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TIDEWATER TRAFFIC DEFENSE, LLC is an entity owned by the shareholders of Railey and Railey, P.C., a Courtland, Virginia based law firm that has focused on doing the best job possible for its clients since its inception in 1948.  Tidewater Traffic Defense is managed by the owners of Railey and Railey, P.C. and Bush and Taylor, P.C.

R. Edward Railey, III

Vice-President of Railey and Railey, P.C. and is the managing member of  Tidewater Traffic Defense, LLC, an entity formed solely for the purpose of defending people charged with traffic offenses in the Tidewater and Southside areas of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Edward started his legal career, primarily handling criminal defense and transactional matters and now strives to limit his practice to the representation of people injured by the negligence of others, traffic defense, and commercial law, including both transactional and litigation.  Edward enjoys helping other people and getting the best results possible for his clients.  Edward is Chair of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Young Trial Lawyers Section, a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and has served as President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Franklin/Southampton County Bar Association.  He currently serves on the Board of Smart Beginnings-Hampton Roads.  In his spare time, Edward enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.

Edward can be contacted directly and will respond promptly.  You can reach Mr. Railey at 757-742-2984 and his personal email is edward@raileyandrailey.com.

Richard E. Railey, Jr.

Richard E. Railey, Jr. is a trial lawyer and has been for over 40 years.  He is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts in Virginia and has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia.  He has successfully represented persons injured through the carelessness of others and those charged with criminal offenses for over 40 years.  His legal experience has earned him an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubble, the highest achievable rating.  

Richard has been a long standing member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.  He has served as its President and as a Trustee of its PAC.  In his spare time, Richard enjoys hunting, fishing and the University of Virginia sports.

Anne B. Railey

Legal Assistant – having worked at the law firm of Railey and Railey, P.C. for over 25 years.  She is a great legal assistant and has a wonderful relationship with the staff of every court in which we regularly practice. She also takes great pride in treating all of our clients like family and doing everything in her power to make their experience with the legal system as smooth and painless as possible.

Lisa E. Turner

Legal Assistant – has worked for Railey and Railey, P.C. for over 15 years and is extremely dedicated to doing the best job possible for our clients and our law firm.  Lisa is an advocate for all of our clients.

Edith B. Brittle

Legal Assistant – has worked for Railey and Railey, P.C. for over 20 years and is probably one of the kindest people you will have an interaction with. She answers many routine questions for traffic clients and is Edward Railey's assistant on all real estate and other transactional matters.

Paige B. Baldwin

Legal Assistant to Wallace W. Brittle, Jr. – has worked for Railey and Railey, P.C. for over 5 years and is very knowledgeable on all traffic matters and handles many of the back office operations of the traffic process.


Tidewater Traffic Defense, LLC also utilizes a trusted network of Attorneys we have practiced with and are very comfortable with to ensure you get the best and most economical result possible.