|VA||Authorized to practice law||2006||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top Lawyers||Northern Virginia Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyers||Northern Virginia Magazine||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Partner||The Gordon Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of the Public Defender||2008 - 2010|
|Associate||Devine, Connell & Sheldon, PLC||2006 - 2008|
|Kozmina v. Commonwealth||Affirmed|
|Parker v. Commonwealth||Affirmed|
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|George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal||The Protective Sweep Doctrine or the Profiling Sweep Doctrine?: An Analysis of Eighth Circuit Jurisprudence on the Protective Sweep Doctrine After United States v. Cash.||2005|
|George Mason University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Virginia||Foreign Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|FBA Criminal Law CLE- 2010||Padilla v. Kentucky and its effect on criminal practice||2010|
Posted by anonymous
I was charged with possession of marijuana (first time offense) last year. My goal was to avoid the 251 program and to hopefully get the charge dropped. There was video evidence which didn’t really work in my favor but I still had high hopes because I was wrongly accused. The final outcome was accepting a plea bargain for possession of paraphernalia. It was the best deal possible at the time considering that the prosecutors and officer were obstinate and difficult to work with. Luck was not on my side. Overall, I was not happy with the result because this amendment didn’t allow for expungement. I did not want this charge on my record as it could affect future employment. I was devastated and thought that this was it. I made a couple of phone calls and ended up speaking with Carlos who gave me detailed instructions on how to appeal my case. After appealing my case, I contacted countless lawyers based on reviews and experience to handle my case. Keep in mind that not all lawyers handle appeal cases and if they do, they are expensive. I had Carlos in mind but I wanted to do my homework before making a decision. With this appeal case, I only had one shot so I had to pick very wisely. I even met with the “best” (according to AVVO) but they were ridiculously priced. With only one week away from my motions hearing date I finally met with Carlos - the man who originally gave me guidance on how to appeal my case. He was accommodating and kind enough to meet with me right before office closing time because I was coming from a town 2 hours away. The office is conveniently located by the courthouse with ample parking space. The secretary is very nice and very quick with emails. Carlos is laid back, honest, self-assured and very knowledgeable. He thoroughly reviewed the video clip with me and took detailed notes. I had a good feeling about this man. He recommended that we go for a bench trial and assured that he would do the best he can to help me. His price was also very reasonable considering what other lawyers were charging for appeal cases. I really wanted this charge to be dropped/dismissed (seemed near impossible based on the impression I got from other lawyers) and made so that it could be expunged from my record.
Guess what? This man made it happen.
We went to circuit court two times. First time was to set a trial date which took 5 minutes in the courtroom. A week before the trial date, he called me and told me that my case was dismissed (Nolle prosequi)! I couldn’t believe it! I don’t know what kind of magic he performed but he made my wish come true. On the day of the trial, we were in and out of the courtroom in a matter of 10 minutes. The circuit court was like second nature to him. This man knows his stuff and I highly recommend him. I hired him again to expunge the dismissed charge for me. Thank you Carlos for getting me the best possible outcome and making this a fast and painless experience for me!
Note: My advice to people here is to not overlook lawyers that don’t have a lot of reviews. What matters is quality over quantity. Meet with them and give them a chance.
Posted by Andrej Pivcevic
I was charged with three criminal offenses that could of landed me in jail for a while, and a subsequent traffic offense related to the first three. My charges were possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute meth amphetamine, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. I first met Mr.Wall while incarcerated at Fairfax County Jail. I was taken back by his young appearance and age but even more so in his knowledge of the legal system and his credentials. It was clear to me really quickly that when it came to defense attorneys(ive dealt with quite a few in the past) he was the cream of the crop. My legal battle lasted for over a year and I've been to court over the same charges over 5-6 times. The first time we went to court it was regarding the contribution charge. I was more then pleased when Mr.Wall managed to get the charge dismissed the first time we went in. The other two weren't so easy but throughout the whole ordeal he kept reassuring me that he would get me the best outcome and that everything would be ok in the end. I will admit i was very skeptical because i felt the prosecution had more then enough to go on to convict me. To make a long story short, after numerous trips to the court and back, i was given a plea deal for possession of paraphernalia and one of the charges dropped, along with the traffic infraction as well. I couldn't believe it because that deal carried no jail time, probation time, or loss of license but a simple $250 fine. He fought hard for me from the beginning and his constant reassurances put my mind at ease every time we were in court. Its safe to say Mr.Wall saved my life. I would highly recommend him to anyone at all, no matter what charges they are facing. Thank you sir for you hard work and dedication to getting me the best deal possible.
Posted by Alex
I would definitely recommend Carlos Wall and the Gordon Law Firm if you have to go to the Fairfax Traffic court. I was pulled over in November of 2015 for driving 65 m/h in a 45 m/h zone. The cop who pulled me over told me that she was going to charge me for only speeding (not for reckless driving). She told me that I would not need a lawyer and I’d better off just to pay the fine. I was not sure if this was a good idea because I still would get 6 points. Based on the reviews of the local lawyers available at the Avvo.com, I contacted Carlos Wall from the Gordon Law Firm. I discussed my situation with Carlos Wall, who was honest with and told me that I didn't need to retain a lawyer for the traffic ticket I was issued. He instructed me on how I should explain my situation to the judge. I told me him that I would feel more comfortable if a lawyer would represent me in the court. Carlos agreed to take care of my case. Thank to Carlos the Fairfax County General District Court amended the charge of speeding – 65/45, a 6 point infraction, to failure to pay full time and attention, a 0 point infraction, and imposed a $75.00 fine!
Cherish Hadley-Njewel, Divorce and separation Attorney
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I was referred to Attorney Wall by another attorney because of his reputation for resourcefulness. Attorney Wall was receptive to my inquiries and displayed a very respectable attitude. I gladly endorse this lawyer.
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