From the day I started working in the field until today, I have learned the practice... more
From the day I started working in the field until today, I have learned the practice of criminal and appellate law from some of the finest attorneys in the country. I respect my clients and their families above all else and am keenly sympathetic to the fact that, when most of them come to me, they have already been through the difficult and emotionally wrenching process that is a criminal trial... view profile
Skilled Trial Lawyer. Effective with the authority and knowledge of what actually... more
Skilled Trial Lawyer. Effective with the authority and knowledge of what actually happens in the Courtroom. Originally from New York, has lived in the Metropolitan Washington area since 1989. Married with children and in his free time enjoys reading historical fiction and technothrillers, skiing and hiking.
I am a third generation attorney whose grandfather was an attorney in Pre-Depression... more
I am a third generation attorney whose grandfather was an attorney in Pre-Depression Roanoke after serving in the Marines during World War I; he was activated for World War II and was Base Legal Officer at Quantico during World War II. My dad skipped his college graduation to report to Parris Island. He was wounded and decorated and returned to law school. Dad moved to Leesburg and began his pr... view profile
Mr. Portner is a member of the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Time Magazine in fact,... more
Mr. Portner is a member of the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Time Magazine in fact, recently recognized his achievements. Mr. Portner has been an attorney licensed to practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C. since 1988. He represents clients in matters of personal injury, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, and criminal defense. Recently, he was ... view profile
Luke Nichols focuses intensely on Virginia Reckless Driving law, Virginia DUI law,... more
Luke Nichols focuses intensely on Virginia Reckless Driving law, Virginia DUI law, and other traffic offenses. With a background in engineering he has naturally gravitated towards study and mastery of the complex technical and forensic issues surrounding Reckless Driving and DUI cases. When he is not working, Luke is an avid fisherman and family man.
My journey of becoming a defense attorney began in the Spring of 2002. I had already... more
My journey of becoming a defense attorney began in the Spring of 2002. I had already had been accepted to law school and was to start at the University of Illinois in the fall. My friend Aaron Otis and I were coaching inner city kids from the Northside of Chicago. We had the opportunity to take the kids to a Christian outreach tournament in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. One can only ima... 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.