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About Joannou & Associates

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About Joannou & Associates

Joannou & Associates was founded by Johnny S. Joannou.

Johnny S. Joannou, a lifelong resident of Portsmouth, started practicing law in 1969. Through legal talent, hard work, and dedication, Mr. Joannou built a successful law practice and earned the respect of judges and other attorneys. Joannou & Associates was incorporated in 1992, and has had several partners and employed several attorneys over the years.

Mr. Roston joined the firm as an associate in 2014. Mr. Roston managed the firm and continued to provide effective representation to the firm’s clients during Mr. Joannou’s illness.

Sadly, Mr. Joannou passed away on May 6, 2016 from cancer.

Mr. Roston purchased Joannou & Associates at the end of 2016. Mr. Roston shares Mr. Joannou’s dedication to excellence in the practice of law and to getting the best possible results for his clients.

MR. RICHARD H. ROSTON
MR. RICHARD H. ROSTONPersonal Injury Attorney
Mr. Richard Roston was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and received his Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction, from Indiana University in 1984.

Mr. Roston built a successful career in another profession for ten years after college graduation, but never lost his desire to study law. He received his law degree from The William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1997 and graduated in the top 18 percent of his class.

MR. W. SAMUEL COCO
MR. W. SAMUEL COCODirector of Operations
Mr. W. Samuel Coco is the Director of Operations for Joannou & Associates. Mr. Coco served with the United States Armed Services for six years and was honorably discharged.

He began working with the Norfolk Police Department and then moved to the Suffolk Police Department where he worked until he took early retirement in 1992. While working as a police officer, Mr. Coco attended classes at Virginia Commonwealth University and was certified in accident investigation to include motorcycle, heavy trucks, and other commercial vehicles.

LAURA STAYLOR
LAURA STAYLORParalegal
Laura Staylor has worked at Joannou & Associates for the past eight years and has been working as a paralegal for forty years.

Laura finds working with clients one of the most satisfying aspects of her work. Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, Lonny, and loves traveling in her spare time.

ERICA MADEIRA
ERICA MADEIRAParalegal
Erica Madeira has worked as a personal injury paralegal for thirteen years, and she joined the staff at Joannou & Associates in 2012.

Erica graduated with a degree in Political Science from Christopher Newport University. She is married with two daughters and enjoys reading as well as family vacations to Disney World.

SHARON WARD
SHARON WARDLegal Secretary
Sharon Ward has worked as a legal secretary for nine years, and she joined Joannou & Associates in April 2013.

She is the mother of four grown children and enjoys spending time with them and her three granddaughters.

Expert Legal Advice

We specialize in representing injured persons and are dedicated to getting the best results possible. If you have been injured because of the negligence of another, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to help! Our experienced injury attorney can help with your injury case in any Virginia court.

Our practice areas include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, uninsured motorist accidents, drunk driving accidents and dog bite injuries. We also defend clients against speeding, DUI, and reckless driving offenses. Let Joannou & Associates help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us for a complimentary initial interview at (757) 399-1700!

  • Specializing in personal injury law

  • Practicing injury law throughout Tidewater, Virginia

  • Standing by to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Joannou & Associates Values

We have an experienced attorney and experienced legal staff with many years working with personal injury cases. Experience matters and, at Joannou & Associates, we have the legal experience you need.

There is no way to predict the results of any case, so it is best to choose a lawyer who has demonstrated they can handle a case like yours. We have settled cases totaling millions of dollars.

Choose a law firm that will speak to your directly and honestly. At Joannou & Associates, we will always be honest with you and act with integrity.

At Joannou & Associates, we are committed to treating you with courtesy and respect. If we are unable to speak with you when you call, we will make every effort to call you back as soon as possible. Our experienced staff knows how to answer your questions and help with your case.

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If you have been injured, we will make it as easy as possible for you to meet with us. Our staff is very sympathetic to your situation. We can meet at our office or we can arrange to come to your home or business.

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