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Jamilah D. LeCruise

Jamilah D. LeCruise

Criminal defense and family law attorney located in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Criminal Law, Divorce
  • Virginia
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Before opening the Law Office of J. D. LeCruise, Jamilah LeCruise served as an Assistant Public Defender for the City of Norfolk, handling hundreds of criminal cases. She zealously defended clients charged with a variety of criminal offenses including traffic crimes, misdemeanors, felonies, and probation violations. From larceny and drug possession to burglary and firearms offense, Ms. LeCruise has experience in bench and jury trials. Over the years, she has established a strong reputation as a fierce advocate for her clients and has earned the respect of her peers and members of the judiciary. Ms. LeCruise graduated with honors from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and then attended William & Mary School of Law where she earned her law degree. During her time at William & Mary, she volunteered abroad with a human rights organization in Ghana, traveling to villages for educational programs and participating in juvenile defense. Ms. LeCruise interned at the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia in Williamsburg where she worked on family law matters. In addition, she interned at the Office of the Capital Defender in Richmond, assisting in the defense of individuals charged with death penalty offenses. After graduating from William & Mary, Ms. LeCruise worked as a Magistrate Attorney for the Office of Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia where she served as a judicial officer. Currently, Ms. LeCruise is a member of the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, the South Hampton Roads Bar Association, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, and the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She has received the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Significant Service Award, has received the highest ranking from Avvo, and has been rated a Top Contributor in Criminal Defense by Avvo. Education University of Richmond, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude William & Mary School of La

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minutes
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
4th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
The Law Office of J. D. LeCruise
- Current
Assistant Public Defender
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
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Magistrate Attorney
Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of the Executive Secretary
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Education
University of Richmond
B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
J.D.
Awards
Top Lawyer
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Top Lawyer
CoVA BIZ Magazine
Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
Rising Star Award
Super Lawyers
Private Practice Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America - Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
Young Lawyer of the Year
South Hampton Roads Bar Association
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Top Contributor
Avvo
10 Best for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Lawyers
10 Best for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
The National Black Lawyers
Top Contributor
Avvo
Significant Service Award
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference
Significant Service Award
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
Virginia Women Attorneys Association
Member
Current
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
Member
Current
South Hampton Roads Bar Association
Member
Current
Virginia State Bar # 82333
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
When speaking the truth is not enough: A model for juror voir dire to better protect capital defendants from implicit racial bias.
Freedom Center Journal - Law Review
Speaking Engagements
I. C. Norcom High School
William & Mary Law Office fo Career Services
Tidewater Community College Criminal Justice Club
University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership EDGE Institute
Regent University Pre-Law Day
South Hampton Roads Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
Old Dominion Bar Association
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
Hampton University Pre-Law Society
Old Dominion University - Criminal Justice Systems Course
Virginia State Bar - Bar Leaders Institute
Tidewater Paralegal Association
Norview Boys & Girls Club
Virginia State Bar Knowing Your Rights & Responsibilities as Adults
Virginia State Bar
William & Mary Incoming Student Law Week, Introduction to Legal Practice, William & Mary Law
Certifications
Indigent Defense Certified
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
The Law Office of J. D. LeCruise, PLLC
555 East Main Street
Suite 1212
Norfolk, VA 23510
USA
Telephone: (757) 627-5215