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Practice Areas


Dirk Padgett Law PLLC specializes in family and criminal law cases. Whether you’re facing divorce, child custody or visitation battles, or criminal charges, you need one of the best lawyers in Roanoke on your side. Dirk has litigated in more than 100 jury trials in his nearly 30 years of experience.

Let Dirk B. Padgett use his decades of experience to relentlessly champion your rights.

Family Law

Family law disputes can be complex, time-consuming and emotionally challenging. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can help take the burden off of your shoulders. We can help you complete the process as quickly as possible and ensure that your future interests are protected.

Dirk Padgett Law has extensive experience helping Virginia residents resolve their family law issues.

  • Contested and uncontested divorce
  • Child support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Property and debt division
  • Modifications to existing orders
  • Juvenile law
  • Premarital or post marital agreements
  • Domestic violence concerns

Criminal Law & DUIs

Being accused of violating a crime is serious. These charges come with varying penalties, including fines and jail time. With so much at stake, you want the best legal representation working for you.

The majority of our practice is devoted to litigation. We’re not afraid to go into the courtroom to defend your case.

We have represented, in state and federal court, individuals charged with:

  • Murder
  • Capital murder
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Robbery
  • Sex offenses
  • Child pornography
  • Drug distribution/sale/possession
  • Malicious wounding
  • Domestic assault
  • Kidnapping/abduction
  • White collar crime (fraud, embezzling, money laundering)
  • and others..

DUI and Traffic Law

The Commonwealth of Virginia takes driving under the influence (DUI) very seriously. If convicted, you could face fines, jail time and other costly penalties, including the suspension of your driver’s license.With decades of experience, Dirk Padgett Law is well-equipped to defend your interests in cases involving:

  • First-time DUI
  • Repeat or Felony DUI
  • Driving on drugs or controlled substances (DUID)
  • Underage drinking and driving
  • Alcohol-related car accidents

Accused Of A Traffic Violation?

Dirk Padgett Law also handles all varieties of traffic violations. Though generally not as serious as a DUI, traffic violations can still be embarrassing, time-consuming, and expensive.

Certain traffic violations, such as reckless driving, can also threaten your commercial driver’s license. If you have been accused of a violation that could disrupt your livelihood, it is important that you seek professional legal help.

Auto Accidents

We have seen first-hand the physical, emotional, and financial damage car accidents can cause. And we’ve seen too many insurance companies try to avoid their obligation to pay compensation for those damages.

Many lawyers claim to have trial experience with personal injury cases. In practice, though, they are focused on pretrial discovery procedures and negotiating a settlement. While these skills may be effective, insurance companies learn which attorneys mean it when they say they are prepared to take your case to trial. 95% of our practice is devoted to litigation, and the insurance companies know it.

We have seen the physical, emotional and financial damage, the scars that can occur from someone’s negligence. We will work to get the best amount we can get for your injuries.