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Brenton Daniel Vincenzes

also known as Brent Vincenzes, Brenton D. Vincenzes

About me

 Brenton D. Vincenzes, Principal and Founder of Vincenzes Law, PLLC, is an award-winning and highly esteemed Fairfax County Criminal Defense Attorney who serves Northern Virginia court systems.



Criminal Defense:


I serve to protect the rights of those facing the criminal justice system in Northern Virginia. Young, old, affluent, indigent, or somewhere in between.


Some recent cases of mine involve/involved:







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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 38%
  2. Criminal Defense: 37%
  3. Speeding Ticket: 25%



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lu Aloupas

    Brent Vincenzes is an energetic, dedicated attorney who works hard for his clients. You can trust that he has worked diligently to prepare his case and will make the strongest possible argument on behalf of his client. Brent is very personable and approachable, which strengthens the attorney/client relationship, and fosters good working relationships with opposing counsel. I endorse Brent Vincenzes.


    Lu Aloupas Family Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Andrew Russell Page

    Brent is an excellent attorney who has not only exceptional speaking and leadership skills, but also has an uncanny ability to use technology to the advantage of his clients. I recommend Brent Vincenzes to anyone in the Fairfax and surrounding areas.


    Andrew Page Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend


VAAuthorized to practice law201203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2016
Top 40 Under 40The American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Top Lawyer 2015Who's Who Legal2015
Top 10 Criminal Law Firms in VirginiaAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
10 Best: Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Council2015
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney AwardNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
10 Best: Cient SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Dean's ScholarshipRegent University2008
Top InnovatorValeo, Inc.2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalVincenzes Law PLLC2013 - Present
OwnerUpGrade, LLC2011 - 2013
Director of OperationsElder Law Institute for Training and Education, LLC2010 - 2012
Director of Business DevelopmentThe Law Firm Of Evan H. Farr, PC2010 - 2012
Legal InternJoynes & Gaidies Law Group2009 - 2010
Contract AttorneySwango Law, PC2009 - 2010
Contract AttorneyLaw Office Of Richard J. Serpe, PC2009 - 2010
Judicial InternCity Newport News2008 - 2008
Legal InternKeener Law Offices, PLC2008 - 2008
Communications SpecialistValeo Automotive Technology2006 - 2007
Distribution SpecialistUps Supply Chain Solutions2006 - 2007
Legal AssistantDfi International2005 - 2006
Marketing InternTEOCO2005 - 2005
Campus Police AssistantChristopher Newport University2004 - 2005
Visitor RelationsChristopher Newport University2004 - 2005
CounselorFairfax County Parks and Recreation2003 - 2003
Customer Acquisition SpecialistBetter Homes Remodeling, Inc.2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Eastern District of Virginia Federal Court / BarAdmitted to Practice2016 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Legal Aid and Defender AssociationAppellate Defender Section Member2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
NORML Legal CommitteeAttorney Member2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionCriminal Practice Management/Solo and Small Firm CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationGeneral District Court Committee2014 - Present
American Institute of Criminal Law AttorneysAttorney Member2014 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, General District Court CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Virginia NORMLMember2013 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Civil Liberties Union of VirginiaAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionMember2013 - Present
National Legal Aid and Defender AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Virginia Indigent Defense CommissionAttorney Member2013 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Virginia State BarAttorney Member2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Alternative Dispute Resolution BoardExecutive Board Member2009 - 2010
Regent Journal of International LawSenior Editor2009 - 2010
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionSenator2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Failure to AppearCharge Dropped
Possession of Concealed WeaponCharge Dropped
Reckless DrivingCriminal reckless charge reduced to traffic infraction speeding (4pts)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ammo Land Shooting Sports NewsNew Study Finds Few Gun-Related Arrests in Fairfax County, Virginia2013
Virginia Criminal and Traffic BlogDefenses to Reckless Driving and Speeding2013
Virginia Criminal and Traffic BlogVirginia Texting and Driving: Up to Speed?2013
Fairfax County Criminal Defense BlogVirginia DWI Penalties: BAC Level vs. Offense #2013
Fairfax WomanDon’t Let Another Year Pass Without Naming Guardians For Your Kids!2012
Fairfax WomanEstate Planning for Newlyweds: Easier than Planning the Wedding!2012
Your Health MagazineDo You Love Your Family? Most Important New Year’s Resolution2012
Your Health MagazineWays To Approach “Tough Conversations” With Mom Or Dad2012
Your Health MagazineAging-In-Place With New Technology – More Seniors Say “No Thanks” To Nursing Homes2012
Your Health MagazineThree Tips To Help Seniors In Pain2012
Your Health MagazineThree Keys To Planning For Long-Term Care2012
Your Health MagazineIncapacity Planning Imperative for Melanoma Survivors2012
Living Trust Plus™ NewsIs Medicaid too Complex for Americans?2011
Living Trust Plus™ NewsElder Law Attorneys "Transfer and Cure" Client Worries2011
Living Trust Plus™ NewsEarly Alzheimer’s Disease - “afflicted person may or may not be aware”2011
Living Trust Plus™ News“RAP” – Recognize the Risks, Abstain & Prevent, and Plan for the Future2011
Living Trust Plus™ Elder Law News3 tips to help you take the first steps in planning for their long-term care2011
Living Trust Plus™ Elder Law and Estate Planning NewsHow Much Should be Withheld from Each of Your Paychecks?2011
Living Trust Plus™ Elder Law and Estate Planning NewsIt’s True: You Really Can Pay for Short and Long Term Care in Northern Virginia2011
Living Trust Plus™ Elder Law and Estate PlanningTop Medicaid Asset Protection Strategies2011
Living Trust Plus™ NewsWhy Medicaid Planning is Ethical2011
Living Trust Plus™ Elder Law and Estate Planning News5 Ways to Ease the Burden When Caring for Kids and Aging Parents2011
Elder Planning PlusWalking speed may be used for predicting health, survival for elderly2011
Medicaid Planning PlusFrequently Asked Questions about Medicaid Planning Plus2011
Veterans Planning PlusFrequently Asked Questions about Veterans Planning Plus™2011
Fairfax WomanBefore You Fill Out the School Emergency Card for Your Kids...2011
Fairfax WomanSpecial Families Need Special Estate Planning: Top 4 Reasons to Create a Special Needs Plan2011
Everything Elder LawNursing home patients under 65 on the rise2011
Your Health MagazineNursing Home Care Protecting Your Nest Egg2011
Your Health MagazineAmidst Uncertainty: You Need a Plan2011
Your Health MagazineTimeshare Traps and How To Avoid Them2011
Everything Elder LawOver 4 Million Children Not Receiving Medicaid or CHIP, Despite Eligibility2010
Everything Elder LawPower to the Patients! New Rules Forbid Discrimination in Medicare Facilities2010
Everything Elder LawObama v. GOP: Healthcare showdown2010
Everything Elder LawVeteran misses filing deadline due to mental illness: Fair?2010
Everything Elder LawMost likely: Supreme Court will have to decide constitutionality of mandatory insurance2010
Everything Elder LawHow expensive will nursing homes be in 2020?2010
Elder Law PlusShould WikiLeaks Fiasco Raise Healthcare Privacy Concerns?2010
examiner.comVirginia Beach Cuisine2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Christopher Newport UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NoVA NORML Panel Discussion on Virginia First Offender Program and Marijuana Policy in the CommonwealthVirginia Cannabis Laws2014
Dash cam defense: Videos of road incidents come in handy solving drivers' disputesDash cam defense2014
Hangar 56Youth Leadership2013
FCPS Suspension Intervention SeminarAlcohol and Other Drug Use Intervention Seminar2013
Special Teleseminar: Mobile Sites Teleseminar for Living Trust Plus™ MembersMobile Law Firm Websites for Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorneys2012
Benefits Focused Asset Protection ELITE TeleseminarBenefits Focused Asset Protection2012
Living Trust Plus™ Asset Protection TeleseminarElder Law2011