James J. Angel, over 40 years legal experience in the greater Lynchburg, Virginia area

James J. Angel Attorney at Law

Practice Areas:

Criminal Law

Traffic Defense


Gun Rights Restoration


Admitted to the Bar:

Admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Virginia in the the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Virginia.


West Virginia Wesleyan College, Bachelor of Arts Degree (Magna Cum Laude), 1977

Law School:

T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond(1979)

Professional Affiliations:

American Trial Lawyers Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Virginia Bar Association

Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Lynchburg Bar Association, (Past President of Criminal Law Section)

Past Chairman of Boonsboro Peakland Neighborhood Association


James J. Angel is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a Fellow of the Academic Honor Society of Sigma Eta Sigma.  He graduated from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1979.  Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Angel was hired as Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Lynchburg.  Mr. Angel worked as a prosecutor from 1979 to 1984.  In 1984, he became a partner in the law firm Smith, Angel, & Falcone.  In 1987, he went into private practice specializing in litigation.

Mr. Angel is a past recipient of Strathmore’s Who’s Who, National Registry Who’s Who, and Marquis Who’s Who American Lawyers. He is a past president of the Lynchburg Bar Association, Criminal Law section and a member of the Virginia Bar Association’s Criminal Law section.