The law firm of St. John, Bowling & Lawrence serves clients throughout Charlottesville and surrounding communities in the areas of business law, criminal defense, government representation, and personal legal services. Below is a brief description of the firm’s major areas of practice in each field, along with links to more information in any given area. Call 434-296-7138 or contact us online for professional assistance with your legal needs.
Business Law – The business attorneys at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence, are with the client throughout the life of their company, from entity formation to corporate governance, all manner of legal transactions, and representation in any litigation which may arise. Our business lawyers are particularly adept in the commercial real estate arena and in the representation of homeowner associations in Charlottesville.
Criminal Defense – Our lawyers provide strong, effective representation across the full range of criminal legal matters, from traffic infractions and misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. With a wealth of both business and legal experience, our firm understands the complicated, technical aspects of white collar crimes and how to defend accusations of fraud in state and federal courts. Additionally, the firm provides counsel and defense in campus disciplinary proceedings to avoid the overly harsh or unjust results that can stem from allegations of misconduct at an institute for higher learning.
Campus Disciplinary Proceedings – The attorneys at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence regularly represent individuals in college and university disciplinary proceedings, including Title IX investigations and disciplinary actions.
Government Representation – The firm’s attorneys represent cities, towns, county governments and other political subdivisions, providing advice on day-to-day legal issues as well as advocacy and representation in litigation and quasi-judicial proceedings.
Family Law – The Family Law attorneys at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence represent clients in all stages of marriage and divorce in Virginia, helping to make sure that their rights and interests are protected during the divorce and post-divorce as well.
Estate Planning – St. John, Bowling & Lawrence provides the full range of estate planning and probate legal services, including the drafting of wills and living trusts, assistance with probate and estate administration, and representation in probate litigation before local courts.
Real Estate – Our attorneys serve as corporate counsel to small and medium-sized businesses and real estate developers in all matters related to commercial real estate and condominium development, including both transactional and litigation matters. We also represent individuals in residential real estate transactions.