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Jonathan Phillips is a former Fairfax County prosecutor and I.T. computer specialist. Prior to attending law school Mr. Phillips was an I.T. consultant in both the public and private sectors. In his capacity at the Commonwealth’s office Mr. Phillips handling thousands of misdemeanors and felony cases, taking over 100 cases to jury and bench trials in Fairfax County Circuit Court. Mr. Phillips has appeared in all Northern Virginia state and federal courts, protecting clients in both criminal and civil disputes.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Internet: 20%
  4. White Collar Crime: 20%
  5. Litigation: 15%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Makan Shirafkan

    I have had many cases with Jonathan. He is a sharp lawyer with great experience and reputation.


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  • David Bernhard

    Jonathan Phillips is one of the smartest lawyers practicing criminal and traffic law in Northern Virginia. He started his career as a prosecutor in the Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney's office where he gained much experience but also earned significant respect in the legal community for his professionalism and sense of ethics. He has a distinct ability to analyze the legal issues at hand and quickly arrive at the best resolution for the problem at hand. He distinguishes himself in his attention to basics coupled with his ability to think out of the box in order to best assists his clientele. His legal ability, wit, pleasant manner and the respect in which he is held in the legal community, well-serve his representation of clients.


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Contact info


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
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Best Law FirmsU.S. News & World Report2015
President's AwardFairfax Bar Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top LawyersWashingtonian2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top LawyersNorthern Virginia Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLefflerPhillips, PLC2015 - Present
OwnerJonathan Phillips, PC2012 - Present
Assistant Commonwealth AttorneyOffice Of The Commonwealth's Attorney2008 - 2012
IT ConsultantAcumen Solutions2005 - 2005
ConsultantAccenture, Ltd.2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2013 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of VirginiaMember2013 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationYLS Board Member2008 - Present
Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP)At-Large Board Member2008 - 2012
Virginia State BarMember2008 - Present
United States District Court Eastern District of VirginiaMember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBusiness Information Technology / eBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Practical Tips for Using Evidence in the Courtroom CLEUsing Technology to Present Evidence2015
Law Enforcement EducationPolygraph Examinations and Applied Use in Prosecution2012
Come Kick Our Tires CLETechnology in Fairfax Courtrooms2011