I live in Fairfax County with my wife and two daughters. I am originally from St.... more
I live in Fairfax County with my wife and two daughters. I am originally from St. Louis, where I was born and raised. After attending Duke University, I moved to the DC area. I attended Georgetown Law School and then moved to Northern Virginia in 2009. I am a big sports fan - baseball, football, and college basketball.
Melinda L. VanLowe received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from the... more
Melinda L. VanLowe received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from the University of Virginia. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law. After graduating from law school, Melinda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis J. Smith, now Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court.Following her clerkship, Ms. VanLowe joined the fi... view profile
Rick is a former prosecutor with nearly a decade of trial experience. Upon... more
Rick is a former prosecutor with nearly a decade of trial experience. Upon graduation from law school, Rick began prosecuting cases for the Henrico County (VA) Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, where he led investigations and handled cases ranging from DUIs to drug offenses to murder. In 2009, Rick joined Bartlett & Spirn, PLC in Williamsburg, where he led the firm’s litigation practice. Curren... view profile
Patrick Anderson received a B.A. from Carthage College in l985 and earned his law... more
Patrick Anderson received a B.A. from Carthage College in l985 and earned his law degree from the University of Richmond in l988. In law school, Mr. Anderson was a member of the law school’s National Moot Court team and won the Best Brief Award in the National Moot Court competition. Upon graduation from law school, he opened a law firm practicing in criminal defense. This firm has grown to be... view profile
I've had the opportunity to defend countless clients over the several years that I... more
I've had the opportunity to defend countless clients over the several years that I have been in practice. I've helped people on simple matters like speeding tickets all the way up to serious felonies and murder. I truly take pride in my work because I believe our constitutional system is truly unique in the world, where a defendant has a right to his/her day in court, a right to remain silent... view profile
After receiving my degree in Legal Studies from the University of Kentucky, I left... more
After receiving my degree in Legal Studies from the University of Kentucky, I left home and headed north to Syracuse Universtiy for law school. I graduated with honors from Syracuse, and although I enjoyed my time there the winters were brutal so after graudating I moved south to VA. Unlike many others, I passed the bar exam on my first try and landed a job with a law firm in Manassas, Vir... view profile
Profiled in the NY Times | SuperLawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers - When you have been... more
Profiled in the NY Times | SuperLawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers - When you have been charged with a criminal offense, the experience of your defense attorney makes all the difference. You need someone who is tenacious, aggressive, and knowledgeable. You need someone with the inside knowledge and edge to accomplish your goals. David Dischley took a non-traditional route to becoming a lawye... view profile
If you are suspected of a crime or charged with a violation of law, you may require the services of a criminal defense attorney to present your defense or negotiate a penalty. As different rules and procedures exist for different offenses, you should seek a criminal defense attorney who has worked on your particular type of case to provide you with the best defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows what information the government will need to prove your guilt. The defense attorney will also know what information you need to prove your innocence, including whether there are any legal rules justifying your actions.