BRIAN M. LATUGA, ESQ.
Criminal Defense & Litigation Attorney
BRIAN M. LATUGA, ESQ.
Former Prosecutor, Police Officer, and Medic
Brian M. Latuga, a partner with Wolcott Rivers Gates, is a skilled trial attorney who is well-versed in a variety of fields to meet your legal needs. Brian fights to maintain your liberty and protect your rights when you are facing serious traffic, DUI, misdemeanor, or felony criminal charges and provides knowledgeable and thorough representation in related civil litigation matters.
Brian believes that you deserve a strong advocate against the the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Federal Government, or overzealous private citizens. Brian is more than a defensive shield; he is the sword on your side.
Brian was a Police Officer for over 8 years. He served in multiple capacities such as Community Policing Units that focused on narcotic and firearm interdiction. The last three years of his career were dedicated to the Virginia Beach Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit - where he specialized solely in DUI and Drunk Driving enforcement, and Serious Crash Investigations.
Brian attended Regent University School of Law and graduated 2nd in his class with Summa Cum Laude honors. He attended the majority of law school while employed full-time with the VBPD. Before his policing career, he earned his Bachelors in Chemistry from James Madison University. He also served as a Deputy Chief of the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad and as an EMT-Intermediate (Medic).
As a former Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach (Prosecutor), he honed his skills as a trial attorney. In both judge and jury trials he has litigated nearly every kind of criminal case from Larceny to Murder.
Brian is constantly recognized by his peers and clients through the highest ratings for his work in State and Federal Criminal Defense. Brian is consistently rated as one of Coastal Virginia Magazine's Top Lawyers and one of Virginia's Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine.
Brian is active in his community, conquers multi-week long distance backpacking trips, competes in various sporting events, competes in pistol and rifle competitions, is an a strong advocate for 2nd Amendment Rights, and is a certified PADI Divemaster and NSS-CDS Cave Diver.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King, Jr.