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Anna Katherine Dvorchik

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   10 reviews

About Anna

Learn Anna’s areas of practice.

Ms. Dvorchik offers representation in Criminal, Traffic and Juvenile matters, Estate, Trust & Guardianship litigation, and, Commercial litigation. She practices in both state and federal court. She has a special interest in cases with mental health concerns.

Ms. Dvorchik has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2003. She is licensed to practice before all state courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 

As a law clerk for four different judges, Ms. Dvorchik has extensive experience managing complex litigation matters within federal and state courts. When litigation becomes necessary, Ms. Dvorchik's familiarity with the intricacies of local court procedures, excellent writing skills and practical experience litigating matters allows her to assertively advance her clients' interests. In criminal cases, she has tried multiple cases to judges and juries and has represented over 1300 clients.

After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Charles B. Day, Magistrate Judge, for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  She then joined the Office of the Public Defender for the City and County of Fairfax. Anna left that office at the request of the Honorable M. Langhorne Keith, Circuit Court Judge for the County of Fairfax, to work as his law clerk. Upon his retirement, she clerked for his replacement, the Honorable Charles J. Maxfield. After her term expired with the court, she entered the private practice of criminal law with Yeager & Thelin where she remained until returning to the public defender's office. 

In May 2010, at the request of the Fairfax County Circuit Court, she became a law clerk for the Honorable Brett A. Kassabian. In April 2011, Ms. Dvorchik formed her own law firm. Since 2011,  Ms. Dvorchik has first and second chaired multiple litigation matters. Her representative matters included criminal, traffic and juvenile law, estate and guardianship litigation, business torts litigation, commercial condominium disputes, business formation litigation, and, commercial litigation.

Ms. Dvorchik received her law degree cum laude from Washington and Lee School of Law where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental Law Digest and was active in the Women's Law Student Organization. She received her B.A. with distinction in History from Connecticut College in 1998.

Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.

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Licensed for 19 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/01/2022

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

Contact Anna

MDE Law Group, PLLC
10521 Judicial Drive, Suite 305
Fairfax, VA, 22030


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Posted by Charlene | September 3, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I just finished having a consult with Anna Dvorchik. My mother died back in December 2019 and my 63 year old brother was financially dependent upon her and has been living in her house for a number of years. My brother has no money, no job and no insurance. I was impressed with Ms Dvorchik’s experience and compassion in dealing with this type of situation. She has given me names of other professional people who can assist my brother and me. I’m very grateful to have met with her and would highly recommend her services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent compassionate representation
We hired Anna to represent our adult daughter who had a serious accident during a mental health crisis. Anna developed creative solutions that minimized the stress in our lives and resulted in a very favorable ruling. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Point On
Hired Anna to represent me in Criminal Court in August 2018. Anna had a real good understanding of my charges and situation, and after our initial meeting and follow up prior to court, planned the defense strategy. Once in Court however, based on the Prosecutor’s questioning and complainant’s answers, Anna took charge of the proceedings and objected to all immaterial matter and answers that did not seem factual. The Judge listened patiently to Anna’s objections and agreed to approximately 90% of the objections. As the Court proceedings were already looking favorable to my outcome, Anna asked if I wanted to testify and cautioned me on doing so, and recommended not too. I decided not to testify, this way I did not have to go through cross examination by the Prosecutor. Anna in turn, questioned the complainant on the charges and made sure only the facts that pertained to the case were brought forward for the Judge to rule on. Anna listens patiently, is quick to adapt, and is very knowledgeable of how the law works. As the title implies, Anna was “Point On” and I was found not guilty…
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great advocate and will fight for you
Anna advocated for me and fought for my life, she always answered my calls and worked very hard on my case, jail time was to be unavoidable on 3 felony drug possessions (I also had prior felony convictions) but she was able to get my charges reduced and I did not go back to jail. I’m so grateful that I had her to represent me, she walked me through everything and truly cared about my life and the outcome.
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Posted by Jenna | February 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience!
I could not be happier with the services I received from Anna Dvorchik. I hired her for HUMONGOUS STUPID EZ PASS Judgments and my case dismissed. She is extremely efficient and professional. She was responsive to my phone calls and emails and always available to answer questions. She was easy to work with and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Ms. Dvorchik handled my case very professionally. She was very knowledgeable with the facts of my case and explained my options so that I understood everything.
Posted by Louie | May 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
Anna was only one of 2 lawyers recommended to me by a group that focuses on mental health and social issues. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and caring. Her due diligence and tenacity in getting the details right, were spot on. She would at times even provide information to other attorneys that they obviously didn't have a handle on. She worked hard on getting and preparing the right witnesses including myself. Anna was successful in getting my primary goal awarded by the court. There were other goals that were not met but I saw that as a failing of the system based on the judges’ comments, since Anna worked hard in those areas as well. To be fully honest, my court experience left me somewhat disappointed with our legal system especially regarding how it deals with the legal aspects of mental health issues. Some of the lawyers I encountered in this process left a lot to be desired and one even did some things which shocked and bothered me. In my experience, Anna was the top bright spot and certainly a credit to her profession. I would hire Anna again in a heartbeat and give her my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Mike | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As a school bus driver with a case unjustly brought against me by child protective services, several lawyers declined to take my case, even though to many it seemed as though I was blatantly being wronged. To my great relief Anna decided to take my case and did a fantastic job! All charges brought against me by this CPS worker were dismissed! I will be recommending Anna and her firm, Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy to anyone that needs legal help!
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Posted by Sarah | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Multipurpose Fantastic Attorney
Anna was hired for criminal defense involving a domestic partnership, but ended up handling family law, employment law, a referral for real estate law, a referral for an out-of-town DUI, and power of attorney. I would not hesitate to go to Anna again if I have legal problems. If they're not in her domain she'll find me someone else. I have total confidence in this. Anna is a brilliant, realistic lawyer and thoroughly human. Her counsel is seriously on par with my psychiatrist's (as I used to tell her). Love Anna!
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Posted by Micheal | April 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome job
I would recommend Anna Dvorchik to anyone. She took on my case and did everything she said she would and resolved everything completely. It was very refreshing to have it go so smoothly. I just had to leave a review because I was so impressed with her professionalism and ability. Thank you for reading
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Office of Anna K. Dvorchik, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy, PLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Principal
  • The Law Office of Anna K. Dvorchik, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Protorae Law, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Brett A. Kassabian
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Fairfax Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles J. Maxfield
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Yeager & Thelin
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable M. Langhorne Keith
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Fairfax Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles B. Day, Magistrate
  • United States District Court, District of Maryland
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2003
  • Connecticut College
  • B.A.
  • 1998


  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, General District Court Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Top Lawyer - Criminal Law
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite - Criminal Law
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer - Criminal Defense
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Over the course of my career in prosecution I had the opportunity to interact with hundreds of attorneys across northern Virginia. The most talented criminal attorneys, those who consistently achieved the best results for the clients, were those who knew not just the law but the particular circumstances of their case and its impacts on their client. Anna Dvorchik always differentiated herself from her peers in her advocacy in negotiating pleas and in the court room. She is personable, thoughtful, and someone who fully grasps and articulates the issues in any case she's arguing. I would unequivocally recommend Anna to any individual looking for representation in a criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Anna Dvorchik for many years. She is smart and inquisitive. Her strengths as an attorney arise from her tenacity, her thorough nature, and her hard work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anna is a very talented and dedicated attorney with excellent litigation and trial experience in numerous areas of practice. She is an invaluable asset to our firm, and I am very fortunate to have such a skilled colleague!"
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