Criminal Lawyer

criminal Lawyer


Contact Information

Phone: (804) 459-8060
Fax: (804) 412-2958


  • Virginia
  • Colorado
  • US District Court-Eastern District of Virginia
  • US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of Richmond-T.C. Williams School of Law-J.D.
  • College of William & Mary- Mason School of Business-M.B.A.
  • Virginia Military Institute- B.A.

Michael Lee-Partner

Criminal Lawyer

Michael W. Lee is a 1988 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He obtained his law degree in 1996 from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the College of William & Mary. Prior to attending law school, he served as a police officer in Colonial Heights and worked for the Virginia State Corporation Commission. He has been an attorney for almost 20 years and is admitted to practice law in both Virginia and Colorado. He previously served as the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Colonial Heights, is the current president of the Colonial Heights Bar Association, and holds membership in both the Hopewell and Petersburg Bar Associations. During his tenure as Commonwealth’s Attorney he also served as the Interim City Attorney for Colonial Heights and was elected by his peers to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Association. He serves as an adjunct instructor at the Crater Criminal Justice Academy where he teaches criminal and constitutional law in the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. He is admitted to practice in all Virginia Courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. While Mr. Lee handles a few select business, litigation, and family law cases, he primarily practices as a criminal lawyer, representing people charged with all types of traffic and criminal offenses.

Michael Lee
3 reviews

Mr.Lee, we really appreciate everything you have done for us. It would be our pleasure to express to future potential clients what an amazing attorney you are in the form of a review. Thank you for everything!


Mr. Lee represented our son on a criminal case. He was facing 3 charges including one felony and 2 misdemeanors. After 3 long months of fighting and feeling like we were at our wits end the tables started to turn in our favor. During these 3 months Mr. Lee encouraged us to be patient and things would work out. Mr. Lee was able to get one misdemeanor dropped and the felony dropped also. Our son was charged with one misdemeanor and is currently doing well. Mr. Lee was a great attorney and did everything that he said he was going to . His strategies worked out well for our son. He is doing better now and we owe Mr. Lee a big thank you. We would recommend using him as an attorney.


I want to say that I was happy with our representation from Mr. Lee. He came recommended from a lawyer in Dinwiddie and very happy with our decision. His staff is very friendly and prompt. I never had an issue with having an email/phone call returned. He was very professional. He was able to do for us what we asked and had the outcome we wanted. If something was to happen again in Colonial Heights, which I hope does not but you never know, but at least I know who I will call.


I hired Mr. Lee right after I was arrested on very serious criminal offenses. He was able to immediately make me feel better about my situation by explaining the process to me and telling me what his game plan was in fighting the charges. He was very knowledgeable, not only about the law but about the police officers and prosecutors that were involved in the case. Mr. Lee kept me informed through multiple court hearings and he was able to have the charges against me dismissed without having to go to trial. Unlike MOST Attorneys, Mr.Lee returned my calls in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him for ANY legal issue that may arise.


From the very beginning, he was courteous, compassionate and forthcoming about the process. He remained available to answer questions and provide clarity about every step of the case. It was comforting to know that he was constantly working to provide us with very professional and thorough representation. It is with great pleasure and confidence that I would highly recommend him to represent anyone who needs a referral for legal representation.


The interaction with me Lee was absolutely great. He was informative and genuinely cared about the situation. He went to bat for me and knocked it out of the park. He definitely knows what he is doing.


My experience with Lee & Piracci was very professional. Everyone in the law firm knew exactly what I could do during both of my situations. The most important part was that they delivered everything they said they could. I highly recommend giving them a call to see how they can make things go smoothly for you.

G Fuller

Michael Lee represented me in a case where I was driving way too fast. I am a teenager and I've never had a ticket before and I was very worried about how things would turn out. He was very comforting while we were in the courtroom and helped keep me calm. Not only did I not go to jail, but I didn't get convicted, didn't have to pay the ticket, and my driving record was kept clean. He really knows what he is doing and is very friendly as well.


Dealing with Legal issues or going to court is never pleasant. When it involves family, it is even more unpleasant. Recently had a traffic issue involving a younger family member. It was their first time dealing with the court system and they were very unsure of the procedure. Michael Lee of Lee and Piracci was a God send. Not only is he professional, and attentive, he also takes time to explain and help put one at ease. He took time to explain the choices, and include us in the planning phase. His office staff, Jessica was also very helpful and patient with a smile and caring attitude. The firm has a very positive outlook, and a "Service" minded vision. Thank you Mr. Lee very much.


Let me be the first to say I was completely impressed with Mr. Lee. We had been working on my case for a couple months and as nervous as I was Mr. Lee took care of everything. Very respectable, reliable and professional. He is very good at what he does. Hopefully I won't ever have to go back to court but If I do I will definitely be giving him a call!