We Are Not Afraid Of A Fight

We are longtime legal leaders in the community.

Experienced Attorneys Born And Raised In Your Community

At GravesWhetzel Law, PLLC, we provide individualized and aggressive defense of our clients’ rights. We are committed to seeing your rights protected. We will take the time to thoroughly understand your unique situation and provide a plan of action that is tailored to your needs and the circumstances of your case. We are focused on criminal defense and family law, and we pinpoint our energies to advocating for the best possible outcome in our clients’ cases.

We were born and raised here in Virginia, meaning that we understand local laws and courts intimately. With over 20 years of experience, you can depend on our advice for serious federal offenses or complicated divorce issues. Against daunting accusations, you need legal representation from a skilled attorney who understands the system and is unafraid to fight for you. As veterans of the United States armed forces, we know how to do that.

Practical And Knowledgeable Representation In Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury And More

Criminal Defense

Defending against Serious Felonies & Federal Crimes, DUI charges, and more.

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Family Law

Helping our clients through divorce, child custody and other domestic law issues.

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Providing aggressive criminal defense and family law service throughout Virginia.

Protecting Your Rights And Your Future

Our law firm a trusted local resource for a variety of legal issues. Our practice areas include:

  • Criminal defense: We are equipped to handle a full range of criminal matters, including drug distribution, sex offenses, violent offenses, alcohol-related offenses such as DUI charges, probation violations and more.
  • Family law: We handle all types of domestic law situations with care, including divorce, child custody, adoption, termination of parental rights, child protective orders, division and distribution of assets and more.

As well-seasoned attorneys, we take a down-to-earth approach to solving problems first. We want clients to get a good value while knowing we can fight for them at any time.

What Our Clients Say

“Have gotten his help twice, and he’s always communitive and helpful, great attorney and in my experience came out with the greatest possible outcome”

“Thank you so much for all that you did for us”

“Things turned out better for us because of YOU”

“Thank you for being a great lawyer and regaining control of my future”

“I wanted to give you a big thank you for all that you did for me, working with me and making everything go smoothly.”

Meet Our Attorneys

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Former Police Officer Turned Criminal Defense Attorney

Andrew C. Graves was formerly a deputy sheriff who is now the third generation in his family to practice law in Harrisonburg as well as the greater Shenandoah Valley. He brings knowledge of both sides of the law to help you fight against criminal charges.

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A Veteran And Family Law Attorney Practicing Since 1998

Derrick Whetzel served in the United States armed forces and has practiced law in the local community for over two decades. He is ready to fight for his clients but takes a practical approach to help families resolve matters with good value and less stress whenever possible.

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