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Patrice Amandla Sulton

Criminal defense Attorney at Washington, DC

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About Patrice

Learn Patrice’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    80%
    Felonies, Misdemeanors, Juvenile, DUI, and Domestic Violence charges. This includes traffic, drug, weapons, assault, sex crimes, and homicide. It also includes post-conviction work (appeals, expungements, etc.) and restraining orders.

    12 years, 500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Drunk and drugged driving. Accusations have included 1st, 2nd, even 7th-time offenders.

    12 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    10%
    Defend lawsuits for alleged criminal behavior. Prosecute suits for police brutality, enforcement of contracts, and violations of intellectual property rights.

    12 years

Trial lawyer Patrice A. Sulton is the Principal of Sulton Law Offices, PLLC, in Washington, DC. An experienced and passionate advocate, Patrice specializes in securing favorable outcomes for her clients in the areas of Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation. Patrice regularly testifies before the City Council on legislation, particularly provisions of the criminal code, and she is highly sought-after as a legal expert and commentator on social justice issues. She teaches Trial Advocacy at GW Law. SuperLawyers, the National Bar, and the Legal Times have recognized her as a Rising Star in the District of Columbia. 

Patrice holds a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. In 2008, GW Law awarded her the Justice Thurgood Marshall Award for her commitment to civil rights, the John F. Evans Award for outstanding advocacy in her criminal defense clinic, and the pro bono award for her service to the community.  

Prior to beginning her practice, Patrice worked for the NAACP, the Washington Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.  She also completed a year-long clerkship with the Honorable Sheila A. Venable, the Presiding Criminal Judge in Hudson County, New Jersey.

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Licensed for 14 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 06/08/2022
State NY
Status Resigned
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Resigned Without Prejudice
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/06/2022

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

Contact Patrice

Patrice Amandla Sulton
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 900 South
Washington, DC, 20004

Reviews

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by AbdulAleem Bilal | May 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Feedback
Patrice is Very responsive she makes sure she stays on task and she nakes sure you know all the details for your case to solve
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fearless, Confident and Victorious
Patrice was an excellent lawyer that did not back down from a high profile case that other lawyers were scared to take. She was relentless in dealing with every detail of the case and was victorious in the end. I highly recommend her as a lawyer and would use her again if need be.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Needed a lawyer
Did not hire but the consultation was great
Posted by Dillon | January 11, 2015
Innocent
I was charged with Simple Assault. When we went to trial Ms. Sulton absolutely demolished the prosecutor. She is confident when she speaks, has everything planned out, and is well prepared. When all the witnesses had been called and it was time for their closing remarks the prosecutor went first. I was a little nervous when he finished, up until it was Ms. Sultons turn. She left no doubt in anyone's mind that I was indeed innocent, and poked holes in the prosecutor and witnesses statements with ease. Highly recommend Ms. Sulton.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2015
I would highly recommend Ms. Sulton and would seek her out in the future.
In my professional experience with Ms. Sulton, she has consistently shown herself to be a knowledgeable, competent, fair, and ethical legal professional. She is a skillful attorney, with a knack for building strong working relationships with her clients. I have also found that when urgent matters arise, Ms. Sulton is available and responds in a prompt and thoughtful manner. Ms. Sulton approaches cases in a systematic and thorough fashion, without losing sight of the client as an individual. She is a skilled and confident lawyer, who is able to expertly advise her clients, and help them successfully resolve a range of legal matters. I would highly recommend her services and would seek her out in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Excellent Attorney, Highly Recommended
Patrice was recommended to me by a friend, and I sought her services to address concerns regarding a change in the terms of my contract as an independent contractor. Patrice reviewed the contracts thoroughly and made edits, comments, and other modifications. She was also very thorough in explaining the modifications she made and educating me about general things to look for in reading contracts. She was extremely supportive and provided much reassurance to me along the way as I negotiated the revisions of the contract with my employer. I found her to be warm, empathic, and friendly, and she clearly demonstrated strong knowledge, skill, and competence. She provided sound advice and listened to and understood my concerns. She was very respectful of my wishes and provided gentle reassurance and encouragement for me to be more firm or assertive when needed. I have much trust in her, and although I did not have to go to court, I took great comfort in knowing that I would be well represented by her in court if the need arose. I would definitely seek services from Patrice again in the future if needed, and I would (and have already) recommend her to others wholeheartedly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Supervising Attorney and Clinical Law Professor
  • DC Law Students in Court
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor (Trial Advocacy)
  • The George Washington University Law School
  • 2015 - Present
  • Member
  • Sulton Law Offices
  • 2010 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • The George Washington University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • United States v. Client on Parole
  • Client's Conviction was Reversed - Acquittal
  • District of Columbia v. DUI Client
  • Client was acquitted of all charges.
  • Client v. Fraudulent Corporate Defendants
  • Jury verdict for $290,000+
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Associations

  • DC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Legislation Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Bar Association - Greater Washington Area Chapter
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • DC Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • NAACP - Washington, DC Branch
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • DC Lawyers for Youth
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate, John Payton Leadership Academy
  • DC Bar
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • 2015 Washington, DC Rising Star
  • The National Law Journal and The Legal Times
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • GWAC Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • 2014 Top Attorneys - DC Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2014
  • John F. Evans Award
  • The George Washington University Law School
  • 2008
  • Justice Thurgood Marshall Award
  • The George Washington University Law School
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Service Awards
  • The George Washington University Law School
  • 2008
  • Powers-Knapp Scholarship
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Sankofa Community Affairs
  • Decriminalization of Marijuana
  • 2014
  • WPFW
  • Hands Up, Don't Shoot: The Over Policing of Black America
  • 2014
  • WPFW
  • What's at Stake
  • 2014
  • TV One
  • News One Now with Roland Martin
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • Discovery in DC Criminal Cases
  • 2015
  • Workshop
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2014
  • Transactional Law Society Panel Discussion
  • The Unexpected Side of Transactional Law
  • 2014
  • Small Business Administration Roundtable
  • Young Americans and Entreprenuership
  • 2014
  • Phi Alpha Delta Founders Week
  • Does Your Vote Really Count?
  • 2014
  • Howard University Sociology Course
  • Marijuana Legalization
  • 2014
  • Georgetown - Careers in Criminal Justice
  • Careers in Criminal Justice
  • 2014
  • Chavez Schools Black History Month Program
  • College and Career Awareness
  • 2014
  • Career Exploration Fair
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2014
  • Annual Appellate Review
  • Legislation Update
  • 2014
  • Rights of Spring
  • Rule 16 Discovery: What's Material to Your Defense
  • 2013
  • Panel Discussion
  • Solutions to Police Misconduct
  • 2013
  • Georgetown - Careers in Criminal Justice
  • Careers in Criminal Justice
  • 2013
  • Phi Alpha Delta Week
  • Color of Justice
  • 2012
  • Police Brutality Workshop
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2011
  • NAACP Week
  • Civil Rights, An Endless Era: Reviving the Fight for Freedom
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Sulton, is an excellent lawyer, she knows the law, not just the case law but the legislative history and process. She has Strong Courtroom Skills and is a Zealous Advocate for her clients. I Highly endorse her for criminal defense, civil or entertainment law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Sulton is very professional and extraordinarily knowledgeable about criminal and civil rights. She is a pleasure to work with and is an awesome source of knowledge about current issues, legal and procedural trends, and attorney resources. Her passion for her craft and the principles of fairness are evident in her everyday practice and many professional successes and accolades. The various communities and organizations she supports and represents are fortunate to have her. I also look forward to brainstorming and partnering with her in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Sulton is an exceptional legal advocate. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need of top tier representation."
General practice Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Washington Criminal defense Lawyer Patrice Amandla Sulton
Patrice Amandla Sulton
Criminal defense Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 14 years