A Faithful Friend is a Strong Defense

We take pride in fighting for the rights of our clients

One of the longest established law firms in Chesterfield County

Over the years, the firm of Gordon, Dodson, Gordon & Rowlett has built a reputation for expertly and energetically pursuing the clients’ interests of practice areas. Yet always, the most important focus is on friendly service. We offer a diversity of practice areas but focus mainly on family law, criminal defense, traffic cases, personal injury and civil litigation, real estate, small corporations and simple estates. Although the majority of the firm’s cases arise in the courts of Chesterfield County, the firm often represents clients in various state courts throughout central Virginia.

Areas of Practice

Family Law

Family Law

We at Gordon, Dodson, Gordon & Rowlett listen to your needs, follow your direction, and work for a mutually satisfactory agreement for you. In the event this cannot be achieved, we aggressively represent you to help achieve your desired goal in property disbursement, child custody, alimony and support.

  • Divorce
  • Custody/Visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Adoption
  • Name changes
Criminal & Traffic

Criminal & Traffic

A good criminal defense attorney is often the only one watching over your constitutional rights and we aggressively advocate for the enforcement of those rights. At Gordon, Dodson, Gordon & Rowlett we will never enter into a plea bargain to avoid trial. Plea negotiations will be explored and accepted only if you believe it is in your best interest. We file the necessary pre-trial motions, run the preliminary exam and prepare our defense to go to trial.

  • Theft offenses
  • Drug offenses
  • Crimes against persons
  • Violent offenses (including homicide)
  • DUIs
  • Reckless driving
  • Habitual offenders
  • Driving on suspended license
Personal Injury

Personal Injury

We provide effective Counsel with a proven track record for negligence, fraud and libel cases. Our attorneys offer legal advice and representation for a variety of personal injury circumstances including dog bites, auto accidents and medical malpractice. We work hard to get the very best results for you regardless of whether you’re the plaintiff or defendant.

  • Automobile accidents
  • Tractor trailer accidents
  • Wrongful deaths
  • Slips and falls
  • Dog bites
Real Estate

Real Estate

Our real estate attorneys have years of experience in managing real estate transactions for both residential and commercial clients. Whether your needs involve real estate closings, contract review or preparation or complex property disputes, our skilled attorneys advocate in your best interest.

  • Closings
  • Property disputes
  • Preparation of purchase/sales contracts
  • Sale or rent of property
Business Law

Business Law

At some point every business will have a need for legal counsel whether you are involved with a dispute with your customers or among partners or need help setting up your small business, partnership or corporation. Our experienced business law attorneys respond quickly and give you the attention you need and deserve.

  • Establish Limited Liability Corporations (L.L.C.)
  • Sub-chapter Corporation and Professional Corporation
  • Buy-Sell
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Employment contracts
Estate Matters

Estate Matters

Our Estate Planning Attorneys have years of experience in estate planning and administration. Whether your needs involve will preparation or aid in the setup of a Power of Attorney, our skilled lawyers help educate and protect you and your assets.

  • Wills
  • Power of attorney
  • Advance Medical Directive
  • Living wills
  • Administration of estates
Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Our Civil Litigation Attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in civil litigation related cases. Whether your needs involve contract disputes or debt collection, our skilled lawyers help you achieve your desired goal with the most cost-effective solution to your problem.

  • Warrants in debt
  • Garnishments
  • Motions for judgment
  • Injunctions, liens, and levies
  • Contract disputes
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
Workers' Comp

Workers’ Compensation

Our workers’ compensation attorneys have many years of experience representing injured workers throughout Virginia. Our attorneys take the time to educate and guide you through the workers’ compensation claims process. Most importantly, our attorneys work hard to get you the best compensation possible.

  • Lost wages
  • Medical benefits
  • Loss of use of a body part
  • Lifetime benefits
  • Death benefits

Get to Know Our Firm

The attorneys at Gordon, Dodson, Gordon & Rowlett are vitally involved in and committed to our community. Six of the eight attorneys are life-long residents of Chesterfield County. All six are proud products of the Chesterfield County Public School System. The other two attorneys have been in Chesterfield County for over 50 years.

Each attorney actively participates in the community by assuming leadership roles in various civic, charitable, and religious organizations. Our attorneys volunteer on the local ball fields; speak in the local schools; serve on the boards of charitable organizations; and contribute financially to those in need. We frequently provide pro bono representation to appropriate individuals or organizations.

As products of our community, we believe it incumbent upon us to give back to our community; to partner with the community; to be a good neighbor in the community.

At Gordon, Dodson, Gordon & Rowlett, we believe it is important to be a faithful friend, not only to our clients, but to our entire community.





Gordon, Dodson, Gordon & Rowlett’s offices are located near the Chesterfield County Courthouse off Route 10 (Iron Bridge Road), in an office complex at Centralia Road and Memory Lane (behind the Chesterfield Meadows shopping center)

Gordon, Dodson, Gordon & Rowlett
Chesterfield Meadows Office Park
10303 Memory Lane, Suite 101
Chesterfield, VA 23832

(804) 748-8153

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