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Experienced. Dedicated. Compassionate.

Facing criminal charges is never a welcomed experience. Instead of being scared, you can be prepared by calling our Richmond based criminal defense lawyer. A criminal defense attorney who’s experienced, knowledgeable, and caring will be an invaluable resource as you work together to build your case and prepare a strong defense.

Attorney Cody Villalon is dedicated to the defense and well-being of his clients. You should never have to face criminal charges alone. Instead, let a criminal defense lawyer who’s tough yet compassionate help guide you through whatever challenges and charges you face.

Call Richmond criminal defense attorney Cody Villalon at 804.316.0765 to discuss your defense and receive a free consultation about your case anywhere in central Virginia.


Your Best Defense

Facing criminal charges is a scary and stressful experience. A criminal conviction can affect you for the rest of your life, harming your employment opportunities, family life, educational prospects, and even your fundamental liberties. A criminal conviction can mean jail time, expensive fines, and long-term damage to your reputation and future.

Criminal defense Attorney Cody Villalon, in Richmond, VA can ensure that you fully understand not only the consequences of conviction but also the best path forward and best defense strategy available. Our criminal defense lawyer serving Richmond and surrounding areas can guide you through each stage of your case with the goal of minimizing and fighting your charges.

The Commonwealth of Virginia has trained law enforcement officers, expert witnesses, and career prosecutors who will be eager to oppose you at trial. But our experienced criminal lawyer based in Richmond can level the playing field in court. When you work with Cody Villalon, you will be represented by a criminal defense lawyer who will treat you with dignity while helping you make informed decisions for your future.


Why Clients Choose Cody

  • Effective at trial
  • Exclusively practice criminal and traffic defense
  • Honest, straightforward advice
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Solo practitioner: your case will never be handed off to another attorney
  • Reasonable, flat rate prices mean no guessing on costs
  • Compassionate advocacy
  • Confident and experienced in the courtroom
  • Committed to prompt return of calls and email
Years of Experience
Cases Defended
Hours in Court
Dedicated Attorney

About Cody Villalon

I am a criminal defense attorney because I firmly believe everyone deserves to be treated with basic human dignity. No matter where people come from or what they are accused of doing, everyone deserves this basic level of respect. I also believe in the Constitution. We are guaranteed rights under the law, and our rights exist only as long as there are people who are willing to defend them. I am proud of the work I do. Being a defense attorney is not just a job to me; it is what I do to serve our community and to fight for the type of world I want my own children to live in.

There are few feelings more thrilling than hearing the words “not guilty” in the courtroom. I love going to trial, arguing cases, and devising the strategy leading up to a successful defense. However, I also recognize that my duties as a criminal defense lawyer extend beyond the courtroom. I take my role as a Counselor at Law seriously. All of my clients are unique, and I work hard to understand their particular needs. I often encounter clients who are facing more than just legal problems and who are genuinely suffering. I take a more holistic approach and try to encourage strategies that help them get their lives heading in a better direction. I genuinely care. That is not weakness—it is a point of pride.

License & Education

Member of the Virginia State Bar since 2009

University of Richmond School of Law

J.D., Magna Cum Laude

Virginia Commonwealth University

B.S. in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude


Words From Clients

  • “Mr. Villalon is a beacon of hope to anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney. Not only will he advocate zealously on your behalf, but he will protect your rights guaranteed by the Constitution to the fullest extent. I recommend Mr. Villalon without reservation.”

    Larry G.
  • “Cody Villalon is an excellent attorney. He will defend for your rights in every way possible. Also, he is respectful and will make the time for your case. Plus, he is extremely intelligent, honest, tech savvy, and a fair attorney to work with. I strongly recommend him to anybody that has any sort of legal issues or concerns.”

    Kareem M.
  • “Cody Villalon is the best lawyer I have spoken with. He is amazing. He got my son off on numerous offenses. He really cares about his clients as well as their well-being. This man is THE BEST in my book!”

    Athena L.
  • “I just had the BEST, most seamless and easy experience with Cody Villalon. Before I reached out to Cody, I had already communicated with other lawyers, but after conversing with him, I knew that he would be the best lawyer to retain. He responds immediately to any email, text or call. He answers every question professionally, and was very prepared for when we went to court. My outcome was everything I needed to work in my favor! He also made sure to set up my situation for future success, by reviewing every little detail to ensure that it would be put behind me, for good! I highly recommend! Thank you for everything Cody, you were great! I wish you the best of luck!”

    Erica T.

Contact Info

Call Now : (804) 316-0765

  • 100 West Franklin St., Suite 301, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Mon - Fri 08:00 am -5:30 pm
  • (804) 316-0765 (P)
  • (804) 441-8184 (F)

Free Consultation

I offer free confidential consultations and am available in Richmond and all surrounding counties. I am willing to make jail visits as well.