M Coleman Adams
Focus: 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Admitted: Mr. Adams is admitted to practice in Virginia (2008) and in the following courts:
- All State Courts
- Court of Appeals of Virginia
- Virginia Supreme Court
- US District Court Western District of Virginia
- US Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- US Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
Areas of Practice:
State and Federal Criminal Defense
- Drug Offenses (Simple Possession, Possession with Intent to Distribute and Conspiracy)
- Violent Crimes (Murder, Robbery, Malicious Wounding, Abduction)
- Larceny (Shoplifting, Grand Larceny, Obtain Money by False Pretense, Embezzlement)
- Fraud (Credit Card Offenses, Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Welfare Fraud)
- Property Crimes (Breaking and Entering, Property Damage, Trespass)
- Sexual Assault Accusations
State and Federal Traffic Defense
- DUI Offenses
- Reckless Driving
- Speeding Tickets
- Hit and Run
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Tractor Trailer Accidents
- Premise Liability, including slip and fall
- Custody and Visitation
- Child and Spousal Support
- Divorce (Contested and uncontested)
General Civil Litigation
- Breach of Contract Claims
- Fraud Claims
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Landlord/Tenant Disputes
Coleman Adams is a trial lawyer whose practice primarily focuses on criminal defense, personal injury and general civil litigation. Coleman began his legal career in the Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, where within one year of being hired he was prosecuting violent felonies as lead counsel. During his five years in that office, Coleman gained invaluable trial experience, including prosecuting several murder cases. He was also recognized as a “Fraud Fighter” by the Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program for his work in prosecuting insurance fraud.
Over the past four years, Coleman has utilized the trial skills and legal insight he developed as a prosecutor to the benefit of all his clients, not just those charged with crimes. When it comes to helping those who have been injured as the result of someone’s careless or reckless actions, Coleman fights to make sure those who are hurt are fully and fairly compensated, not only for their past and future medical bills but also for their lost wages as well as any pain, suffering and inconvenience they experienced through no fault of their own.
Although the majority of Coleman’s experience is in criminal/traffic defense and personal injury, if you are facing a legal issue that may result in you going to Court, contacting an experienced trial lawyer should always be your first step. Although he is willing to consult with clients on any type of case, Coleman also recognizes that there are different areas of the law that require different expertise. And if he believes your matter requires the type of expertise that he does not possess, he’ll point you in the direction of an attorney he believes will serve you well.
Mr. Adams graduated with a B.A. from Randolph Macon College with honors – Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2004). He received his Juris Doctor degree with an emphasis in criminal law from the University of Mississippi School of Law with honors – Cum Laude (2008).
Coleman met his wife Kate (a Roanoke native) while working in the Danville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. They married in 2015 and moved to Roanoke a year later. They have one yellow lab and are expecting their first child in the spring of 2018. In Coleman’s spare time he enjoys playing golf, watching college sports, fishing, traveling with Kate and spending time with family and friends.