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Bret Danwill Offan Lee

Criminal defense Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.9   55 reviews

also known as Bret D. Lee

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 9 years
    Virginia - VA 12 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Bret

Learn Bret’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Experienced with: Drug Crimes, Larceny, DUI, DWI, Fraud, Probation Violations, Domestic Violence, Assault and Battery, Malicious and Unlawful Wounding, Sexual Offenses, Conspiracy, Professional Misconduct

    10 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    Experienced with trials, suppression issues for traffic stops, toxicology issues, field sobriety tests, penalties and restricted license and ASAP process

    10 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    Experienced with reckless driving charges, state and local law, suppression issues for traffic stops, traffic school, restricted license, DMV point system

    10 years

PROTECTING YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE: WITH A CUSTOMIZED PLAN FOR THE BEST DEFENSE POSSIBLE.

Bret works closely with his clients to build a customized defense to get the best results possible in their case.  Bret represents clients in a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor cases, ranging from traffic matters such as reckless driving and DUIs to major felony charges such as possession of drugs, conspiracies, assault, fraud, and sexual battery. He practices throughout Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County, Herndon, Vienna, Fairfax City, Alexandria, Arlington, Loudoun and the U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.

Bret's work has also involved extensive appellate brief writing and a vigorous motions practice, including motions to suppress evidence, motions for bond, motions for discovery, and other motions for relief in federal and state prosecutions.  Before going into private practice, Bret worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge Watkins in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.  Bret is an active member of the bar of Virginia and of the District of Columbia. 

Bret is a 2011 magna cum laude graduate of the George Mason University School of Law where he was the managing editor of the George Mason Law Review and served on the Moot Court Board.  He earned his undergraduate degree is from the College of William and Mary.  His home is in Vienna, Virginia, and and he is a longtime resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020,2019,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2020 2019 2018 + 1 ...

Location

Bret Lee Legal Solutions
10521 Judicial Drive Suite 100
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  55 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Lee is great
Mr. Lee is professional know the law, humble to talk to like a friend. I did work with Mr Lee direclty but he directed best direction. His knowledge was suprior experienced. I reached out to him again for He was very gracious and informative. He was able to advise me of what to do next putting our mind to ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone and if looking for someone that cares as a human before being a lawyer be assured
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Posted by Cristian | May 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cristian
My Friend recommended Mr.Brett Lee to me in September. My last court was in April. Mr.Lee managed to get DUI to reckless driving. I am happy with the results and if anyone is looking for a lawyer, I would recommend Mr.Brett Lee!
Posted by Jocelyn | September 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Lee is professional, but very easy to talk to like a family friend. We hired him for my son. He was able to help us out of our jam. And when my son ran into trouble he wasn't looking for we reached out to him again for advice. He was very gracious and informative. He was able to advice us of what to do next putting our minds to ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone and we will continue to only use his services in the future if needed. If you're looking for someone that cares for his client's best interest and knows how to win then Mr. Lee is the right attorney for you.
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Posted by Patrice | August 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
Brett is one of the best lawyers i have ever had, not only is he smart and does his job very well but he has so much empathy and understanding to his clients and his job, he listens and makes sure you receive the best outcome, I had serious charges against me and I walked out a free women with an amazing outcome, because of him I’m able to be with my kids and that was the goal from the very beginning, he is definitely affordable and I can’t thank him enough.
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Posted by Adrienne | April 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He got my DUI dismissed!!!
Attentive, patient and very knowledgeable! Bret did his research in my DUI case, in his closing argument resulted in a dismissal of charges. Please if you need an attorney he is definitely the one to get!
Posted by Taylor Poe | January 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST lawyer ever!
When Brett reached out to me, i was in complete shock. I thanked god for sending him my way. we immediately clicked and he told me great things about my case. he kept his promises and worked and fought for me. he was very patient and kind to me. he said to me “ Remember that low points don't define who we are as people. your mistakes dont define you, you define you. “ he calmed me down and really lead me through this process all the way to it being dismissed. he is very professional and is honest. He wants the best for everyone and is such a caring person. He is one of the best people in my life and i am forever grateful and thankful for him. 10/10 highly recommend!!! Thank you so much Brett!!
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Posted by Benjamin | August 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client
I had the pleasure of having Bret Lee as my lawyer. Mr. Lee was very compassionate about my case from the start to finish. My entire case went on for over a year. He went beyond my expectations with everything and is a master at his craft. Throughout my case, Mr. Lee was very responsive, reliable, and was great at explaining everything to me. From start to finish, Mr. Lee also showed great determination and patience. He even has reduced everything to a single misdemeanor. Everything Mr. Lee has done for me is amazing. Mr. Lee thank you so much for your help.
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Posted by Tim | August 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Wizard and True Gem
Bret Lee is a true gem of a man and a legal wizard. He reduced my stepson's charges from multiple felonies with up to 20 years in prison down to a class A misdemeanor with only 60 days in jail that he may be able to do at night. He saved my stepson's life. Great job Bret. 100 stars!!!
Posted by Ryan | June 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Representation
Bret Lee was an excellent representative for me on my DUI case. He was attentive, patient, supportive and worked through every scenario and outcome with me thoroughly. His rates are incredibly reasonable for the attention I received and he was able to work with prosecution to get the best possible outcome for my case.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I've ever come across
Brett is the best lawyer, I've come across, living here in Fairfax for 18 year. He didn't miss out on anything, he was on top of everything as fast as possible with the correct information. I will HIGHLY recommend him as a lawyer (over any other lawyer)to everybody and anybody. He fought for me at 110% the entire case!
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An exceptional attorney to handle a DWI in Fairfax County
Bret is an exceptionally excellent attorney especially when faced with a DWI charge in Fairfax. I am posting this review anonymously to protect my privacy however I can speak to the fact that Bret knows his facts regarding a DWI, Fairfax Circuit Court & VA ASAP. I have consulted with him post-conviction. If I would have had him on my side in court, I would not have been convicted to start with. He is currently helping me deal with a violation of ASAP requirements & he is VERY PROFESSIONAL, PROFICIENT & I couldn’t thank him enough for his help. His solutions are real, he is kind & caring, & on your side. There are lots of attorneys out there claiming to be the best, BRET REALLY IS THE BEST. Call him, he will help you deal with your case ESPECIALLY a DWI case. Again speaking from my own personal experience, please if you are arrested & charged with a DWI, call BRET. You must protect yourself & you must have a GREAT LAWYER from day 1. Bret is the right choice for you.
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Posted by Orgil | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended professional lawyer
I was arrest on DUI last November. Today I charged the reckless driver which means my sentence was decreased by 1 level. I’m happy with this result. That’s why I’m telling you this. Bret Lee well knows ever sense of defending tactics and find a way out from the corner. He is known for the intelligent and and highly skilled on his attorney field.
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Posted by margaret | January 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very fair and honest lawyer
After interviewing several attorneys, I hired Bret Lee because I felt like he was the most honest about what my outcome would be without making false promises. Through the whole process, he was very compassionate, knowledgeable and patient with me. If you have found yourself in trouble and need legal representation, I would definitely hire Mr Lee
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Posted by Monika | September 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary Lawyer
Bret Lee is an outstanding, extraordinary, knowledgeable, amazing, and a very kind lawyer. His rates are very reasonable. He got all my tickets dropped and cleared. He is excellent, and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Alexis | July 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Around!
Battling a DWI in a pandemic was one of the hardest things i’ve had to do. Attorney Lee was with me every step of the way, providing constant reassurance and excellent service. Attorney Lee was able to get my aggravated DWI down to a non-aggravated DUI, with all jail time suspended. Attorney Lee made me sure I received the best outcome for myself and my career. Being fresh out of college, I was fearful this would impact my livelihood and future endeavors. Luckily, that was not the case. I cannot thank Attorney Lee enough for all he has done. Despite being in a pandemic, I am able to move on with my life and a peace of mind with the outcome of my case.
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Posted by Carlos | June 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING! Five Star. A++ 2 Thumbs Up!!
Bret Lee is beyond amazing. I was dealing with a very complicated DWI situation. Bret worked with the prosecutor with such expertise and skill, that I got a reduced sentence! I am more than happy with the end result and recommend anyone work with Bret if you're having any sort or legal issues. He will do his absolute best to see that you get the result that you want. A++
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Posted by Yesfri | March 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I found my self facing some serious charges and complicated situation. I was able to find Mr. Lee online and saw that he had great reviews. He sat down with me to get all the details and was able to represent me in court and was able to get my charges dismissed! A few months later he even went out his way to help me to get a job. He is truly a compassionate and well prepared attorney and he is honestly great at what he does.
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Posted by Tricia | January 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great attorney
I found Bret Lee after searching on Google for an attorney with good reviews, as I found myself in a situation where I needed competent representation for charge with potentially serious legal consequences. I messaged him on a Saturday morning and had a text back within an hour. He spent over an hour with me on the phone gathering the details of my case and calming my fears. He was communicative throughout the process and ultimately got me the best possible outcome. I can't recommend him enough. He is not only empathetic, but also extremely knowledgeable. Thank you again. I'd give you 6 stars if I could.
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Posted by Mr.majji | December 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
Mr.Lee is very professional and practical results driven Lawyer.He really helped me get out a Major obstacle in my life, very responsive in communication with clients. He goes an extra mile with his clients to get the best out of the case results. I heartfully thank him for all his effort to put me out of the critical situation.i would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Ian | November 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I could tell from the very beginning that Mr. Lee was serious about getting me the best result for my case. Mr. Lee was easy to contact and work with. I was guided expertly through the entire process with a successful outcome. 5 Stars! Would Highly Recommend!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Robinson Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Marvin Miller
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Associate
  • SmolenPlevy
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Chambers of the Hon. Chief Judge W. Keith Watkins
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Reed v. Commonwealth
  • On Appeal to the United States Supreme Court

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bar of the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Barred Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • District of Maryland, pro hac vice
  • Appearance
  • 2016 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • A+ Rating - Robinson Law
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Honors, Magna Cum Laude
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Scalia Law School Costello Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2018
  • Law Related Education Program- school outreach
  • Substance abuse intervention for at risk youth
  • 2018
  • Scalia Law School Costello Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2017
  • Scalia Law School Costello Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (16)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret is among the lawyers I trust to discuss challenging issues about my clients' cases. He is knowledgeable, experienced and professional. I endorse Bret's services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no doubt about Bret's complete mastery of the law. I would highly recommend him as the perfect attorney to hire for your criminal case."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bret Lee is an intelligent and conscientious lawyer who knows how to get results in courts throughout Northern Virginia. I have seen him in trial. Bret knows how to fight and win a case. I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret Lee is a highly intelligent, well-respected and passionate lawyer. Mr. Lee has a sterling reputation within the legal community and I often seek his guidance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret has an exceptionally sharp legal mind and unfailing dedication to his clients and their needs. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret and I attended law school together. From our first year to the present, I brought difficult legal issues to Bret. Anytime I had a Virginia criminal procedure or legal issue during my practice, Bret was always there to provide accurate and effective guidance. He's knowledgeable, articulate, and an outstanding advocate. He is an attorney I trust to act honorably and to put his clients' interests first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret works tirelessly for his clients to obtain the best results possible in even the most challenging circumstances. He strives to understand the needs of the individuals with whom he is working in order to effectively and efficiently navigate the criminal justice system."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret is detailed oriented and extremely knowledgeable on the law. He always strives to achieve the best result possible for his clients and diligently prepares for his clients' defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and personable. Accomplishes outstanding results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret is a wickedly smart, driven and gifted litigator with an attention to detail. He’s an an absolute work horse on behalf of his clients and results driven. I proudly endorse Bret and would not hesitate to recommend his services to friends and family alike. He’s a winner, and someone I would want on my side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret Lee is an exceptional attorney. He is an intellectual powerhouse who is highly dedicated to his craft and his clients. I have personally seen him putting in hours after most attorneys leave their office for the night to ensure that he is fully and completely prepared for the clients that he represents. I would trust Mr. Lee to represent any friend or family member and rest assured that he would leave no stone unturned in their defense. Mr. Lee earns my resounding endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer., he's smart, dedicated, hard working, innovative and honest."
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Fairfax Criminal defense Lawyer Bret Danwill Offan Lee
Bret Danwill Offan Lee
Criminal defense Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation