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Matthew Kensky was born in VA and grew up in Chesterfield County, VA.  He attended undergrad at JMU in Harrisonburg, VA, and moved to northern VA to attend law school at GMUSL in Arlington.  He has lived in northern VA for almost 20 years. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    17 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    17 years



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  • Paul L Mickelsen

    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.


    Paul Mickelsen Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Michael Christopher Sprano

    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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Contact info

MacDowell Law Group, PC

10500 Sager Avenue
Suite F
Fairfax, VA, 22030-2414


VAAuthorized to practice law199903/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecipientHoward Fellowship1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Associate - Criminal & Traffic DefenseMacDowell & Associates, PC2004 - Present
Senior Assistant LawyerOffice of the Public Defender - County of Fairfax1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
Fairfax Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Lizazu-Arias, 57 Va. Cir. 478 (Fairfax Co. 2000)DWI dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
James Madison UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual DWI CLECase Law Update2015
Annual DWI CLECase Law Update2014
Annual DWI CLECase Law Update2013
Annual Criminal Law CLE"Update on Virginia Case Law - Forensic Evidence"2011
DUI Defense- Smart Strategy, Creative TacticsThe Legal Strategies for Confrontation: DUI Litigation in the post-Melendez-Diaz Legal System2010
Annual Criminal Law CLECriminal Law - Overview of Current Cases2010
VA Public Defender's ConferenceDWI Defense - Primer2007