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Dontae Lamont Bugg

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Bugg Law Firm, PLLC is a boutique law firm with a focus on Criminal Defense, DUI/Traffic Offenses, and Family Law matters before courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as Federal Criminal Defense in the Eastern District of Virginia


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    9 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    9 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 15%
    9 years
  4. Sex Crime: 15%
  5. Family: 10%
    9 years



Hourly ($300-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Andrew Robinson

    A lot of defense attorneys shy away from tough cases with challenging issues, not Dontae. Without a doubt, one of the top defense attorneys in Northern Virginia. Dontae is a tremendous litigator, student of the law and one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet.


    Michael Robinson DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Samuel Collyns Moore

    Dontae is a committed advocate who is dedicated to his clients. He will zealously represent your interests and guide you through every step of the process. If you need a criminal defense attorney in Northern Virginia or Washington, D.C., I highly recommend Dontae.


    Samuel Moore Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bugg Law Firm, PLLC

4103 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 103
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Bugg Law Firm, PLLC

1100 North Glebe Road
Suite 1010
Arlington, VA, 22201



DCActive 200907/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200703/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
National Order of BarristersNational Order of Barristers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Dontae L. Bugg, PLLC2010 - 2013
AssociateThe Lewis Law Firm2007 - 2010
AssociateBremner, Janus, and Stone2006 - 2007
Third Year Legal InternCity of Richmond Commonwealth Attorney's Office2006 - 2006
Law ClerkBremner, Janus, Cook, and Marcus2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2011 - Present
Arlington County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Northern Virginia Black Attorneys AssociationVice President2009 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
John Marshall American Inn of CourtStudent member2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony Distribution of Counterfeit DVDsDeferred disposition and dismissal of charge in exchange for restitution.
Child Custody BattlePrimary physical custody granted to father with visitation to mother. Parents share joint legal custody.
Reckless DrivingPre-trial mitigation and effective negotiations resulted in an amendment of the charge to a general speeding ticket. Client avoids conviction of a class 1 misdemeanor, active jail time, and suspension of license.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Office of Dontae L. Bugg Legal BlogGrand Larceny v. Petit Larceny in Virginia2011
Law Office of Dontae L. Bugg Legal BlogRadar certification does not always equal proper operation2011
Law Office of Dontae L. Bugg Legal BlogFelony vs Misdemeanor Hit and Run in Virginia2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Maryland, College ParkCriminology and Criminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Glen Allen High SchoolPaths to becoming an attorney2013
West Potomac High SchoolCriminal Justice class guest speaker2012
Richmond Law SymposiumCrime in Richmond2006