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Raul Novo is a savvy and passionate lawyer who specializes in criminal defense. Whereas many lawyers work in a variety of different areas of the law such as divorce and civil litigation, Raul dedicates himself 100% to criminal defense cases. Raul has a tremendous amount of courtroom experience and focuses his efforts representing clients who are facing drug charges, DUI arrests, and other criminal violations of the law. Raul has a vast amount of experience in both federal court and local courts. Raul has fought for his clients in jury trials and bench trials in the cities and counties around the Richmond area such as Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, and Sussex County.

Soulmaz Taghavi is an educated and experienced lawyer who specializes in criminal defense and immigration law. In fact, Soulmaz was born to parents who emigrated from Iran to the United States in the 1980's. Soulmaz has always excelled in academics. Soulmaz obtained her Bachelor of the Arts degree in International Relations at Virginia Commonwealth University, her Masters of Arts degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Virginia, and obtained her Juris Doctor degree at North Carolina Central University's School of Law. Soulmaz graduated with Cum Laude honors at all three universities. During law school, Soulmaz was a legal intern at Velasquez and Associates in Durham, NC. In addition, Soulmaz was a legal intern in the Durham District Attorney's Off of the 14th District. Later, Soulmaz was a clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. and also at the Brenan Law Firm in Chapel Hill, NC. After law school, Soulmaz became an associate attorney with Fayad Law in Richmond, VA. Since becoming a lawyer in 2014, Soulmaz has successfully handled a variety of criminal and immigration cases. Soulmaz is multilingual and can fluently speak Persian and Dari. Soulmaz is also proficient in Arabic.