Cosby, Charles C. Jr.

On Behalf of | Mar 6, 2023 |

  • Sole Practitioner
Richmond, VA

Mr. Cosby has been practicing in criminal law for over thirty years. He graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law in 1977, and became a law clerk for the Virginia Supreme Court. After completing his tenure as a law clerk, he became an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Richmond and prosecuted criminal cases for four years.

He completed the career prosecutor's course at the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas. He received a letter of recommendation from Richmond's chief of police for a particularly difficult prosecution that he handled successfully. Mr. Cosby resigned as a prosecutor in 1982 to begin his practice of law in criminal defense.

Since entering private practice, Charles C. Cosby, Jr. has defended many publicized trials involving murder, embezzlement, sex offenses, drug distribution, and other serious types of cases. He has appeared as a guest speaker at the Virginia State Police Training Academy, the City of Richmond Police Department Training facility, and the Top Gun program at the College of William and Mary where drug prosecutors and investigators obtain training. He also has been selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers website

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1978
  • Virginia Supreme Court, 1977


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
    • M.A. - 1974
    • Major: English
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Awarded Seay Fellowship in Graduate Studies
    • Major: English


  • Taught "Legal Research & Library", University of Richmond
  • Guest Speaker, Virginia State Police Training Academy, City of Richmond Police Dept. Training Facility, Top-Gun Program at College of William and Mary Where Drug Prosecutors and Investigators Obtain Training

Honors and Awards

  • Inclusion on Super Lawyers Website (

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Richmond Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Richmond, Virginia, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, 1978 to 1982
  • Virginia Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1977 to 1978


  • English


The Law Office of Charles C. Cosby, Jr.

1904 Byrd Avenue, Suite 301
Richmond, VA 23230

Phone: 804-636-3045
Fax: 804-788-8008
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