Let’s get started. Call 888-343-0922, email

Learn More About Ombuds Services

Hon. Nolan B. Dawkins (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Personal injury, medical malpractice; family law including child/spousal support, custody/visitation, and equitable distribution; contracts, business dissolution, civil rights, condemnation, consumer, defamation, disability, financial, local government, and trusts & estates.

Professional Experience

• Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.

• Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia, Alexandria, 2008–2020.

• Judge, City of Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, 1994-2008. Chief Judge, 2004-2008.

• Private Practice of Law, Alexandria, 1981-1994

• Alexandria Assistant City Attorney, Prosecutor and Tax Litigation, 1977-1981.

• Staff Attorney, Legal Services Corporation, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1974-1977.

• 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1970-1971.


• Member, Judicial Section, Virginia State Bar; National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; Old Dominion Bar Association; Alexandria Bar Association; Association of District Court Judges of Virginia.

• Speaker, CASA and the Court; National Bar Association Annual Conference; American Bar Association Conference on Children & the Law.

• Member, Virginia Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Court Rules.

• Member, Alexandria Community Justice Board.

• Member, Board of Governors, Alexandria Bar Foundation.

• Former Member, Virginia State Bar Faculty on Professionalism.

• Former Member: Faculty, Child Abuse & Neglect Institute; National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Child Visitation Symposium; Family Drug Initiative, National Drug Court Institute Bureau of Justice Assistance, US Department of Justice.

• Recipient, Central State University Alumni Achievement Award, 2008.

• Recipient, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Jonathan Jasper Wright Award, 2007.

• Recipient, Old Dominion Bar Association Oliver W. Hill/Samuel Tucker Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006.

• Recipient, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Northern Virginia Chapter, Outstanding Leadership in Criminal Justice Award, 2005.


• Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.

• Central State University, B.A.

Please contact us to inquire about availability.

Request Information