Shoemaker & Straw, PLLC
Call The Firm (434) 239-2039
114A Northwynd Circle, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
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Dedicated Lynchburg Criminal & Personal Injury Attorneys Providing Skilled Advocacy

Knowledgeable lawyers handling civil and criminal matters in Virginia

At Shoemaker & Straw, PLLC, our gifted legal team has experience handling the types of civil and criminal cases most common in Lynchburg, our hometown. Our attorneys provide full-service legal counsel across a wide range of practice areas. We defend fellow Virginians against charges of reckless driving, DUI, drug crimes and other misdemeanors and felonies, and we represent them in personal injury, business law and civil lawsuits. We also guide clients through real estate transactions and estate planning, ensuring their homes, families and futures are secured.

In addition to partners Jason G. Shoemaker and Gary L. Straw, our team includes a former Virginia circuit court judge who serves Of Counsel. Our legal team brings the same commitment and dedication to each case, ensuring that our clients receive the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation available. Learn more about our skilled criminal defense and civil practice lawyers:

Consult with a full-service law firm in Lynchburg today

Whether you need help with drug crimes, DUI, juvenile crimes, civil matters, estate planning or business law, you can turn to Shoemaker & Straw, PLLC. Call us today at (434) 239-2039 or contact us online to arrange a meeting. We proudly serve Lynchburg and the surrounding communities in central Virginia.


Jason G. Shoemaker

Jason G. Shoemaker is highly proficient in guiding clients through business law, civil litigation and estate planning matters, but his focus is real estate law. He capably handles purchase and sale agreements, deed preparation, title clearance, and closings, among other real estate transactions. Before starting his own practice, Mr. Shoemaker, a licensed engineer, worked in the construction and engineering industries. He merged his firm with that of Gary L. Straw in 2012 to form Shoemaker & Straw, PLLC in Lynchburg, VA, where he lives with his wife, Margo, and their two children, Caroline and Thomas.

Practice areas

  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Law and Reckless Driving
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
  • Small Business Law

Bar admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia

Education

  • J.D., Liberty University School of Law
  • B.S., electrical engineering, University of Tennessee
    • Minor in business administration

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Gary L. Straw

Gary L. Straw is a skilled criminal defense attorney who has returned to his hometown to defend the rights of his clients in Lynchburg and the surrounding central Virginia area. Before merging his private practice with the law firm of Jason G. Shoemaker, Mr. Straw worked as a prosecuting attorney for the city of Harrisonburg, where he handled cases involving DUI, domestic violence, drug crimes, juvenile crimes and other criminal offenses. Gary Straw also professed undergraduate courses in Constitutional Law at his alma mater, James Madison University, where he lectured on the basics of criminal procedure and other constitutional issues, in the same building, Maury Hall, where he received his own Bachelor of Science degree 7 years prior.  Outside of the practice of law, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife, Nicole, and their boxer puppy, Reyna.  Gary is also a die hard Washington Redskins fan, and enjoys running, golfing, and is an avid supporter of his own high school alma mater athletics department at Brookville High School. 

Practice areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic, DUI and Reckless Driving
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
  • Business Incorporation
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia

Education

  • J.D., Appalachian School of Law
  • B.S., criminal justice, James Madison University

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Shoemaker & Straw, PLLC
114A Northwynd Circle
Lynchburg, Virginia, 24502 USA
(434) 239-2039