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Virginia L. Landry

The Gun Queen
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Virginia L. Landry is the founder of the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry. Highly regarded as an authority on California gun laws, she is extremely passionate about fighting for the rights of gun owners throughout the state. Virginia has over 30 years of criminal defense experience and is an aggressive and uncompromising advocate for her clients. She is incredibly knowledgeable about both state and federal gun laws and has extensive trial experience. At her firm, Virginia assists clients with a broad range of weapons-related charges, including armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, celebratory gunfire, illegal firearm possession, and illegal sale of a firearm. Regardless of the charges you are facing, Virginia is prepared to fight for you.

Virginia L. Landry is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and Western State University, where she obtained her law degree in 1988. She began her legal career in private practice, founding the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry after passing the state Bar exam. Virginia is admitted to practice in all state courts in California, as well as in the United States District Court for the Central District.

An accomplished California criminal defense attorney, Virginia L. Landry is one of very few attorneys in the entire nation to be Board Certified in DUI Defense. She currently serves as Regent for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), and is on the Board of Directors for the California DUI Lawyers Association. Additionally, she is a member of the North Orange County Bar Association, the Newport Harbor Bar Association, the South Harbor Bar Association, the Western State University Alumni Association, the Northern Arizona University Alumni Association, and the Warren J. Ferguson Inns of Court. Virginia has also served on two committees for the Orange County Bar Association, where she was also on the Board of Directors for three years. She is the past-president and a current member of the West Orange County Bar Association, a sustaining member of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

In addition to providing aggressive defense for those accused of weapons crimes, Virginia L. Landry is passionate about educating her clients and Californians at large about their rights. She is a huge proponent of gun education and a respected authority on everything from California gun laws to state-approved firearms to firearms sentencing enhancements, military gun laws, California CCW requirements, firearms training, and more. She is extensively familiar with various types of firearms, as well as the state and federal laws that regulate them.

Most of all, Virginia L. Landry is a fierce advocate for her clients. If you or your loved one has been arrested for a gun crime or weapons charge, she can provide you with personalized legal strategies tailored to your unique circumstances. Virginia is prepared to be the dedicated, tireless advocate that you need and deserve.


  • Board Certified in DUI Defense

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • U.S. Law Shield, California Independent Program Attorney
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Regent
  • California DUI Lawyers Association, Board of Directors Secretary
  • North Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Newport Harbor Bar Association, Member
  • South Harbor Bar Association, Member
  • Western State University Alumni Association, Member
  • Northern Arizona University Alumni Association, Member
  • Warren J. Ferguson Inns of Court, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Past Member of Board of Directors
  • West Orange County Bar Association, Member, Past President
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Sustaining Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
If you need to speak to a California gun crimes defense attorney, contact the Gun Queen, Virginia L. Landry, for a free consultation. Call (888) 272-6668 today.
  • Juris Doctor Western State University - Graduate School 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts Northern Arizona University - Undergraduate School 1982

Meet Our Team

Lorena L. Hughes Hughes headshot

Lorena Hughes received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She previously worked as a manager in the hospitality industry and has extensive experience in business. Lorena moved on to pursue a career in the legal field and earned her Paralegal Certificate at the University of California, Irvine Extension program.

She is a paralegal at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. and is a certified Notary Public. Lorena is bilingual and interprets for the office’s Spanish-speaking clients. Lorena has successfully completed training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course.

In addition, Lorena is current President for the Orange County Paralegal Association. She has served as OCPA’s Vice President of Administration, chaired the Hospitality Section for OCPA, chaired the Criminal Section, and co-chaired OCPA’s Annual Educational Conference. Lorena is a frequent guest speaker for student paralegal classes at Santa Ana College and UC Irvine.

Darla Pagano

With more than 30 years in the Customer Service Industry, she brings a personal touch to our clients as our new Client Consultant.

She has been in the Interlock Industry for 8 years assisting clients through the difficult process of maneuvering through their DUI cases to successful completion. Because the DUI Industry can be so cold and confusing and with customer service being a lost art, she believes that personal attention is imperative. She created a “Liaison Program” so that the Attorney and DUI Program clients could receive the personal attention that they need and deserve.

Having worked with many of Ms. Landry’s clients personally over the years and observing how Ms. Landry’s dedication and work ethic aligned with her own approach, it was a perfect fit. This is what led to her current position where she will continue to work personally with clients from the beginning of their case until completion.

Suzie Mendoza

Ms. Mendoza received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She has been a Paralegal at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry for over 10 years. Her main focus is on custody issues for our clients. Ms. Mendoza previously worked for an Elder Law/Estate Planning firm in Palm Springs. She is an active member of the West Orange County Bar Association.

Tina Kreditor

Tina Kreditor is the Accountant for the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She earned her CPA certificate in 1990. After working at Price Waterhouse, Tina worked for a residential home builder, spent 10 years working in Real Estate Investments at Pacific Life in Newport Beach, and currently has her own business providing accounting consulting for closely-held companies.

You Need the Gun Queen

Why Call Virginia L. Landry?
  • A Familiarity & Expertise of Firearms
  • Committed to Protecting Citizens' Second Amendment Rights
  • Extensive Knowledge on California State & County Gun Laws
  • Over 30 Years of Trial Experience

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