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Injuries and  Accidents

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Tavss Fletcher seek justice for men and women injured in accidents due to somebody else’s negligence. Find out what makes a good personal injury case and what an experienced personal injury attorney can do for you. Based in Norfolk Virginia, Tavss Fletcher repr...

Medical Malpractice

Tavss Fletcher’s experienced medical malpractice attorneys specialize in seeking justice for men and women injured by doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals. Residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina who have been injured by a medical mistake should contact Tavss Fletcher...

Criminal Law

The criminal defense attorneys at Tavss Fletcher specialize in seeking justice for men and women accused of violent crimes, sexual offenses, drug possession, drug trafficking, white-collar crimes, weapons charges, traffic offenses, or juvenile offenses. If you or someone you love in Southeastern Virgi...

Family Law, Wills & Estates

Ms. Maiden and Ms. Pagel represent those with family law issu...

Corporate, Tax & Real Estate

We handle complex and routine commercial transactions which include corporate mergers, acquisitions, and commercial and residential real estate transactions.

Traffic Law

At Tavss Fletcher, our lawyers understand the long-term consequences of a traffic ticket in terms of points on your driving record, increased insurance costs, difficulty finding employment, and much more. We are committed to raising all defenses to the traffic offense and fighting to obtain the best possible ou...

Meet Your Team

Richard Tavss


John Fletcher


Besianne Tavss Maiden


Robert Reed


Annamarie Pagel


Ryan Graves


When you choose to work with an attorney at Tavss Fletcher you can rest assured that you are working with a professional that is passionate about the law and protecting your rights. Our experienced and successful attorneys have been serving residents of Virginia and North Carolina for over 30 years.

For many years Tavss Fletcher has enjoyed the respect of and an excellent reputation in the legal community. In fact, the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers rates the firm "AV" and has awarded Richard J. Tavss and John R. Fletcher top ratings, reflecting their dedication to professional excellence. Virginia Business Magazine has also listed Mr. Fletcher in its list of "Virginia's Legal Elite" every year since ratings have been published. Mr. Fletcher is also listed in Richmond Magazine's "Super Lawyers" section.

We want to ensure that you get an opportunity to work with the best attorney in Virginia- and we hope that you will choose to have our attorneys on your side.

Virginia and North Carolina Accident and Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Most people spend very little of their time thinking about the law or lawyers.  It isn’t until you or somebody you love is the victim of a tragic accident that you find yourself looking for a personal injury law firm to assist you in your hour of need.  It can be terrifying to face not only the pain and suffering, but also the stress and frustration of dealing with hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies – not to mention asking yourself why this had to happen to you.

Put Our Experience to Work for You

If you find yourself needing legal representation – experienced, quality attorneys who specialize in representing injured persons – then you have come to the right place.  The law firm of Tavss Fletcher is devoted to representing people just like you who have been injured by the wrongful or careless conduct of others.  We focus on cases involving injuries and accidents, medical malpractice, criminal law, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents.

For many years Tavss Fletcher has enjoyed the respect of and an excellent reputation in the legal community.  In fact, the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers rates the firm "AV" and has awarded Richard J. Tavss and John R. Fletcher top ratings, reflecting their dedication to professional excellence. Virginia Business Magazine has also listed Mr. Fletcher in its list of “Virginia’s Legal Elite” every year since ratings have been published.  Mr. Fletcher is also listed in Richmond Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” section.

Tavss Fletcher proudly serves Virginia and North Carolina, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, the Eastern Shore counties of Accomack and Northampton, and Gloucester, Surry, Southampton, Isle of Wight, James City and York counties in Virginia, and the counties of Currituck, Dare, Gates, Herford, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Bertie in Northeastern North Carolina.

Tavss Fletcher has been getting results in the following areas for over 30 years:

Injuries and Accidents

Every day people are injured in accidents, many of which could have been prevented – and many of which were caused by somebody’s carelessness.  According to the latest statistics from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), in one year in the United States there were over 29 million injuries and over 167 thousand deaths.  There are countless types of injuries including burns, traumatic brain injuries, injuries from defective products, spinal cord injuries, animal bites, slip and falls, amusement park accidents, injuries caused by drunk drivers, electrical shock, boating accidents, firearm injuries, injuries sustained during car accidents, and more.  We at Tavss Fletcher have a proven track record with a wide variety of these cases, and have secured substantial jury verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Medical Malpractice

What could be more frightening than to put your faith in a doctor or hospital, only to learn that a terrible accident has occurred, or, even worse, to lose a loved one?  Sadly, this is the experience for many Americans.  Add to this the existence of laws which give the medical industry and their insurance companies unfair protections against fair claims and it becomes extremely difficult – if not impossible – to be adequately compensated for your loss.  If a medical mistake has happened to you or someone you love, you may be wondering where to turn.  The lawyers at Tavss Fletcher know how to help you.  When you have the right to collect damages for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and loss of companionship in case of death, our experienced lawyers know what to do and will help make sure you get what you deserve.

Criminal Law

Finding yourself charged with a crime can be a daunting experience.  If you are facing prosecution at the state or federal level, and you’re not careful, you could sacrifice your freedom.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of convictions at the state and federal level has been increasing over the last few years.  This, combined with the fact that criminal cases and serious traffic offenses carry substantial fines and other penalties over and above jail, means that you need the representation of an attorney who knows how the system works.  And the earlier you involve a criminal defense attorney in your case, the better.  The lawyers at Tavss Fletcher are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will use their skill to help you to navigate the treacherous waters of any criminal case.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents happen despite the safe driving habits of most bikers.  For some reason, many drivers fail to see motorcycles even when they’re right in front of them.   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that motorcycle accidents and fatalities have been increasing since the late 1990’s, and are an increasingly serious public health matter.  This is not surprising, given the surge in popularity of motorcycles and motorcycles clubs.  You or someone close to you may have been enjoying the freedom and excitement of riding a motorcycle, only to suffer in an accident because of somebody else’s carelessness.  If you find yourself in this situation, the law firm of Tavss Fletcher can help.  No matter what kind of motorcycle you ride – high performance sport bike, Harley, chopper, big twin cruiser, custom cycle or scooter – the skilled lawyers at Tavss Fletcher will know what to do when you or a loved one is the victim of another motorist’s carelessness.

Truck Accidents

With over half a million trucking companies in business today and over 85 million trucks traveling America’s roadways, it is probably no surprise that over 5, 000 fatal trucking accidents occur every year – and many more non-fatal accidents and overweight citations.  Pedestrians, bicyclists, other motorists and their passengers, and the truck drivers themselves have all been victims of tractor-trailer accidents.  Truck accidents are different than regular automobile accidents, as special laws apply to trucks and truck drivers have certain licensing and training requirements that they must meet.  If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident, you want to be certain that you talk to a law firm with experience handling this type of case.  The lawyers at Tavss Fletcher have the skill and expertise you will need to fight the good fight – to make sure that justice is served – if you’ve been involved in a tragic truck accident.

Please contact Tavss Fletcher today for an evaluation of your case, and see how we can put our experience to work for you.