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I love being a lawyer.  Each day I am grateful for the opportunity to use my education, training and experience to help my clients through some of the most difficult times that they experience in life.  While attending the George Mason University School of Law, I worked as a manager for PriceCostco (now Costco) Wholesale Club.  As a full time law student and employee, I developed strong time-management skills.  I was able to meet the demands of my studies without compromising the needs of my employer.  I continued to advance within the company and was placed in charge of employee training and development.  After law school, I applied the skills I learned at Costco to my role as a lawyer. I was able to balance the need for knowledge, deadlines and productivity to deliver to my clients a great legal product - be it counselling or litigation.  My clients expect me to and I do apply that same tenacity and strong work ethic to how I practice law.  My clients consistently rate the legal counselling and representation they receive as a rewarding one and are satisfied that they chose Biberaj Snow & Sinclair, PC to be part of their team.  I treat my client's interests and well-being as my  paramount concern.  I insist on my clients taking an active role in their cases. My approach is to be direct and no nonsense.   Thus, we are able to develop an honest and trusting relationship that makes us a stronger team. 


I am not interested in processing a case and having a client return repeatedly for the continuing bad decisions that returns them to the legal system.  My parallel goal is to have my clients identify what occured to bring them to the point that they became involved with the legal process.  This way, our solutions are not temporary but life enhancing.   I have been blessed to work with individuals who were able to dig themselves out of the proverbial ditch and rise again - become strong and successful. Most of the times, my involvement may be but a single page in my client's life.  Thus in addition to the court room success, if I am able to positively influence my clients in their other areas of life and provide a calming or supportive role, then my efforts were a success and I am doubly rewarded.  

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    24 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    24 years, 500 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    22 years, 50 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 5%
    24 years, 225 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Parris Magner

    I endorse this Buta. Buta is a fixture of the legal community in Loudoun County and that's because she's knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with.

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    James Magner Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kaamil Mushtaq Khan

    Buta has served as a valuable mentor and resource for me for my own cases. Her clients benefit greatly from her passion, diligence, and determination. She knows her way around the courtroom as well as in negotiations with the prosecutor. Her clients are very fortunate to have an attorney of her caliber.

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    Kaamil Khan Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Suite 102
7 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA, 20176

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive199409/20/2015
NYCurrently registered 199403/07/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199303/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in VirginiaThe American Legal Society of Legal Advocates2016
Top 100 DUI Attorneys in VirginiaThe National Advocacy of DUI Defense2015
National RecognitionNational College for DUI Defense2014
Top Ten Attorney AwardNational Assoc of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Empire State Counsel 2008 Honorees Pro Bono AwardNew York State Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBiberaj Snow & Sinclair, PC2015 - Present
PartnerBiberaj & Snow, PC2004 - Present
Senior Assistant Public DefenderThe Office of the Loudoun County Public Defender2000 - 2002
PartnerBiberaj & Associates, PC1996 - 2004
PartnerBiberaj & O'Reilly, PLLC1993 - 1996
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesTop 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Virginia2014 - Present
The National Advocacy For DUI Defense, LLCTop 100 DUI Attorney in Virginia2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia2012 - Present
George Mason American Inn of CourtsMaster, Emeritus2011 - Present
A Advantage 4 Kids, Inc.Counsel to the Board of Directors2010 - Present
Loudoun County Criminal Defense BarMember2005 - Present
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Loudoun chapter)Founding Member1998 - Present
Virginia Women Attorneys AssociationMember1996 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1994 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law SectionMember1993 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1993 - Present
Loudoun County Bar Association, JDR Bench Bar CommitteePresident 2014-20151993 - Present
Virginia State BarBench Bar Liaison Committee Member2009 - 2012
George Mason American Inn of CourtBarrister1992 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
D.W. v. Jane DoeObtained award in excess of $250,000
Commonwealth of Virginia v. K.T.Not Guilty
Commonwealth v. J.M.Guilty of Reduced BAC DUI
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Studio Sterling Virginia, Business ProfileCivil Suits in Virginia General District Courts - Video2016
The Studio of Sterling, VirginiaExpungements in Virginia - video2016
The Studio of Sterling VAHow to respond to Officers at a DUI stop - video2015
Virginia CLEDefending Criminal Cases in Virginia - Trial and Sentencing Chapters2012
BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their FamiliesDrug Use and the Law in Abuse and Neglect Cases2011
BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their FamiliesSubstance Use Addiction and Abuse and Neglect Cases Stats, Codes and Caselaw in Virginia re Drug Use2011
BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their FamiliesJudicial Proceedings in Abuse and Neglect Cases in Virginia2011
BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their FamiliesSubstance Exposed Infants and Abuse and Neglect Cases Stats, DFS Policy and Caselaw in Virginia2011
Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court CLE on Foster CareRepresenting Parents in Abuse and Neglect Cases2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
George Mason UniversityEducationBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
George Mason American Inn of CourtDefamation in Virginia2014
Corporate Coffee HouseLaw and Employment of Juveniles2014
Tuscarora High School, Leesburg VirginiaCivil Rights in America2012
BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their FamiliesSubstance Exposed Infants and Abuse and Neglect Cases in Virginia - A Primer for GALs and Parent Attorneys2011
BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their FamiliesJudicial Proceedings in Abuse and Neglect Cases in Virginia - A Primer for GALS and Parent Attorneys2011
BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their FamiliesSubstance Use Addiction and Abuse and Neglect in Virginia - A Primer for GALs and Parent Attorneys2011
BPC CLE -Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their FamiliesDrug Use and the Law in Abuse and Neglect Cases in Virginia - Primer for GALs and Parent Attorneys2011
The Virginia State Bar Best Practice Courts Conference - 2009Representation of Parents in Abuse and Neglect / Foster Care Cases2009
Child Dependency Cases: A Primer for Professionals.Ethical Dilemmas Facing the Attorney for Parents and Guardians ad Litem2007