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Kyle G. Manikas

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  1. Mr Manikas

    Posted by Larry,
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     Poor
    • I do not recommend Kyle Manikas.

    DWI: Do not believe Mr Manikas’ extensive PR b-s that he has any extensive influence based on his assentation as ex-prosecutor. He has none! The law in VA/FFCo is so cut-and-dried – that he has no negotiation leverage vs any other 1st yr low-priced attorney. In fact, in my case I requested that Mr Manikas represent me per his website/literature based on "reasonable articulable suspicion". Mr Manikas blew-up (emotionally, totally lost it) and threatened to quit my representation no less than 1 hour before trial. Ie TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL. IE: Very bad, go elsewhere.

    1. Kyle G. Manikas

      Kyle G. Manikas

      Lawyer Comment:

      This is a completely fictitious review that I am certain was fraudulently submitted by a competing DUI attorney in Fairfax. If I am able to determine who it is, I will proceed with a bar complaint. Sadly, this has been a problem in general in Fairfax lately - http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20150116/NEWS/150119570/fairfax-attorney-claims-she-was-defamed-anonymously-by-fellow&template=fairfaxTimes.
      No client of mine would ever say these type of things about me. I go above and beyond in every case and when the case is complete I circle back with the client to make sure they were completely satisfied with my services. Never, in all the years that I have been practicing, has any client expressed such sentiments about me.
      Moreover, when I do a consultation in a DUI case (which I insist is done in person in my office to ensure the consultation is thorough and complete) I explain that most DUI cases proceed to trial because prosecutors are very reluctant to negotiate good resolutions. Therefore, the information I present to my clients is prepare for a long, hard fought trial – not that I have some magical influence to make the case disappear. Rather, my experience as prosecutor gives me perspective and knowledge on both sides of the case that has been an asset to clients in analyzing the case, presenting the legal and/or factual issues to a judge, and in some instances, leveraging issues discovered/developed to negotiate a favorable resolution. My advice at a consultation is always extremely conservative. I never predict the outcome of a case. Despite being pressed by many people to do this, I always explain that it is impossible to make such predictions at that point in time and that any attorney who does so probably is not being honest with them or does not fully understand the complexity and fluidity of such cases. Accordingly, no one who has sat through a consultation with me and retained my services would come away with the impression this person portrays. No one. Unfortunately, AVVO does not verify the veracity of such posts nor do they confirm the poster’s identity. Nor do they provide any means by which to contact the person that left the false review.

      Posted 3 days ago. Flag

  2. Outstanding Representation

    Posted by a client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    • I recommend Kyle Manikas.

    When faced with a number of charges and unsure of my recourse or the legal process, Mr. Manikas was able to clearly explain all of my options for the best possible defense. His years of experience are clearly evident in his understanding of the Court's various processes and personalities at different levels, and his ability to research and execute uncommon procedures on my behalf was truly impressive. Mr. Manikas was able to minimize the amount of time spent in courtrooms and obtain fair and favorable outcomes in each case. He and his staff maintained open lines of friendly communication to keep me informed of their progress and any new developments, and in some cases went above and beyond my expectations to work with all parties to mount the strongest legal response possible. His fees are very reasonable and easily understood. I would strongly recommend Mr. Manikas' services for misdemeanor traffic offenses or alcohol-related charges in Fairfax County.

  3. 85 in a 55

    Posted by Jason,
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     Excellent
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     Excellent
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    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Kyle Manikas.

    He was very upfront and honest with what he could do for me. I did exactly as I wanted him to do. Some what expensive but what's a few dollars and staying out of jail? Good lawyers do come with a price and I knew that going in. Well worth it.

  4. A great choice

    Posted by a client,
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Kyle Manikas.

    Working with very little, Kyle Manikas succeeded in having my DUI charge dismissed. He has a clear sense of the relevant rules and precedents and, in my case, a realistic sense what is possible within their limits. Mr. Manikas has considerable experience with the judges and attorneys who work within the Fairfax County courts and, very obviously, he is well regarded by them. He is a great choice when you need a lawyer.

  5. DUI case

    Posted by a client,
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Kyle Manikas.

    Mr. Kyle Manikas and his team are extremely knowledgeable, thorough and very well prepared. They helped me every step of the way in my DUI case. It was very overwhelming trying to figure out which lawyer to select, but after reviewing Kyle's background and checking out some of the opinions online, I know I made the right decision! He is very much a go getter and knows the law inside and out. He never stopped fighting for me and for my case. Not only was he able to get my sentence reduced, but he was also able to keep me from doing jail time. I strongly recommend Manikas Law firm.

  6. Great Fairfax County Attorney

    Posted by a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Kyle Manikas.
    • I hired Kyle 6-12 months ago.
    • Kyle handled my DUI / DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I Hired Mr. Manikas for a first time DUI offense. After speaking with multiple DUI lawyers, Mr. Manikas made me feel the most confident and at ease with my possible outcomes. Having had a high BAC I was at risk of facing potential jail time along with all the other punishments that come with a DUI charge. Mr. Manikas as well as his assistant Mauricio were very helpful in calming my nerves as well as helping me prepare for what I was to expect in court. At my first court date Mr. Manikas told me to wait in the cafeteria along with my parents while he waited for my name to be called. This was very helpful with not scaring me more hearing other cases. After a long hour of waiting Mr.Manikas came out to tell my parents and I what had been said in the room. He was very respectful and professional in asking me if I wanted to speak in private first before speaking to my parents as well. He informed me of everything the police officer had reported against me, as well as recommended we get a continuance on the case. When I arrived to court on my second court date, Mr. Manikas was already there and asked me and my parents to come into a private room where we discussed who the prosecutor for that day would be along with the judge. He felt confident in my chances, and made my parents as well as myself feel that much more at ease. When the time came Mr. Manikas came and reported back what he had negotiated with the prosecutor. No jail time, as well as having them drop my reckless speeding ticket. I was very pleased with Mr. Manikas' thorough knowledge of the Fairfax County prosecutors and judges. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing charges in Fairfax County.

  7. Careless and Reckless - Manikas Law

    Posted by James, a Car Accident client,
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    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Kyle Manikas.
    • I hired Kyle 6-12 months ago.
    • Kyle handled my Car / Auto Accident matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Mr. Manikas worked on a fixed fee, but spent a significant amount of time on my case. We went to court three times attempting to negotiate in good faith and we finally went to trial. Given the circumstances, Mr. Manikas produced excellent results.

  8. Defend Virginia General Reckless Driving Law 462-852

    Posted by John, a Speeding Ticket client,
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    • I recommend Kyle Manikas.
    • I hired Kyle 6-12 months ago.
    • Kyle handled my Speeding / Traffic Ticket matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Manikas Law firm was a specific referral because of a demonstrated practice of excellent management of individual cases with notable court results favorable to clients in Fairfax County Court. Particularly in my case the court summons conflicted with a previous schedule in July 2014 and the firm executed a continuance till Aug 2014 to support my needs. The day of court my confidence in choosing the right lawyer was exceeded in observing the proceedings in peer clients through other firms.
    Mr. Manikas prepared my case, knew the court and its conditions, established a defense strategy with options and was focused on my expectations as his driver in action. He observed intently the Fairfax Prosecutor and testify Officers.
    Results of the case were a 'Not Guilty' verdict from Fairfax Court for myself. Making this most notable is several cases preceding mine were of similar condition and defense with 'Guilty Verdicts'. Mr. Manikas though concentrated on affirming facts where others wavered to my benefit.
    There is no doubt in my case I selected the right counsel to represent me and highly recommend the use of Mr Manikas and his office.

  9. I'm lucky to have been represented by Kyle Manikas

    Posted by Peter,
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    • I recommend Kyle Manikas.
    • I hired Kyle 1-3 years ago.

    Not just me -- my entire family was extremely grateful to have Kyle Manikas in my corner. I was in a nightmare scenario, and the government has lawyers (prosecutors), so I needed one too. From the very first time we met I knew that he would give me the best representation I could ask for. Mr. Manikas always showed a very strong grasp of the law and was able to answer all of my answers thoroughly and in terms that I could understand. He often used his experience as a former prosecutor to explain their strategy as well as what his will be to counter it. He knew exactly what to do and he speaks so confidently that it's addictive, and all the positive reviews on this site show that he backs it up with results. I got the results I needed and I would recommend him to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

  10. Forever grateful for his service

    Posted by Steven, a Criminal Defense client,
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    Responsive
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Kyle Manikas.
    • I hired Kyle 6-12 months ago.
    • Kyle handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    Mr. Manikas handled my criminal case of possession of marijuana (2nd offense) and when i thought the end of the road was near, Mr. Manikas gave me the best possible outcome. Thank you so much