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Former Prosecutor, Top Rated, recognized in Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Super Lawyers.Former Prosecutor, Top Rated, recognized in Washington Post and Super Lawyers. FREE consultation.Top Rated, recognized in Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Super Lawyers.Former Prosecutor, Top Rated, recognized in Washington Post and Super Lawyers. FREE consultation.
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2005||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Washington D.C.'s Top Rated Lawyers||ALM/Washington Post||2012|
|Virginia's Top Rated Lawyers||ALM/ Wall Street Journal||2012|
|Listee||Marquis Who's Who||2009|
|Member/Attorney||Manikas Law||2008 - Present|
|Prosecutor||Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney||2005 - 2008|
|Attorney||Private Practice||2002 - 2005|
|Attorney||Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP||2000 - 2002|
|Clerk||Department of Justice||1999 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|National College for DUI Defense, Inc.||Member||2011 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Virginia Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2001 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Commonwealth v. Defendant||Dismissed|
|Commonwealth v. Defendant||SIS Granted|
|Commonwealth v. Defendant||jury acquittal|
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|Word Association||Understanding and Navigating The DUI/DWI Process||2011|
|Word Association||Virginia Reckless Driving: What You Need to Know||2011|
|Word Association||Surviving a Virginia DWI/DUI or Reckless Driving Charge||2010|
|Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Syracuse University||Economics & Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Police Training Academy||Blood Evidence/Accident Investigations||2006|
Posted by anonymous
I hardly ever write reviews, but after the representation that I received from Mr. Manikas, I believe that to say his services warrants positive feedback would be a gross understatement. I was faced with two charges that would have greatly altered my life direction and put a major dent on any future advancements in my life and my career. I was charged with a DWI 2nd offense (carries a mandatory minimum of 10 days in jail and a loss of license for 3 years with restricted driving privileges after 1.5 years) and a Refusal to Blow on a Second Offense (also a criminal charge that carries a hard loss of license for 3 years). Basically, I was facing 6 years of suspended license, two criminal charges on my record, and jail time. The prosecutor wasn't willing to offer a plea deal that was even remotely attractive, which led to my case going to trial. The trial was not only lengthy, but intense as both sides presented their arguments and examinations as well as a video of my stop and arrest. Throughout the process, Mr. Manikas not only displayed a thorough knowledge of the law, but his aggressive yet professional approach to countering not only the prosecutor but the officer as well. In the end, both charges were dismissed and I am able to move on with my life. Hiring a good lawyer may be pricey but it's worth every penny. Not only for the sake of my driving privileges and my freedom, but financially as well. By being found not guilty, I don't have to spend money on high court fines, ASAP classes, or interlock maintenance.
Posted by Peter
Not just me -- my entire family was extremely grateful to have Kyle Manikas in my corner. I was in a nightmare scenario, and the government has lawyers (prosecutors), so I needed one too. From the very first time we met I knew that he would give me the best representation I could ask for. Mr. Manikas always showed a very strong grasp of the law and was able to answer all of my answers thoroughly and in terms that I could understand. He often used his experience as a former prosecutor to explain their strategy as well as what his will be to counter it. He knew exactly what to do and he speaks so confidently that it's addictive, and all the positive reviews on this site show that he backs it up with results. I got the results I needed and I would recommend him to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Paul Mickelsen, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Kyle is a creative legal thinker that is always looking for a way to win. He is respected in the halls of the courthouse for how he prosecuted cases as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney and now for his aggressive representation of his clients on the defense side. I would trust him to handle any kind of case.
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