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Joseph Anthony Scrofano

Criminal defense Attorney at Washington, DC

4.9   35 reviews

also known as Joseph A. Scrofano

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    Maryland - MD 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Attorney Joseph Scrofano is a tireless advocate who aggressively defends DC DUI and other criminal cases.  He is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, a selective trial advocacy program for criminal defense and plaintiff lawyers from across the country.  He is a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and has been named a Rising Star or Super Lawyer in Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2015 to the present.

 

Before starting Scrofano Law, he spent two years clerking for the Honorable Natalia Combs Greene in the DC Superior Court where he worked on hundreds of complex civil and criminal cases.  

 

Since that time, he has represented over 1000 clients in the District of Columbia courts with an overwhelming majority resulting in dismissals, not guilty verdicts, or probationary sentences.  

 

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Scrofano Law PC
600 F St NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20004
Scrofano Law PC
50 W Montgomery Ave
Ste 350
Rockville, MD, 20850
Scrofano Law PC
10505 Judicial Drive
PH Suite 400
Fairfax, VA, 22030
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2019
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Gun Charges Dismissed
Joe was excellent in getting a diversion on one charge and the rest dismissed. I am now eligible for record expungement. Thanks Jo!
Posted by Marcus | February 26, 2018
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Case Dismissed
Attorney Scrofano got my case dismissed! At the end of the day that's exactly what you want to be able to say as well and the only logical suggestion I could offer is that you hire him if you seek the same outcome. He's a really cool dude and a consummate professional. Speaking from experience he gets the job done no matter how difficult it may seem as I can attest personally. A1 Super Trial Lawyer for sure!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2017
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Saved my life
I was falsely accused of a felony sexual assault and struck with absolute horror at what that would mean for me and my family. While I knew I was innocent I worried what a charge would do to my future even if it was beaten. I was unable to sleep, disoriented and anxiety-ridden. If you are finding yourself in that state I can assure you that you are putting yourself in good hands by reaching out to Joe Scrofano. I was given confident, competent advice at every step along the way. He managed to guide me through a well thought out plan and keep me informed throughout its execution. I was made aware of every possible outcome when faced with choices even when those possibilities were difficult to hear. Communication of these touchy subjects was always handled with the utmost professionalism and compassion. I am extremely thankful to report that after following the advice of Mr. Scrofano and having him work on my behalf no charges were brought against me. I cannot stress enough how trustworthy he is. My life was quite literally in his hands and I am forever grateful to have found him.
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Posted by Jason | May 12, 2017
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Great Representation
Joseph is a great, skillful attorney with very personable people skills. He is very knowledgeable, and has a wealth of knowledge of the judicial system. Joseph was patient and understanding throughout my court case, courteous, and professional. I felt confident while under his representation. He did a great job! I recommend Joseph if you are looking for representation!
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Posted by India | March 6, 2017
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He made it all make sense! Excellent Attorney!
Joseph will forever be in my heart. He is the reason today my father is a free man again. Back when this started which was last year, Mr. Scrofano recommended prolonging this trial so we could have a different judge just so my father could have a chance. To me, that shows he is very knowledgeable with the process and the judges. He also was very detailed and thorough while reviewing the evidence. Instantly, he knew my father was not guilty but knew this was not going to be an easy case. Mr. Scrofano made it all make sense to everyone in the courtroom; that's how I felt. He showed much sympathy, dedication and always kept my father informed. Mr. Scrofano will always be my #1 Criminal Defense Lawyer and I will definitely recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2016
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Joe is great!
When I first talk to Joe I was ready to throw in the towel and plead guilty just to make it all go away. Joe convinced me there was no benefit in that and that fighting could only make things better. That's basically exactly what we did. Joe was on top of the case from the very beginning and was ready to take action at each turn. He was fantastic; and helped bring what could have been a terrible experience that was only going to get worse and made it better. We achieved the goals we set out to. Would recommend Joe to anyone who needs an excellent lawyer.
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Posted by Brian | June 1, 2016
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Amazing Attorney
Joe, is a smart, agile attorney, He worked hard for me and I always felt like the ball is was in our court. I was facing what I thought was a clear guilty verdict and instead Joe was able to get my charge dismissed
Posted by Ary | February 25, 2016
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AMAZING
Where can I begin. The man saved my life and my future. If you are looking for a lawyer that will protect you and really do research down to the T to make sure you get the best outcome, then he is your man. I was facing a felony for possession with intend to distribute of some very high illegal drugs and I walked away with NOTHING. He sent investigators and did everything step by step to make sure I was taken care off. You get what you pay for and trust me it will be worth every dollar. He is a very well respected man in the courts as well and very well known and to make things better, he is a very personable person. He will get to know who you really are. GO WITH SCROFANO LAW... Thank you Joseph.
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Posted by Ramzi | February 9, 2016
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I recommend dealing with Joseph
I live outside the US and needed legal assistance for a simple but important legal procedure in Washington DC where I used to live during my college years. I contact Scrofano Law Firm and got a prompt, courteous and specific answers from Mr. Joseph Scrofano. This level of professionalism continued throughout the process which lasted about 3 months with a good amount of email communications and paperwork. The fees I paid were reasonable in view of the amount of work (and the expertise needed). If I needed legal assistance in future, I will not hesitate to hire this firm again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2016
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A great trusted lawyer
My case was legally categorized as "hit and run" though I did not aware of it until receiving a letter from DC police. Internet is virtual but the letter from police is real so I needed to find a good and trusted lawyer through internet to handle my case as I did not live in DC area. I finally hired Joe as my lawyer and he did a great job so my case was successfully dismissed. Here I appreciated all Joe's previous client recommendations and I strongly recommendation him again to any one who need a great and trusted lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2016
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If your in trouble, Joseph is the way to go
I was dealing with felony criminal charges which terrified me half to death. Its a very delicate situation and Joseph was nothing but kind and understanding. He has proven to be a true professional, and I promise if your in trouble theres no better person to go to than him. He has proven to be effective and efficient DISMISSING all of my charges and taking care of any difficulties that may have arose. I consulted with several lawyers and his price was MORE than fair. Coming from personal experience, it doesn't get better than Joseph Scrofano.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2016
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Professionalism at its BEST
Mr. Joseph Scrofano was referred to me by a law firm I know and trust after I was involved in an incident that needed to be handled with care. I am temporarily living out-of-state while finishing my doctoral training, which is several hours away from where the incident occurred. I retained Mr. Scrofano’s services following our initial consultation, which left me feeling confident in both his skill and ability. He kept me updated and responded to all of my inquiries right away, without fail. Mr. Scrofano handled every detail of my case promptly and efficiently; he gave me peace of mind. He is a true professional. Long story short, we got the best possible outcome and I am a very happy client! Even if the outcome had not been so great, my perception of him would be the same. Mr. Scrofano is definitely someone you want on your side!
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2016
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Joseph Scrofano will Fight for You!!
Joseph really got me out of a couple of tough situations, once as a material witness and getting my DUI charges dismissed. He is a very knowledgable criminal attorney and will fight for you.
Posted by Thomas | January 7, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Great experience, well prepared
Joseph was great in answering all of my questions and walked me through my options with great detail and compassion. If you ever get stuck in legal trouble I strongly recommend a consultation with him. Best money I've ever spent.
Posted by Melissa | August 29, 2015
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Fantastic Attorney
I just want to say if you're looking for an excellent attorney, look no further than Joseph Scrofano. He represented my husband during a difficult period in our lives and we got a better outcome than expected, thanks to Mr. Scrofano. Mr. Scrofano is an incredibly hard worker and very professional and I couldn't be more pleased with him. It's hard these days to find an attorney that actually cares about their clients, I felt that Mr. Scrofano sincerely cared about my family and the outcome of this case. He went above and beyond what was asked for. I can't say enough good things about Joseph Scrofano, he is truly a remarkable attorney.
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Posted by Bernard | August 23, 2015
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Best Defense in Town
Mr. Scrofano provided outstanding legal representation for my DUI case. His knowledge of the laws and reputation with justice system where monumental in handling my cases in timely manner. Joseph answered calls day or night. He kept me update on things involving the case and discussed the best possible ways to handle case in detail. DUI is a very scary process with the new laws in place but with Mr. Scrofano as my lawyer proved to one of the best decision. Long story short, Scrofano was able to clear me on all charges. Thanks again Joesph.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
DC LAW
Highly motivated attorney who makes sure you get the best end result. Will constantly keep in communication with you throughout the case and will inform you on how to handle it. Very easy to reach and knowledgable with the DC Law.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2015
I could not have found a more outstanding lawyer!
I am so glad that I connected with Joseph when I needed an attorney to represent me in a DUI case. He is extremely astute with handling such cases, and will go absolutely all out to protect your rights and get you the best possible outcome. It was the first time I had ever had an encounter with law enforcement, and Joseph was very patient and understanding, explaining everything to me and answering all my questions every step of the way. He thinks on his feet, knows all the angles and is very good at reading people and situations. Besides being a great lawyer, he really cares about his clients and is a very nice guy -- really wonderful to work with him. He was able to get me a rare (in my circumstance) DSA on fairly decent terms, so I will later be able to have the case dismissed. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing a similar situation!
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
DUI Attorney
Joseph was very helpful throughout the entire litigation process from beginning to end. He told me what to expect when I first presented my case and was very straight forward. He was always there to answer any questions I had and always gave great advice. I would recommend Joe to anyone looking for a good DUI attorney.
Posted by Al | April 30, 2015
Set me at ease
Joseph from the very beginning of our contact was responsive. He called me on a Sinday afternoon to discuss my case and gave his approach at to charge. From the beginning he was very knowledgable about the DC laws and how the different law enforcement group collaborate and differ. What he did not have textbook knowledge about on how it impacted my Virginia driving he imediately researched and got me prompt information and laid out all my options and scenarios . His courtroom presence was professional confident and respectful of the proceedings. Which resulted in him and me receiving respect from the judge, prosecution and courtroom staff, which I believed help the ruling to work in my favor
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Scrofano Law PC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Scrofano Law PC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Owner
  • Scrofano Law PC
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Owner
  • Scrofano Law
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Natalia Combs Greene
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2013
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • American University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2008
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • American University's School of International Service
  • LLM
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • US v. G
  • Motion to Suppress Granted, Dismissal
  • DC v. V
  • Acquittal
  • DC v. J
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Federal District Court for the District of Columbia
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Guitars, Old Hats, and Young Guns
  • Winning DUI Bench Trials
  • 2019
  • CLE
  • Advising Clients on Marijuana Laws in the D.C. Metro Area
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph is an excellent advocate. He cares about his clients and serves the legal community well."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this Attorney. This is the GO TO Attorney for DUI & DWI. I have had the honor to know Joe and see him work. He is a fighter. He is not afraid to stand up for his clients rights. My friend and colleague is a true advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Joe for a number of years. He is a very hard worker, and a strong and compassionate advocate. He takes pride in his work and law practice. He is able and willing to put in the time to properly represent his clients. Joe will not be "pushed around" by the government. He stands up for his clients. His study and application of the law is meticulous. I consider Joe to be one of the most effective and knowledgeable advocates in the United States. He pays attention to the details of his cases. Most important, Joe listens to and works to understand his clients. I highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe Scrofano is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients and will fight for them until the very end. He's not only a great attorney; he is a great person and friend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a compassionate, dedicated and savvy lawyer who fights hard for his clients. He has excellent experience with criminal defense and college student defense cases and I have recommended many clients to him. He gets outstanding results for his clients and I consider him a colleague I can depend on for excellent advice and outstanding service to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a dedicated attorney in matters relating to criminal representation. I had the opportunity to work with Joseph Scrofano when he represented my immigration law client in separate criminal matter. I was very impressed by his dedication. He responded to my e-mail inquiries quickly and provided thorough responses. Mr. Scrofano represented the client well in the criminal matter and also considered the impact of the criminal matter on the client's immigration status. I would not hesitate in referring any client to him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Joseph at the NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course in the Atlanta metro area last month. Joseph's commitment to broaden his knowledge and skills will definitely benefit his clients charged with DUI offenses. If you are looking for an attorney with the experience and advanced training in DUI issues, I'm confident Joseph is the attorney you're looking for. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is an excellent attorney, with the knowledge and ability to handle any situation. He is not only a brilliant attorney, he is a caring and sincere advocate for his clients as well. I endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scrofano is a dedicated and talented attorney. I would recommend Joe as a resource for anyone in need of DUI or criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Scrofano is super smart and a diligent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a fellow DUIDLA member, I know Mr. Scrofano is dedicated to excellent DUI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an incredible advocate. I had the privilege to spend over three weeks with him. During this time, I witnessed him advocate as well as any lawyer in the country. I endorse Joe without hesitation and would recommend him to anyone."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is an incredibly talented attorney. Whether it is representing a client in a DUI/DWI or in another criminal charge, Joe is incredibly knowledgeable, hardworking, and a fearless advocate. He is an overall great lawyer. I highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Competent and energetic lawyer with many wins in D.C. Superior Court. Great choice for DWI or serious traffic offenses."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Joseph Scrofano. I have seen him, on many occasions, tirelessly fighting for his clients’ rights in court. He clearly truly believes in protecting the rights of people who have been charged with crimes and it shows in how strongly he advocates for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph's legal knowledge is matched only by the tenacity he demonstrates on behalf of his clients. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a phenominal attorney who brings his extensive knowledge and passion to the practice of law. Because of this, the results he obtains for his clients are outstanding. He is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and constantly strives to be the best legal advocate. He attends the nations top conferences so that he can always be prepared and knowledgeable when representing clients. I met him while we were both attending the Trial Lawyers College, and got to work with him on multiple cases. His ability is unmatched by most in the legal community, and I wholeheartedly endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is an aggressive, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. He has a well deserved reputation as an excellent criminal defense lawyer who works tirelessly to provide the best representation for his clients. I endorse his work and recommend Joseph to anyone seeking a top-notch criminal defense attorney in the District of Columbia."
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