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About Me

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

15 total 

  • 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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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.


    Mikhail Lopez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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 law201103/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

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