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I'm Shawn Sukumar, a skilled criminal defense attorney in the District of Columbia.  I focus my practice on a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in addition to some traffic cases. 

I have focused my entire legal career on criminal defense. I followed law school with a clerkship at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia in the trial division, where I worked on a range of cases that included sexual assault, drugs, and gun charges.  Prior to taking up practice in DC in 2010, I worked at the Clark County Public Defender in Las Vegas, Nevada in the murder division.  I also bring experience working for the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council in Atlanta, Georgia.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 48%
  2. DUI & DWI: 47%
  3. Sex Crime: 5%


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    Shawn is a skilled and effective trial attorney. He is also a tireless advocate of the rights guaranteed to those facing criminal prosecution. I fully endorse Shawn.


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Contact info

Shawn Sukumar Attorney at Law

409 7th St NW
Washington, DC, 20004-2202


DCActive 201007/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociatePrice Benowitz, LLP2010 - Present
ClerkClark County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
George Washington University National Law CenterPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005