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A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Peter Greenspun graduated from LaSalle College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1975 and obtained his Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law in 1978.


Widely considered by his peers as an expert litigator, Peter has advocated for the rights of his clients in criminal and civil matters ranging from the simplest to the most complex. With over 30 years of experience trying countless cases, Peter has obtained exceptional results in local, state, and federal trial and appellate courts.


Since 1997 Peter has repeatedly been recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine as being among the best lawyers in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. In December 2011, he was listed as the top Virginia lawyer. Peter has also been listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 1999 for white-collar and non-white-collar criminal defense, and has been listed by Virginia Business as a member of “The Legal Elite.” In recognition of his commitment to high ethical and professional standards, Peter has been awarded the prestigious AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has received Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award.


Peter has tried numerous high-profile, unusual and complex cases throughout his career. He is also a regular speaker and lecturer on trial technique and strategy at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars throughout Virginia, and is a past President of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Fairfax Bar Association and the Fairfax Bar Foundation. It is rumored that Peter can be seen walking in Fairfax City with his office dog, a Portuguese Water Dog named Rockie.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    37 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    37 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 5%
    37 years

Payment

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Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Anastasia Theodora Kranias

    As an attorney in Peter's firm, I witness the commitment and time Peter puts into his cases, the passion with which he argues, and the respect he gives his clients and community on a daily basis. Even with years of success, he is humble, and always willing to help. I am honored to work for Peter.

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  • Marina Medvin

    Peter is an exemplary attorney. He is someone who is a true leader in our profession.

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    Marina Medvin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Greenspun Shapiro PC

3955 Chain Bridge Road
Second Floor
Fairfax, VA, 22030-3323

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199611/29/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law197809/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2014
Top LawyersNorthern Virginia Magazine2014
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerWashington DC Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2013
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerWashington DC Super Lawyers2013
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2013
Top LawyersNorthern Virginia Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington DC Super Lawyers2012
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2012
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington DC Super Lawyers2011
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2011
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2011
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2011
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2010
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2010
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2010
Top LawyersNorthern Virginia Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington DC Super Lawyers2010
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington DC Super Lawyers2009
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2009
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2009
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2009
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerWashington DC Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2008
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington DC Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2007
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2007
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2007
Washington DC area's Best LawyersWashington Post Magazine2006
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2006
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2006
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2005
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2005
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2004
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2004
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2004
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2004
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2003
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2003
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2003
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2002
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2002
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2002
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2001
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2001
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2000
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2000
White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America1999
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine1997
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President, AttorneyGreenspun Shapiro PC1992 - Present
PartnerKlein & Greenspun PC1984 - 1991
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Virginia State BarBar Council2009 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2007 - 2008
American Bar AssociationDelegate2004 - 2008
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident1995 - 1995
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationPast Chairman1994 - 1994
American Bar AssociationDelegate1993 - 1994
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1993 - 2008
American Bar AssociationVice Chair1991 - 1992
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
LaSalle UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1975