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Jamison Koehler has devoted his entire legal career to defending people charged with criminal and driving offenses.  He promises to provide quality legal representation at reasonable rates.  He also promises to be accessible to clients by phone cell at almost all hours of the day.  


A long-time resident of the District of Columbia and Virginia, Mr. Koehler graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton College and earned a Master's Degree from Georgetown University.  He received his law degree from Temple University where he served as an editor of the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review.  He also represented indigent criminal defendants at the Defender Association of Philadelphia.


Mr. Koehler is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.  Mr. Koehler is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.   His license is currently inactive in Pennsylvania.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    10 years, 439 cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    10 years, 49 cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andaleeb Geloo Esq.

    I strongly endorse Mr. Jamison Koehler. I have referred cases clients to Mr. Koehler and his service and dedication to each and every one of them was admirable and outstanding. He is a gifted and talented lawyer and uses innovative and intense strategies to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients. He is also a genuinely kind and caring person and places his clients above everything and everyone during the course of the representation.


    Andaleeb Geloo Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Jonathan L Katz

    Jamison is committed to delivering strong defense to his clients and to constantly improving himself as a criminal defense lawyer. He has mentioned before that he is not averse to the prosecutorial role, which to me says that one can be a good criminal defense lawyer without needing to feel that s/he is on the only side of right, even though I myself would not be able to stomach prosecuting anyone. I have referred Jamison to those seeking an attorney, for instance when I have had a date conflict. That says a lot when I recommend an attorney to a potential client.


    Jonathan Katz Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Koehler Law

601 Pennsylvania Avenue
South Building, Suite 900
Washington, DC, 20004


VAAuthorized to practice law201011/29/2012
DCActive 200907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attormeys2015
ABA Blawg 100 for 2014American Bar Association2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
ABA Blawg 100 for 2013American Bar Association2013
Top Criminal Justice BlogAmerican Bar Association2012
ABA Blawg 100 for 2012American Bar Association2012
Top Criminal Justice BlogAmerican Bar Association2011
ABA Blawg 100 for 2011American Bar Association2011
Gold Medal For Work on Climate ConventionU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1992
Citation for Excellence in Protecting the Ozone LayerUnited Nations Environment Program1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalKoehler Law2009 - Present
Assistant DefenderDefender Association of Philadelphia2006 - 2009
Chief of Staff to Assistant AdministratorU.S. Environmental Protection Agency2000 - 2002
Director, Office of Technology CooperationU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1997 - 2000
Director, International Issues DivisionU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of Premier DUI AttorneysFounding Member2015 - Present
D.C. Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
D.C. Superior Court Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
EPA JournalU.S. TIES: Diffusing Technologies Abroad1994
Policy FocusRestructuring the Global Environment Facility1993
Ambio: A Journal of the Human EnvironmentThe Montreal Protocol: A Dynamic Agreement for Protecting the Ozone Layer1990
Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and PolicyAdvent of a New Era for EPA's International Activities1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Georgetown UniversityInternational SecurityM.S.F.S.1983
Hamilton CollegeGerman LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Post-Commitment Juvenile RepresentationThe Challenges of Working With Juveniles After They Have Been Committed2014