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Providing top quality legal defense for Virginia and the District of Columbia.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    8 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    8 years, 400 cases
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 24%
    8 years, 3 thousand cases
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 3%
    4 years, 500 cases
  5. Other: 3%
  6. More 



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jennifer Leigh Ferrara

    I endorse this lawyer. John-Paul is focused and a fighter. He is definitely an attorney to have on your side of the table.


    Jennifer Ferrara Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Mikhail Nekrich Lopez

    Mr. Gilson is a hard-working, compassionate individual who will handle your case with care and the attention it deserves. I recommend his services.


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Contact info

3927 Old Lee Highway
Suite 101-E
Fairfax, VA, 22030

11325 Random Hills Road
Suite 360
Fairfax, VA, 22030



DCActive 201205/25/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law201109/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Gilson Law Firm, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyAttorney At Law2007 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fairfax County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Virginia State BarN/A2011 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. DefendantNOT Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia CriminalRights When Police Questioned2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of VirginiaN/AN/A2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ASL-VITALegal Law2010