|VA||Authorized to practice law||1996||02/13/2017|
|State Delegate||General Assembly of Virginia||2009 - Present|
|Member||Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy PLC||2002 - Present|
|Associate||Surovell, Jackson, Colten, & Dugan, PC||1996 - 2002|
|University of Virginia School of Law||Law||JD||1996|
|James Madison University||Political Science||B.A.||1993|
Posted by anonymous
I am a mid fifties professional who one evening exercised bad judgement resulting in a DWI and Reckless Driving in a very unforgiving jurisdiction. My prospects were bleak when I put my trust in Scott Surovell. I followed all his advice and in the end the prosecution reluctantly agreed to drop the DWI charge due to irregularities surfaced by Scott that cast doubt on the eventual outcome of the case. Furthermore, our petition to expunge the arrest record was strongly opposed by the prosecution. At the expungement hearing in front of the judge, I witnessed Scott dismantle the prosecution's case in short order leaving the prosecutor without an effective rebuttal. The petition for expungement was quickly granted by the judge. Upon leaving the courtroom, one attorney after another congratulated Scott on his deft handling of my case. It was an impressive display of tough, effective advocacy by an attorney for his client. I would highly recommend Scott Surovell to anyone in need of a strong, effective legal defense.
Posted by Lisa
I was facing 5 days jail time, a misdemeanor charge, one year suspended license (possibly restricted)
license, ASAP attendance, and severely increased insurance costs. I am a professional with a doctorate and this charge would have severely impacted my life and profession. Scott looked at the particulars of my case (I was arrested in a parking lot after hours in a county park with the keys in my ignition, heating the car due to cold weather...). Although the odds didn't look good, Scott researched every previous ruling and fought hard for me over 15 months and 6 continuances.... Finally, our day arrived where we pursued a trial in court. Scott nailed my defense, citing numerous cases regarding the definition of "public highway". I was prepared for the worst, and honestly thought the chances of acquittal were slim. The judge ruled in my favor thanks to Scott's meticulous research and knowledgeable defense. The judge dismissed all charges, and now I am proceeding with an expungement of all charges. I cannot say enough about Scott Surovell. He is an exceptional lawyer! Not only that, he achieved all of this while also serving as delegate for Fairfax County Va. If you need the best lawyer, Scott is the one for you! He knows DUI law in VA like no one else! Thanks from a very grateful client.
Posted by anonymous
The first time that I met with Mr. Surovell, I had tears streaming down my face for the entire two hours that we discussed my case. I had been arrested for a first offense DWI and for refusal to submit to analysis for blood/breath test. I spent a lot of time filling out the intake form as a new client of his but every second that I spent doing that was worth it. The more information that I was able to provide to Mr. Surovell, the better he would be at his job as my attorney. Mr. Surovell isn't just any attorney; he's an individual person who actually cares about making a difference in the lives of everyday people and in-turn, the world. There's no way that he could be such an amazing attorney without the passion and fire that drives him to do so. He's direct, honest, respectable and you should listen to him. Don't be afraid to ask him questions. The more you care about your case and your life, the more likely your attorney will too so it's important that you show genuine interest in how the outcome of your case will affect your life. After having my case continued for a few months, we went to trial. I was found not guilty for the first offense DWI and was found guilty of the unreasonable refusal to submit to blood/breath test. However, Mr. Surovell immediately filed an appeal - allowing me to keep my driver's license up until the Circuit Court of Appeals trial date. Mr. Surovell told me in advance that my chances for being acquitted of the charge would be much greater if I had a trial by jury rather than a bench trial. Even though a jury trial was more expensive, he wasn't telling me to go that route because he wanted to make more money, he was telling me because he cared and was doing his job as my attorney and advising me the way that I deserved. I took his advice and he rocked the courtroom that day. The jury found me not guilty of unreasonable refusal to submit to analysis of blood/breath test. While there were many details of the case that I did not disclose, there is one thing that I know for sure - the results would not have been the same without having had Mr. Surovell by my side. I had faith in him and every other prospective client out there should too. My life and the way I choose to live it has changed because of him. I don't believe in luck or regretting moments of stupidity but I do believe in mistakes and it will be your biggest mistake yet if you need an attorney and don't choose Scott Surovell.
David Jones, Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Scott is the best of the best in Fairfax. Whether it is a civil or criminal matter, Scott is as good a trial lawyer as you can find. He's one of the few lawyers I know who still fits the mold of a true general practicioner, yet is outstanding across all fields. I have the utmost respect for Scott and regularly send clients to him.