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Paul McGlone

also known as Paul Liam McGlone

About me



    Attorney; Sole Practitioner

    April, 1999 to Present;  McGlone Law Firm,  (address above)

    •  Criminal and Traffic Defense; over 5,000 cases handled

    • Bankruptcy; over 1,000 debtor cases handled between 1988 and 2004.

    • Divorce Attorney;  over 200 cases, mostly uncontested divorces, but also including contested Custody, Support and ED trials.  

    Attorney; Senior Partner
    McGlone & Porter  (Formerly McGlone & Hays)  
    Fairfax, Virginia   1993 to 1999.

    • General Practice Litigation firm with 4 attorneys, focusing on Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Collections, Divorce, and Personal Injury.

    • Full-time offices in Fairfax and Richmond, VA

    • Part-time offices in Arlington and Manassas, VA

    Attorney;  Associate
    1989 to 1992  Glennon, Goodman & Lubeley (Formerly Kenny, Glennon & Goodman)

    • General Practice Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense

    Attorney; Associate, 
     1988-99 and 1992-93
    Short stays at 2 other Fairfax County firms that no longer exist:  Miller & Bucholtz and Mason & Wheatley.  

    • General Practice Litigation, Divorce and Criminal Defense


    George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia 
    Graduated with J.D., February, 1988.  

    • Participated on George Mason Law Review,  Law Review Articles Editor; 1 published article in GMU Law Review

    • Participated in several Moot Court Competitions, winning awards for Best Brief and Runner-up for Best Team (twice)

    Mary Washington College, BS, 1985;  Business Administration;  
    Passed Uniform CPA Exam, Virginia, May, 1985

    Related Activities:

    Served on Virginia State Bar’s Attorney Fee Arbitration Panel
     since it’s inception, approx. 1994; Prior to that served on Fairfax County Bar Fee Arbitration Committee. 

    Served on United States Selective Service Board; Local Board Member for over 15 years; Served 5 years as Local Board Chair.   

    Personal Interests Include:

  • Organizer and Player of Competitive Pinball:

  • Virginia Pinball Tournaments   Pinball Leagues

  • Fan of Washington Capitals-- Season Ticket Holder since 1987

  • Redskins--  Former Season Ticket Holder;  Lifelong Fan, through good times and bad.  No longer visiting Snyderland, but still watching.    

  • Wizards--   Partial Season Ticket Planholder

  • George Mason University Basketball--  Go Patriots!

  • High School Sports:   We support Chantilly, Fairfax, Westfields, Centreville, Paul VI

  • Skiing-- Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Lake Tahoe



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
    27 years, 4 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    27 years, 5 thousand cases



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Kreitzer

    Attorney McGlone has demonstrated his thorough knowledge of Virginia criminal law and his ability to provide excellent and relevant advice to people in need.


    Matthew Kreitzer Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul L Mickelsen

    When I have a tough question I can't seem to crack I go to Paul McGlone. There are few people that have studied and know the legal issues as well as Paul (particularly with DWI and traffic cases). Whether it is a novel DWI defense issue or a complicated DMV procedural question, Paul has the answer at the tip of his tongue. I consider him one of most valuable legal resources in Northern Virginia.


    Paul Mickelsen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

McGlone & Jehlen

10513 Judicial Drive
Suite 201
Fairfax, VA, 22030-7528


VAAuthorized to practice law198809/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Virginia Criminal DefenseNational Trial Lawyers2013
Gay Bowers Memorial AwardVirginia House of Delegates2011
BV RatedMartindale Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale Hubbell2009
Recognition of 15 years Service as Local Board MemberUnited States Selective Service System2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMcGlone Law Firm, P.C.1999 - Present
Managing PartnerMcGlone & Porter1993 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present
NORML Legal Committee (National Organization for Reform of Marijuana LawsLife Member2000 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, General District Court CommitteeMember1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth of Virginia v. My ClientNot Guilty of DWI, Despite .11 BAC, Based on Video
Powell v. Commonwealth, 96 Vap UNP 0540954 (1996)Appealed
Smith v. S. W. Rodgers Co., Inc., 99 Vap UNP 0003994 (1999)Appealed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Washington ExaminerFairfax Helping Young Pot Offenders Avoid Court2011
The Washington PostFairfax DWI Attorney Paul McGlone Quoted in Washington Post2009
Fairfax Bar Association Annual DWI SeminarTwo DWI Attorneys Pick: 15 DWI Cases We Would Want If We Had To Try DWI’s In Virginia With Only 15 Cases2008
George Mason Law ReviewVirginia Dramshop Immunity1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College of DUI DefenseDUI DefenseMastering Scientific Evidence2010
National College of DUI DefenseDWI Defense AdvocacyNCDD Summer Session at Harvard Law School, 20102010
National College of DUI DefenseDWI/DUIMastering Scientific Evidence2009
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Mary WashingtonBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual DUI SeminarASAP Program and Preventing Violations2013
2012 Annual DWI Defense SeminarBreath Testing Machine EC/IR II2012
10:00 News on Fox5, Washington, DCProof of Insurance Not Required in Virginia2011
Fairfax Bar Association Annual DWI CLETwo DWI Attorneys Pick: 15 DWI Cases We Would Want If We Had To Try DWI’s In Virginia With Only 15 Cases2008
Consumer Credit Counselor TrainingBankruptcy for Indigent Clients2001