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Damon D. Colbert

The best defense is offense. When possible, my response to any criminal charge is a relentless attack on the government.

Far too many lawyers try to obtain success for their clients by begging the government for deals. In 2023, 92 percent of felony cases in Virginia circuit courts were resolved by guilty pleas, and only 2.3 percent were resolved by jury trials. It gets worse in federal court; in the Eastern District of Virginia in 2023, 94.1 percent of cases were resolved by guilty pleas, and only 5.9 percent of cases were resolved by trials.

Negotiation skills are important, especially in cases where my clients have talked to law enforcement, but I NEVER take cases with the goal of reaching cooperation deals. Success for the vast majority of my clients is more attainable when I attack every charge and stand ready to convince a jury that my clients are not guilty.

I attack the government whenever it seeks to threaten the liberty of any of my clients. Through careful evaluation, relentless preparation, and clever trial tactics, I devise ways for my clients to outfight the government.

My record speaks for itself. 

If you are ready to stand and fight, contact me right now to see whether it makes sense for us to stand and fight together.

I will cheerfully stand and fight with you in any courtroom in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but I particularly enjoy courtrooms in the following courts:


I have been a member of the Virginia State Bar since 2001 and a member of the District of Columbia Bar since 2002.

I graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 and from Davidson College in 1998.

I am a life member of the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association.

Then and now.

Recent Case Results





  • Just Fantastic

    From the first Zoom call to the bail hearing to the final court date, Mr. Colbert was fantastic. He was just so wonderful to my niece and our family. Hiring a lawyer is stressful. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is extremely stressful. Going through the legal process is crushing. Mr. Colbert les...
  • Not Guilty!

    If you are seeking an excellent attorney, call Mr. Colbert immediately. I called Mr. Colbert around 1 AM in the morning, and he answered the phone. I asked him to step in last minute to take over my case because I had lost confidence in my current attorney. Luckily for me, he agreed. Calling Mr. ...
  • 3rd DUI

    When I had the over the phone consultation with Damon in regards to my case and he calmed my nerves and was able to provide me with a game plan. I knew at that point he was the right lawyer to represent me. During the time he represented me, Damon was nothing short of thorough and amazing. Throug...

    I am so thankful for Damon he saved my life. When the odd was against me he was with me! Thank you.
  • Goliath

    Where do I start? Please grant me just a few minutes of your time to talk about Damon Colbert. So I found myself with a 2nd DUI within 5 years charge, and then within 3 weeks of that I had yet acquired a 3rd charge which was a Felony DUI charge. So this means Yes, I already had a conviction prio...