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Mark Lawrence Earley Sr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Leesburg, VA

4.9   62 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

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Allow me to briefly introduce myself. I’m Mark Earley and I have been licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia for over 30 years. During those years I’ve also served as the Attorney General of Virginia and as a Senator in Virginia’s State Senate. In addition, for ten years I served as President and CEO of the world’s largest outreach to prisoners and their families, Prison Fellowship. I have years of experience in law & in criminal defense and I want to put that experience to work for you.

In my law practice, I take pride in the relationship and assistance that I provide for my clients. I am driven by my passion to help people who find themselves in legal crisis. I want to help you get your life back!

Every day I handle DWI/DUI, Reckless Driving, Serious Traffic Offenses, and Criminal cases for my clients. These are significant charges that can affect your life forever. (Certain convictions will appear on state driving records, result in demerit points, increase the price of car insurance, and in some cases such as DUI, reckless driving, or driving on a suspended license can result in jail time and the loss of driving privileges.) If you find yourself in a similar situation, no matter how complicated or difficult it may seem, I can help you get your life back! It’s what I do and it is my passion.

My clients are my number one priority.  Although I cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, I can guarantee that I will treat you with dignity and respect. I can guarantee that I will treat your case as if it’s my most important case, because I know that it is YOUR most important case.

Location

Earley Legal Group, LLC
The Breckenridge House
107 E. Market Street
Leesburg, VA, 20176
Earley Legal Group, LLC
Willow Oaks Office Building
6767 Forest Hill Avenue - Suite 314
Richmond, VA, 23225
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Vildan | May 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Nightmare is over!
I would like to let everyone know how Mr. Mark is the amazing lawyer in the town. He’s has amazing personality and he did amazing job on my case. I am very thankful for Mr. Mark and I really appreciate for he's effort, time and he's smartness . I just wanna say thank you so much Mr. Mark.!!!
Posted by Charlie M. | May 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence
I was pulled over in Virginia for speeding by a police officer on a Friday morning. I was ticketed with a criminal charge of reckless driving. I was going to represent myself but decided wisely to hire Mark L. Earley, Sr. Mr. Earley advised and communicated with me regularly. He recommended I complete the NTSI Advanced Driver Improvement Course online and have my speedometer calibration done. My appearance and trial in the Loudoun General District Court was on the morning of April 26, 2024. Mr. Mark L. Earley, Sr. drove up from Richmond, Virginia to meet me at the Court on my trial day. The total trial time was less than 20 minutes that day. The criminal charge was reduced and amended to civil traffic infraction of speeding. Results matter and I was extremely pleased with it.
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Posted by Tim | March 27, 2024
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Master Negotiator
I recently employed Mark Earley & his firm to represent me in Loudoun County Court. Mark worked w officials behind the scenes & achieved a favorable verdict for me I can say enough about the skill Mark exhibited on my behalf. I highly recommend employing his services Tim Butler
Posted by Jacquetta | February 17, 2024
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Attentive, personal
Mr. Earley Sr. was wonderful in representing me for a speeding ticket and helped ease my mind with the outcome; I appreciate him and all his insight and knowledge!
Posted by Kevin | January 2, 2024
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Mark Earley
Great job avoiding criminal charges after 3rd reckless driving ticket. Good communication all around.
Posted by JayDubya | January 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation!
Mark stayed in constant communication on my case. I did not think I had a chance of reducing my reckless to a civil infraction, but Mark did it! Would hire again, but will slow down to ensure I do not have to!
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and caring
Mr. Earley has been helpful, dedicated, and so easy to work with; I never felt more certain I was well represented in court after a bad wreck that totaled my car 2 hours away home. We managed the whole thing long distance and Mr. Earley has been very accommodating, communicating via email/phone/text. My reckless driving charge was dropped thanks to Mr. Earley. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Laura | October 12, 2023
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Best Lawyer EVER!
Spoke with Mark when I got a speeding ticket back in July and he gave me some advise and continued my case instead of me prepaying the ticket. This was great advice and now my car insurance will not go up and my charges were dropped!!! Only court fees!! Thanks again, Mark you are the BEST!
Posted by Forrest | October 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I hired Mr. Earley to represent my son in a serious traffic matter. His sound hearing preparation advice and exceptional courtroom skill produced an excellent result. My son really appreciated the personal attention he received. Thank you very much Mr. Earley.
Posted by Jesse | August 19, 2023
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Aviation & IT Engineer
Mark provided exceptional service in aiding in troubleshooting my legal matters. Remained professional and forth coming from start to finish. I highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Iyabo | August 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Court summoned for reckless driving
My lawyer did a great job. I was been summoned to court for reckless driving of speed 85/55 my lawyer did a great job, it was reduced from 85/55 to 74/55 and my charge for improper line change was cancelled, I was only asked to pay a fine of $150 . Thanks
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2023
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Personable with outstanding results
Mark was professional, knowledgeable, caring and very helpful. He was able to get 3 charges dropped and one reduced. He works his magic with the police and prosecutor. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mark is excellent to work with. He assisted me with beating a reckless driving charge. Mark provided guidance and the process was stress free. Guides you through every step of the process with ease and is available when needed. Unlike others I tried to work with, I feel that Mark cares about his clients and has a passion to assist them the best he can. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Daniel | April 11, 2023
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Exceptional Representation. How can you appear in Court especially in Virginia & walk out free of criminal charges within 3 min?
It was a good time meeting the Lawywr, Barrister Mark in person and honestly all he put me through before the first appearance on criminal charges was worth the while. He know what to do to save his clients. How do you explain standing before a Judge and for just 3 minutes walk out FREE as if those charges never happened? I recommend the Lawyer and this Chambwrs very highly.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2023
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Case handling and results
From the advertisement material I received from Earley Legal LLC, the first call I made to the company all the way to the case results, everything was handled so professionally and Ina timely manner. I am grateful I hired your.
Posted by Chantelle | February 24, 2023
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Traffic ticket defense in Loudon County
I was very grateful to find Mark Early to be my attorney for a traffic ticket due to an accident. When I found out that I had been charged with reckless driving, I was completely distraught. After a lengthy conversation with Mark, I felt relieved. He explained the situation and the typical process. While we waited for the court date, I had other questions regarding my ticket. Mark was always very responsive and helpful. In the end, he was successful in getting my ticket reduced to a civil traffic ticket with a small fine. The best result I could have asked for! I am forever grateful for his help and consultation! I highly recommend Mark and his firm for any type of traffic violation.
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Posted by Trent | January 2, 2023
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Professional and knowledgeable
Mark demonstrated strong expertise and communicated very responsively. He clearly explained everything I needed to know and achieved an outstanding outcome for my case. I'm extremely grateful for Mark's work and help with this difficult matter and I strongly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Competent & Responsive
Proactive legal guidance and representation to avoid points on my driver’s license, criminal conviction, potential license suspension, and future exorbitant auto insurance costs. Mr. Earley was responsive and hands-on prior to and after my court date. He successfully negotiated a fair and reasonable settlement. I am extremely pleased with his robust and highly competent legal representation.
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Posted by Don | December 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very happy with Mark Sr.
I hired Mark for a reckless driving summons. This was my first time I would ever need to appear in court, so I wanted a lawyer to walk me through the process, represent me at court, and ensure I did everything possible to get the best outcome. Through Mark's advice and recommendation, I completed a Driver Improvement Course online, something I would have no knowledge of without him. Because of Mark, and probably some of my good driving record, Mark was able to speak with the prosecutor and change my reckless driving charge to a non-moving defective equipment violation. Going in to this process, my hope was to reduce the charge from reckless driving to speeding. Mark was able to do even better than the best outcome I was hoping for.
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Posted by annehelene | November 17, 2022
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best money spent
I was in a terrible accident and suffered from a concussion along with other injuries. Mark and his team were flexible and easy to work with, especially since the beginning of our calls I needed extra time to get my paper work together. During the case Mark was informative, compassionate, and very professional. I would recommend him to anyone who would need a traffic lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Earley Legal Group, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • President and CEO
  • Prison Fellowship
  • 2002 - 2011
  • Attorney General
  • State of Virginia
  • 1998 - 2001

Education

  • The College of William and Mary - Marshall Wythe Law School
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.),
  • 1982

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginial Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2013 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Fellow
  • Virginia Law Foundation
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Richmond Bar Association Luncheon - October 2017
  • Civility
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Mark
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a very experienced lawyer. I found it important that after he advocated for executions when the Virginia attorney general that he finally saw the light and thereafter and opposed it. I recommend Mark's services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Earley is a remarkable legal mind, compassionate warrior for his clients, who has always represented the best of our legal community in the Commonwealth. There is no one better than him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Earley is a brilliant and experienced attorney who has served our legal system for decades. I highly recommend his legal services."
Criminal defense

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Leesburg DUI and DWI Lawyer Mark Lawrence Earley Sr.
Mark Lawrence Earley Sr.
DUI and DWI Attorney
Leesburg, VA
Licensed for 42 years
Free Consultation