James C. Breeden

Practice Areas:


Law School:






Civil Trials; Criminal Trials; Administrative Laws; Family Law; Child Custody; Child Support; Divorce; Guardianship; Paternity; Premarital Agreements; Spousal Support; Unmarried Couples; Visitation Rights; Personal Injury; Auto Accidents; Dog Bites; Head and Spinal Injuries; Motorcycle Accidents; Natural Disasters; Nursing Home Abuse; Railroad Accidents; Sexual Abuse; Slip and Fall; Trucking Accidents; Wrongful Death; Products Liability; Drug and Medical Devices

1969, Virginia; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court; Supreme Court of Virginia; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Bankruptcy Court

University of Virginia, LL.B.

Northern Neck (Secretary, 1979-1980; President, 1980-1981) and Virginia (Council Member: Criminal Law Section, 1979-1985; Council Member, Family Law Section, 1990) Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar (Member, Committee on Cooperation with Affiliated Professions, 1990-1992); Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Subcommittee on Torts Legislation, 1990-1991); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National College for DUI Defense; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa. Recipient, Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse Geimer Award, Capital Defender of the Year, 2003. Certified Public Accountant, Virginia, 1970. Commissioner in Chancery, 1970—. Condemnation Counsel, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1981—. Administrative Hearing Officer: Virginia Department of Commerce, 1974—; Virginia Supplemental Retirement System, 1985—; Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Registration, 1974—; Virginia Health Regulatory Boards, 1974—; Department of Medical Assistance Services, 1996—; Department of Criminal Justice Services, 1998—. Virginia Panel Member, 2020 Panel for Chesapeake Bay Agreement, 1987. Chairman, Lancaster County Democratic Committee, 1987-1993. Certified for Appointment as Defense Counsel in Capital Cases, Virginia Public Defender Commission, 1999—.

Staunton, Virginia, March 8, 1945