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Michelle Derrico

540-343-9349
Michelle  Derrico
Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico
30 Franklin Road SW Ste 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
www.roanokecriminalattorney.com
Phone: 540-343-9349
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About Michelle Derrico

I'm a Roanoke criminal defense attorney representing people who have been charged with misdemeanors, felonies, and federal crimes. I have been practicing law for over 20 years, and I believe that everyone - regardless of perceived guilt - has a right to good defense. I also have substantial trial experience with successful outcomes.

Biography

I'm a Roanoke criminal defense attorney representing people who have been charged with misdemeanors, felonies, and federal crimes. I have been practicing law for over 20 years, and I believe that everyone - regardless of perceived guilt - has a right to good defense. I also have substantial trial experience with successful outcomes.

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Contact Information

Michelle Derrico -
Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico
30 Franklin Road SW Ste 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
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Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 540-343-9349

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense7.00%
Federal Crimes7.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving7.00%
Drug Crimes7.00%
Marijuana Defense7.00%
Juvenile Defense7.00%
Domestic Violence7.00%
Criminal Appellate Law7.00%
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record7.00%
Firearm and Weapon Charges7.00%
Theft Crimes7.00%
White Collar Crime7.00%
Probation Violations7.00%
Sex Crimes7.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Virginia Member in Good Standing 1992
Georgia Inactive Member 1990

Work Experience

Position Duration
Partner, Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico 2005 – present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of Georgia JD 1990
University of Georgia Microbiology/Animal Science BSA 1981

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2014 – present
Member Virginia Bar Association 1992 – present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
BV Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2013
BV Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2012

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Legal Writing Virginia Western Community College 2006
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Virginia NBE 2004
Personal Injury for Paralegals NBE 2002

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