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Pierre Priale

About me

My name is Pierre Priale and I provide experienced and effective defense for Northern Virginia clients facing criminal, DUI, or traffic charges. I am able to serve both native English and Spanish speaking clients.


I have handled more than 1,500 cases as a defense lawyer, and have represented hundreds of clients at trial. At Priale & Racine, PLLC, I work to make sure that your rights are protected at every step of your case, and my focus is always fixed on the best possible solution to your case.


If you have been charged and/or arrested with a misdemeanor or felony, do not wait to speak with an attorney. Call my office at (703) 272-3922 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.  


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    8 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    8 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Paul L Mickelsen

    Pierre is a great lawyer that gets results for his clients. He has tons of experience -- having handled thousands of cases and you still see him almost daily in court. I would send a client his way without reservation. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Paul Mickelsen Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • David Scott Porter

    Mr. Priale is always thoroughly prepared, knowledgeable of the issues, and excellent in court. I highly endorse this attorney.


    David Porter Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Priale & Racine, PLLC

10387 Main Street
Suite 204
Fairfax, VA, 22030


VAAuthorized to practice law200609/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 DUI Attorneys in VirginiaThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Certificate of AppreciationPeruvian Lawyers Association, Washington, DC2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPriale & Racine, PLLC2014 - Present
PrincipalThe Law Office of Pierre Priale, PLLC2009 - 2014
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender for the City of Alexandria2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsMember2011 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, Criminal Practice SectionMember2009 - Present
Hispanic Bar Association of VirginiaMember2009 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rafael Hernandez v. Commonwealth of VirginiaReversed and Remanded
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
George Mason UniversityBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IV Latin American Legal FairPolice Encounters and Your Legal Rights2013
American Bar Association Rule of Law InitiativeTrial Skills in Criminal Cases2011
2011 Legal FairKnow Your Rights2011