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Eric James Demetriades

Eric James Demetriades

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, DUI & DWI, Juvenile, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody

About Me

When I was six years old, I told my parents that I wanted to be a lawyer. They probably thought "how cute" and being encouraging as parents are, they just smiled and nodded. Although at that age I could not  appreciate what it truly meant to be a lawyer, I never wavered. My goal and purpose always seemed crystal clear. I wanted to and would be a lawyer.


I remember negotiating with my parents everything from chores to dessert. Eating vegetables that I believed to be disgusting (brussels sprouts for instance), could be negotiated depending on what sort of dessert compensation I received. When I was in elementary school, I would negotiate with my friends just who in our group would be the "leader" for the day. I wasn't trying to make myself the leader; I wanted to ensure everyone had their turn, because it was fair and right. I liked being able to make sure that the each kid had their turn and were not taken advantage of by the other kids.


Arguing became a passion of mine, and negotiating became a fixture in my life. In high school, I qualified for and competed in the Forensic Nationals in both my junior and senior year. In college, I was the Chief Justice of the Interfraternity Council. As Chief Justice, I was responsible for overseeing the hearings and ultimately deciding the fate of fraternities on campus. This position strengthened my dedication to justice. While at the University of Richmond School of Law, I was active on nearly every competition board, and spent my entire third year at law school as an intern with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. At the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, I gained valuable experience and knowledge on how the criminal justice system works. Most importantly, I learned how important it was for a defendant to have the right attorney. This reinforced my belief that everyone going through the criminal justice system deserves to have the best representation.


These experiences have helped to develop my style as an attorney. I maintain the same desire to protect the rights of others and to make sure that they are not taken advantage of by the system. I am committed to each and everyone of my clients. If you choose to have me as your lawyer, I will stand next to you as your advocate and give you everything I have, because I love what I do and am fortunate to be doing exactly what I have wanted to do since I was six. My mission is to help those who need me and to do my best to ensure justice. At Biberaj & Snow every client matters, from a traffic ticket to a serious felony, and you will absolutely get the same passion and commitment regardless of your situation.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    7 years
  2. Child Custody: 10%
    7 years
  3. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    7 years
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    7 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Sarah Marie Welch

    Mr. Demetriades is a very well-respected attorney. He truly cares about his clients and is very knowledgeable about the law.

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    Sarah Welch Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Alexander Hord

    Eric is a passionate and dedicated attorney who truly cares about his clients. He has my wholehearted endorsement.

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    Jeffrey Hord Litigation Attorney
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Contact Info

The Laurel Brigade Law Group

20 West Market Street
Second Floor
Leesburg, VA, 20176

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law200803/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Loudoun County Top 30 Under 30 Young ProfessionalsLeesburg Today/ Loudoun Business2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Laurel Brigade Law Group2015 - Present
PartnerHendrix│Demetriades PC2012 - 2014
AttorneySteptoe & Johnson, LLP2008 - 2008
Associate AttorneyBiberaj & Snow P.C.2008 - 2012
3rd Yerar Practicing InternHenrico County Commonweath Attorney's Office2006 - 2007
Law ClerkDivision of Legislative Services for the General Assembly of Virginia2006 - 2006
Law ClerkChildren and Family Services of Florida2005 - 2005
InternNorth Florida Legal Services2004 - 2004
Law ClerkRambana & Ricci P.A.2003 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Loudoun County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2014 - 2015
Loudoun County Bar AssociationParliamentarian2013 - 2014
Loudoun County Bar AssociationParliamentarian2013 - 2014
Loudon County General District CourtBench/Bar Chairman2011 - Present
Young Lawyers ConferenceDistrict 20 Representative2010 - Present
Guardian Ad LitemN/A2009 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Loudoun County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Trial Advocacy BoardMember2006 - 2007
Student Bar AssociationSecretary2006 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Client Counseling and Negotiations BoardMember2005 - 2007
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityMember2005 - 2007
Phi Gamma DeltaMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. NurseCharge was amended to Involuntary Manslaughter

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarEducation Law2014
Lawfirm WebsiteGrounds for Divorce in Virginia2012
Firm WebsiteWhat to do when you are pulled over by a Police Officer.2010
Firm WebsiteVirginia DMV Point Demerits2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJuris Doctor2007
Florida State UniversityApplied American PoliticsMasters of Science2004
Florida State UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor of Science2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Education LawEducation Law2014
Loudoun Valley High SchoolConstitutional Rights2013
Ethics DayParticipated in a Mock Trial and Lecture2013
American Government APConstitutional Rights2012
Virginia CLEDrug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and Families2011
Lecture to AP Students at Loudoun Valley High SchoolDue Process Rights2011
Lecture to High School SeniorsDue Process Rights2010