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James Stanton Abrenio

About me

I've had the opportunity to defend countless clients over the several years that I have been in practice.  I've helped people on simple matters like speeding tickets all the way up to serious felonies and murder.  I truly take pride in my work because I believe our constitutional system is truly unique in the world, where a defendant has a right to his/her day in court, a right to remain silent, and a right to put the government to the task of proving it's case.  While the system is certainly not perfect, it's my every day job to push it further and further toward a truly just system.  And, in doin so, I like to think that I have truly helped people out in their time of need. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 34%
    7 years
  2. Personal Injury: 33%
  3. Criminal Defense: 33%
    7 years



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  • Linda Choe

    James is one of the hardest-working attorneys I know. He is professional, well-respected, and has extensive litigation experience. Not only is he a seasoned attorney, but he makes it a priority to give back to the community by volunteering and coaching youth sports. I wholeheartedly endorse James.


    Linda Choe Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • A. Michelle West

    If you have been charged with a crime in the Commonwealth, you want James Abrenio by your side. It goes without saying that he navigates the courtroom and adversarial process with ease, but where James really shines is his dedication to his clients. James is a fighter who takes great pride in being the gatekeeper between a government with nearly limitless resources and the average citizen. Whether it is a low-level misdemeanor or a serious felony, James fights for and alongside his clients to protect their rights, ensuring the government has not overstepped its bounds and working tirelessly toward the right outcome. James is one of those rare attorneys who actually loves being an attorney and fighting against injustice. That is probably what makes him so inspiring at his profession. I endorse this attorney without reservation. He is an asset to the legal community and a boon to his clients.


    A. Michelle West Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ben Glass Law

3915 Old Lee Highway Suite 22B
Fairfax, VA, 22030


VAAuthorized to practice law200809/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyBen Glass Law2012 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderLeesburg Office of the Public Defender2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyGreenspun, Shapiro, Davis & Leary, P.C.2008 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseAssociate Member2013 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, General District Court CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, J&DR Court CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, Membership CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationAssociate Member2012 - Present
Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Fairfax Young Lawyer’s AssociationFomer Board Member2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionDefending Victimless Prosecutions in Virginia Courts2012
Docket Call (VSB YLC Newsletter)Virginia Expungement Law2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJuris Doctor2008
University of VirginiaGovernmentBachelor of Arts2005