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James Joseph Angel

Licensed for 37 years

Attorney in Lynchburg, VA

Practice Area: Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Traffic Violations 1 more area of practice 1 more

Awards
BV Distinguished
Awards
BV Distinguished

Areas of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Litigation

Credentials

Position
Attorney
Admission Details
Admitted in 1979, Virginia
Federal Courts in Virginia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Supreme Court of Virginia
Law School Attended
T.C. Williams School of Law at the University Richmond
Class of 1979
J.D.
University Attended
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Class of 1977
B.A.
with honors, magna cum laude
Bar Fellowship
of the Academic Honor Society of Sigma Eta Sigma. He graduated from T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1979.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Angel was hired as a Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Lynchburg. He worked as a prosecutor from 1979 to 1984. In 1984, he became a partner in the law firm Smith, Angel & Falcone. In 1987, he went into private practice specializing in litigation.

Mr. Angel has extensive experience representing clients in court and is well respected in the legal community. He has been lead counsel in over a dozen capital murder cases in Lynchburg and the surrounding counties of Amherst, Bedford and Campbell. Because he has demonstrated leadership and achievement in his profession, Mr. Angel is listed in Strathmore's Who's Who and in Who's Who in American Lawyers. Member: Lynchburg Bar Association (Past President, Criminal Law Section); Virginia Bar Association; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys; Boonsboro Peakland Neighborhood Association (Past Chairman).

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  • 4.4/5.0 1 review
  • BV Distinguished
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    4.4/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.4/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.4/5.0
  • 4.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 10/22/14 in Criminal Defense

    • Legal Knowledge

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    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

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