Melinda L. VanLowe received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from the University of Virginia. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law. After graduating from law school, Melinda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis J. Smith, now Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court. Following her clerkship, Ms. VanLowe joined the firm of Greenspun and Mann, P.C., which is now Greenspun Shapiro, PC. Melinda focused her practice on criminal defense, domestic relations and general civil litigation. She litigated a plethora of trials in both federal and state courts regarding charges ranging from reckless driving and driving while intoxicated to drug conspiracy and immigration fraud charges. For her work, Ms. VanLowe has been named a Virginia Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
In addition to her practice, Ms. VanLowe served as an adjunct professor of legal writing with the George Mason School of Law for the Fall semester of 2004 and an adjunct professor of Counseling, Interviewing and Negotiation skills with the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law for the Spring semester of 2011. Ms. VanLowe is also a current member of theFairfax Bar Association, Northern Virginia Black Attorneys’ Association, Northern Virginia Women Attorneys’ Association, and a board member of the Commonwealth of Virginia MCLE Board.
After her many years of practice, Ms. VanLowe has now opened her own law practice, The Law Office of Melinda L. VanLowe, PC, where she continues litigating criminal, civil and administrative matters in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ms. VanLowe has been admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Washington D.C. Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2009|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2008|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2007|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2006|
|Associate||Greenspun, Shapiro||2004 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||The Circuit Court of Fairfax County||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia State Bar Council||Council Member||2012 - Present|
|Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia chapter)||Board Member||2004 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Attorney Member||2003 - Present|
|Nothern Virginia Black Attorneys' Association||Past Vice President||N/A|
|Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board||Board Member||N/A|
|American University, Washington College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Virginia||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
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