What we do
When you come to see us at James River Legal, you won’t see chandeliers or luxurious furniture, but you will find a team of dedicated professionals who take pride in helping you fix your problems in a friendly, stress-free environment.
- We save families
- We save property
- We save lives
1. Our Mission
James River Legal Associates is a family-owned and family-oriented law firm that is in business to assist our friends and neighbors with aggressive legal representation when times get tough.
2. Our Objectives
Paul and Margaret Valois, a husband and wife team of attorneys, founded this firm to do two things: help people in bad times who needed careful and personal legal representation, and avoid the waste and pressure of a traditional boiler room law firm.
3. Our People
Our professional staff is as dedicated as we are to making sure that our clients get the best service promptly and discreetly.
We're here to help good people in hard times
Over the past 12+ years, We have had the honor and privilege of making a real difference in the lives of the thousands of clients we’ve represented.
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Meet our team
Margaret ValoisAttorney at Law
Margaret Valois devotes most of her practice to consumer bankruptcy and Title IX defense
M. Paul ValoisAttorney at Law
Paul devotes more than 75% of his practice to criminal defense
Debby FarishLegal Administrator
Debby tracks the cases through the courts and manages most of the paperwork that needs to be filed
Katie is the primary contact for most of our clients and will likely be the first person you talk to when you call us
Financial Issues? Been Charged with a Crime?
The biggest mistake our clients make is not calling us soon enough. We help people solve their financial problems, keep their assets, defend themselves against criminal charges and protect their rights. We are not your typical law firm and we are not your typical lawyers – each of us worked through school and we know what it means to struggle hard to make a living and raise a family in tough times.