Kyle G. Manikas began his legal career practicing litigation in New York, New York and Washington, D.C. defending individuals and large corporations during the corporate scandals that began surfacing in late 2001. The large, international firm that Mr. Manikas was with was retained as lead counsel for Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom, and other corporations after those companies found themselves at the center of allegations of fraud, corruption, and unethical behavior. Mr. Manikas also defended major international and national corporations involved in personal injury litigation.
After representing some of the largest corporations in the United States and their executives in high profile matters, Mr. Manikas accepted a position as a prosecutor in Northern Virginia. As a prosecutor in one of the largest and busiest jurisdiction in Virginia and Metropolitan Washington, D.C. , Mr. Manikas handled over 900 felony cases ranging from white collar offenses, involving embezzlement and other forms of fraud and theft, to the most serious of violent crimes, including murder, aggravated malicious wounding, bank robbery, and violent drug distribution and gang cases. Mr. Manikas also handled numerous felony DWI, eluding, and other motor vehicle offenses.
Mr. Manikas subsequently re-entered private practice and founded Manikas Law LLC. Utilizing the wealth of knowledge and experience obtained as a prosecutor, and the legal crisis management skills Mr. Manikas developed defending large corporations in criminal and personal injury matters, Mr. Manikas represents clients with the judgment and steady hand required in criminal and civil litigation.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Manikas has had the opportunity to litigate hundreds trials, jury and bench, and has earned the respect of judges and his colleagues alike.
Mr. Manikas is Peer Review Rated as AV® PreeminentTM by Martindale-Hubbell - the highest rating awarded - and has a perfect 10.0 "Superb" rating with AVVO. Martindale-Hubbell is the oldest and most respected rating system for lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell ratings are anonymous and are completed by judges and other lawyers in an attorney's geographic area that Martindale-Hubbell secretly selects. Martindale-Hubbell has stated that its AV® Peer Review Rating "shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence . . . and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity."
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Kyle is a creative legal thinker that is always looking for a way to win. He is respected in the halls of the courthouse for how he prosecuted cases as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney and now for his aggressive representation of his clients on the defense side. I would trust him to handle any kind of case.
Paul Mickelsen Criminal Defense Attorney
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2005||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Washington D.C.'s Top Rated Lawyers||ALM/Washington Post||2012|
|Virginia's Top Rated Lawyers||ALM/ Wall Street Journal||2012|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Listee||Marquis Who's Who||2009|
|Member/Attorney||Manikas Law||2008 - Present|
|Prosecutor||Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney||2005 - 2008|
|Attorney||Private Practice||2002 - 2005|
|Attorney||Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP||2000 - 2002|
|Clerk||Department of Justice||1999 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National College for DUI Defense, Inc.||Member||2011 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Virginia Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2001 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Roskopf v. Commonwealth||constitutionality of ordinance upheld|
|Commonwealth v. Douglas||Motion Denied|
|United States v. Southern Belle Dairy Co., LLC||Resolved|
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|Word Association||Understanding and Navigating The DUI/DWI Process||2011|
|Word Association||Virginia Reckless Driving: What You Need to Know||2011|
|Word Association||Surviving a Virginia DWI/DUI or Reckless Driving Charge||2010|
|Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Syracuse University||Economics & Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Police Training Academy||Blood Evidence/Accident Investigations||2006|