|VA||Authorized to practice law||2010||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Partner||Krum, Gergely & Oates, LLC||2017 - Present|
|Principal||Oates Firm, LLC||2016 - 2016|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Law Offices of Jezic & Moyse, LLC||2009 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Virginia Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|The Maryland State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Social Security Section||N/A||N/A|
|Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, Legislative Committee||N/A||N/A|
|Fairfax County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Commonwealth v. Mena||Not Guilty|
|See all legal cases|
|Maryland Law of Confessions by Andrew V. Jezic||The Co-Conspirator Exception to the Hearsay Rule||2016|
|Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Colorado State University||Economics and Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I recently had a traffic case in Fairfax VA that was Mr. Oates handled and I am happy with the results. Not only is Mr. Oates professional but he is very passionate in his work. I highly recommend Mr. Oates to anyone needing an smart attorney that knows his stuff.
Posted by Matt
I met Mr. Oates shortly after being arrested for a myriad of drug related offenses, of which carried a hefty jail sentence in the state of Virginia. I was 23 years old and a recent college dropout who had lost my way in life and turned to an escape of drugs and alcohol as a means to cope with the present state of my life. When I was arrested I had little hope in my future, let alone a course of action to deal with my impending legal troubles.
I had always thought the measure of an attorney was dependent on their connections in the legal world and how expensive they were to hire. Mr. Oates showed me that the best attorneys are the ones with absolutely perfect and professional ability in and outside the courtroom. The best attorneys are the ones who not only, in terms of a criminal defense attorney, work to get a client out of trouble, but also strive to do what they can to make their clients' lives flourish.
My mother was originally referred to Mr. Oates through a friend, and after meeting him for the first time I knew I was in good hands, even with the charges I was facing. We would have a year until my sentencing and Mr. Oates already had a plan of action mapped out that would not only get me out of trouble but would also help push me into a life worth living, completely opposite to that I was living prior to my arrest, granting me a new lease on life.
Mr. Oates is an attorney I truly admire. Always working weekends, always putting his clients first, always doing more than what I had always envisioned a lawyer does. I will always remember the day of my sentencing, filled with anxiety and stress after waiting an entire year for this very day. I knew I did all I could and that anything else was out of my hands. It was the most anxious and stressful day of my life, and being the last case and waiting in the court room for 8 hours only maximized that stress or anxiety. That is until they called my case and Mr. Oates started a monumental performance that made me speechless. It was like a scene out of a movie, flawless and perfect, and I could not see any error in what he was presenting to the court. More importantly, when he stood up and started, it put me at ease and I was reminded that I was in good hands.
I left the courtroom that day with probation and a suspended jail sentence, and with a gratitude I cannot measure for Mr. Oates. With his amazing ability as an attorney, I was given a second chance, and a new lease on life, which has allowed me to continue on into the future with the progress I had just started that past year. Following the court case I have been able to return to my education, where I have graduated with a 4.0 grade point average, honors, and multiple awards, and will continue doing the same well into the future, taking my education further into a PhD/doctoral program. Without the magnificent legal guidance, hard work, and perseverance of Mr. Oates, this would not have been possible.
Posted by Anton Simms
I hired Mr Oates because I was being charged with a DUI. He did everything right and we won the case!! Would highly recommend him.
4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 401
Fairfax, VA, 22030