Attorney Elsa Seidel practices only Traffic and Criminal Law, which has been the focus of her 25 years of legal services in central and south side Virginia. Many attorneys practice a little bit of many types of law. However, Attorney Elsa Seidel is committed to Traffic and Criminal Law, which allows her to better keep abreast of current laws and to have greater experience and knowledge in these cases–all to better serve her clients with exceptional results.
Elsa Seidel graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 with a BA in Psychology. She worked for four years as a counselor at a residential treatment program for teenage boys, in Charlottesville, Virginia. She then followed in the footsteps of her father, an attorney, and attended law school. She graduated from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in May of 1991. During her years in law school, Elsa Seidel clerked for several experienced criminal defense attorneys.
Elsa Seidel Legal Career
She began her career in law as a legal prosecutor, an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, in the City of Petersburg Virginia. She then became the attorney for the Petersburg Bureau of Police. In January of 1994, Elsa Seidel became the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Colonial Heights Virginia. She worked there for ten years prosecuting all cases in all three courts: Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District, and Circuit. She handled traffic and criminal law cases such as murder, DUIs, reckless driving, shoplifting, domestic violence, and drug cases.
In 2004, Elsa Seidel opened her own practice similar to her present practice. During that four-year period, she defended every type of case from murder to reckless driving to show causes. During the election of 2007, her friend Lisa Caruso, won her race for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Dinwiddie County. Lisa Caruso asked Elsa Seidel to join her office and help her ensure that the office was in good hands. Elsa worked in Dinwiddie for 7 years, leaving shortly after Ms. Caruso resigned.
After working in the Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office for just over a year, Elsa decided to return to private practice. While she really enjoyed the prosecution of criminal cases, she missed the ability to really help people in need on a more personal level. Also, as Elsa lives in Prince George County, she wanted to be a part of the professional community in this area and be closer to home and her family. She believes that she can provide a much needed service to this area with her experience.
She is committed to seeing each client’s case through to its conclusion and gives personal attention at every step of the process. She is dedicated to her clients and works hard to help each one achieve the best possible result. Elsa Seidel understands how a Traffic or Criminal law issue may cause a person to feel overwhelmed, oppressed, and confused by the complexities of today’s criminal justice system. She helps her clients by breaking down the issues so that they are easily understood.
Attorney Elsa Seidel strives to help her clients regain their peace of mind and reduce their stress.
Why Choose Elsa Seidel as Your Traffic Law or Criminal Law Attorney?
- Over 25 Years Of Experience, 21 years as a state prosecutor
- Local Representation
- Dedicated To Client Satisfaction
- Flexible Appointment Availability
- Free Initial Consultation For Clients
Elsa Seidel practices Traffic and Criminal law in the cities of Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Hopewell, as well as in the counties of Dinwiddie, Chesterfield and Prince George, and throughout central Virginia.
For A Free Initial Consultation
Call (804) 451-1441