White-Collar Crimes


Our firm’s white-collar criminal defense practice represents clients involved in governmental investigations and litigation brought to enforce criminal, civil, or administrative laws and regulations. The firm has expertise in corporate and individual white collar criminal matters, including:

  • Financial fraud
  • Healthcare fraud and abuse
  • Securities and tax fraud
  • Antitrust violations
  • Bribery
  • Computer crimes
  • Environmental crimes
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering
  • Internal corporate investigations
  • Corporate compliance
  • Representation of public officials and corporate witnesses before grand juries
  • False Claims Act
  • RICO violations
  • Parallel proceedings

White-collar crime cases and government investigations are complex and sensitive, requiring specific knowledge, discretion and special skills. Our attorneys have extensive experience guiding clients through governmental inquiries and defending them in federal court criminal prosecutions. Our attorneys have defended both individuals and corporations against allegations such as bribery, tax fraud, environmental crimes, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, false claims, and immigration violations. Whether settled out of court or at trial, our lawyers have the experience to provide the most agreeable outcomes for our clients.

The outcome of white-collar cases often depends on the important decisions made at the beginning of the case. Get a knowledgeable attorney involved at the outset since competent legal representation early in the process can affect a prosecutor’s charging decisions and may determine whether your case will be handled as a criminal or civil proceeding. Our attorneys will provide critical advice at each stage of the investigation or case.

A criminal or regulatory investigation can have a devastating effect on your business and personal life. We seek the best outcome to protect your reputation and financial situation so you can move forward with your life and career. We will diligently protect you from the collateral effects of government investigations such as negative publicity and loss of professional licenses and business.

Indictments and Enforcement Actions

Our legal representation includes every phase the of criminal litigation and enforcement actions brought against you by state and federal agencies. Our goal is to persuade prosecutors not to pursue charges or, if trial becomes necessary, to get an agreement for a favorable plea bargain.

Call Dunnigan & Messier, PC, Today

Whether you have been arrested or are being investigated, our Newport News white collar crime attorneys at Dunnigan & Messier, PC, can help you. We offer honest, aggressive and effective representation to individuals who have been accused of or are being investigated for white collar crimes. Let us help you protect your future. Please contact us today to discuss how we can help you and schedule a free, private and personal consultation to discuss your case. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and evenings and weekends by special appointment. Our firm accepts Visa, MasterCard and other major credit cards. Ask us about our contingency fees and payment plans. Quality legal representation doesn’t have to be expensive.