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Alexander Nicholas Levay Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Leesburg, VA

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I was the youngest Chief Public Defender in Virginia history. I have handled over 50,000 cases, including more than 200 jury trials, thousands of bench trials, and dozens of criminal appeals. I have handled countless DWI/DUI cases and a number of high-profile criminal cases, including a federal capital murder conspiracy case against a member of the MS-13 gang in which my Salvadoran client was eventually acquitted of all charges.

    35 years, 50,000 cases

  2. Personal injury

    28 years, 100 cases

  3. Family

    35 years, 100 cases

Many lawyers portray themselves as having a great deal of trial experience, when in fact the well is very shallow. They claim to have tried hundreds of cases, but fail to mention that most of those trials took place in courts not of record.

I am Alex Levay, an attorney in Leesburg, Virginia, who represents criminal defendants and injured people. In the past 27 years, I have handled over 50,000 cases, including more than 200 jury trials, thousands of bench trials and dozens of criminal appeals.  I was the youngest chief public defender in Virginia history. I was hired despite my youth because I had handled more than 100 jury trials as an assistant public defender in Fairfax — and won a large number of those cases. My years in the public defender's office and the high volume of cases that I handled during that period of my career helped hone my trial skills. As a result, I am extremely comfortable in the courtroom today.

I have handled a number of high-profile criminal cases, including federal and state capital murder cases.  In addit ion to my criminal practice, I have helped numerous familes obtain compensation for injuries sustained through no fault of their own.

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Licensed for 35 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1987
Updated 10/01/2022

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Alex Levay Attorneys, PLLC
23 N Kinig St
Leesburg, VA, 20176


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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-450 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Alex Levay Attorneys at Law PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Moyes & Levay, P.L.L.C.
  • 1996 - 2006
  • Chief Public Defender
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Office Of The Public Defender
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Fairfax Public Defender's Office
  • 1987 - 1990
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  • The George Washington University Law School
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 1987
  • Hamilton College
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Ludwig
  • Murder reduced to Manslaughter
  • United States v. Rivera et al.
  • Murder Acquittal
  • Commonwealth v. McLaughlin
  • Acquitted on Retrial


  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Chair of Indigent Defense Task Force
  • N/A
  • Indigent Defense Commission
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Loudoun County Bar Association, Judicial Recommendation Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


  • Top Attorneys
  • Washington Post Magazine
  • 2014


  • Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)
  • Beyond the Quick Fix
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Voir Dire
  • 2007
  • Virginia CLE
  • Unique Issues in Gang Cases
  • 2006
  • Capital Case Life in the Balance Seninar
  • Handling MS-13 Gang Cases
  • 2005
  • Capital Defense Workshop
  • Voir Dire in Capital Cases
  • 2001
  • Annual Legal Seminar
  • Capital Defense
  • 1999
  • Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia
  • Sentencing and Appeals
  • 1996
  • Annual Legal Seminar
  • Ethical Dilemmas Confronting Public Defenders
  • 1994
  • Annual Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Motions to Suppress
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Leesburg Criminal defense Lawyer Alexander Nicholas Levay Jr.
Alexander Nicholas Levay Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Leesburg, VA
Licensed for 35 years
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