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Brian Daniel Geno

Criminal defense Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.8   33 reviews

also known as Brian Geno

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  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 34 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 35 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    I have been providing aggressive defense of Criminal Defense of DWI and other serious traffic matters; Felony cases; theft and drug misdemeanors; Immigration related criminal cases and detentions. I have 20+ years of experience.

    25 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%

    25 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    30%

    25 years

PREPARED, AGGRESSIVE & THOUGHTFUL; BECAUSE WE CARE! GENO LAW, ITS THE RIGHT PLACE!

     Brian is an experienced Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Committed to Service and Success. He has over 20 years of criminal law experience, and hs an additional background in a variety of civil, immigration, and tax resolution cases. Today he specializes in criminal law.
      A criminal conviction can be a personal and financial nightmare. If you have been charged with DWI or another serious traffic violation, it is important to take it seriously. In addition to potential jail time and fines, you run the risk of losing your drivers license, having your insurance rates skyrocket and tarnishing your reputation.
      At Geno Law, we have more than 20 years of experience defending clients in Fairfax and throughout northern Virginia against criminal charges. We will listen to your goals and explain the potential consequences you are facing as we help you develop a strategy aimed at protecting your rights and interests. We provide the peace of mind that you did everything you could to fight the charge. Contact us online or call (4366) to schedule a free initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney.
      Brian Geno, thoroughly prepares for each case. Whether you are facing charges with a traffic violation such as DWIDUI, reckless driving, or driving with a suspended license, drug possession or theft, he will explore all possible options in order to minimize the consequences of your arrest.
      Defending Immigrants Against Criminal Charges. An immigrant charged with a crime is in danger of losing his or her status in this country. At Geno Law, we have experience working in both criminal defense and immigration law. Accordingly, we will aggressively defend you in criminal court while simultaneously working to protect your legal interests as an immigrant.
      Contact us online or call (4366) to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your legal concerns with an experienced Virginia lawyer. Our office is conveniently located near the Fairfax County Courthouse and open weekdays from 9 until 5. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Brian has also been an attorney coach in High School Mock Trial teams for 3 years; First at Ad Fontes Academy in Centreville, VA and then for Freedom High School in Loudoun County, Virginia.  For the 2008-09 season, Ad Fontes won the Virginia State Championship and competed in the National High School Mock Trial competition in Atlanta Georgia. Freedom High School still seeks its first title. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2012,2010
Client's Choice
2012 2010
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Geno Law Firm
Red Maple Court Office Condominiums
10617 Jones Street, Suite #201-B
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | May 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved My Bacon
I was traveling through Culpeper, VA, to a very important appointment with a pain specialist in Washington, DC. In order to avoid the brutal DC traffic, I began my 6 hour drive at 11:00pm. Unfortunately, I became very fatigued and had to stop and rest for safety's sake. I underestimated my fatigue and overslept, which made it very nearly impossible to make my scheduled appointment time. I called the office and told them my circumstances, but their calendar was full and if I missed my time I'd have to reschedule. The real panic started now because it took me over 6 weeks to get the first appointment! So, being in constant, severe pain, and without any other options, I had to try to get there on time. Of course, you know what happened next. A VA State Trooper clocked me at 86mph in a 65mph zone. While this upset me, I didn't realize just how much trouble this citation carried. I thought that a misdemeanor, which exceeding the speed limit by that margin carried, was nothing at all, and I planned to represent myself in court. I was never a rocket scientist for good reason, but we can save that story for another day. It wasn't until one week prior to trial that I began researching things, and I discovered enough to convince me that in order to represent myself, I'd have to hire a fool! Fast forward a day to me hiring Brian, who had sent me a solicitation letter in the prior weeks. I was impressed enough with his approach to remember him out of a plethora of others also wanting to represent me. In our first conversation, Brian and I just clicked. He was attentive, inquisitive, and very well versed with not only the legalities of my case, but was also very familiar with the prosecutor's staff where my case would be tried. In that same conversation, Brian finally drilled into my head just how serious the misdemeanor charge was, and he outlined a strategy that he thought gave us the best shot at getting that charge reduced to avoid a permanent stain on my record. Long story a wee bit shorter... It worked. The misdemeanor was dropped, I paid a fine for speeding and I felt that I was treated fairly. Had it not been for Brian, I dread to think what would have happened. So I won't. Thanks, Brian.
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Posted by King | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian is the best
I have known Brian for a long time and he just had 4 charges dismissed. He is very reasonable with money and will work with you .
Posted by Neusa | January 25, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great referral
A friend refer Mr. Geno to me. She said " Geno is great, professional and I really nice person". She was right. He answered my questions and gave me great advice. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Pirouz | April 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trafic Violation
Brian Geno and his associate were very professional from start to finish. They were responsive anytime I had any questions. He explained exactly what he would be doing and even let me know I would not need to be present on the court day. Brian informed me right after the hearing that he had won my case without any points added to my driving record. I am very satisfied with his service and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Patrick | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
Im so grateful to Mr Geno. I had a DWI for weed. I had four Continuations on the fith time i went to court we beat the case. I would definitely recommend him to anyone dealing with a DWI or DUI. With that being said im a 100% hell do good on a more Regular case.
Posted by DAVIN | July 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer,worth keeping his card around
I carried his card around for years and when I faced criminal charges he was the first person I called and hired. He had a great strategy to face the situation head on. I always felt confident in Brian's ability in handling every aspect of this case. He won the case and I got my life back.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth every dollar
Had a moving violation ticket which was completely dismissed! Very easy to work with and dedicated to truly helping you. Would recommend without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
He is awesome very responsible very friendly and he has a lot experience we are very happy with his service definitely we recommend him to anyone interested in great service our case was for battery assault he find the way to convence the judge to dismiss the case thanks Mr Gino!!
Posted by Bill | January 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Victim of Road Rage & Assault
Brian was excellent to work with and was thankfully a reputable referral from the USCCA. For a fixed fee to represent us on the charges we filed, he was aggressive and engaged and resolved the matter completely to our satisfaction. Highly recommend!! Thank you Brian.
Response from Brian Geno January 10, 2017
You are welcome. Glad to help.
Posted by Thomas | December 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
reckless driving
Mr Geno defended my case and was successfully able to get the reckless dropped down to a minor speeding charge. Mr Geno is a highly respectable lawyer and a man of integrity. I would highly recommend Mr Geno to anyone facing any kind of traffic violation.
Posted by GJ | July 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ideal Results WIth Geno
When I was looking for a lawyer i was extremely wary of 2 things. One was someone who would try to scare me into a plea deal and convince me that we got away with something. Two was a lawyer who would be too impersonal to give my individual case anything other than generic assembly line enthusiasm. Brian was willing to continue my case and then go to trial before a preferred judge. While on trial he was willing to explore ALL avenues and evidence for my defense, Ultimately the judge found a technicality in our video evidence that dismissed the case. The best result you could hope for. All in all the punctuality and the scrambling through his notes/computer concerned me. But Mr. Geno is certainly worth hiring and will fight for you
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2015
Helped me to Dismiss the DUI Charge
I have been to lot of attorneys and finally I visited Brian Geno's Office. My need was little specific as I was looking for an attorney who can deal with DUI and also Immigration laws. Many of the attorneys out there were pointing me to contact specific Immigration attorneys. Mr. Geno was the perfect attorney in my case as he knowledgeable on the Commonwealth DUI laws and also on the issues related to Immigrations, and the consequences of immigration when there is a DUI case on you. Brian Geno was always on time in filing paperwork with the district court and tried in every possible way to help me considering all the laws involved in my case. I would definitely recommend Brian Geno ! I learned a lot and gained very good information in respect to the law and your rights as an Immigrant / Citizen ! Thank You Brian Geno for all your help.
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Posted by David | June 21, 2015
Sensible, logical, and confident legal representation personifiied.
I called several lawyers initially and I chose Brian Geno because from the moment I called his office, I was able to speak directly to him within minutes and after a brief initial conversation with him, I knew I made the right choice. Not only was the depth of his experience with situations like mine easily apparent, he had an innate ability to calm my nerves and speak to me in a way that gave me confidence that I could get the result I needed. In the weeks before my hearing, Brian was easily accessible and incredibly responsive to all of my questions and concerns. Thank you Brian for your help.
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Posted by Scott | April 23, 2015
Helped me get my DWI charge reduced to a reckless
I was only in Virginia a few weeks when I made the poor decision of driving after a few drinks. I got arrested and charged with a DWI for blowing a .08 at the Fairfax County jail. I left for Florida few days later because this is were I live and knew I needed to find a quality attorney to fight my case. After calling several attorneys I decided to go with Brian because I felt he was genuine with a fair price. Over the next few months Brian worked with me through email and over the phone to fight the case. After two trips back up to Virginia for court and an alcohol evaluation just two days before my last court date Brian helped me get the verdict I desired and avoid the dreadful DWI charge. I would definitely recommend Brian to anybody in the Virginia area.
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Posted by ryan | April 3, 2015
dui& four car accident
Starting the whole process i was a little nervous,i talked to several lawyers and explained my story and what story i told police.. after a few lawyers told me that with a accident involved it was more serious, more money!! Is what i heard, after brian and i spoke i felt alot better with my situation. . Long story short 4 car accident with 3 cars totaled mine included.. my fault,, they took me to a clinic to pull blood and then to county holding cell.. my blood was .13 we had a 3 month period before trial and i was prepared to serve 10 days ,asap class probably a fine and year suspension of dL. Trial date finally came and brian was on time and already explained the game plan a 2 weeks before.. brian and i watched a dui trial that was before mine and the poor guy got the book thrown at him, i was very nervous because my case was next and the judge didnt seem like he was in the best of moods thay day.. trial started 7 people took the stand,2 of the other drivers, doctors, the police officer. . Wow did they make me look bad, lying under oath and we could tell that the p.a had them well ready to make it all stick.. brian looked over at me during one of there testimonys and said are you ok? I probably looked sick because i wanted to puke, i just said things arent going so well.. he smiled and said not to worry he still had something up his sleeve..he did make me feel very confident by objecting all the speculation.. fighting for me was a understatement. . After they called there last witness brian turned into Jonny Cochran, and patience and timing turned the whole case around.brians knowledge and preparation showed up big time, he asked the judge to look at a old case where they found out that iodine contained alcohol . The judge called for a recess to look at the case.. 15 mins later judge came out and said that was true.. all there evidence was thrown out, the judge said that they couldnt use that evidence against me and unless they had anything else i was not guilty of the charge.. justice was served that day, when i sit and think about it iam so glad i chose brian, i never expected to have all charges dropped and me walk with out any charges. . I never seen anything that was so far one way and before i knew it brian had brought it all the way back in my favor.. unreal .. Victory loves preparation !!
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Posted by Marcelo | November 20, 2014
Amazing service and resolution.
Mr. Geno, I wanted to take the time to say thank you so much for taking care of me (multiple times haha). I appreciate how genuine, sincere, and prompt you are with your service. I will continue referring friends and family to you. Take care.
Posted by Lana | August 15, 2013
Criminal Defense Attorney
Brian Geno handled my criminal case with outmost competence, courtesy and empathy. His approach manners speak volumes of his professionalism and dedication to his trade. Mr. Geno is definitely knowledgeable of the law and the minute intricacies of the judicial system. Despite the unfavorable odds of my particular case, I was pleased with the positive (emphasis) outcome and overall, the way Mr. Geno handled the matter. Additionally, I am appreciative of the time Mr. Geno made available to answer questions, especially during a follow-up in the aftermath of my case. In summary, I will certainly recommend Brian Geno and will retain his law services in case of any future, legal predicaments (pun intended).
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Posted by Unita | May 15, 2013
MANY THANKS TO A GOOD LAWYER
As one of Brian Geno's clients, I must say he is a very professional, friendly, and a very helpful lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about all the legal advice, which in my case, DWI. I will highly recommend this lawyer, because as a person I can see that he does genuinely care about his clients. You will never feel alone. He will guide you through the process. -And one thing I won't forget, he will never fail to make you laugh. During this down time, he was my adviser, my friend, my hope. Brian, "Thank you!" as simple as it is but I meant it.
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Posted by Ricki | January 5, 2011
Knowledgeable and easy to speak to
First let me say, we consulted 6 attorneys before visiting Geno Law. Brian was exceedingly generous with his time and knowledge. Our situation was one that we thought was devastating, but when Brian broke it down for us, it turns out that while it is a big problem, we will be able to work through it on our own....no legal fees...no income for Brian......but yet he spent probably 2 hours giving us step by step instructions on how to solve the problem. We are taking his advice.
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Posted by lisa | November 23, 2010
Enormously Helpful
When I went in to see Brian Geno I was perplexed and concerned about a potential tax issue. He explained the details and provided solid advice. I came into our appointment overly upset, and by the time I left I felt greatly relieved. I would highly recommend him. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and a good sense of humor which always helps any situation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Geno Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Geno & Associates
  • 1994 - 2009

Education

  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Oral Roberts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • IRS v. Client
  • Jury Verdict for Defense

Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 1990 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 1990 - Present
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 1988 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Admitted
  • 1987 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Admitted
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2009
  • American Society of IRS Problem Solvers (ASIPS)
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Critical Response Team - Defense Counsel
  • US Concealed Carry Association
  • 2019
  • Virginia High School Mock Trial Champion 2009 - Coach
  • Virginia High School Mock Trial Association
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Select Immigration Matters Effecting Bond, and Detention as They Relate to DWI and Criminal Practice
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • VAG - DCSE Annual CLE Training Seminar
  • Immigration Considerations for Child Support Cases
  • 2010
  • Annual DWI CLE
  • Select Immigration Matters Effecting Bond, and Detention as They Relate to DWI and Criminal Practice
  • 2009
  • Fairfax Bar DWI Seminar 2008
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Process
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (14)
Endorse Brian
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Brian and I became friends about a year and a half ago. Brian has been a litigation attorney in Virginia for more than 20 years. He primary practice is in criminal defense, though he also practices in the area of immigration (20%) and IRS tax problems (15%). I quickly came to know Brian as an exceptionally competent practitioner, who possesses genuine concern for his clients. If you find yourself in need of counsel in the above areas, I wholeheartedly endorse Brian as the man for the job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Brian for many years. Brian is a hard working, aggressive attorney who always fights to ensure his clients get the best result possible. Brian will leave no stone unturned in representing his clients best interests."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Brian. He is a top-notch immigration lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. A highly recommended attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brian Geno for many years and have had the pleasure of observing him practice law in Fairfax County and the surrounding jurisdictions. Brian is one of the finest lawyers in our community. He is always prepared and ready to meet challenges that some attorneys would walk away from. Brian is also one of the nicest people I know....it is rare to meet an attorney who is aggressive, smart and caring at the same time. His respect among the legal community is well deserved and I am proud to call him a colleague. I give Brian my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a fighter in court. We is very well liked in the halls of the Courthouse and his skills and experience translate into good results for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a fine lawyer in this community, who has always displayed professionalism and conscientiousness."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is very well respected and I have seen him take cases to trial with very favorable results. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Plenty of lawyers hold themselves out as experts on immigration, but few can back up the boasts. Brian's clients go to him for solid legal advice and a friendly, professional demeanor. I know i can trust Brian to do a great job for anyone I send his way."
Tax Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian, is a great person and a great lawyer. exactly the kind of person you can trust in those most difficult times in your life."
Tax Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Geno is recognized in Fairfax County as "the person to go to" if you are having difficulties with the IRS due to late or delayed filings or excessive penalties. His excellent research, preparation, and advocacy serves his clients very well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Geno always comes to court prepared to fight for his clients. He is a skilled and conscientious attorney and takes time to explain the sometimes overwhelming legal process to his clients. I fully endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Geno is a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney who works hard for his clients. Because he also practices immigration law, he is a great choice for people who have potential immigration issues connected with their criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Brian Geno for a number of years. I handled a number of cases against Brian when I was a prosecutor and always found him to be a hard working and aggressive attorney who had a genuine concern for his clients."
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Fairfax Criminal defense Lawyer Brian Daniel Geno
Brian Daniel Geno
Criminal defense Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 35 years
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