Richmond Criminal Defense Attorney

27 Years of Experience Defending the Accused in Virginia

2023 Lawyers of DistinctionFor two decades, Attorney Paul C. Galanides of the Law Office of Paul C. Galanides, P.C. has been committed to providing dedicated and client-centered representation to people who are facing criminal charges. There is no substitute for experienced criminal counsel when your liberty and livelihood are at stake. As a Richmond criminal defense lawyer, he works with his clients to prepare a strong defense and navigate them through the storm. With decades of experience practicing at all levels and aspects of criminal law, Mr. Galanides is equipped to handle your case in the manner most likely to succeed. In fact, he's likely not only tried a case like yours, but possibly has argued it or one like it on appeal before the Court of Appeals or the Virginia Supreme Court.

  • Over 27 Years of
    Courtroom Experience
  • Thorough Research to Best Serve Every Unique Case
  • Winning Case Formula: Practice, Preparation, and Purpose
  • A Zealous Advocate Defending Each and Every Client

Mr. Galanides represents clients in all types of criminal proceedings, from DUIs and drunk and disorderly to Felony and murder charges. His years of experience as a public defender and a prosecutor for Henrico County and the Attorney General has taught him how prosecutors think and strategize. He continues to study local judges and prosecutors to craft the best possible defenses for his clients.

Wherever you are in the criminal process, call The Law Office of Paul C. Galanides, P.C. at (804) 977-0110 today for help. Our criminal defense attorney in Richmond, VA, offers free initial phone consultations for anyone facing any kind of charges.

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How to Reach Us 804.977.0110 1561 East Main St
Richmond, VA 23219 Map & Directions [+]
Representation for Anyone Accused
of Any Criminal Offense
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Caring for Our Clients

A Legacy of Positive Client Experiences

  • “"Mr. Galanides and Christian are amazing! I was falsely accused of a crime and 2 weeks after I hired him, I was exonerated.”

    Robert Edwards

  • “Paul explained the process to me in detail and answered all my questions.”

    Richard Thurston

  • “Paul Galanides is a very experienced attorney in many aspects of criminal cases.”

    Tammy L. Kelly

  • “Paul Galanides was recommended to us by a friend, and his performance as our attorney was superb from beginning to end.”


  • “They are very professional, ethical, honest and effective.”


  • “They fought for me with everything they had and I came out of it feeling so well cared for as a client. They go above and beyond in every aspect and care about their clients with fierce determination.”

    Jen Steward

  • “They went above and beyond for me on my case. They're worth every penny I spent hiring them.”


  • “He is an extremely dedicated attorney, who fights for his clients' rights.”

    Lisa Carlson

  • “My dealing with Mr. Galanides was professional, ethical, truthful and very honest. Following his counsel, I came out of the charges free without any penalties.”


Paul C. Galanides - Criminal Defense Attorney Richmond VA

Compassionate & Confident Representation

From Your Richmond Criminal Defense Attorney

Three Best Rated 2024So often attorneys are in a hurry to just conclude your case and collect their fee. They don't devote themselves to thoroughly researching each and every aspect of a case, looking for that one piece of evidence that could make the difference between prison and dismissal. Twenty-six years of experience has taught Attorney Paul C. Galanides to keep looking for the new evidence or the unique argument that will convince the judge or jury of your innocence. He understands that the first and most important step in any case is to spend time with his client so that he may acquire the significant and necessary tools to craft a winning defense. He truly cares about his clients and will dedicate whatever time is necessary to ensure they receive the best possible defense. The Law Office of Paul Galanides is committed to providing the best customer service. You may call our criminal defense attorney in Richmond, VA, 24/7.