M. Paul Valois, Attorney at Law

"Your rights are my responsibility.  I fight for my clients."
"You represented my husband yesterday in Amherst County.  I didn’t get a chance to thank you yesterday when court was over – we were so relieved and just ready to get out of there.  But I did want to take the time to personally thank you for supporting him and his integrity throughout the entire process.  It was so reassuring to know that someone cared enough about us and his freedom to fight for what was right.  We couldn’t be happier to keep our family together.   We cannot thank you enough!"

A native Virginian, Paul Valois has been practicing law since 2006.  He graduated from Mary Washington College in 1990 and worked as an engineer in Washington, DC until becoming a lawyer.   Paul devotes more than 75% of his practice to criminal defense, and he has handled cases ranging from speeding tickets to serious felonies like first-class murder, distribution of narcotics and aggravated malicious wounding.  Paul enjoys litigation and has extensive jury trial experience. He has also handled civil cases involving contract claims, personal injury and wrongful death.  He has argued appeals before both the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia and is admitted to practice before all of the Virginia courts as well as both the Western and Eastern District of Virginia federal courts.