|VA||Authorized to practice law||1999||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Senior Associate - Criminal & Traffic Defense||MacDowell & Associates, PC||2004 - Present|
|Senior Assistant Lawyer||Office of the Public Defender - County of Fairfax||1999 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|Fairfax Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Commonwealth v. Lizazu-Arias, 57 Va. Cir. 478 (Fairfax Co. 2000)||DWI dismissed|
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|George Mason Univ. School of Law Civil Rights Law Journal||"Casey Martin v. PGA Tour, Inc.: Introducing Handicaps to Professional Golf by Widening the Scope of the ADA"||1998|
|George Mason University School of Law||Law||JD||1999|
|James Madison University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Annual DWI CLE||Case Law Update||2015|
|Annual DWI CLE||Case Law Update||2014|
|Annual DWI CLE||Case Law Update||2013|
|Annual Criminal Law CLE||"Update on Virginia Case Law - Forensic Evidence"||2011|
|DUI Defense- Smart Strategy, Creative Tactics||The Legal Strategies for Confrontation: DUI Litigation in the post-Melendez-Diaz Legal System||2010|
|Annual Criminal Law CLE||Criminal Law - Overview of Current Cases||2010|
|VA Public Defender's Conference||DWI Defense - Primer||2007|
Posted by Nick
As the title suggests, I couldn't have asked for more than the service Matt provided. He was straight forward with me from the initial phone call I had with him where he let me know everything that could happen and even what my options were I to decide not to hire legal counsel.
I appreciated Matt's honestly and candidness about his experience with cases similar to mine, and that put me at ease from the start. I knew I was dealing with someone who had experience and expertise, and was someone I could trust with my case.
During our first meeting, Matt laid out a plan for my case and advised me on what he thought I needed to do in order to have the best chance of a positive outcome on court day. I followed Matt's plan and it indeed lead to the outcome we were both hoping for. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone looking for legal counsel, as he is clearly highly knowledgeable in his area of work, and he'll always have your best interest in mind.
Posted by D.O
It was my first ticket, and it was hard for me to receive such a ticket "Reckless driving".
A friend of mine recommended Matthew and I hired his firm after the first meeting.
Matthew was very clear about the case and what I might face.
He asked me to do specific requests which is going to help my case on the court day.
During the court day, Matthew worked hard to talk to the prosecutor and he was able to convince him even before the judge called me.
It took the judge 20 seconds to receive the file that Matthew prepared and review them and then she dismissed the charges.
I will recommend Matthew, I was happy to work with him on the case.
Posted by Fairfax DWI client
Mr. Kensky displayed a vast knowledge of the ins/outs of the DWI charges against me. His patience and relationships throughout the Fairfax Court system served me well. He worked to get my DWI charges dropped to Reckless Driving. Not only did he get me a lesser charge, but saved me thousands of dollars in additional costs (i.e., no ignition interlock, very nominal increase in my car insurance, etc.). He showed great confidence and put me at ease. If you are looking for an attorney to defend you against DWI/DUI charges, Mr. Kensky is your man.
Paul Mickelsen, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Matt Kensky knows the law which makes him more prepared for all of his cases. A true trial lawyer, he doesn't think conventionally about his cases but looks for creative solutions to benefit his clients. He's also a gracious legal and strategic resource for attorneys like myself. I highly endorse this lawyer.
Michael Sprano, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known and admired Matt Kensky since we worked together as new Public Defenders over 15 years ago. I would recommend him to a close friend or family member without hesitation, knowing that he will do absolutely everything that can be done in their defense. He is one of the smartest and hardest working lawyers in all of Northern Virginia.
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