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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    2 years
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
    2 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%
    2 years
  4. Unspecified: 10%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul L Mickelsen

    Mark is a great litigator and a legal resource to many lawyers in Northern Virginia. Whether it is a serious state criminal charge or a complex federal case Mark has tremendous experience and insight to draw from, and which I have definitely benefited.


    Paul Mickelsen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Christopher Sprano

    Mark has long been one of the most respected and admired attorneys in Northern Virginia - and for good reason. You will not find a smarter, more knowledgeable or more skillful lawyer anywhere. He puts a great deal of thought and preparation into each of his cases, and the results are there for all to see. Anyone hiring Mark for a state or federal criminal case will not be disappointed.


    Michael Sprano Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

10605 Judicial Drive
Suite A-5
Fairfax, VA, 22030-5167


DCActive 199607/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199303/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Practices in Death Penalty Cases; Honorary GuestNational Judicial College2009
Virginia Criminal Law Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2005
Certified Lead Trial Counsel; Capital Murder CasesVirginia State Bar2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPetrovich & Walsh2004 - Present
PartnerMartin, Arif, Petrovich & Walsh2000 - 2003
PartnerMartin, Arif & Petrovich1996 - 1999
AssociateMartin & Arif1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association; Lawyer Referral ServiceBoard Member2003 - Present
Fairfax County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. MalvoGuilty, Life Sentence
Commonwealth v. RomeroNot Guilty
Commonwealth v. LoweryNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest Lecture; Undergraduate CourseThe Law and The Media2013
NYLF High School Conference SeminarCriminal Defense/Capital Murder2009
Capital Defense Workshop CLE SeminarCapital Defense Strategies2008
NYLF High School Conference SeminarCriminal Defense/Capital Murder2007
NYLF High School Conference SeminarCriminal Defense/Capital Murder2005
Capital Defense Workshop CLE SeminarLee Malvo Case; Defense Strategies2004