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Manuel Enrique Leiva Jr.

Manuel Enrique Leiva Jr.

also known as Manuel Leiva, Manuel E. Leiva

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI

About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    17 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    16 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    17 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Paul L Mickelsen

    Manuel is a fearless litigator. He regularly takes on very challenging criminal and civil cases and does it with confidence. He welcomes taking his cases to trial and gets great results. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Paul Mickelsen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jennifer Lynn Leffler

    Mr. Leiva is a great trial lawyer. He is very knowledgable in many areas of practice. He is well-known and respected in many jurisdictions around Virginia.


    Jennifer Leffler Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Leiva Law Firm, PLC

3955 Chain Bridge Road
2nd Floor
Fairfax, VA, 22030



VAAuthorized to practice law199803/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLeiva & Marks, PLC2006 - 2011
AssociateLeffler & Hyland, PC1999 - 2003
Assistant AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender1998 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia State Bar, Indigent Defense Task ForceMember2010 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Diversity ConferenceBoard of Governors2009 - Present
Hispanic Bar Association of VirginiaPresident2007 - 2009
Fairfax Bar AssociationJudicial Screening Committee2007 - 2008
Hispanic Bar Association of VirginiaVice President2006 - 2007
Hispanic Bar Association of VirginiaChair, Judicial Selection Committee2006 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
American UniversityInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Protective Order TrainingDefending Against Protective Orders2008
Annual Public Defender SeminarDefending Gang Cases2005