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The Leiva Law Firm, PLC

3955 Chain Bridge Road
2nd Floor
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    18 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    17 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    18 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul L Mickelsen

    Manuel is a fearless litigator. He regularly takes on very challenging criminal and civil cases and does it with confidence. He welcomes taking his cases to trial and gets great results. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Paul Mickelsen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jennifer Lynn Leffler

    Mr. Leiva is a great trial lawyer. He is very knowledgable in many areas of practice. He is well-known and respected in many jurisdictions around Virginia.


    Jennifer Leffler Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


VAAuthorized to practice law199803/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLeiva & Marks, PLC2006 - 2011
AssociateLeffler & Hyland, PC1999 - 2003
Assistant AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State Bar, Indigent Defense Task ForceMember2010 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Diversity ConferenceBoard of Governors2009 - Present
Hispanic Bar Association of VirginiaChair, Judicial Selection Committee2006 - Present
Hispanic Bar Association of VirginiaPresident2007 - 2009
Fairfax Bar AssociationJudicial Screening Committee2007 - 2008
Hispanic Bar Association of VirginiaVice President2006 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
American UniversityInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Protective Order TrainingDefending Against Protective Orders2008
Annual Public Defender SeminarDefending Gang Cases2005