5.0 stars 17 totalReview Paul McGlone
Posted by a client
I was very impressed with Paul McGlone & Carly Jehlen and their assistants, David & Brenna. They looked at every detail of my case to form a strategy. Mr. McGlone and Ms. Jehlen are very experienced attorneys who know the prosecutors and judges. I expected a reduced fine but ended up having charges dropped. I'm very happy I hired them!
Posted by a client
We hired Attorney Paul McGlone for a traffic charge from Virginia state police in early January, 2015. Paul was very professional and personable. He answered all our questions and concerns, and advised us of every steps of the court process and what to expect. He was always available for us. He developed an excellent strategy to defend our case. He skillfully engaged during the court hearing, resulting in a total dismissal of our case. We never anticipated such an outstanding outcome, and owe the outcome to Paul's professional abilities and experience. Several years ago, Paul represented our daughter in the traffic court and again the charge was dismissed. Paul is phenomenal. we highly recommend him.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I must say I am definitely glad that I hired Mr. McGlone as my DWI lawyer. He was very professional and always responsive. His knowledge about the law was exemplary and I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client
I had awesome experience working with the personnel at Mr. McGlone's office. They are knowledgeable, responsive and provided useful advices. I appreciate the help from every single one of them. I had great experience working with them. I am very happy with the result. I highly recommended Mr. McGlone.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
Summary: I highly recommend Mr. McGlone for DUI representation. His fees are roughly average for the field, but his experience, ability, and aggressiveness (in terms of reducing charges as much as possible) probably place him in the top 5% in terms of quality of representation. I'm inexperienced to the process, but that's my best assessment. Also, his office staff were always pleasant to deal with and did their jobs very well.
In more detail: I was picked up and charged with a DUI shortly before New Year's Eve in Fairfax. I blew a 0.15 back at the station, which was just enough to put me in the 2nd tier of BAC and facing a week in jail and numerous other penalties for a first time offense. I called Mr. McGlone to explain my situation and was impressed at how clearly he explained my options. I was also impressed that he was willing to meet with me on New Year's Day for a free consultation (I was leaving town the day after) while most other lawyers I called were unavailable/on vacation.
After I called him, Mr. McGlone's office sent me a long list of questions about the night I was charged to fill out before we met in person. This was important, as details can make all the difference in court and it's easy to forget them if you don't write everything down as soon as possible. Even though I only managed to send him my answers that morning, he'd read them by the time we met in the afternoon. I hired him immediately after that consultation, as my internet research and conversations with him and a few other attorneys had already led me to believe he would be my best option and I wanted him to start working on my case as soon as possible. I should point out here that lawyers are expensive, but not having a lawyer can be much more costly in the long run. If you can afford a private attorney like Mr. McGlone, you have the best chance possible to get charges reduced or dropped. If you cannot afford a private attorney, ask for free court-appointed representation (though the quality of representation will be lower). If you represent yourself, you will likely face the maximum possible penalties (particularly in Fairfax County) no matter how well you think you can argue. For something as serious as a DUI that could involve losing your license and going to jail, you should always have a lawyer.
Once I hired him, Mr. McGlone’s office handled all of my dealings with the court (including getting a different trial date, since I’d be out of town for the initial date) and mailed me all the information they gathered regarding my case. They subpoenaed everything they could, and eventually found that I had blown a slightly lower BAC on a portable breathalyzer right when I was stopped. This (and Mr. McGlone’s reputation for defending DUIs, which I believe the prosecutor took into account) was enough to get a plea offer of 0.14 BAC, a lower category of DUI that did not require jail. I should point out here that realistic expectations are important. I believe the case against me was very strong; a properly-conducted breath test resulting in 0.15 would normally be all that’s needed to convict regardless of how persuasive a lawyer is. If there had been any extenuating circumstances (like problems with the way the police conducted their test), I have no doubt that Mr. McGlone would have been able to get even greater reduction in charges or outright acquittal. But you never know what's going to turn up upon closer investigation, and as it is I'm just grateful to Mr. McGlone that I managed to get a reduced charge and avoid jail.
Posted by Michael
I was charged with DUI & Possession of marijuana at a DUI checkpoint in Fairfax County on Oct. 20, 2012. I make no excuses for driving under the influence, I did have a problem with the way I was treated as a heavily tattooed man from NC. I really felt profiled by the arresting officer whose name I won't mention. The prosecution let it be know that I was going to be made an example of. In my case, the magistrate did not even make me bond out which I imagine is rare for someone who lives out of state. I did a couple of weeks of research before I hired Mr. McGlone. It was certainly the best decision I possibly could have made. David & Paul are super professional & very knowledgable. Hopefully I we meet again it will be under better circumstances. It would be impossible to recommend Mr. McGlone highly enough. His knowledge and strategy was brilliant. He is very upfront, professional, & honest. My case went to trail 7 months later after the initial charge, & all I can say is as nervous as I was, he was amazing to watch in action. He made the prosecution look like this was the first time she had ever tried a case. I made a mistake & a bad decision that night in October. Long story short, the Fairfax Co. PD did as well. Turns out they're checkpoint wasn't exactly legal either. Case Dismissed. I can't say enough good things about Mr. McGlone. David who you will most likely speak to if you call the office, kept me sane, especially on the trial date- super professional & friendly. Hopefully you won't need an attorney but if you find yourself in that situation- Hire Paul McGlone. He will not disappoint. Also He won't send you to the poor house. Definitely worth every penny, I wish nothing but the best for those guys. Thank You so much Mr. McGlone.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
You will not find a lawyer as dedicated, intelligent, trustworthy, and as hardworking as Mr. McGlone anywhere. He is obviously revered by his colleagues and for good reason, he is beyond just an elite lawyer, he is a master of the law. Mr. McGlone will be upfront and honest with you, he will work diligently to fight for you, and most of all he is always looking to do right by his clients. I couldn't recommend Mr. McGlone more highly than I do now, and although I imagine I will never need his services again, I would recommend him with all of my being to anyone who made need it. Thank you Mr. McGlone!
Posted by Chad
Absolutely incredible. I had a very sticky situation with a reckless speed charge, a very upset cop, a bad traffic record, lots of points... Needless to say, McGlone pulled off the incredible and solved my problem better than I could have expected. Excellent service, very communicative, and very professional!
Posted by Mike
Mr. Mcglone was very knowledgeable about the local laws and had a pretty good pulse on how the court responds to various request. My case was handled professionally and with a favorable outcome. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for legal representation.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I definitely would use his office again if I were to need any more legal advice. I was clocked doing well over the posted speed limit on my motorcycle and was charged with reckless driving. He was able to bring the charge down to 74 in a 55 and knock off the reckless charge. I still had a fine but this is exactly what I had asked him to do. I'm satisfied