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Marina Medvin

also known as MEDVIN LAW, Criminal & DUI Lawyer in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Juvenile

About Me


Award-Winning, Nationally Recognized Attorney  
Represented FBI's 10 Most Wanted, CEOs, celebrities, lawyers, prosecutors, police officers, senior military officers, and local high-profile cases. Marina Medvin dedicated her practice exclusively to criminal defense trial work. Criminal defense is a lifestyle for her, and clients freequently find her working late evenings and throughout the weekends. She loves her job and she is proud of her commitment to her clients.


 


Marina dedicates her law practice exclusively to criminal defense in Northern Virginia Federal and State courts, serving clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Vienna, Falls Church, and Prince William. Her main office is located in Alexandria, and a satellite office is located in Fairfax.


 


Awards and Recognition


 


National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"



Attorney Marina Medvin has been honored as a top attorney in the nation by being selected for the exclusive list of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.


 


According to their web site: The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers in an invitation-only national organization composed of America’s Top Trial Lawyers. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership. 



National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40"



Aside from being on their list of "Top 100 Trial Lawyers," attorney Medvin has also been honored by this prestigious organization as a top young attorney in the nation by being selected for the exclusive list of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

Best Lawyers in America - Criminal Defense



MEDVIN LAW has been selected as one of only 5 law firms nationwide to the list of Best Lawyers and Law Firms in America - Criminal Defense by the Best Lawyers in America Organization.

AVVO "Top Attorney - Criminal Defense"



Additionally, Ms. Medvin has received the "Top Attorney - Criminal Defense" award from AVVO.

Client Top Rated Attorney in Virginia



Ms. Medvin's clients have enthusiastically rated Ms. Medvin as the top rated attorney in Virginia on the public consumer reviews site LawyerRatingz.com for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

AVVO "Client's Choice" Awards



Attorney Medvin has received the "Client's Choice" Awards for Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense from AVVO.

Enthusiastically Endorsed by Attorneys



Ms. Medvin's attorney peers have given her glowing endorsements on the attorney peer-review site AVVO, calling her "fearless," "outstanding," "incredibly smart and energetic," "passionate and aggressive," "well-prepared and thorough," "professional and courteous," "smart, tough, and committed," "professional and a zealous," "extremely knowledgeable," "caring, dedicated, results-oriented," and "first-rate."


 


Personal Background


 


Ms. Medvin has been an advocate for justice, the Constitution, and human rights since her childhood in New York City. She has always been passionate about justice and has always been an advocate those who cannot defend themselves.

For her Bachelors of Science degree, Marina attended Penn State University, from which she graduated in the top 10% of her class with a Bachelors of Science in Information Sciences and Technology.


 


Marina enthusiastically obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in Arlington, Virginia at the George Mason University School of Law, where she also served as a legal publications editor for the Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy.

Marina's pre-MEDVINLAW resume encompasses positions with the Department of Justice, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, the National Rifle Association of America, a high-profile Fairfax criminal defense law firm, the Hudgins Law Firm, the Law Office of George Munoz, the George Mason Clinic for Legal Assistance to Service Members, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Verizon Wireless.

While working as a defense attorney, Marina has also volunteered with the local police department, assisting with training and education of police officers on issues of use of force. She has even provided private assistance to individual officers with a variety of legal issues and with personal development.

Marina is an admirer of travel and languages, has visited numerous parts of the world, and is fluent in Russian (having studied it in both high school and college).

As an avid believer in individual freedoms and fundamental rights, Ms. Medvin is actively engaged in upholding Constitutional principals. Marina has already litigated issues pertaining to the 2nd Amendment, 4th Amendment, 5th Amendment, 6th Amendment, 8th Amendment, and 9th Amendment. She is always seeking new cases and opportunities to engage in Constitutional litigation and appeals. Marina Medvin enthusiastically supports <a href="http://ij.org/" target="_blank">Institute for Justice</a>, <a href="http://cato.org/" target="_blank">Cato Institute</a>, <a href="http://home.nra.org/" target="_blank">The National Rifle Association</a>, and <a href="http://www.aynrand.org" target="_blank">Ayn Rand Institute</a>.


 


Below is a list of Ms. Medvin's specialties:



  • Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute

  • DUI, DWI, Driving While Intoxicated

  • Reckless Driving

  • Hit and Run

  • Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Obstruction of Justice

  • Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting

  • Assault and Battery, Malicious Wounding, Domestic Assault

  • Juvenile and Underage Charges

  • Firearms, Brandishing, Hunting, and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm

  • Embezzlement, Check Fraud, Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses

  • Federal Conspiracy Charges

  • Federal Charges for Drug Distribution, Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud



 

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Languages Spoken: Russian, English

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
  4. Juvenile: 5%
  5. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Christopher Robert Kennedy Leibig

    Marina Medvin is an incredibly smart and energetic attorney. She never stops working for her clients, and has a huge knowledge base about Virginia criminal law off the top of her head. If I want to know about a recent Virginia legal opinion or a recent change in the law, I ask her.

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    Christopher Leibig Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph Douglas King

    I have brainstormed defenses with Marina and know she is a great advocate, diligent, prepared, and gives it all for her clients. She is committed to the mission and challenges of criminal defense that requires resolve to help clients accused of serious crimes.

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    Joseph King Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

MEDVIN LAW - Main Office

1800 DIAGONAL RD
6TH FLOOR
ALEXANDRIA, VA, 22314

MEDVIN LAW - Satellite Office

4000 Legato Road
11th Floor
Fairfax, VA, 22033

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law200903/11/2014
DCSuspended201005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Rated Lawyer in VirginiaLawyerRatingz.com2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Rising StarWashington Post Magazine2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top Rated Lawyer in VirginiaLawyerRatingz.com2014
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2014
5 StarsYelp2014
Top LawyersNorthern Virginia Magazine2014
Top LawyersThe Global Directory of Who's Who2014
Leaders in LawTown and County Magazine2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Client's choice awardAVVO2014
Top Rated Lawyer in VirginiaLawyerRatingz.com2013
Top Rated LawyerLawyerRatingz.com2012
Top Rated LawyerLawyerRatingz.com2011
Top Rated LawyerLawyerRatingz.com2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Defense AttorneyPrivate Law Firm2010 - 2010
OwnerMEDVIN LAW2010 - Present
AttorneyHudgins Law Firm2009 - 2010
Law ClerkAlexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office2008 - 2008
Legal WorkLaw Office of George Munos2008 - 2009
Assistant AttorneyGeorge Mason Clinic for Legal Assistance for Servicemembers2007 - 2008
Law ClerkUSDOJ2007 - 2007
Law ClerkNational Rifle Association Of America2007 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2011 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2010 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Virginia State BarAttorney MemAT&T2009 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - 2012

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Federal Wire Fraud & Money Laundering Conspiracy Sentence BELOW Guidelines in Alexandria, VA18 months of incarceration
Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs, Sentence BELOW Guidelines in Alexandria Virginia27 months of incarceration with recommendation for the RDAP drug program which would result in a 12-month early release
Domestic Assault and Battery Charge DROPPED in Alexandria VirginiaCharge DROPPED

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJuris Doctor2009
Institute for Justice at George Washington UniversityLaw Student Conference for Liberty & LawUnknown2007
Pennsylvania State UniversityInformation Sciences & TechnologyBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Staten Island Technical High SchoolEngineeringRegents Diploma for Math & Science2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal DefenseSelf-defense and Firearms2011
JLEP Seminarebusiness2007