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Jennifer Raimo

Criminal defense Attorney at Manassas, VA

4.3   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 22 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Resigned Without Prejudice No misconduct found

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

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Misdemeanors and felonies Virginia state courts.

    16 years, 800 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    16 years, 200 cases

  3. Child custody
    15%
    Child custody and support issues only. I do not handle divorce matters.

  4. Domestic violence
    15%

  5. Child support
    5%
    Child custody and support issues only. I do not handle divorce matters.

  6. Juvenile law
    5%

        Jennifer Raimo practices criminal and family law in courtrooms across northern Virginia.  Her experience includes misdemeanors, felonies, probation revocations, expungements, child support issues, and child custody.  She has represented both juveniles and adults.  She is also the author of "An Introduction to the Felony Court System in Virginia."  Her book is available for free to any Virginia resident who calls or emails her to request a copy.

          Ms. Raimo recognizes that her clients are often embarrassed and scared about what will happen to them in court and in the years to come if they are convicted.  She believes an educated client faces the least amount of anxiety and distress possible and strives to keep her clients as informed about their case and educated about the relevant law as possible.

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Location

The Law Office of Jennifer Raimo, PLLC
9720 Capital Ct, Suite 301
Manassas, VA, 20110

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Case was dismissed
Ms Jennifer was God sent to me ,very dedicated, understanding and always on smiles, I had three options she happened to be last person I consulted finally i had to hire her due to her presentation of my case right on the spot ,I really thank God for her life and the spirit within her, I can categorically say Ms Jennifer is a Human Right Activist, though her fees is so reasonable yet she made a payment plan for 5months for me which made it so convenient enough for me to pay ,she will always be at the court on time throughout the case I didn't utter a word she did all that needed to be done and the final day the case was dismissed, I had a big relief if not it would have resulted to deportation but God gave us victory at last what the enemy thought for evil ,God turned it around for my good ,Praise the Lord ,hallelujah ,May God God continue to enlarge your coast Ms Jennifer Amen .I recommend her to anyone reading this review, she is an angel in human form, dont hesitate to consult her ,I bet you you can never be disappointed, SHALOM
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prosecutor Dropped the Charge Against Me - I Was So Relieved -
I was charged with a Class 1 Misdemeanor - I was very stressed-out - I needed to find an attorney that I could feel confident with - I did some local searches and came across Jennifer Raimo's profile - it looked very good - I set an appointment - we met and I hired her on the spot - we continued to plan our strategy - Jennifer and her team implemented all her behind the scenes investigation skills and left no rock unturned - she is a real pro! Get all your paperwork together - get your duck's in a row - stay positive and do your self a favor and hire Jennifer Raimo! Virginia Resident - 2017*
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Posted by Htd | April 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exonerated Prince William
I was in a rather difficult predicament. Someone close to me that resembled myself assumed my identity and got me convicted of a DWI. This was a complicated matter, so I had spoke with several attorneys, but after speaking with Ms.Raimo I was confident and felt she was the most knowledgeable. She was methodical in her approach in tackling this. She knew all of the court regulations, statues, and codes etc. The judges, prosecutors, clerks and everyone involved with the case were all confused with how to proceed. They all deferred to her essentially. She was superb in contacting everyone and always communicating with me in a timely fashion. Many lawyers are poor in this regard. The fast speed and pace she worked at got my issue resolved in about a month after initially meeting her. She seems to be truly devoted and passionate about her work. Not only that she gave me an absolutely fair price for her consul. Many other attorneys wanted an arm and a leg for my case. I Thank God that I met Ms. Raimo and she was able to rectify this for me. Do yourself a favor and hand your case to Ms. Raimo.
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Posted by Paddy | March 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She saved me from screwing up my life
Thanks a ton to this wonderful person. She is more of a human than a professional while interacting with the client. Down to earth person. Very emphathetic all through the case. Perfect planner from the beginning to end with the case. No surprises! everything is transparent in regard to case. Flexible with situation and reasonable with rates. I am glad I found her. She made me feel I am not alone through the entire process which is the best part. No words to express but would hearfully appreciate her efforts in giving me the success which was unexpectedly till the last minute. Thank you
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Posted by Bridgette | February 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10 Star Rating!!!
If I could give Jennifer more stars I would! I was a wreck and she sat me down and explained every different outcome of my case. She made sure I understood every little step. She calmed my nerves and was so pleasant to work with! I really can't recommend her enough! I got the best possible outcome for my case! Thank you Jennifer!
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Posted by P Reddy | January 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy & dependable
I contacted Jennifer Raimo to help me with speeding ticket I got in VA (Prince William County). When I spoke to her, she sounded very professional & knowledgeable about VA court system. She explained me the entire court process & answered all my questions. Her fee for legal service was reasonable & less than what others quoted. She replied promptly to my emails & returned all my phone calls. She went to the court & too care of my case in my absence. Highly recommend her if you need legal help or advice.
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Posted by GGMM | June 3, 2015
PROFESSIONAL, RESPECTFUL & RESCUER
I meet Attorney Jennifer Raimo on my first offense and I was shocked, desperate and have no clue on the legal process; I found her in that kind of situation she walk me through everything for my better understanding. my first meeting with her it was very educational and eye opener, she is a good listener also she understand better even if you have a language barrier .friendly to work with. Finally she succeeded my case to my better with a reasonable pay.
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Posted by Paul | December 29, 2014
Trustworthy Professional
Ms. Raimo is a trustworthy, conscientious, professional. Within minutes of her acquisition, she was sitting in front of me, taking notes and focusing on the situation. My family and I knew that we had a lawyer that we could count on. She earned our trust and confidence. On two Appeals we were successful. She went to the mat with the Judges and the State Attorneys. God bless and keep her we pray.
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Posted by Carmen | February 11, 2014
Someone to trust in the most difficult situations
Lawyer Raimo is the best lawyer I ever work with. Her dedication to my case and her knowledge of the law was the key to the success in my case. She always was available and generous with her time to guide and orientate me in the best way to work with my case. I am very happy with her service and highly recommend her. I do not need any other lawyer, but her.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DID NOT SHOW UP
If I could give 0 stars- I WOULD! Did NOT show up to court! Red flag #1 When Raimo was appointed to my child support case I spent the entire time leading up to my court date trying to reach her with no success. I tried everything. She DOES NOT respond or return emails, phone calls, millions of voicemails etc. Red flag #2 When I finally heard from her it was via a text message sent at midnight- which I find completely unprofessional. With my court date 4 days away, I was feeling desperate and helpless, so I responded immediately, but AGAIN got no response until 2 days before court. Red flag #3 When I finally spoke to her, I explained my case but she offered no sound advice or options for fighting the case. She seemed uninterested and claimed she was busy with “school.” This interaction left me feeling just as hopeless as before. Now at this point I should’ve known better and looked elsewhere for help, but she had dragged me and ignored me right up until the weekend before court so I had no time. Now here I am, waiting to see the judge, and she is nowhere to be found; Ignoring all my calls and texts. Long story short- SHE DID NOT EVEN SHOW UP TO COURT!! TWO DAYS LATER - she sends me a nonchalant text message saying- “Sorry I missed you. What happened in court?” She did not even have the decency to give me a call. Disgustingly unprofessional. I NEVER write reviews but this one was necessary!! This lady should have her license revoked! As a lawyer, clients put their trust in you and you are responsible for their well-being, freedom, representation in the legal system. She did the complete opposite. It was like I didn’t have a lawyer at all.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor Representation
Last year i hired Jennifer raimo for a reckless driving charge. She was respectful and assured me she would try her best on my case but she did the opposite. It was my 1st Reckless driving charge and as I've seen alot of times for a 1st offense it can be reduced but i understand thats not always the case. I payed her around $700 dollars she did nothing for me all she did was got me a plea deal for no contest and told me she couldn't do anything else to help me. In court she was out of it she look dazed and confused the whole time. She didnt speak to the judge once for me it was like i was in the court room with no lawyer. She didnt even explain to me what no contest meant. When the judge asked me do i agree to plead to no contest but i didnt know what that meant so i asked jennifer raimo to explain it and and i believe she had something else on her mind . The judge got angry and had me step out of courtroom to speak to my attorney and then come back. Long story short i feel as if i wasted my money and i was fooled by her low price. I know she is a smart lady but she should apply herself more i wish her the best.
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Response from Jennifer Raimo June 6, 2018
I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed with my services. I wish we could have attempted to resolve this last year, but I was unaware of how you felt about your experience in court. One of the problems with public comments is it is difficult if not impossible for me to respond directly due to the ethics rules governing confidentiality. I cannot speak online about the details of any case or explain how I recall your experience during the plea. Sometimes a first offense charge can be reduced or dismissed, but not always. It depends on a variety of factors, such as how bad or not-so-bad the actual behavior was, how strong or weak the evidence is, the police officer’s opinion as to how the defendant treated the officer, the police officer’s wishes as to what should happen in court, the prosecutor’s understanding of these factors, the prosecutor’s mindset or approach to this type of fact pattern, and of course the judge’s view of the case presented in court. Each of these factors must be taken into consideration. The decision of whether to accept a plea offer or reject it is always made by the defendant. A defense attorney can only advise you as to the strengths and weaknesses of the case and my opinion as to whether the offer is a good option. Because the courtroom can be a scary place, people sometimes get too nervous to speak in court. Sometimes people have questions they forgot to ask or did not completely understand earlier, or forgot was already explained to them. When that happens in front of a judge, the judge will sometimes allow the attorney and defendant to speak with each other right there in the courtroom. A judge will also sometimes let the lawyer and her client go out into the hallway for a more private conversation without the pressure of being watched and waited for. I can understand why you would interpret that as anger or annoyance, but it was more likely a way of making sure you had the opportunity to have your questions answered so you could make a truly voluntary and intelligent decision regarding what option was best for you in that moment. I regret that I obviously was not able to meet your goals in this case. I wish I had known when we were in court how you were perceiving things. We probably could have waited a little longer before entering the courtroom to give you the additional time your post suggests you needed to speak with me. Because your post says the case was last year, I cannot do anything to change the court hearing’s outcome, but I would be happy to discuss it with you further in a private setting. If you would like a conversation with me, I will need to know your identity so I can look at my notes and see what I did.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Jennifer Raimo, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Levine & Associates
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Bernhard & Gardner
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Garver Law Offices, PC
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Associations

  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • 2012 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Publications

  • Que Va a Pasar Conmigo?
  • Una Guia Para El Demandado Con Cargos Por Abuso Domestico
  • 2018
  • Que Va a Pasar Conmigo
  • Una Guia Para El Demandado Con Cargos Por Conducir Con Licencia Revocada O Suspendida
  • 2018
  • What's Going to Happen to Me?
  • A Defendant's Guide to Domestic Assault Charges
  • 2016
  • An Introduction to the Felony Court System in Virginia
  • An Introduction to the Felony Court System in Virginia
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Certification Course
  • Introductory Law, Research, and Writing
  • 2021
  • So You're 18
  • Laws About Living As An Adult
  • 2017
  • So You're 18
  • Laws About Living As An Adult
  • 2016
  • FaithFest
  • Seeing Jesus in the Face of Others
  • 2016
  • So, You're 18
  • Laws About Living As An Adult
  • 2015
  • Discover Your Holy Roar
  • God Does Exist
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (8)
Endorse Jennifer
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable in criminal defense in the Northern Virginia defense. She listens to her clients and is very thoughtful and understanding. I recommend her without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Jennifer without reservation. She has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a member of The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys for 2014 and 2015, I endorse Jennifer Raimo as a DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed by the answers that Ms. Raimo provides to people who submit inquiries via AVVO. Her answers demonstrate that she is well versed in the law and would be an excellent advocate should you find yourself in need of a criminal attorney in her area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is a very talented litigator. She is cares for her clients and fights very hard for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Raimo is one of the most hardworking and dedicated attorneys I know. Any client would be lucky to have her as an advocate. I highly and without reservation endorse Ms. Raimo for criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is an outstanding, hardworking attorney who gives great attention to detail!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer has been practicing for years in Northern Virginia. She advocates well for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very well-known in Northern Virginia and clearly fights for her clients. I recommend her services to anyone needing a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
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