Colin P. O'Dawe - Personal Injury Attorney

Attorneys representing Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke & nearby areas of Virginia


Colin grew up in a military family throughout the US and Europe before graduating from high school in York County, Virginia. Colin currently lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two sons.

Colin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech in 2003, and his Juris Doctor from George Mason School of Law in 2006. In law school, he was a full member of George Mason's Law Review, worked as a law clerk at a personal injury law firm in Northern Virginia and interned at the United States Department of Justice.

After graduating from law school, Colin returned to Hampton Roads and practiced as a trial lawyer for five years at the Office of the Public Defender for the City of Norfolk. There, he developed extensive trial experience in hundreds of bench trials and dozens of jury trials.

Colin currently serves the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Governor appointed member of the Virginia Board of Corrections.

Colin is a member of both The Virginia State Bar and The North Carolina State Bar. He is also admitted and qualified to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S.  District Court for the Western District of Virginia, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Colin is also an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) and a member of North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ).  In 2016, Colin was selected by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star".  In 2015, Colin was selected by Virginia Coastal Magazine as a "Top Lawyer".  He has a very active personal injury, admiralty, and criminal defense trial practice.

To discuss the details of your claim during a free consultation, please call (800) 361-0430 or contact Kalfus & Nachman online today. Our lawyers serve clients throughout Virginia, including the communities of Roanoke, Newport News, Norfolk, and others.