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Gretchen Lynch Taylor

About me

Taylor Law Company is a full
service law firm located steps away from the Fairfax County Courthouse
in Fairfax, VA.  Ms. Taylor specializes in all types of criminal defense
and has provided the highest quality legal services to a broad range of
clients, charged with every concievable criminal or traffic offense,
since 1995.  Ms. Taylor previously served as an Assistant Federal Public
Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia and is qualified to
handle every type of Federal case.  Additionally, she has served as both
an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney and an Assistant Public Defender
before opening up her own law office.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
    20 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
    13 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 15%
    20 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    20 years
  5. Juvenile: 10%
    20 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Paul McGlone

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Gretchen Taylor is an excellent defense attorney. She is both a competitor and an advisor to me. Her experience spans courts all around Virginia, including work as a prosecutor and defense counsel. I am happy to recommend Gretchen Taylor for criminal cases here in Northern Virginia, in both state and Federal Court.


    Paul McGlone DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sandra Kay Drewniak

    Gretchen is an outstanding litigator for DUI/DWI and all criminal matters. She thoroughly analyzes her cases and by doing so, gets outstanding results for her clients. She is very knowledgeable and is a pleasure to work with!


    Sandra Drewniak DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Taylor Law Company

10605 Judicial Drive
Suite A-5
Fairfax, VA, 22030


VAAuthorized to practice law199503/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Mastering Scientific EvidenceNational College for DUI Defense, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2012
DWI means Defend With IngenuityNational College of DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Recognized for efforts in Defending DUI casesNational College for DUI Defense2009
DWI means Defend With IngenuityNational College of DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTaylor Law Company (formerly Law Office of Gretchen Taylor)2008 - Present
Assistant Federal Public DefenderFederal Public Defender2002 - 2008
Adjunct Professor of LawThe College Of William & Mary1999 - 2002
Assistant Commonwealth's AttorneyCommonwealth's Attorney For The City Of Newport News1998 - 2002
Assistant Public DefenderOffice Of The Public Defender For The City Of Roanoke1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
Judicial Screening Committee, Fairfax BarMember2013 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, General District Court Committeemember2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2009 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Virginia Women Attorneys AssociationMember, former president of Roanoke chapter1996 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2014 Annual DWI CLEDrug Recognition Experts2014
2012 Annual Meeting of VACDLHow to Salvage Lost Causes: Post-Trial Motions2012
Brown Bag Lunch SeriesHow to Win your case before a U.S. Magistrate Judge2007
Federal Sentencing and Related TopicsRecent Trends on Acceptance of Responsibility2004