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Kyle G. Manikas began his legal career practicing litigation in New York, New York and Washington, D.C. defending individuals and large corporations during the corporate scandals that began surfacing in late 2001. The large, international firm that Mr. Manikas was with was retained as lead counsel for Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom, and other corporations after those companies found themselves at the center of allegations of fraud, corruption, and unethical behavior. Mr. Manikas also defended major international and national corporations involved in personal injury litigation.

After representing some of the largest corporations in the United States and their executives in high profile matters, Mr. Manikas accepted a position as a prosecutor in Northern Virginia. As a prosecutor in one of the largest and busiest jurisdiction in Virginia and Metropolitan Washington, D.C. , Mr. Manikas handled over 900 felony cases ranging from white collar offenses, involving embezzlement and other forms of fraud and theft, to the most serious of violent crimes, including murder, aggravated malicious wounding, bank robbery, and violent drug distribution and gang cases. Mr. Manikas also handled numerous felony DWI, eluding, and other motor vehicle offenses.

Mr. Manikas subsequently re-entered private practice and founded Manikas Law LLC. Utilizing the wealth of knowledge and experience obtained as a prosecutor, and the legal crisis management skills Mr. Manikas developed defending large corporations in criminal and personal injury matters, Mr. Manikas represents clients with the judgment and steady hand required in criminal and civil litigation.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Manikas has had the opportunity to litigate hundreds trials, jury and bench, and has earned the respect of judges and his colleagues alike.

Mr. Manikas is Peer Review Rated as AV® PreeminentTM by Martindale-Hubbell - the highest rating awarded - and has a perfect 10.0 "Superb" rating with AVVO. Martindale-Hubbell is the oldest and most respected rating system for lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell ratings are anonymous and are completed by judges and other lawyers in an attorney's geographic area that Martindale-Hubbell secretly selects. Martindale-Hubbell has stated that its AV® Peer Review Rating "shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence . . . and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity."


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Practice areas


  1. Speeding Ticket: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Paul L Mickelsen

    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.


    Paul Mickelsen Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Jill L Rogers

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Contact info

Manikas Law LLC

10513 Judicial Drive
Suite 203
Fairfax, VA, 22030


VAAuthorized to practice law200503/31/2016
DCActive 200207/10/2016
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200203/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Washington D.C.'s Top Rated LawyersALM/Washington Post2012
Virginia's Top Rated LawyersALM/ Wall Street Journal2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
ListeeMarquis Who's Who2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member/AttorneyManikas Law2008 - Present
ProsecutorOffice of the Commonwealth's Attorney2005 - 2008
AttorneyPrivate Practice2002 - 2005
AttorneyWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP2000 - 2002
ClerkDepartment of Justice1999 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College for DUI Defense, Inc.Member2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2001 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Roskopf v. Commonwealthconstitutionality of ordinance upheld
Commonwealth v. DouglasMotion Denied
United States v. Southern Belle Dairy Co., LLCResolved
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Syracuse UniversityEconomics & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Police Training AcademyBlood Evidence/Accident Investigations2006