also known as MEDVIN LAW, Criminal & DUI Lawyer in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Federal Crime, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Juvenile
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."
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>.
Languages Spoken: Russian, English
Licensed since 2009
Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Marina is poised, articulate, and quick on her feet. She thinks of creative solutions, both through legal reasoning and practical arguments, to get the best results for her clients. She cares deeply about seeking justice and protecting the rights of individuals. I highly recommend Marina!
Jessica Carmichael Federal Crime Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.
Christopher Leibig Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2009||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Rated Lawyer in Virginia||LawyerRatingz.com||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Washington Post Magazine||2015|
|Top Rated Lawyer in Virginia||LawyerRatingz.com||2014|
|Who's Who in American Law||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||2014|
|Top Lawyers||Northern Virginia Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyers||The Global Directory of Who's Who||2014|
|Leaders in Law||Town and County Magazine||2014|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Client's choice award||AVVO||2014|
|Top Rated Lawyer in Virginia||LawyerRatingz.com||2013|
|Top Rated Lawyer||LawyerRatingz.com||2012|
|Top Rated Lawyer||LawyerRatingz.com||2011|
|Top Rated Lawyer||LawyerRatingz.com||2010|
|Defense Attorney||Private Law Firm||2010 - 2010|
|Owner||MEDVIN LAW||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Hudgins Law Firm||2009 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office||2008 - 2008|
|Legal Work||Law Office of George Munos||2008 - 2009|
|Assistant Attorney||George Mason Clinic for Legal Assistance for Servicemembers||2007 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||USDOJ||2007 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||National Rifle Association Of America||2007 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Virginia Bar Association||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Attorney MemAT&T||2009 - Present|
|Alexandria Bar Association||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Attorney Member||2008 - 2012|
|Federal Wire Fraud & Money Laundering Conspiracy Sentence BELOW Guidelines in Alexandria, VA||18 months of incarceration|
|Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs, Sentence BELOW Guidelines in Alexandria Virginia||27 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 Virginia||Charge DROPPED|
|MEDVINLAW.com||Self-Incrimination & Miranda Rights | Virginia criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of when police police officers can interrogate you||2011|
|MEDVINLAW.com||Explanation of Self Defense in Virginia | Attorney Marina Medvin||2011|
|MEDVINLAW.com||Virginia Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure Law Explained by a Criminal Defense Lawyer||2010|
|MEDVINLAW.com||Penalties for Virginia Crimes | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of the legal difference between a felony, misdemeanor, and traffic infraction||2010|
|MEDVINLAW.com||Virginia Juvenile Defense | A criminal lawyer’s explanation of laws for minors, delinquency crimes and arrests, court proceedings, and criminal record information||2010|
|MEDVINLAW.com||Virginia Firearm, Weapon, & Hunting Laws | Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Gun Possession, Concealed Weapon Carry, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, and Hunting / Gaming Offenses||2010|
|MEDVINLAW.com||Virginia Fraud Laws | Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Embezzlement, False Pretenses, Check Fraud, Forgery and White Collar Crime||2010|
|MEDVINLAW.com||Virginia Larceny Laws | A criminal defense lawyer’s explanation of shoplifting, grand larceny, embezzlement, and related charges||2010|
|MEDVINLAW.com||DUI / DWI in Virginia – Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Drunk Driving, Maiming, and Involuntary Manslaughter||2010|
|George Mason University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2009|
|Institute for Justice at George Washington University||Law Student Conference for Liberty & Law||Unknown||2007|
|Pennsylvania State University||Information Sciences & Technology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|Staten Island Technical High School||Engineering||Regents Diploma for Math & Science||2002|
|Criminal Defense||Self-defense and Firearms||2011|