About Our Firm

Clients trust our legal team at Sarfan & Nachman, LLC when it comes to handling their personal injury, divorce, family law, and/or criminal law cases because they are highly qualified and get results. Our legal counsel and representation is tailored to suit each client’s individual case and goal. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge in a variety of practice areas, this expertise helps them assess and determine a successful solution to client cases.

Our lawyers are family and they want clients to feel apart of that. A major contributing factor to this familial sense is that the attorneys create a small firm atmosphere while possessing the capabilities of a much larger law firm. The commitment that our attorneys feel for one another is the same commitment they give to their clients. To ensure personalized service for our clients, Sarfan & Nachman, LLC does not enlist the assistance of paralegals or associates on client cases, rather work is done by a firm partner, and clients have direct access to their attorney.

Over 100 Years of Combined Law Experience

Sarfan & Nachman, LLC are trusted attorneys in this region because they have deep ties to the community they serve. Born and raised on the Peninsula and educated at Virginia schools, our lawyers have a deep sense of dedication to its people and a great understanding of the region in general. Our attorneys are proud of their ties to the local community and work with several local organizations for the betterment of the region.

Each of our lawyers has served as president or officer of the Newport News Bar Association, and continue to be very active with many legal organizations, keeping their knowledge of the law as current as possible. Additionally, our attorneys have been president of and remain active within their local Jewish federations. Gary Nachman continues to be president of his local synagogue.

To learn more about our firm, staff, attorneys and how we can assist you with your legal matter, contact us today, (757) 247-5861.

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DUI (Driving Under the Influence/Intoxicants) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charges are not to be taken lightly. The attorneys of Sarfan & Nachman, LLC are skilled criminal defense advocates who can advise you of your rights and help navigate you through the criminal justice system.

We thoroughly investigate all the details of your DUI/DWI case, including:

  • The reason you were pulled over
  • Any violation of search and seizure laws
  • Possible breathalyzer malfunction
  • BAC (blood alcohol content) test results
  • Any denial of Miranda Rights by law enforcement

If you are arrested for a DUI/DWI, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible, as many aspects of your case are very time-sensitive. Our DUI/DWI lawyers have over a century of combined experience that we utilize throughout the case, and we aggressively stand up for your rights in and out of the courtroom.

Your driver’s license is at stake.

A DUI/DWI conviction will result in the loss of your driver’s license. While your license is suspended, you are unable to drive your car, even to and from work. Our attorneys strive to help clients retain their driver’s license or assist them with obtaining a restrictive license, so they can continue to work and live as normally as possible. The lawyers at Sarfan & Nachman, LLC can further discuss the specific consequences of a DUI/DWI conviction and the impact it can have on your driver’s license.

Some of the consequences you may encounter from a DUI/DWI conviction:

  • Loss of your driver’s license
  • Increased auto insurance rates
  • If you are in a drunk driving accident, you may pay increased fines and face jail time depending on the severity of the accident.
  • If you are charged with a second or subsequent offense, a conviction will result in jail time.
  • If you have an elevated BAC level, you may face mandatory jail time.
  • If you are convicted of serious traffic offenses, this will result in a severe new civil remedial fees.

Clients seeking legal representation for their DUI/DWI case should contact Sarfan & Nachman, LLC, right away, (757) 247-5861. Time is of the essence and our drunk driving attorneys keep your rights and best interests in mind.

Personal Injury Law

Our firm is dedicated to helping you obtain the maximum amount of money you deserve from lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering from a variety of personal injury cases, including injuries caused by drunk drivers, motorcycle accidents, as well as the following types of personal injury claims.

Personal injury matters can affect your entire life, leaving you out of work and/or requiring a lifetime of medical attention. Sarfan & Nachman, LLC confidently represents clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries, from broken bones to brain damage and disfigurement.

Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind.

Our law firm is committed to making sure client rights are protected throughout the course of the case. We keep clients up-to-date with new case developments and assist them with any legalities, so clients can make a well-informed decisions with how to proceed with the case.

Before you speak with the insurance company, you should speak with a qualified personal injury attorney at Sarfan & Nachman, LLC, (757) 247-5861.

Criminal Law

Our criminal defense practice is extensive and includes handling many different types of criminal matters, including: burglary, larceny, assault and battery, domestic violence, murder, maiming, concealment, robbery, shoplifting, alcohol related charges, underage drinking and possession of alcohol, and white collar crime, as well as the list of criminal offenses below.

You do not need to face criminal charges alone. Our firm is comprised of skilled criminal defense lawyers who know the law and can effectively and aggressively represent you during your case. The attorneys at Sarfan & Nachman, LLC want clients to understand their legal rights and options to help safeguard against the possible violation of their rights.

Illegal Search and Seizure/Violation of Miranda Rights

During the course of an arrest or interrogation, law enforcement officials must act in a way that preserves the protection of your rights. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and violations do occur. These violations may alter the way that we seek a resolution to your case. Our attorneys are well-versed in search and seizure issues and also violations of client Miranda Rights.

Our firm provides representation to high school and college students who are facing criminal charges. Some of the clients we have represented are from the following schools: Christopher Newport University (CNU), Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC), William and Mary (W&M), Old Dominion University (ODU), Hampton University, Norfolk Sate University, Regent University, and Virginia Wesleyan University.

If you are in need of an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney, contact Sarfan & Nachman, LLC today, (757) 247-5861, do not face criminal charges on your own.

About Our Attorneys

Our attorneys are dedicated to providing clients with personalized legal representation. We assist our clients with understanding their rights and options in seeking a resolution with regard to their specific case. With over a century of combined experience, our law firm is an ally upon which multiple generations of families have relied throughout their lifetimes. Since our lawyers are family, we treat our clients like family.

Gary S. Nachman

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Gary S. Nachman, Attorney

Areas of Practice:

  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Auto Accidents
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia General District & Circuit Courts, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1975
  • Virginia Supreme Court, 1974
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia, 1975


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1974
  • University of Virginia, 1971
    B.A. Cum Laude

Honors & Awards:

  • Outstanding Service in Support of Philanthropy Award Recipient, 2007, Tidewater Foundation
  • Distinguished Service Award Recipient
  • Young Leadership Award Recipient

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Newport News Bar Association
    President, 1998-1999
    Member, Court Liasison Committee
    Member, Judicial Nominating Committee
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Inns of Court
  • United Jewish Community of Virginia Peninsula
    President, 1994-1995
    Board of Directors Endowment Trustee
  • Rodef Sholom Temple
    President, 2007-2009


Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEΠ)

Leon R. Sarfan

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Leon R. Sarfan, Attorney

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury/Auto Accidents
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Criminal Law
  • Social Security Claims

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia General District & Circuit Courts, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1981
  • Virginia Supreme Court, 1981


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1978
    Bachelor of Arts & Science
    Summa Cum Laude
    With Highest Distinction
    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Menchville High School, Newport News, Virginia, 1974

Representative Cases:

Honors & Awards:


  • Outstanding Service in Support of Philanthropy Award Recipient, 2007, Tidewater Foundation
  • Voted Top Workers’ Compensation coastal Virginia lawyer, 2018/2019

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Newport News Bar Association


Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEΠ)

Edward I. Sarfan

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Edward I. Sarfan, Attorney

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury/Auto Accidents
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Law
  • Collections

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1986
  • Virginia General District & Circuit Courts, 1986
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia, 1986
  • Virginia Supreme Court, 1986


  • The College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1986
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1983
    B.A. Cum Laude
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    Major: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Representative Cases:

Dicker v. Commonwealth, 472 S.E.2d 655, 22 VA App. 658 (1996)
Buie v. Commonwealth, 465 S.E.2d 596, 21 VA App. 526 (1996)
Cole v. Commonwealth, 428 S.E.2d 303, 16 VA App. 113 (1993)
Glasco v. Commonwealth, 257 VA 433 (1999)

Honors & Awards:


  • Voted Top Traffic Law attorney of coastal Virginia, 2018/2019
  • Young Leadership Award Recipient, 1998
  • Outstanding Service in Support of Philanthropy Award Recipient, 2007
  • Listed in Outstanding Young Americans, 1998
  • Listed in Who’s Who, 2000

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Newport News Bar Association
    President, 2007-2008
    Court Liaison Committee, 2000-Present
  • Hampton Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Inns of Court
    Barrister, 1990-1996
  • Colonial Acres Homeowners Association
  • United Jewish Community of Virginia Peninsula
    President, 2002-2004
    Board of Directors, 1990-Present
    Endowment Trustee


Pi Kappa Alpha (ΠKA)

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Sarfan & Nachman – Experienced, competent, and trusted lawyers proudly serving the Hampton Roads, Tidewater, and Newport News areas of Virginia since 1974.


Sarfan & Nachman, L.L.C – Experienced, competent, and trusted lawyers proudly serving the Hampton Roads, Tidewater, and Newport News areas of Virginia since 1974.

The law firm of Sarfan & Nachman provides personalized legal representation for clients in the Newport News, Hampton Roads, and Tidewater areas of Virginia. Our attorneys have over 100 years combined experience that is utilized throughout the course of your case. Our lawyers are family, and they are dedicated to treating each client with the same respect and dignity with which they treat their own family.

Newport News Attorney Virginia areas served
Experienced, competent, and trusted lawyers proudly serving the Hampton Roads, Tidewater, and Newport News areas of Virginia since 1974.

Our law practice focuses on three main areas of the law (Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury), however we do provide comprehensive legal services in a variety of practice areas. We have continued to be trusted ally for clients throughout Virginia ever since the establishment of our family law firm in 1974.

We approach legal matters and our cases with efficiency, practicality, and common sense. We thoroughly examine all aspects of a case to determine possible outcomes, then educate our clients on their options and determine the best course of action to take based on our assessment and client goals.

We want our clients to understand that they do not have to face the legal system alone. We are committed to standing by our clients throughout the entirety of their case. Our attorneys are highly educated individuals that listen to clients and provide them with information they require to make well-informed decisions.

Contact Sarfan & Nachman, (757) 247-5861, about your legal situation and to schedule your initial consultation with an attorney in our firm. We look forward to assisting your with your legal needs.