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1974


    • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
      • J.D. - 1974
    • Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA
      • B.A. - 1971


    • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Seminars

    Honors and Awards

    • Highest Professional Legal Ability and Ethics Standard by Martindale-Hubbell (Peer Rated)
    • "Virginia Super Lawyers" -Virginia Business Magazine
    • "Richmond's Best & Brightest Lawyers" - Richmond Style Magazine

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Richmond Criminal Bar Association, Past President
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), Member
    • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Virginia Trial Lawyers, Member


    About John Luxton

    Admitted: 1974, Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Craig Cooley Award for Excellence, Richmond Criminal Bar Association, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President of Richmond Criminal Bar Association
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    Office Location for John W. Luxton

    100 W. Franklin St. Suite 301
    Richmond, VA 23220

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    Last Updated: 1/20/2021

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