Samuels Law Firm

(804) 342-1995

Charles E. SamuelsCharles E. Samuels

Charles Samuels represents individuals seeking disability assistance --whether disabled from disease or injured at work or home. He has practiced law for more than 40 years.

A native Virginian, he is well versed in state and federal disability issues, including social security, civil service, long-term disability, ERISA and Medicare coverage. Following his graduation from the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law in 1968, he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

He is admitted to practice before the State Courts of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Military Appeals.

Krista Mathis SamuelsKrista Mathis Samuels

Krista Mathis Samuels' practice includes civil litigation, in the areas of land use, special education and family law matters, as well as small business representation to include the formation of charitable and non-profit organizations. Ms. Samuels is also a qualified Guardian Ad Litem with comprehensive experience representing juvenile clients in the United States District Court, in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, in school disciplinary hearings, and before the Family and Assessment Planning Team (FAPT). Ms. Samuels had the honor of serving as co-counsel in the successful special education case, JP v. Hanover County School Board.Ms. Samuels is admitted to practice before the state courts of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Reported Cases

JP v. Hanover County. 447 F. Supp. 2d 553 (2006).
Jakabcin v. Town of Front Roval, 271 Va. 660 (2006). Capelle v. Orange County, 269 Va. 60 (2005). Education

  • J.D., T .C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, 2003 (Associate Editor, Journal of Law & Technology; Associate Editor, Journal of Law & Public Interest)
  • B.A., Psychology and Government & Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 2000

PublicationsPhilip Carter Strother and Krista M. Mathis, How VDOT's Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs (TODS) Will Affect Virginia's Wineries, Virginia Wine Gazette, Vol. 9, No.2 (2005). Associations/Affiliations
Virginia State Bar, Member
Fan District Association, Former President and Chair of the Zoning Committee

Charles R. Samuels

Charles R. Samuels joined the firm in April 2009 after his election to the Richmond City Council the previous November.

Mr. Samuels represents clients in the Circuit, General District, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts in the greater Richmond area. He also represents clients at the administrative level for federal disability cases.  He is admitted to practice in all state courts of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

He practices in the areas of Criminal, Family, Trusts and Estates, Veterans' Benefits and Social Security law.

Mr. Samuels is a qualified Guardian ad litem for both children and incapacitated persons and is a former Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator for both the general district and juvenile and domestic relations courts.

Active in his community, Mr. Samuels is a former president of his neighborhood civic association and volunteers his time mentoring a college student and law student each year.  He also represents people who have petitioned the court for protective orders on a pro bono basis.  Mr. Samuels serves as City Councilman for the 2ndDistrict of the City of Richmond and is currently the President of the Richmond City Council.  For more information regarding his council duties, please visit


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