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Rebecca Janet Wade

Rebecca Janet Wade

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce & Separation, Personal Injury, Family

About Me

Ms. Wade is an Alexandria, Virginia native, graduating from Mount Vernon High School in 2000.  After graduating from the University of Richmond School of Law, Ms. Wade worked for more than five years at the Public Defender's Office for Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties.  There she represented clients charged with a wide range of offenses from traffic offenses to serious felonies such as aggravated malicious wounding, drug distribution, and sex crimes.  Ms. Wade has tried twenty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials.  Additionally, Ms. Wade has experience handling appeals and has appeared numerous times at the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Ms. Wade speaks fluent Spanish and has represented over 100 native Spanish speakers, helping them through the legal process in their native language and is knowledgeable about the immigration consequences of any criminal convictions.

An experienced, bi-lingual, trial lawyer, Ms. Wade handles cases in the areas of criminal defense, family law, estate planning, and civil litigation.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Family: 20%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Kelly Leigh King

    Rebecca is an amazing trial attorney. I have known her for years and worked with her in the Public Defender's Office. She is a zealous advocate and truly cares about her clients. She goes above and beyond for clients and her success in the courtroom proves it. Any client would be lucky to have her as an attorney.


    Kelly King Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph J Dipietro III

    I have worked with Rebecca when she was opposing counsel in a complicated divorce case. She was a pleasure to work with and successfully struck a balance between strongly advocating for her client and remaining professional and courteous at all times with me. It was a pleasure.


    Joseph Dipietro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Wade, Friedman & Sutter, PC

616 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314


VAAuthorized to practice law200703/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Richmond2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWade, Friedman & Sutter, PC2013 - 2013
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender2007 - 2013

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationDirector2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2007 - Present
Fauquier County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Jefferson, 60 Va. App. 749 (2012)Affirmed
Nealey v. CommonwealthReversed and Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Va. App.Commonwealth v. Jefferson2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
McGill UniversityHonours EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationThe Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2011