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Michael Alan Pignone

DUI and DWI Attorney at Manassas, VA

4.8   48 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1995
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Charges of DUI are serious and should be dealt with immediately by a reliable attorney. When you come to the Law Offices of Michael A. Pignone, you can receive the help you need. Attorney Michael A. Pignone is a Virginia DUI lawyer who has earned his highly-respected reputation. He received his undergraduate degree from George Mason University and his law degree from Suffolk Law School. After law school he worked in the Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for the Prosecutor. He gained valuable experience working in this prosecuting office, and it prepared him well for his future career. Attorney Pignone understands the serious nature of DUI charges, and he is committed to fighting for you and the resolution that is in your best interests. He has dealt with all kinds of DUI cases and has a thorough understanding of DUI law. If you have been pulled over by a peace officer and indicted with charges of DUI, it is of the utmost importance that you take immediate action and procure the help your case requires without any delay. Attorney Pignone has experience with all kinds of issues pertaining to blood tests, breath tests, field sobriety tests, and breath and blood tests. He has dealt with complications involving sobriety checkpoints, as well, and is prepared to come to your assistance and support you during this challenging time. Moreover, if you are dealing with accusations of felony DUI, it is absolutely imperative that you do not waste any time in procuring the help and support your case requires. Attorney Pignone has a thorough understanding of the DUI process, and he is well equipped to take on your case and support you at this pivotal time in your life. To receive the help you need, contact this law office without further delay.

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Law Offices of Michael A. Pignone
9315 Center Street
Suite 103
Manassas, VA, 20110

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Posted by T | October 25, 2021
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3rd DUI amended!
Was in a very stressful situation where I thought my life was pretty much over. 3rd dui within 10 years. Facing a felony and 6 months in jail had me pretty concerned. I heard some good things about Mr. Pignone so I hired him. I cannot express how happy I am that I did. If you’re reading this and are facing a similar situation hopefully this will end your search on the perfect DUI lawyer because Mike is the best. He was realistic with the expectations. His goal was to get the felony off my record and minimal jail time as a 3rd faces 6 months in jail. Given my BAC that I blew I was for sure screwed. Well.. Mr. Pignone worked with me and not only did my felony get cleared, I had NO jail time! Im working with a program and if I stay on track (which I will) It’ll get amended even more! I cannot express the relief and weight lifted off of me. This usually does not happen to someone with these charges. I cannot thank Mr. Pignone enough and I hope this review is enough to pick up the phone and hire this attorney! You will not be disappointed! Thanks Mike!!
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Posted by Brian | March 5, 2021
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3 DUI Charges reduced to 2 Reckless Driving and 1 Misdemeanor Refusal
I've retained Mike Pignone for the past 7 years for alcohol related DWI charges, He is the best lawyer for these cases. He understands the law and ensured that I received the correct adjudication. I am a retired Marine suffering from PTSD and he got three DUI charges reduced to Reckless driving and one misdemeanor refusal. I strongly recommend him for to be retained. You will not be disappointed and won't do jail time.
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Posted by Christine | December 10, 2020
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I was put in an unfortunate situation and was in need of the services of Mike. I definitely was in a position I had never been before. Mike brought a sense of calm to a very stressful time in my life. He was well priced, professional and knowledgeable. I can not recommend Mike enough.
Posted by Sherri | November 29, 2019
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Outstanding criminal defense lawyer
I have retained for a DUI case and he did an outstanding work. Professional, ethical and trustworthy, Mr. Pignone was available, very responsive and very helpful in every step and ensured the best possible outcome. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who can benefit from his service. I was always able to call him and ask him any questions I needed answered anything I was worried about or anything that I didn't understand. He always made the time to answer everything question I needed answered. If you are looking for a good criminal defense lawyer, look no further, he is the one you need.
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Posted by Jon | October 21, 2019
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Mr. Pignone was absolutely fantastic. Extremely professional, extremely well priced and made one of the most stressful times in my life extremely seamless. I can not recommend Mr. Pignone enough.
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2019
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DUI case
Mr Pgnone was great. He was devoted to getting me the best out come in my case and he did just that. Many thanks!
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2019
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First DUI charge
This was the first time I have ever had to hire an attorney and I am thankful it was Mike. He helped give me the peace of mind and confidence during one of the most stressful times of my life dealing with a DUI charge. From the consultation, he was transparent on how the case would go, likely outcome, and things I needed to do in the meantime before my hearing. He went above and beyond to get my charge of a DUI dropped down to a reckless driving charge and allow me to have my freedom back sooner than I thought. I can't thank him enough and will continue to recommend only him to help with anyones similar case.
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Posted by Daniela | July 30, 2019
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Mike pignone
I hired mr. pignone to represent me for my Dui case and I was extremely pleased with the outcome. I definitely made the right choice in hiring an attorney , and if you have a dui i would absolutely recommend mike pignone.
Posted by Daniel | July 24, 2019
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Set expectations early and delivered results
Working with Mike was a very good experience. At our initial phone consult and initial meeting Mike listened patiently. At some points he me prompted for further details and some how made 4 pages of notes. Mike filed a motion to get discovery information and invited me to review it with him. During this review, Mike was able to detail strengths and weaknesses on both sides and laid out a strategy. Mike was very convinced by the evidence that jail time was off the table and that the State's case was vulnerable. Mike advised me that it was likely that a prosecutor would make a deal, if not dismiss. We did not communicate much until a couple days before trial; at that point, Mike was able to tell me what to expect on the day of, whether to drive myself or not, and where he would meet me and how to avoid the crowds. At court, Mike was recognized by name by the judge and several other court staff members. Prior to my case being called on the docket, Mike had secured an amended charge for me which was second only a complete win. I am very happy that I hired Mike and would return if needed and will send all friends and family in need of counsel his way. Thanks Mike!
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Posted by Lexie | June 18, 2019
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Awesome Lawyer
I recommend Michael Pignone because I had a dui case and he worked very hard to help my case. Being this was my second offense he was very clear and straight forward with the outcome. He is very understanding and truly cares about the people he represents and takes his cases very serious. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who has a situation. I was given a restricted license for 6 months and have to do classes. I have to be honest I feared jail time but he truly investigated my case and help with me having to do just those two things. He is awesome and worked with me all the way through and specially understanding my situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2019
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Excellent Representation
Mike is a brilliant lawyer who cares about his clients. He handled my case wonderfully and gave me the confidence and will to get through this very difficult time and I am forever grateful for the work he did for me and my family.
Posted by Jasmin | November 2, 2018
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2nd DUI offense
Mike is awesome, this was my second time working with him and has saved me both times. He was able to save me from mandatory jail time most importantly.. dropped my 2nd dui offense to a 1st offsense. Hes flexible with appts and always returned a phone call/text. He kept me informed on what’s going on and the time he put into working on my case and where we would be going with the case... always straight forward with what could have happened and what could be possible.. affordable and willing to work with you. would definitely definitely recommend him! Thanks again Mike!
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Posted by Joseph | August 18, 2018
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Outstanding lawyer.
I was referred to Mr Pignone by a coworker. He spoke with me over the phone about my case and clearly layed out how it could go for me. Met with Mr Pignone qt his office and we went over my case. He was very detailed on how the whole process was and assured me he would do everything he can to help me. I had a few questions along the way and texted Mr Pignone which he promptly replied back. I would highly recommend Mr Pignone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
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DUI 1st Offense
I sat down with Mike and explained I was facing a DUI with a high BAC level. I detailed the event, some of my concerns with the arrest, and how the BAC test was given to me at the station. He sat and actively listened to me. After I was done, Mike was straight forward and honest with me about my situation and what were the possible outcomes, including possible jail time. Mike worked hard researching my case and going over discovery. In the end, he was able to get my BAC level removed from record which in turn took jail time off the table. I highly recommend Mike for his professionalism, expertise, and results in my situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2018
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DWI 1st Offense amended to reckless
I have hired Michael Pignone twice now to represent me in DWI 1st Offense. For the first case, nearly a decade ago in Prince William County, I was just barely over the limit and did a field sobriety test. The state had all they needed for conviction. I went for a consultation with Michael Pignone and hired him on the spot. He clearly told me what was going on, what my chances were, and what I needed to do prior to court. He continued my case. Final result, the charge was amended to a reckless with a one year suspension of license (drive only to and from work, asap classes, or medical appointments). In 2017 I got arrested and charged with DWI in Prince William County and was below the legal limit, at .06. This time, I didn't submit to the field sobriety checks and only submitted to breathalizer in the station. I hired Michael Pignone on the spot. He continued the case and negotiated a plea to reckless with a $400 fine plus court costs, 30 days suspended sentence without suspension of license or probation or ASAP. Talk to him in consultation and it is clear he knows the DWI laws inside and out. What's more he seems to enjoy taking these cases and working for his clients. If you get charged with a DWI or any serious traffic offense, especially in Prince William, I would highly recommend hiring Michael Pignone.
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Posted by Dakota | October 13, 2017
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Driving on Suspension 3rd offence appeals
Mike was very informative about my case and he gave me exactly what I asked for no jail time here in Stafford county and at an affordable rate I will definitely utilize Mr. Pignone's expertise on any legal or civil issues
Posted by Kevin B. | October 2, 2017
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Reckless Driving Citation
My daughter recently received a ticket for reckless driving. It is the first speeding ticket she has ever gotten. Michael worked with her and the court to have it fully dismissed if she agreed to a court ordered driver improvement class. He is professional and courteous. Top notch individual. Do yourself a favor and hire this gentleman. Won't be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2017
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Excellent DUI Attorney
Michael clearly explained how he would handle the case based on my interview and then later the discovery. He provided the details of each potential outcomes' impact based on the law. Michael was able to get the charge of DUI changed to Reckless Driving, critical for my family and my work. I am very pleased with Michael's work on my case.
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Posted by Kai | May 17, 2017
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Best lawyer in DMV
Michael Pignone has a great understanding of the laws for DUI cases as well as misdemeanor drug charges! Mr. Pignone was able to review the facts of my case and determine the best possible outcome for me. He did not go automatically try to find the easiest way to go about having the case settled, but made sure that as his client I was given the best outcome! No jail time and a short suspension of license is what he was able to have offered to me! I can now get this case behind me and move across the country as I have been attempting to do long before the charges came about. Without Mr.Pignone the outcome would have been entirely different. He is worth every penny and I'm thankful that he was referred to me.
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Posted by Jeff L | April 26, 2017
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I hired Mike through a friends referral for a serious wreckless driving charge. He was thorough, professional, and affordable. He was able to have my ticket resolved efficiently due to his relationship with the prosecutor. I hope I never need him again, but if I do, Mike will be the first call!
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Michael A. Pignone
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Mergler & Pignone
  • 1997 - 2010
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Law Offices of Thomas Burks
  • 1995 - 1997


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • George Mason University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI Accident
  • Not Guilty


  • National Association for DUI Defense
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Litigation Section
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014


  • Metro Verdicts Monthly
  • Top Verdicts of the Month
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • DUI Defense
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Michael
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a great advocate for his clients, I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pignone is a well-respected lawyer in our legal community. He cares about his clients and works hard to ensure that they understand the legal process and achieve the best possible outcome for their legal matters."
Criminal defense

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Manassas DUI and DWI Lawyer Michael Alan Pignone
Michael Alan Pignone
DUI and DWI Attorney
Manassas, VA
Licensed for 28 years
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