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Faraji Allen Rosenthall

Criminal defense Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.7   45 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall features a former VA Prosecutor (Fairfax) now offering assistance to individuals charged with crimes throughout Northern Virginia. Faraji Rosenthall is a Virignia criminal attorney, with specialized practice areas include DUI, DWI, reckless driving, drugs, theft, and violent crime. Faraji's education, experience and dedication to providing excellent service has resulted in hundreds of satisfied clients.

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can be devastating--research from MADD suggests that nearly 30 innocent Americans die from drunk driving every day. If you have been accused of a DUI, you need to call Attorney Rosenthall now.

    18 years

  3. Domestic violence
    15%
    If you have been accused of assault against someone with whom you share a residence, this is considered domestic violence. These cases can be very difficult and you want a premier lawyer in your corner. Call Attorney Rosenthall today.

    18 years

  4. Drug Crime
    10%
    Attorney Rosenthall has handled countless drug cases from both sides of the courtroom. This unique experience allows our firm to help clients mount an aggressive defense against all drug charges.

  5. Violent crime
    10%
    Assault | Manslaughter | Murder | Firearm crimes | Armed robbery | Vehicular assault | If you have been charged with any crime, you need to call Attorney Rosenthall today for thoughtful and aggressive legal representation.

    18 years

  6. Expungement
    5%
    If you were charged with a crime that you want removed from your record, we can help. If your conviction was a felony, you will also need to prove that allowing the conviction to stay on your record would be considered a “manifest injustice.”

    18 years

  7. White collar crime
    5%
    If you have been accused of a white collar crime, such as fraud or embezzlement, the penalties can be extremely harsh. Call Attorney Rosenthall today for a free consultation.

    18 years

Faraji A. Rosenthall has been a daily presence in courthouses across Northern Virginia for over 15 years, trying criminal cases ranging from traffic and drug offenses to violent crimes such as robberies and manslaughters.

After graduating from Georgetown University Law School in 2004, Mr. Rosenthall was appointed as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (Prosecutor) in Fairfax County, where he handled thousands of criminal cases in his four-year tenure, including reckless drivings, Fairfax DWIs and serious felonies. Mr. Rosenthall gained not only the experience of handling dozens of cases every day, but the knowledge of the inner workings of the Fairfax criminal system. He knows what prosecutors are thinking and what kinds of deals they will offer, because he was one. He knows which judges are sympathetic and which ones are harsh. Having this kind of inside knowledge is invaluable to Mr. Rosenthall’s clients.

Born and raised in Fairfax County, Mr. Rosenthall is himself the son of a criminal lawyer. He often tagged along with his father to work, absorbing the intricacies of the legal process from a young age. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Hampton University, Mr. Rosenthall began studying at Georgetown University, where he found himself drawn to criminal law. One of his professors, Julie O’Sullivan, a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, helped solidify Mr. Rosenthall’s passion for criminal justice. He spent a summer interning with Families Against Mandatory Minimums, a nonprofit organization working with individuals facing lengthy, often absurdly unfair, prison sentences at both the federal and state level. He also clerked forthe Honorable Kathleen McKay, a Fairfax County Circuit Court judge, receiving invaluable insight into the inner workings of the Fairfax Courts, as well as the thought processes of an esteemed judge.

In 2009, Mr. Rosenthall left the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to start his own firm, using the knowledge and skill he gained as a prosecutor to help people charged with crimes in Fairfax County. Since opening its doors, the Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall has gotten successful results for hundreds of people facing serious charges.

Hampton University, B.S. (1999)

Georgetown University Law School, J.D. (2004)

Prosecutor in Fairfax Commonwealth Attorney’s Office (2005-2009)

Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall (2009 – present)

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Licensed for 17 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/01/2022

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

Contact Faraji

Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall
10304 Eaton Place
Suite 100
Fairfax, VA, 22030
Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall (appointment only)
10432 Balls Ford Road
Suite 300
Manassas, VA, 20109
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  45 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dealt with multiple felonies and misdemeanors
I contacted Mr. Rosenthall after my daughter was charged with multiple drug felonies and misdemeanors after they were found in her car, though not all were my daughter's. She also was charged with another felony as well. I left a message and he immediately responded on a Sunday and walked us through the process that would be unfolding over the next several months. He was calm, took his time with us and communicated clearly to both myself and my teenage daughter. We hired Mr. Rosenthall and he counseled us through multiple court visits, the changes happening in the courts with the new election, various prosecutors, and explained our options at each step. In the end, my daughter had 1 felony and misdemeanor dismissed and the others will be dismissed after successfully completing two programs. I cannot be more thankful for the guidance and skill he provided and for providing my daughter with the opportunity to move forward in life with a new slate but one based on the knowledge and responsibility of her actions. I would highly recommend Mr. Rosenthall to anyone faced with the his areas of specialization.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2020
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Excellent Criminal Defense Representation of a Fellow Criminal Defense Attorney
As an attorney myself, I can only offer exceptional plaudits for Faraji's performance throughout the course of my defense. Without going into specifics, I can just say I was impressed by Faraji's ability to communicate and focus on the issues at hand, while expertly avoiding pitfalls I would have fallen into if I had represented myself. He had a clear strategy as the trial unfolded, and knew how to appropriately cross examine my accuser in order to get what he needed in order to deliver an acquittal following the defense case-in-chief. He is smart, efficient, and confident in the courtroom. Further, his pre-trial advice and expectations were clear, and I never felt that he did not take my case seriously. I hope I never have to hire him again, but I guarantee if another issue comes up in my life in this regard, Faraji will be the first person I call.
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Posted by Bryan | July 28, 2022
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Excellent all around
I had no idea what to expect at my last court appearance - and really the appearance prior. I entered the courtroom much confident knowing Faraji had my back. He did a great job of interacting with the VASAP representative who was present. This interaction surely had a positive impact on the attitude of the VASAP rep and the end result of the hearing was positive and well received. Confidence level was substantially higher having Faraji present to use his expertise to push things toward a positive outcome. I was very appreciative of Faraji’s efforts to gain a positive outcome. Thank you!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2022
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Experience, Understanding, and Passionate
Faraji Rosenthall is one of the most knowledgeable professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Upon speaking with Faraji for the very first time, it was obvious that he is not only incredible capable, but is extremely passionate about helping those in need. There is not a doubt in my mind that Faraji will keep clear and open communication with each one of his many clients as he did with me.
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Posted by Nick | April 4, 2022
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Outstanding Representation
I was charged with a felony for assault and battery of an officer which I had not committed. Mr Rosenthall was my representation for the case and I could not have chosen a better lawyer to defend me. I am deeply grateful for his professionalism, expertise, knowledge and outstanding communication skills. I praise God for him and will share my experience of him as my hired attorney with anyone and would recommend him for those who are in need of a highly skilled defender of truth for the common man/woman. God bless!
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Posted by Ben | April 3, 2022
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Excellent!
I strongly recommend Faraji Rosenthall. No one wants to have to hire a lawyer. It usually happens at the worst moments in life. But Mr Rosenthall and his staff responded quickly and calmly to all our questions and concerns about the process with excellent advice based on solid experience. All communication was prompt, clear and aimed at the most positive result. Faraji was instrumental in resolving a very distressing issue satisfactorily. I cannot thank him highly enough.
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Posted by Carlos | April 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Be patient and follow his adviced. Mr. Faraji worked hard in my case and found not guilty.
Posted by ECrenshaw | December 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representation
Mr. Rosenthall provided outstanding representaion and was successful at trial in Stafford County, VA. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me. Thanks for all you do.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended and professional
Mr Rosenthal was prepared for my case and extremely on point with every come back for the prosecutor. I walked out with no parole violation.
Posted by James | September 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DWI
He was great in court, got me everything I wanted...knew I was going to jail wore 5 whit tee shirts 5 socks and all...low and behold I walked out with him and was on my way....will retain him for anything in the future......
Posted by Charles | August 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Got all charges dropped. Highly recommend
I had a need to hire an attorney to fight bogus criminal charges filed against me. Faraji was very patient in explaining the legal process to me and set up a payment arrangement. His flat fee is very reasonable with appeal included if needed-I didn't have to use appeal since the charges were dropped. He was very responsive with questions I had and acted professionally in court to get the bogus charges dropped.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2021
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Highly recommend
I highly recommend Mr. Rosenthall, he is very professional and very good at explain things in detail. Also, thanks for keeping us abreast through the entire process. I can’t thank you enough for helping my son with is criminal case because this could have gone in a different direction.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer ever
Faraji is the lawyer to go for criminal law needs. Faraji and his professional team helped me get through a recently challenging case. They are well organized and focused. They work tirelessly for you even on weekends if necessary. Two thumbs up for Faraji.
Posted by David | September 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic COVID courtroom results
Mr. Rosenthal handled an unsusually tense courtroom scenario with remote prosecutors and made his points concise and passionate. I would definitely use him again.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
If you’re looking for a great defense lawyer look no further I hired mr rosenthall for my case it was a white collar crime, where I was charged with 12 felonies and 1 misdemeanor I didn’t know what I was going to do I started to call around to different attorneys and when I came across him I just knew he was my attorney to hire, he was straight forward with me from the jump I had 2 other co-defendants who had lawyers also but not like mine when it was time to fight the case, you can see mr rosenthall did his hw and was ready when the judge was asking mr rosenthall questions he had a answer for everything even when they thought they had something against me he Fought and showed them they didn’t as oppose to my co-defendants their lawyers had not much to say when the judge was questioning them mr rosenthall was prepared not to go out without a fight and at the end of the fight with all his hard work he had done the case was over luckily I was able to walk away without any charges sticking it was a blessing!!! this is your guy if you need a lawyer for anything he’s going to be ready to fight for you, do his homework on the situation and come out prepared for whatever and he’s going to be straight forward and not sugar coat anything just to get your money thank you again Mr. Rosenthall you’re the best!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2019
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A true expert in his practice
I highly recommend Mr.Rosenthall as he was able to prove my innocence through two trials .He is an expert in his field .
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got all charges dropped
Fictitious ID and Driving while suspended charges dropped after brief conversation with prosecutors. Couldn’t really ask for more.
Posted by Justin | July 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Trusted representation when you need it most...
The bottom line is that Mr. Rosenthall got results for me and came through for me in a difficult time in my life. It's tough when you go through any life event that puts you in court. Trust is paramount when the stakes are so high. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my representation.
Posted by Amber | May 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent professionalism
I hired Mr. Rosenthall for a DWI charge. He explained to me every outcome (good and bad) that could possibly happen, removed any of my crazy worries (will I go to jail for a year?!? Answer: no), and remained in constant contact for any questions that arose. My day in court came, and Mr. Rosenthall was so well versed in law that he gave me excellent advice, and the charge was null processed. Highly recommend him for anyone in a tough spot.
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Posted by Enrique | April 18, 2019
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A great help! Would recommend!
Mr. Rosenthall was very straight forward with me and provided all of the available options and outcomes I had to help me make an informed decision on my traffic case. He respected our wishes and walked us through the entire process. He was transparent and extremely helpful. We are glad we hired him and would highly recommend Mr. Rosenthall to all of my family and friends.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall
  • 2009 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office Of The Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Temple Law Offices (Washington, Dc)
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Clerk
  • Fairfax County Circuit Cour, Hon. Kathleen McKay
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Hampton University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. DWI Defendant
  • Motion to suppress granted; case dismissed.

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Lawyer Nominee
  • Who's Who Amongst Executives and Professionals
  • 2013
  • Rising Young Lawyer
  • MBR Foundation
  • 2007

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Day
  • The Role of The Prosecutor and Defense Attorney in Criminal Cases
  • 2011
  • Moot Court
  • Effective Cross Examination
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (7)
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I squared off against Mr. Rosenthall many times while he was a prosecutor, before he came over to the defense bar. Mr. Rosenthall has always demonstrated a great knowledge of the law. Even more important, he has a supernaturally even temperament and a depth of patience that aids him in communicating with everyone involved in a case so very well - from his own client to opposing counsel and witnesses. I endorse Mr. Rosenthall."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Faraji since he was a prosecutor in Fairfax. He has good relationships with the defense bar and the prosecutor's office alike, which gives him great insight into what is possible in a criminal case. Faraji is clever and knowledgeable about the law, and brings a perspective to the job that many defense attorneys lack."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Faraji believes in making himself available and works tirelessly for his clients. His aggressive trial strategies and long-standing relationships produce great results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very experienced and highly respected. As a former prosecutor, he has always been very helpful when asking for his opinion. Highly recommend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rosenthall is an experienced defense attorney whom I respect for his knowledge and litigation experience. I've picked his brain about some of my own cases, and he's provided excellent insight on how I've chosen to handled them. Any defendant is fortunate to have him fighting for their rights. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney who is very well-respected. Very hardworking and someone who really fights for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rosenthall is an excellent attorney. I consult with him frequently because of his experience as a prosecutor."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Faraji for quite a long time and have seen his commitment to excellence. I'm sure he serves his clients with true professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Faraji is a great lawyer. He's experienced and very familiar with the Northern Virginia courts, especially Fairfax."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and respected Faraji for many years, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He is knowledgeable, aggressive and thoroughly prepared."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rosenthall is an experienced attorney who fights hard for his clients. He is knowledgeable, personable, and gives each case the time and attention it deserves. I do not hesitate to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Faraji knows criminal defense. He knows the inner-workings of the Fairfax prosecutor's office. He knows his way around the Fairfax courthouse, and how to navigate a case through all levels of court. He knows the tendencies of the judges. In addition to his strong, practical background in criminal law, he's very direct, likeable, and well-known."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Rosenthal for years. As a former prosecutor he has always been an awesome resource for me. He often has the pitch perfect approach to a case and incisive advice to his fellow colleagues because he has seen all sides of it. I also have had the pleasure to witness personally his hard work in the court for his clients. He always seems to go the extra mile to get the best achievable result. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
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