Top Rated Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Top Rated Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney for Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington Virginia
- Selected to the exclusive list of “Top Lawyers” by Northern Virginia Magazine for Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Defense. Ms. Medvin was selected for these categories by Northern Virginia attorneys, who were asked the question: “Who would you want to represent you in you were ever charged with a crime?”
- One of only 2% of lawyers selected by Super Lawyers to their prestigious list of best lawyers in Virginia and Washington DC.
- Prestigiously honored for her criminal defense work as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers as one of “America’s Top Trial Lawyers.”
- MEDVIN LAW has been selected as one of only 5 law firms nationwide to the list of “Best Lawyers and Law Firms in America – Criminal Defense” by the Best Lawyers in America Organization.
- AVVO Rating 10.0, highest achievement rating, in each category of Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense.
- Selected as a leading attorney for the 2014 Leaders in Law profiles in Town & Country Magazine.
- AVVO “Client’s Choice” Award in each category of Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense.
- Top Rated Attorney in Virginia for 4 straight years on the public consumer reviews site LawyerRatingz.com.
- Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for maintaining a 5-Star client rating on Martindale.com and on Lawyers.com.
- Maintains Client Rating of 5 Stars on the public attorney reviews site AVVO.
- Prestigiously honored for her criminal defense work as one of the”Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers.
- Selected for the list of “Top Lawyers” by the The Global Directory Of Who’s Who.
Criminal Defense Specialty Law Firm
- DUI, DWI, Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run
- Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting
- Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony Drug Charges
- Assault and Battery, Malicious Wounding
- Domestic Assault and Battery Against Family or Household Member
- Obstruction of Justice, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct
- Embezzlement, White Collar Criminal Defense
- Juvenile and Underage Charges
- Firearms, Brandishing, Reckless Discharge, Hunting Violations
- Arson, Malicious Burning
- Computer / Technology / Internet Crimes
- Federal Conspiracy for Drug Distribution, Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud
- Check Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses
Marina Medvin, A Nationally Revered Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney
Marina Medvin is a highly sought-after and nationally recognized criminal trial attorney. She has defended FBI’s 10 Most Wanted, CEOs, Anonymous “hactivists,” politicians, celebrities, lawyers, prosecutors, police officers, senior military officers, and local high-profile cases. Northern Virginia Magazine selected Ms. Medvin for their “Top Lawyers” list, the National Trial Lawyers honored her as “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and “Top 40 Under 40,” Super Lawyers has selected her as a Rising Star, and AVVO rated Ms. Medvin 10/10. Peers and clients endorse her as assertive, fearless and meticulous. She enthusiastically defends Federal and Virginia state misdemeanor and felony charges.
Ms. Medvin’s law firm is located in Alexandria, Virginia at 1800 Diagonal Rd, Suite 600, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Our satellite law office is located in Fairfax, Virginia at 4000 Legato Road, Suite 1100, Fairfax, Virginia 22033.
Dedicated to Alexandria, Fairfax and Arlington
Attorney Medvin exclusively provides legal representation services to clients with criminal charges pending in the following courthouses: Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Prince William, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. This includes the General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and Circuit Court of each jurisdiction. Special cases of interest in Loudoun or Leesburg may be considered.
A free phone consultation is available for potential clients facing charges in these courthouses.
Endorsed by Attorneys
Ms. Medvin is proud and humbled that her attorney peers, including one of the most highly revered attorneys in the county, have published glowing endorsements for her on AVVO, describing her as:
“fearless,” “outstanding,” “incredibly smart and energetic,” “passionate and aggressive,” “well-prepared and thorough,” “professional and courteous,” “smart, tough, and committed,” “professional and a zealous advocate,” “extremely knowledgeable,” “caring, dedicated, results-oriented,” “hard-working, meticulous,” and “first-rate.”
Ms. Medvin dedicates herself wholeheartedly to her clients and is known amongst lawyers for her zealous advocacy. Criminal defense attorneys frequently refer cases to her.
“By far the best legal representation I could have asked for. Watching her work was like watching Tom Cruise in “A few Good Men”. I can confidently say that Marina Medvin is by far the best in the business. She will get it done, and if she thinks she can’t, she will be very honest and tell you. I had 3 charges stemming from circumstantial accusations and with Marina’s help, all were dropped. Thanks again Marina!”
“I recommend Ms. Medvin for representation in Northern Virginia without any reservations. She represented me in a DUI case, and she went above and beyond throughout the entire process. She made sure that I clearly understood each step of the process, and was willing to answer all questions I had along the way. She is extremely accessible and responsive, and her response time to emails, calls and texts throughout the process was nothing less than prompt. Although the courts in Northern Virginia are quite conservative in these cases, she did everything to make sure that I received fairness and justice in my case. She followed up after the initial ruling was made and didn’t leave anything unfinished.
She has a great working relationship with the judges and commonwealth attorneys/prosecutors, and has enough experience with them as well as the police officers to give you the best representation. She is personable and very nice, she takes her time, and is thoughtful in how she interacts with and how she represents her clients. Equally important she was very realistic throughout the whole process and never promised me anything she couldn’t deliver on. Overall my experience with Ms. Medvin was the more than I could have asked for, she exceeded all expectations.”
“I was facing a petit larceny charge in Fairfax County and thoroughly researched all the best lawyers. I then met with and/or spoke with at least six attorneys. Retaining Marina Medvin was a no-brainer. From our first phone conversation, I knew she was very different from all the rest. She immediately understood the case and had a direction that set me at ease. She made an otherwise difficult process almost painless for me. She dedicates 100% of her time and energy to your case on your court date and makes you feel like there is no other case she is working on but yours. She’s present, always responsive, and proactive. With Ms. Medvin you get superior lawyering, a cool and collected demeanor, laser focus, and an impressively capable presence. She’s compassionate and makes you feel resilient during a time you would otherwise feel very vulnerable. Ms. Medvin is a highly skilled attorney with just a little touch of “magic” that sets her apart from the rest. Wether it is her keen sense of the law and legal arguments or her amazing people skills, she has something special that sets her apart in a sea of super lawyers. With very little time to prepare, she negotiated with the prosecutor and my charges were dropped. She’s the best.
The same qualities she has that make you feel lucky to have her as a lawyer, translates (very respectably) to the prosecutor and judge. It’s confidence without arrogance. Kindness without weakness. She is very smart and clear, yet non-judgmental. I would hope that I never “need” her services again, but she is the type of person you would want to do any kind of business with. I think her pricing is beyond fair given what she brings to the table. She’s a total class act. She manages to be assertive and razor sharp without coming off as over the top, pushy or abrasive. These qualities go far when negotiating with a prosecutor or appearing in front of a judge. She’s passionate and works harder than any of the other people that are going to be involved, and everyone knows it. Still, she’s not JUST a smart and hard working attorney, she has something extra that I have not seen another attorney bring to the table. A type of compassion and sincerity that makes you feel like she has a personal stake in your well-being. She fights hard for you as if you were a family member, without compromising any sense of professionalism. There is absolutely no one else I would ever recommend (and I have met with and know a lot of top notch, terrific lawyers). There is a reason she is so highly rated and she is so successful. If you need an attorney for ANY reason, you want to try and get Marina Medvin on your side. It will be the best decision you make in how you handle your case. You won’t be sorry.”
“Marina is everything you could hope for in a lawyer. She’s on top of her game, always punctual and follows through with everything she says. She never gives you unrealistic expectations, but because of the network she has built and the excellent rapport she’s developed, she is able to produce the most favorable outcome available to her clients.
There was a warrant out for my arrest, in the midst of me being a newly hired employee. The original sentence was supposed to be 10 days in jail for Failure to Appear. Marina made a few calls and arranged for an officer she trusted to escort me to turn myself in … the officer was an amazing gentleman, and treated me with dignity, kindness and respect. Because Marina had also made arrangements ahead of time with the prosecutor and other offices involved, I saw the inside lobby area of a correctional facility for less than 45 minutes before I was released. She took care of everything behind the scenes—all I had to do was show up in court about a month later.
… Marina Medvin is an amazing, and more importantly an extremely respectable attorney who keeps you informed every step of the way, and eases any sense of uncertainty and the qualms that come with needing legal representation. She will be my attorney for as long as she is in practice, and I would refer her in a heartbeat with 100% confidence to anyone seeking legal council and representation. Thanks to Marina, I was able to keep my job, my respect, and my squeaky-clean record! I’ve never met another lawyer with such great client relationships.”
“I contacted Marina mere hours after my arrest and, though falsely accused, I was nothing short scared and confused. After our initial conversation, I knew that Marina was the perfect attorney for the job. She was receptive to my story, immediately understood the needs and began, like a bolt of lightening, doing the necessary leg work. Marina is honest, hardworking, tireless, determined, absolutely fearless in her dealings with the public safety and prosecutorial complex, zealous and a constant and reassuring communicator.
When my trial date arrived, I was at ease knowing that Marina could only be more prepared than the Commonwealth, I’ve never seen anyone work so hard … she could destroy any claim, argue impeccably any motion, and her remarkable recall of facts disallowed any witness from being seen as credible. In my opinion, the only name you need to know when it comes to Criminal Defense is Marina Medvin.”
“… you get what you pay for. She is an outstanding lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. She will answer your calls and emails right away, and will send you all the paper work regarding your case. She is also a very kind and beautiful person, don’t let that fool you, she is a firecracker! She will fight for your case till the end. I highly recommend her! God bless her, I wish her the best of luck!”
“Thank you so much for fighting so hard… You clearly presented every aspect of the case and possible outcomes to us and you certainly didn’t take the easy way out! We will be recommending you to anyone we know who finds themselves alone against the law. Thank you so much…”
“Marina was able to negotiate the charges down to a lower offense and also saving me from deportation and jail term, She is a great lawyer and we areextremely very very Happy with her service, she is very supportive and will respond to your emails and phone calls pretty quickly even on the weekends and will guide you in most difficult times with ease. I definitely would recommend her to anyone regardless of the situation highly. Thank you very much Marina!!!”
“Marina is a excellent attorney and I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She knows the law, is smart, responsive, strong, and caring.”
“I was falsely accused of a crime that carried a life sentence. As a member of the military who served overseas and who had earned numerous awards and accolades, being falsely accused of a crime was something that I never expected to happen… Marina is extremely good at what she does… Today, my case was thrown out of the court at the preliminary hearing, something almost unheard of in Fairfax County. The important thing to know here is that Marina has single-handedly given me my life back and showed me that the system does work and proven that she is an amazing person and an incredible lawyer. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their counsel.”
“We were wrongly accused of shoplifting… Marina handled our case in a very professional manner, and was thoroughly honest in all her dealings with us. She is a person of integrity who treats her clients with dignity and respect. As a prosecutor myself previously, I was impressed with her professional demeanor and confidence founded upon her expertise of the law and court procedures. This quality makes any prosecutor think twice about going to trial in a case represented by Marina Medvin. The case was dropped… We will recommend Marina without hesitation to anybody who has need of an exceptional criminal lawyer.”
“… She handled my case with great skill, communicated effectively with me at all hours. She did everything she said she would do and she did it when she said she would. In short, she behaved with complete integrity… Her knowledge of the courts and prosecutors in the Alexandria court system as well as how to effectively work an amenable solution were superb. Truly a consummate professional who I will be recommending to everyone who needs an attorney.”
“It was a pleasure working with you and I can’t thank you enough for your service. You are an awesome lawyer and seem to be a very kind hearted person. Once again thank you for your help.”
“Marina is an awesome lawyer. I had 5 different charges related to a DUI case, and she managed to get 4 of them dropped. The penalty was a lot less severe than what it could of been. She is a top notch attorney. In addition, she is very nice and easy to get a hold of (ie. cell phone or email). To top it off, she knows her stuff! Very smart on the inter working of law. I felt confident in her from the very first time we spoke. She is highly recommended!”
“With my experience with the legal system and dealing with attorneys Ms. Medvin is the exception. Always responsive, courteous, the consummateprofessional and extremely competent. I have already referred her services to someone and would not hesitate to refer her to anyone. The legal world would do themselves an incredible amount of good by following her example. I thank GOD for Marina Medvin.”
“We hired Ms. Medvin for our son’s marijuana possession charge… Ms. Medvin made it as painless as possible. She was readily available by phone and email, no matter the time or day of the week. She was professional, kind and patient. She knows the system. Her confidence with this type of law helped to put us at ease during a very difficult time. Our son’s charges were dismissed after completing the program and community service. We are so thankful that we stumbled upon Ms. Medvin’s website. If you are in need of a lawyer rest assured that Ms. Medvin will work hard on your behalf, keep you informed and give you best possible outcome.”
“… the family wanted me to email you and let you know that they are very grateful for what you did for us today. Everyone was very impressed with you and what you did for us. We would highly recommend you to anyone … was wondering if we would be able to post anything on your webpage as a recommendation. You definitely blew his mind … And again, we thank you very, very, very much.”
“I can not begin to thank Attorney Marina and say honestly that thanks to her I am not in jail. Thank you I am very impressed. I owe you big time …”
“There are no words to possibly express my gratitude to you … YOU HAVE SAVED ME! YOU ARE SO AMAZING, SUCH AN EXCEPTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ATTORNEY, I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL TO YOU … also please thank Elena on my behalf, she was also so gracious …”
“Thank you so much. I think the result in this case is about the best I could have expected to receive. It was great to meet you, and I appreciate your professionalism and your efforts. I would recommend your services to anyone in similar circumstances.”
“I had a case that was potentially very damaging to me both personally and professionally. Luckily, after comparing several attorneys, I found Marina Medvin. She walked me through every step, laid out her strategy and approach, and was on call, literally, 24-7. She even returned emails and phone calls on a Sunday! When my case was called, I was hoping for a plea bargain or something like that. Marina Medvin had the charges Dropped! My personal and professional lives were saved from ruin. Marina Medvin is a winner – she is thorough, professional, confident and straightforward. Anybody who utilizes Ms. Medvin’s expertise will be extremely happy!”
“Marina is an awesome and fantastic lawyer. She got my relative well below the sentence guidelines. More important to my family, she was knowledgeable on the courts, opposing counsel, and the legal system. She expertly guided him and was available via phone, e-mail, and text at any time. She honestly sent e-mail responses at 11:42 PM and on weekends. Marina is a tireless advocate for her clients and is undaunted in, what appears to be, a hopeless situation. My nephew has the rest of his life of more freedom because of her efforts on his behalf.”
“… My son was charged with possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol in Fairfax County… Attorney Marina Medvin took the time to explain all options, and was willing to do the “hard work” associated with going to trial if necessary to preserve his clean record. Ultimately, she was able to get the possession of marijuana charge completely dropped, and the Alcohol charge is to be dropped upon successful completion of a private alcohol class. There was no guilty plea, no loss of license, and no requirement to enter into the ASAP program, which is a significant accomplishment, but too complicated to explain here. Bottom line, Attorney Marina Medvin’s patience, responsiveness, professionalism and prowess as a criminal defense attorney were nothing short of extraordinary! She is simply the best, and you will NOT find a better attorney than Attorney Marina Medvin!”
“Marina’s focus and representation resulted in the best possible outcome that I could hope for, case dismissed … During the initial consultation, Marina explained me very clearly her recommendations for my case and I decided to select her with no hesitation when I had in mind discussions with two other highly ranked lawyers from Northern Virginia. I am very pleased and honored to realize that Marina is simply the best and outstanding attorney, admiring every aspect of her work for my case. She was always able to communicate clearly plans and actions, available anytime to speak and answer to any questions.”
“… I was horrified and shocked when I was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct in Public and Resisting Arrest … Being at odds with the police and going to Court is a terribly helpless and frightening experience in and of itself. Not having a strong, competent attorney who will fight for your rights all the way would make it a never ending nightmare. After speaking with multiple attorneys, and much research, I hired Marina to defend me in this Criminal Case. Thankfully, I made the right choice in Marina. I knew I was in good hands the moment I met her. She is an experienced attorney who is smart, polished and knowledgeable and a complete pleasure to work with. Her calming presence combined with her accessibility and responsiveness is comforting to anyone in a difficult legal situation. I’m in awe of her passion for her clients’ rights and knowledge of the jurisdictions in which she practices. She knew of this officer’s previous questionable actions. She had knowledge and prior experience with the prosecutors and the judges. This knowledge gave me even more confidence in her abilities to defend me and was invaluable in her guiding me through the legal process and structuring my defense. My charges were dropped by the Prosecutor, of whom Marina had first-hand knowledge and experience defending her clients against. I will be eternally grateful to Marina. If I ever need an attorney again, she will be my one and only call. I highly recommend her services to anyone in need of an excellent attorney. Thank you, Marina!”
“If ever I need legal representation for whatever reason, Marina is who I would contact without hesitation. Her expertise were apparent from the very first, and every, meeting. She always took plenty of time to understand every aspect of my case. Marina’s energy and constructive enthusiasm for representing me and my case has made me way-beyond a satisfied customer. Marina Medvin is absolutely Second to None.”