McCaul, Martin, Evans & Cook, P.C.

Civil & Criminal Law Firm in Mechanicsville (Hanover County)

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Firm Overview

Firm overview
With over thirty years strong of local experience, McCaul, Martin, Evans & Cook, PC has chiseled out a solid niche in the Richmond Metro Area legal community. Our firm comprises five skilled attorneys, each with a particular focus on a specific field of law:

-Real estate
-Criminal defense
-Family law
-Personal injury
-Business law
-Estate planning

We owe our professional reputation largely to our dearly departed mentor, inspiration, and friend, Eugene W. McCaul. His legacy of delivering quality legal services and devotion to practicing law still guides the firm's growing practice.

Complete legal services
McCaul, Martin, Evans & Cook, PC covers a lot of legal ground at its Mechanicsville civil and criminal law firm. At any one time, our office handles cases for Virginia felonies, misdemeanors, real estate, DUI offenses, trust administration, and shareholder disputesall under one roof.

Our clients enjoy the open and welcoming atmosphere at our office, and we thrive on rising to meet the challenge of each new client and their legal endeavors. It is common for a person to partner with us for a specific legal issue and later return for legal counsel for a completely different matter.

Civil law in the Richmond Metro Area
Our firm handles several matters of civil law in the Richmond Metro Area both in and out of the courtroom. We have experience as administrative advocates, contract reviewers, and direct negotiators. Saving our clients money and protecting their interests are the guiding principles behind our civil law practice.

When you need commercial mortgage or transaction advice you can trust, contact our firm, for a well-rounded perspective rooted in years of experience.

Defense for criminal and traffic charges
Criminal defense at our firm is handled in one waycompletely. It is the goal of our criminal attorneys in Mechanicsville to assert your rights and defend your charges from the moment you pick up the phone seeking help until the moment the judge makes a final ruling.
Main Office

Main Office
8122 Mechanicsville Pike
P.O. BOX 279
Mechanicsville  VA  23111

Phone
  • 804-746-3773
Fax
Child Custody
Divorces that involve minor children entail a necessary amount of planning to ensure that children are guaranteed a safe and secure environment after the divorce.
This means that divorcing couples have to find some common ground or plead their cases to a judge to institute child custody support, and visitation schedules.

We can help you fight for your parental rights in a court of law or engage in a series of negotiation efforts with your spouse and his or her counsel.
Child Support
Child Custody Support, & Visitation
McCaul, Martin, Evans & Cook, P.C. will represent your Child Support legal matters.
Criminal Defense
Criminal defense in Richmond Metro Area
McCaul, Martin, Evans & Cook, PC is a group of trial lawyers that handles all matters of criminal defense in Mechanicsville and the Richmond Metro Area. We are dedicated legal advocates that work quickly to formulate a defense strategy and follow through with tenacious courtroom argumentation.

DUI defense in Richmond Metro Area
Virginia laws for driving under the influence (DUI) are strict and growing ever stricter. A person can be arrested for a DUI for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both, and may face very serious consequences:
-Mandatory jail time
-Loss of driving privileges
-Fines
-Community service
-Mandatory drug & alcohol rehabilitation

When you or someone you love is facing a DUI charge, contact our experienced trial attorneys for a strong DUI defense.

Defense for all misdemeanors and felonies
Criminal defense at McCaul, Martin, Evans & Cook, PC is an aggressive pursuit of our clients' legal rights. We handle a wide variety of criminal charges at our firm, all with the single goal of getting the results our clients need to protect their freedom, livelihood, and reputation.

We can defend you in cases involving all levels of misdemeanor and felony charges:
-Homicide
-Breaking and entering
-Domestic assault
-DUI Offense
-Assault & battery
-Aggravated assault
-Sex crimes
-Vehicular manslaughter
-Traffic violations
-Theft
-Grand larceny

Each case is prepared for trial by ardent and focused criminal defense lawyers in Mechanicsville. We feel that the courtroom is the most effective place to seek justice for our clients but we remain open to plea bargaining if and when our clients would like to explore that option.
Divorce
Divorce in Richmond Metro Area
Filing for a divorce in Richmond can be as simple as stating that "irreconcilable differences" caused the breakdown of the relationship. There are other times, though, when spouses are not in agreement to divorce, and it gets much more complicated.

In either case, our firm provides legal counsel and professional services to help our clients smooth this important transition in their lives. We understand it is not always easy to go your separate ways and we step in with aggressive advocacy to make sure your interests and needs are met during divorce litigation and at settlement.
DUI and DWI
DUI defense in Richmond Metro Area
Virginia laws for driving under the influence (DUI) are strict and growing ever stricter. A person can be arrested for a DUI for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both, and may face very serious consequences:
-Mandatory jail time
-Loss of driving privileges
-Fines
-Community service
-Mandatory drug & alcohol rehabilitation

When you or someone you love is facing a DUI charge, contact our experienced trial attorneys for a strong DUI defense.
Family
Family Law in Mechanicsville and Richmond Metro Area
Divorce in Richmond Metro Area:
Filing for a divorce in Richmond can be as simple as stating that "irreconcilable differences" caused the breakdown of the relationship. There are other times, though, when spouses are not in agreement to divorce, and it gets much more complicated.

In either case, our firm provides legal counsel and professional services to help our clients smooth this important transition in their lives. We understand it is not always easy to go your separate ways and we step in with aggressive advocacy to make sure your interests and needs are met during divorce litigation and at settlement.

Child custody support, & visitation:
Divorces that involve minor children entail a necessary amount of planning to ensure that children are guaranteed a safe and secure environment after the divorce. This means that divorcing couples have to find some common ground or plead their cases to a judge to institute child custody support, and visitation schedules.

We can help you fight for your parental rights in a court of law or engage in a series of negotiation efforts with your spouse and his or her counsel.

Spousal support & property division:
Part of your divorce settlement naturally involves the heavily weighted issues of spousal support and property division. To best serve our clients needs during this time, we help them understand the big picture of the divorce through the eyes of the law:
-Which spouse makes the most money?
-Which spouse will suffer most economically after the divorce?
-How long was the couple married?
-What are the circumstances of the divorce?
-What are each spouse's capabilities to support themselves?
-What personal assets and debts does each spouse hold?

Courts look at a composite picture of each person's material and non-material contributions to the marriage to determine who is legally entitled to what property and support when the marriage is over.

Understanding the court's perspective is vital to formulating a legal plan for your divorce. For example, if lower support payments are a better match for your lifestyle, then relinquishing ownership of certain large assets may help justify lowered spousal support obligations.

Our attorneys will help you itemize and prioritize your assets to formulate a divorce strategy to meet your legal and financial needs.
Landlord and Tenant
Landlord and Tenant
McCaul, Martin, Evans & Cook, P.C. will represent your Landlord and Tenant legal matters.
Probate
Probate
McCaul, Martin, Evans & Cook, P.C. will represent your Probate legal matters.
Real Estate
Real Estate in Mechanicsville and Richmond Metro Area
Commercial real estate:
McCaul, Martin, Evans & Cook, PC maintains an active commercial real estate practice in Mechanicsville and the Richmond metro area. We handle a variety of administrative issues as well as represent clients during active litigated disputes:
-Land acquisition
-Development loans
-Zoning & land use
-Re-zoning matters
-Commercial leasing & mortgages

A commercial property should logically generate enough capital to keep its primary investors turning a profit through the property's continual and unobstructed use. Sometimes, however, complicated legalities spring forth to threaten that economic stability and prosperity.

In those times, contact our Richmond real estate attorneys for guidance and creative problem-solving abilities to help you resolve a difficult issue. Each property comes with a unique set of challenges, and we step in with the right balance of legal knowledge and practical application to lead clients' through their particular commercial property endeavor.

Residential real estate
Home ownership carries a long-standing commitment to a property, as well as many legal responsibilities. Many homeowners are unaware of the various covenants, land use rights, or title liens that have an effect on their propertyuntil they are in the midst of a dispute.

Our firm works hard to prevent those disputes from ever occurring by working with clients during the home-buying process to ensure that they fully understand what strings may be attached to a specific property. We also assist clients in managing a Mechanicsville residential real estate dispute, whether they are bringing or defending a lawsuit.

R. Craig Evans

Richmond Metro Area criminal defense and family lawyer

Mr. Evans has earned the respect of his peers in the legal community exemplified by his Martindale-Hubbell BV peer-review rating.

Practice Areas:
-Criminal and traffic law
-Family law (Divorce, Child Custody Support, Visitation)
-Wills
-Civil litigation
-Personal injury
-Real estate

Admitted to practice:
-Virginia State Bar (1981)
-Tennessee State Bar ( 1996 )
-Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education:
-Juris Doctor, University of Richmond (1981)
-Bachelor of Science, University of Richmond (1978) magna cum laude

Member:
-Fifteenth Circuit, Hanover County, and American Bar Associations
-Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
-The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
-Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
-Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Biography:
-Beta Beta Beta
-Member, University of Richmond Law Review
Education
  • University of Richmond
    Juris Doctorate

Ronald A. Martin

Richmond Metro Area business law and real estate attorney
Mr. Martin has attained Martindale-Hubbell's BV peer-review rating from his fellow colleagues in the legal community.

Practice areas:
-Real estate law
-Small business law
-Personal injury law

Admitted to practice:
Virginia State Bar (1977)

Education:
Juris Doctor, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (1977)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Richmond (1974)
Education
  • T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond
    Juris Doctorate , 1977

W. Rand Cook

Practice Areas:
-Real estate law
-Business law
-Corporate law
-Zoning
-Estate planning - Commerical and Residential

Admitted to practice:
Virginia State Bar (1982)

Education:
Juris Doctor, University of Richmond (1982)
Master of Business Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University (1978)
Bachelor of Arts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1975)

Member:
Virginia State Bar Association
Education
  • University of Richmond
    Juris Doctorate , 1982

Gary L. Denton

Practice Areas:
-Personal Injury
-Automobile Accidents
-Head and Spinal Cord Injuries

Admitted to practice:
Virginia State Bar (1976)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Education:
Juris Doctor, University of Richmond (1975)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Richmond (1968)

Member:
Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Military service:
Captain, U.S. Army (1968-1972)
Education
  • University of Richmond
    Juris Doctorate , 1975

Barbara H. Earp

Practice Areas:
-Criminal and Traffic Law
-Family Law
-Divorce
-Child custody
-Child support
-Visitation rights

Admitted to practice:
Virginia State Bar (1995)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (1995)
US. Court of Appeals, Fourth District (1996)

Education:
Juris Doctor, University of Richmond (1995)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology (1991)

Member:
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Biography:
Assistant Public Defender, Richmond, Virginia(1998-2006)
Education
  • University of Richmond
    Juris Doctorate , 1995
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