Todd Zinicola is a former Assistant Public Defender for Fairfax County. During his legal career, he has defended clients charged with misdemeanor crimes and traffic offenses including Reckless Driving and Speeding, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), and Hit and Run. His felony experience includes Grand Larceny, Fraud, Possession with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Controlled Substances, Burglary, Robbery, and Sex Offenses.
Mr. Zinicola has tried cases before over a dozen juries and has represented clients in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. He shared his expertise at the Fairfax Bar Association’s 2011 Seminar on DUI Defense as a guest speaker.
Mr. Zinicola is a lifelong resident of Fairfax County. He grew up in Reston and attended South Lakes High School. He graduated from James Madison University in 2000 with a degree in business and earned his law degree cum laude from the University of the District of Columbia in 2004.
Licensed since 2004
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I worked with Mr. Zinicola when I began at the Public Defender's office in 2007, and have been friends with him since then. As an incredibly well-respected member of the defense bar, and founder of an incredible law firm, Mr. Zinicola is a well rounded attorney and skilled advocate. Where Mr. Zinicola is unmatched is in his communication skills. I have seen T.Z. take the most complex cases and communicate his client's side simply and clearly to the prosecution, the judge, or the jury in a way that seems effortless for him, but no one else could imitate. It is his inborn skill, but one he hones to perfection through preparation, knowledge of the law, and carefully working with his clients to determine the target outcome.
Jonathan Esten Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2004||03/11/2014|
|Partner||Elders, Zinicola & Blanch, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office Of The Public Defender Fairfax County||2005 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Attorney Member||2006 - Present|
|Assault on Law Enforcement (2 counts)||Dismissed|
|Domestic Assault and Strangulation||Not guilty verdict|
|Reckless Driving 91mph/55zone||amended to improper driving infraction|
|University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|James Madison University||Marketing||Bachelor of Business Administration||2000|
|Fairfax Bar Association Annual DUI CLE||DUI/DWI||2011|